August 19, 2010

Give & Take

As a member of the Knoxville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tennessee, I worked with the Pathfinder Club for a number of years. One weekend camping trip required that each unit supply and prepare its own food. Since our club had a two-males-per-female ratio, it was a learning experience for all of us!
2010 1529 page13While visiting different units and checking out the menus, I noticed some creative innovations. Too-thin pancake batter received a generous helping of raisin bran (h’mmm . . . not enough mix . . .). Next, there was macaroni soup (we were supposed to drain that?). But the topper came when campers started their spaghetti in cold water. A young Pathfinder told his parents, “Mom, Dad, our spaghetti just melted!”
—Martha Bacon, Dover, Delaware
Delegates and guests to the fifty-ninth General Conference session recently celebrated in Atlanta, Georgia, dress in national costumes while representing “every nation, tribe, people and language” (Rev. 7:9) from the 203 countries in which Seventh-day Adventist work is established. Let’s pray for the 29 countries and areas of the world where the Adventist Church is not established. May the banner of the cross be raised soon in the whole world! (Facts taken from the GC 146th Annual Statistical Report.)
—Alfredo Garcia-Marenko, Silver Spring, Maryland
Hi, kids! Herald is back, and the trumpet is once again hidden somewhere in this magazine. If you find it, send a postcard telling us where. Be sure to include your name and address! Then we’ll randomly choose three winning postcards.
In our last contest (April 8, 2010) we had 15 entries! Our three winners were Rebecca Presnell, from Mountain City, Tennessee; Austin Simpson, from Lavonia, Georgia; and Kalika Taylor, from Fargo, North Dakota. Where was the trumpet? On page 17.
If you can find the trumpet this time, send your postcard to Herald’s Trumpet, Adventist Review, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600. The prize will be a surprise! Look for the three winners’ names in the January 20, 2011, edition of the Adventist Review. Have fun searching—and keep trumpeting Jesus’ love!