Mary Jones-Ovenden (yes, she has relations in Wales and has been to Bala!) ended 40 years service as a Christian Religious Education (CRE) teacher last year. CRE was formerly known as Bible in Schools.
Throughout the course of her career, Mary has taught CRE at schools in Ashhurst, Whanganui, Carterton and Palmerston North.
“I have taught the Mary Jones story as a part of the curriculum. Tarore and her book was also widely appreciated,” says Mary.
Around the country many CRE teachers such as Mary are working faithfully every week to bring the Good News of the Gospel to young, enquiring minds.
This article is from The Word at Work – Autumn 2011.
As Maxine (pictured) lay buried under the rubble of her own restaurant, her only comfort was a poster of the Ten Commandments, which she meditated on as she lay trapped. She felt a deep peace that somehow she would be rescued.