July 14, 2014

Give & Take

Adventist Life

June 3, 2014, was a historic day in the Terre Haute Seventh-day Adventist Church in Indiana. Following prayer meeting, we sang “Happy Birthday” to Georgia, a former member visiting from Ohio. We sang again to Earlene, a current member who returned to her hometown from California several years ago. Conversation ensued about when and where they were born. Both were born in the same hospital, on the same day, 72 years ago. The two women had never met before!

—Janet Schlunt, Terre Haute, Indiana

During the children’s story at church on the Sabbath of Easter weekend this year, the storyteller asked the kids, “What’s the best part about Easter?”

I was just outside the door and heard one child scream, “The chocolate!” I laughed to myself, thinking, I wonder whose kid that was—how embarrassing for the parents!

Turns out it was my 4-year-old son, Jake! His sister, Hannah, was with him and looked rather mortified as she walked back to me and asked if I had heard him yell. So I was the embarrassed mother as I continued to make my way inside to listen to the sermon.

—Fiona Rabe Pope, Bradbury,New South Wales, Australia13 1 3 7

Sound Bite

“Those who listen to God are God’s children.”

—Alex Acheampong, at the Atimatim Central Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kumasi, Ghana

Herald’s Trumpet

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 (Apr. 24, 2014) we had three winners: Matheson Imperio, from Riverside, California; Ceilidh Johnson, from Collegedale, Tennessee; and Donna Raelz, from Salina, Kansas. Each received a book from the Review and Herald. Where was the trumpet? On page 26.

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 October 9, 2014, edition of the Adventist Review. Have fun searching and keep trumpeting Jesus’ love—and His second coming!