On Thursdays 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 various people 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 Amy, our speaker…from Southgate, in North London
What area of ministry do you work in?
For the last 7 years I’ve been involved in women’s ministry with younger women in central London. However I’ve just moved and have started Bible College. I haven’t been to my new church yet, but I’m looking forward to getting to know them and working out how to serve there.
Give one great challenge and one great joy of working in gospel ministry?
I think the answer is probably the same – people. Its amazing to watch the Lord grow people and a privilege to walk alongside them as they get to know Jesus better and live for him more. But people are also a great challenge. There a massive disappointments and sadness when you see people walk away from the Lord or pursue something that you know is going to make it hard to stay Christian.
What one thing has the Lord been teaching you about yourself and himself in recent times?
The last few months have been marked by massive change – changing where I live, changing church, changing what I do, and who I spend my days with. I realised how secure I felt in my old setting and how extremely sad I was to leave it all. In the midst of it all, every talk I’ve heard recently, and every verse that friends have pointed me to, has been about God’s kindness, his goodness, his steadfastness and the need to keep going. So I’m trying to learn that he is good and faithful, and that what I need isn’t my old life back, but to know him better.
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