We are really pleased to introduce you to Naomi Campbell, our new Child Sponsorship Co-Ordinator. Naomi joined us in February 2016; she will be based at our Head Office in Portadown, and will be responsible for the management and effective delivery of the Fields of Life Child Sponsorship Programme. We thought you might like to get to know Naomi a little bit better…
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a language geek! I graduated from Durham University, in 2015, with a degree in Modern Languages and I am fascinated with all things cultural and linguistic. I love to travel.
I haven’t always been a super model. I only became Naomi Campbell in October 2015 and have watched the number of international friend requests on Facebook mysteriously go up dramatically since then! I am married to Jonny and we have recently set up our first home together in Belfast.
Tell us a fun fact?
I am related to the 8th person to walk on the moon- James Irwin!
When did you first get involved with Fields of Life and why?
I spent 6 months of my university year abroad, in Nicaragua, working with a poverty stricken community who live and work on the city rubbish dump. I saw God work in mighty ways through the Child Sponsorship Programme that was running in that community, and I was so inspired by the stories of hope that were rising in the midst of such darkness. God completely broke my heart for the poor and I left university with a desire to work in the Christian charity sector. I was overjoyed when the opportunity came up to pursue my love for the poor and heart for justice with Fields of Life, in the form of the Child Sponsorship Co-Ordinator role, which I started in February.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I love seeing the children’s photographs and reading their letters. They are adorable! It is so thrilling to know that everyday thousands of children in East Africa are going to school and receiving an education, thanks to our faithful God, and the work of Fields of Life.
What’s been the most exciting thing since you started?
Hearing the many incredible stories of the ways in which God is at work in East Africa!