SSMT Roll Call

Siestas! We are less than two weeks away from our Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration! In case you realized how much of a mouth full that is, that is why we lovingly refer to it as the SSMTC around here. Grin.

With Christmas, New Years and Passion 2012 behind us, we are looking very forward to the celebration, especially because of how quick it will land on us. Sometime during the next week be looking for a fun FAQ post about the weather, food and all things regarding Houston, but until then, we want to hear from you.

We are anxious to know who completed the scripture memory challenge on this blog EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING TO COME TO THE CELEBRATION. That just means that you have your spiral filled with 20-24 scriptures, posted your verses on the blog, and have hidden the Word in your heart, we want to know who you are.

If this applies to you (and you completed the commitment), we’d love for you to comment and tell us three things:

1) Name:
2) City:
3) Are you coming to the celebration? Yes or No. (Because we want to acknowledge and celebrate you either way!)

Remember, this is for anyone who completed the 2011 scripture memory challenge! When we say there is NO condemnation for those who didn’t finish please hear us loud and clear: there is no condemnation or guilt! We just love a good party here at LPM and want to celebrate with you.

So, even if you have no plans to come to the celebration, but have completed your memory work, let us hear from you!

We love y’all dearly. T-minus 11 days. We cannot wait!

P.S. Some of you have been looking for the SSMT FAQ page, here is the link to help you out.


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  1. 501
    Cherie says:

    1) Cherie
    2) Pocatello, ID
    3) Sadly no. I moved from Texas to Idaho during the year, so I can’t be there. I really had hoped that I could.

  2. 502
    Robin says:

    Robin Anderson
    Scottsdale, AZ

  3. 503
    Mariposa Sivage says:

    Mariposa Sivage
    Albuquerque New Mexico

    Can’t wait for the Celebration. My sister and I are so looking forward to our time together and with all of the siestas.

  4. 504
    Sharoni says:


    Houston, TX

    I will not be able to attend the weekend celebration, but I’ll be at the hospital as always blessing the socks off people in the Name of the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! 🙂

  5. 505
    kzerbe says:

    Yes!!!!!!! Glory to God I get to come this year all the way from Virginia. I will be attending with my “sista” from Mi and her bestfriend. We are beside ourselves excited. It’s our first time to attend.

  6. 506
    christina says:

    christina moore
    plano, texas
    no 🙁 my health isn’t up for a road trip. i’m with jenn nahrstadt above wishing for a live stream for a wee bit.

    (you Houston folks are in my prayers today after hearing of the severe weather there yesterday.)

  7. 507
    Heather Smith says:

    Heather Smith from Lewiston, Idaho
    Yes, I did it…. and boy have those scriptures been an encouragement in last 17 days of my life journey losing my dad…
    I wish I could come, but I can’t. (Would love it if somehow there could be a live-stream or something of just a small piece of it, but totally understand if that is not possible!)
    Thank you for a great year of memorization!

    • 507.1
      christy says:

      Praying for you, Heather! I lost my Dad on Nov 5. My verses were such a comfort to me during the whole ordeal, and I was blessed to be able to share some of them with him. I will always treasure those memories and verses. The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

      • Heather Smith says:

        Thank you so much Christy…. We lost him on Dec. 23 of a totally unexpected heart attack… 🙁 Trusting God and resting in His faithfulness. I will say a prayer for you, as well!! 🙂

        • Christy says:

          Oh so sorry to hear that! My dad had lung cancer, and even though it was agonizing to watch him suffer, we were so grateful to have time to say goodbye. I’m sure that was devastating for your family.

  8. 508
    Laura says:

    1. Laura McKinney
    2. Southaven, MS
    3. YES!

  9. 509
    Marrissa says:

    Marrissa, Orlando, FL
    I will not be able to attend, but have a lot of fun!

  10. 510
    Staci says:

    Staci Fischer
    Wichita, KS
    Planned to attend, but won’t make it. Have fun and be blessed!

  11. 511
    Letha Mahan says:

    Letha Mahan
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Yes. Yes. Yes with two friends. So excited we’re about to burst!!

  12. 512
    AnnaRuth says:

    Little Elm, TX
    YES! (Can’t wait!!!)

  13. 513
    Shannon says:

    1.Shannon Hicks
    2. Birmingham, AL
    3. No, wish I could but couldn’t make it happen…financially and logistically with being 7 months pregnant!

  14. 514
    Heather Terhune says:

    Heather, Tallahassee, FL — Yes! I will be attending!

  15. 515
    Charlotte says:

    Charlotte, Seymour, Texas Yes, my SSMT partner and I are ready for a road trip south! Can’t wait!

  16. 516
    Tami Fite says:

    Platte, South Dakota
    Yes I am coming to the celebration!

  17. 517
    esther burroughs says:

    Not coming. Thanks for a wonderful years in the word…continuing with the challenge in 2012. Esther loves Beth, Jesus, and His Word.

  18. 518
    Natalie says:

    1. Natalie Hammond
    2. Olive Branch, MS
    3. YES!!

  19. 519
    Karessa says:

    Karessa, Peoria IL. Sadly, I won’t be able to come to the celebration as I have a health issue we are working through. Scripture memory has been such a lifeline through this crisis!

