September 10, 2012

Give & Take

Share With Us
We are looking for brief submissions in these categories:
Sound Bites (quotes, profound or spontaneous)
Adventist Life (short anecdotes, especially from the world of adults)
Jots and Tittles (church-related tips)
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, city, and state from which you are writing.

Sound Bite
“If you’re not a missionary, then you are a mission field!”
—Guest speaker Sebastian Braxton shared this popular statement when preaching in the Dalton, Georgia, Seventh-day Adventist church on July 7, 2012

2012 1525 page13Adventist Life
My 3-year-old son had been learning his memory verse all week. It was found in 1 Samuel 3:1, and he always mumbled something before saying Samuel, but I figured he was getting it. On Thursday I quizzed him again to see how he was doing and heard very clearly what he had been mumbling before saying “Samuel” in the reference! Here’s what he said: “Little Samuel was helping the Lord. Little Samuel 3:1!” So precious!
—Annette Metz, Holt, Michigan

Camp Meeting Memories
About 40 years ago in the early 1970s we attended the Central States Conference camp meeting that was being held at Edwardsville, Kansas, as we lived several miles away. On Sabbath morning during the Sabbath school hour, Elder Elmer Hagen, who was a Sabbath school secretary for some of the local conferences back then, was up front leading out. A young fellow came up on the platform from a side entrance, and Hagen asked him where he had been. The young man answered, “I was out in the children’s department telling them some stories.” 

Elmer replied, “You are supposed to be telling them the truth, not stories!” That statement has stayed with me to this day!
—Gary Eitel, Hepler, Kansas