Ruth Gorle

(1899-1971). Educator. Born in Rhodesia of pioneer stock, she learned the Ndebele language while young and became well acquainted with the customs of the local people. This was to stand her in good stead in later years. In 1924 she was married to Robert Vaughan Gorle, and the young couple moved to Salisbury. Through the efforts of a student colporteur, Ernest Marter, and an evangelist, Arthur Ingle, Ruth and her husband accepted the Seventh-day Adventist truth and became charter members of the Salisbury church. Immediately they began to press for a church school, and for a while the Gorles paid the teacher’s salary themselves. Widowed in 1937, Ruth took her family of three young children to Helderberg College, where she worked her way through school and thus obtained the professional tra...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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