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Columbia Union Educators Reach Other Denominations
By Beth Michaels
The Review and Herald Publishing Association (RHPA) recently sent three representatives to host an exhibit at the National Catholic Educators Association (NCEA) teacher’s convention in Indianapolis. Through their booth, Rose Gamblin, education specialist; Glen Gohlke of The Health Connection; and Michael Gamblin, ministries coordinator, made a number of resources available to attendees representing various denominations.
“As nuns, priests, and educators passed by the exhibit, many were drawn to the cover of the Life of Jesus books, which features a picture of Jesus, smiling and gently holding a lamb,” says Gamblin, who is also a math teacher at Highland View Academy in Hagerstown, Md. “They would exclaim, ‘I have never seen Jesus smiling!’ It made one think of Martin Luther and his journey to grace. I wanted to give them the books.”
Also on display at the RHPA booth was a poster by Harry Anderson of Mary holding the baby Jesus. The poster was given as a gift to participants who gave their contact information, and more than 550 people lined up to take advantage of the offer. Gamblin reports that they intend to get a copy of the book to each of them.
Donations will be matched by the RHPA, allowing one book to be placed in the classroom or home of each educator. If you would like to be part of this ministry, call (800) 876-7313, or mail a donation to:
Review and Herald Publishing Association
For Educator’s Initiative
55 West Oak Ridge Drive
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
For more information, contact Gamblin at (301) 393-3225.
“At this convention, we were also invited to participate with the Association of Christian Schools International,” reports Gamblin. “As God opens up these avenues, our ministry opportunities will increase.”