April 5, 2012

Give & Take

Let’s Pray
Have a prayer need? Have a few free minutes? Each Wednesday morning at 8:15 EDT the Adventist Review staff meets to pray for people—children, parents, friends, coworkers. Send your prayer requests and, if possible, pray with us on Wednesday mornings. Send requests to: Let’s Pray, Adventist Review, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600; fax: 301-680-6638; e-mail: [email protected].
Herald’s Ttrumpet
Hi, kids! Herald’s 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 (January 19, 2012) we had 12 entries! The three winners: Priscila Quirarte, from Hemet, California; Jeremy Shaw, from Olathe, Kansas; and Austin Simpson, from Lavonia, Georgia. 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 July 26, 2012, edition of the Adventist Review. Have fun searching and keep trumpeting Jesus’ love—and His second coming!
Sound Bites
“When Christian principles and values are cast aside, humanism and greed quickly replace them.”
—Tim Rumble, Oakhurst, California
“If you have knelt before God, you can stand before kings.”
—Pastor David Asscherick, speaking of the prophet Daniel
Adventist Life
Esther, a home-schooling mother of four, told me, “Don’t worry if you hear me talking to myself. If you do, you’ll know I’m just having a parent-teacher meeting.”
—Revel Papaioannou, Veria, Greece
Most of the children in our primary class come from non-Adventist homes. Usually they are not able to attend every week, much less learn the memory verses. After our lesson study we play a game designed to find out how much the children have learned from the lesson. On one of the cards is the memory verse: if they read it, they get one sticker; if they recite it from memory, they get two.
One Sabbath, after the first child read “He who humbles himself is exalted,” the next child, wishing the extra sticker, proudly recited what she misheard: “He who humbles himself is exhausted.”
After we corrected her so the remaining children would recite it properly, we realized there was more truth than error—sometimes it is exhausting to humble oneself!
—Joyce Rapp, Primary leader, Arden Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, Highland, California
This article was published April 12, 2012.