Introducing Naomi Rizk
My name is Naomi Rizk, I have recently joined the Parish Support Team as the new Generous Giving Administrator.
Having travelled the world, I was always fascinated by churches in all the countries I visited and the community it brought together in every area.
In one of my travels, I was in Lebanon (my husband’s home country), we were visiting the monastery of St. Charbel, a wellknown saint in Lebanon. I felt a strong inner feeling of happiness and peace that I had never experienced in my life. It happened that I read this scripture while I was over there: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
After reading this I wanted to do something to give back and to do something that makes me feel that I am contributing to God’s will, but I was not sure how and where until I came across this role at the Diocese of Norwich.
This scripture was so relevant to my new role, which makes me happy that I am doing something that helps contribute to what is in God’s will and plan.
I feel very lucky to be a part of such an amazing Christian community while doing something that gives back to the beautiful churches of England.
[Naomi’s role is part funded by The Archbishop’s council.]
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