January 14, 2011

Give and Take

A SIGN WORTH SHARING: This photo was taken at the viewing of Dorothy Watts, who, along with her husband, Ron, spent more than 26 years serving as a missionary. She passed away on November 8, 2010.
Members of the Southern Asia Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland, along with members of the General Conference staff, gathered to honor her memory with gratitude to God for a life distinguished by an intentional ministry toward suffering women and children—especially orphans in India. A generation of young people was also blessed by the reading of her youth devotional books and her never-to-be-forgotten 2004 Youth Week of Prayer sermons for junior and senior youth, published in the Youth Ministry Accent magazine.
—Alfredo Garcia-Marenko, Silver Spring, Maryland
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My daughter had the privilege of welcoming the members and friends to our church ?service last Sabbath morning. This is what she said:
“Good morning and welcome! Let’s take a trip back in time. This morning we won’t be checking Web sites or our phone calls. Even e-mails will have to wait. Facebook is closed, and Twitter flew away. We missed the Webinar, and podcast is over. Texting is expressly prohibited. There is no special app for this service, and even basic cable is down.
“Get ready for a one-time ‘reality show’—loving, happy friends sharing a warm hug and a hearty handshake in real time! Tell a neighbor you are glad they came today. And for the tech-starved—call it a new and improved YouTube and MeTube! Have a great Sabbath day!”  
—Mily Pres via e-mail
Herald’s Trumpet
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 (August 26, 2010) we had 10 entries! Our three winners were Solomon Gillham, from Bowden, North Dakota; Mason and Riley Hobbs, from McDonald, Tennessee; and Kami Kay Medina, from Camden, Maine. Each received a beach ball from KidsView. Where was the trumpet? On page 7. 
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 book from Pacific Press! Look for the three winners’ names in the April 8, 2011, edition of the Adventist Review. Have fun searching—and keep trumpeting Jesus’ love!