January 5, 2012

Give & Take

We Need You!
We are looking for brief submissions in these categories:

Sound Bites (profound or spontaneous)
Adventist Life (short anecdotes, especially from the world of adults)
Camp Meeting Memories (short, humorous, and/or profound anecdotes)

Please send your submissions to Give & Take, Adventist Review, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600; fax: 301-680-6638; e-mail: [email protected]. Please include phone number and city and state from which you are writing.
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2012 1501 page13Sound Bite
“When one is contemplating the majestic dimensions of the plan of salvation, he or she ?is often moved to utter: ‘This is just too good to be false!’ ”
—Charles W. Mitchell, retired pastor, Cathedral City, California

Adventist Life
A few years ago, at the close of Michigan camp meeting, we invited Bill and Ruth Hamburger, teachers from Berrien Springs, and Gunter and Ernamae Koch, from Bangor, to stop by our home in Battle Creek for supper on their way home. That evening Jean’s mother made her customary phone call, asking, “What are you doing?”
Jean answered, “Oh, nothing much, we’re having Hamburgers and Kochs for supper.”
“You’re what?” her mother responded in a surprised and unbelieving tone.
After clarification, calm returned.
—Jean and Bob Borrowdale, Battle Creek, Michigan
Much to the delight of the children, Wilmington Junior Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, had two special guests visit Amy Cromer’s kindergarten and first-grade room this past October. Ranger Mike came and showed a video about how to prevent forest fires. Then he invited his special friend to come into the classroom—it was none other than Smokey Bear! Each child came up and shook Smokey’s paw and promised they wouldn’t play with matches.

Afterward Isaac Acker announced, “I know that wasn’t a real bear. A real bear wouldn’t let me hug him!” But little did Isaac know that it was Pastor Keith Acker, his dad, inside the bear suit! What a great story Pastor Keith will have to tell his son one day.
—Sharon Klahn, Wilmington, Delaware
This article was published January 12, 2012.