Mt. Rubidoux Church Member Wins Miss Oakwood Title – May 28th, 2019

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May 28, 2019



“He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30

Mt. Rubidoux Church Member
Wins Miss Oakwood Title

Bria Imani Gamble, a member of Mt. Rubidoux SDA church in Riverside, Calif., and senior Biology major at Oakwood University just won the title of Miss Oakwood for the next school year. Gamble credits her success at school to her involvement in church activities like the Pathfinder Teen Leadership Training, sports, orchestra, a close-knit family. In high school, Gamble was the first African-American president of her senior class and she learned, first-hand, the impact representation of Black excellence can have on the members of a community. She believes anyone can accomplish their goals with God on their side.




Bria Gamble, a native of Southern California, was recently crowned as Miss Oakwood.

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Adventist Teacher Named Washoe County Employee of the Year

Connie Hall, a member of the Sparks church and a first-grade teacher at Lloyd Diedrichsen Elementary School in Sparks, Nev., was recently named Washoe County School District Certified Employee of the Year. Hall, who has taught in the Washoe Valley for nine years, believes her prayer life has impacted her success as a teacher. “Every day I pray in the parking lot before walking in the school asking God to use me for His glory that day however He sees fit,” she said. “He always gives me wisdom and renewed strength when needed.”



Connie Hall (center) holds the award given her as the Washoe County School District Certified Employee of the Year.

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Today, join us in praying for teachers across the Pacific Southwest. Ask God to strengthen and encourage them in their roles. Pray they are blessed as they shape the minds of the coming generations.

P.S. Did You Know?

Oakwood University, in Huntsville, Ala., was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1896. Among those who founded the university was Ellen G. White.

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