Hi, I’m Irene Naylor and I’m now retired.
From University to Prison was my career path (thankfully not via the courts), but graduating with a degree in Social Administration I wanted to do something useful with my life and I was drawn to the opportunity of being a Prison Governor. As a 16 year old and thinking I knew everything, it became clear to me that what I didn’t know was the God who had made me, and who had sent his son Jesus to renew my relationship with him. I was challenged by the words of Paul, a Biblical writer, in a letter to the Roman Christians: ‘there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus’. I knew what I deserved, but I also learned what God offered.
After asking God to forgive me, I wanted to follow him and serve him, so doing social work seemed a way of doing that. I married and spent over 10 years as a stay at home Mum looking after my children; then following redundancy and health problems for my husband I was out in the workplace again. I worked with the victims of crime and managed a Women’s Refuge. A number of other very different jobs followed. I am amazed that so many people discount the message of Jesus without really finding out what he said and did. I have never been disappointed in either the power of his words or the impact of his love in my life. If you want to find out more about Jesus then please speak with us. Knowing Jesus and being part of a group of people seeking to follow him is the most important thing in my life.
MY QUESTION TO YOU: If you have never truly looked at the claims of Jesus I would ask, why not do it now?