On Thursday’s we want to give you an insight into the lives of some of the women involved in the Scottish Women’s Convention. Some of these women are involved in full time ministry in the local Church, while others balance serving in the church with a secular job.
We sent them a questionnaire asking them to give us a taste of what they do, the challenges they face and what they are looking forward to about the Scottish Women’s Convention.
Meet Naomi…Naomi lives in Edinburgh with her husband and works for Chalmers Church.
What area of ministry do you work in?
Mainly internationals and women
How did you come to work in this particular area of ministry?
I’ve been interested in overseas mission since going on a year abroad at university to Argentina and so I’ve been keen to meet internationals and get to know them. When I started my apprenticeship at Chalmers Church, I got to know a Korean girl who was studying in Edinburgh. Chatting to her got me thinking about how to reach out to more internationals in the city. So we started an English conversation class at Chalmers. It’s been great to get to know people from all over the world and, by God’s grace, to try and share the gospel with them.
Give one great challenge and one great joy of working in gospel ministry?
A great joy is seeing God work in people’s lives through reading his word and hearing his word preached. It’s amazing to see the impact it can make in people’s lives when they understand what God is saying through the Bible. It’s a great challenge to see people ignore his word and wander away. It’s a great challenge to keep on remembering to focus on Jesus and the Bible and to keep on letting it change my heart, my attitudes and my actions.
What one thing has the Lord been teaching you about yourself and himself in recent times?
He has been teaching me about his Son, the servant King who humbled himself in coming down to earth and reaching out to sinful people like us. And in teaching me this about himself he has been teaching me more about the Christian life, that we are to follow Christ in this same way – to keep serving him humbly and thinking more about others than about myself.
What thing about the Scottish Women’s Convention are you looking forward to and why?
Seeing women from all over Scotland coming together to learn from God’s word. Joining together as we try to run the race for Christ and encouraging each other to keep on going.