  20. 520
    Nancy Borrett says:

    Nancy Borrett

    Yonges Island, SC

    Yes, I’m coming! And I met a girl volunteering at Passion that’s coming by herself as well, so we’re gonna meet up! How God is that?

  21. 521
    Jeanette Dahm says:

    Jeanette Dahm


    Will not be attending ):):):

  22. 522
    Marilyn says:

    Marilyn Johnson
    Bradenton, FL
    Unfortunately, No

  23. 523
    Delores O. says:

    Delores Orcutt
    Shoreline, WA

    I memorized 24 segments (some were more than one verse) and YES! Lord willing i will be in Houston. I have my boa made and i just have to get through my sons’ state robotics competition this Sunday. Still praying for a ride from the airport when i fly in Thursday night. Can’t wait to see and meet everyone. Thankful for this ministry and the accountability and motivation to persevere with scripture memorization. Wish it was happening in 2012. God bless!

  24. 524
    Lauren says:

    Lauren, Boston, MA. I’m REALLY looking forward to the event!

  25. 525
    Cheryl Cash says:

    Cheryl Cash
    Fort Portal, Uganda
    East Africa

    So sad to miss the celebration in my beloved Texas, but praying for the time to be so great for all of you!

  26. 526
    Sherry Adams says:

    Verses are posted in my spiral, scriptures have been memorized, have registered for the event – it just remains to be seen whether I can fund the trip. Praying i can! Will be heartbroken if I can’t!

  27. 527
    Leigh Gray says:

    1. Leigh Gray

    2. Carmi, Il.

    3. Im gonna be there even if I break both of my ankles again!!! (A few will recall that story. ha ha)

  28. 528
    Amy says:

    YES!!! So excited I am coming with my sister!! 🙂

  29. 529
    Ruth Burton says:

    Ruth Burton
    Pikeville, TN
    Health issues are keeping me home, but you all will be in my heart as you meet together!

  30. 530
    Vickie C in Houston says:

    Vickie Carter
    Baytown, TX
    YES!!! 🙂

  31. 531
    marita says:

    Marita Reese
    Maricopa, AZ

    No, I won’t be able to attend this year. Loved memorizing the Word with my Siestas this past year. It was such a blessing.

  32. 532
    AmyLu says:


  33. 533
    Crystal Parrott says:

    Crystal Parrott
    Everett, Ontario Canada
    Sadly I will not be coming as my mother’s health is very unstable at this moment.

  34. 534
    Beth Beutler says:

    Beth Beutler
    South Carolina
    YES! Didn’t think I’d be able to come but God has provided!

  35. 535
    Roni Long says:

    1. Roni Long
    2. Demopolis, Alabama
    3. Yes, I will be there to celebrate God’s word.

  36. 536
    Nancy Scott says:

    Nancy Scott
    St. Petersburg Fl
    YES!!! My Mom and I encouraged each other all year with our verses and what a treat it will be to meet so many new friends and have precious time with my Mom. I’m so excited!

  37. 537
    Lynn Larson says:

    1. Lynn Larson

    2. Lake Villa, IL

    3. Yes!! Can’t wait. Memorized 24 segments like Delores from WA, which in and of itself is ALL God! I’m going with a friend from college who I haven’t seen in 30 years and who found me on this blog! Again, God! See you soon!

  38. 538
    Tiffany Morse says:

    Tiffany Morse
    Dallas, TX
    Yes I am coming!!

  39. 539
    Anne says:

    Minneapolis, MN
    Nope…too pregnant. 🙂

  40. 540
    Kim says:

    Warrensburg, MO
    I’m not able to be there, but I’ve been so blessed by the experience it’s OK. Hope all of you have a wonderful time!

  41. 541
    Jean says:

    Jean Metcalf

    Franklinton, NC

    Yes I’m coming!

    Staying with Siestas I met 2 years ago. Fun! Can’t wait. 🙂

  42. 542
    Heather says:


    Richland, WA

    No, we’ll miss it this year, but it was because of my ‘siesta’ here that encouraged me to start the SSMT!

  43. 543
    TCobb, Houston says:

    T Cobb

  44. 544
    Darcy says:

    Darcy H., Northern VA, and no I am unable to attend event but know you will have a blast, Siestas!!!

  45. 545
    Jody Dykes says:


    Mission Viejo, CA

    Sadly, No, I couldn’t talk my friend, who completed all the verses, into coming to Texas with me and I’m hesitant to come alone. I hope y’all have a great time!!

  46. 546
    Cameron Peek says:

    Cameron Peek
    Richmond, VA
    I cannot attend the celebration but send my blessing for everyone.

  47. 547
    joann, huntingburg, IN says:

    Yes, I did complete the scripture memory of 24 verses and yes I am coming to the celebration. I am really looking forward to it. It is my first time.

  48. 548
    Billie Galyen says:

    Billie, Greenville, Kentucky. Yes I’m coming!!!

  49. 549
    Dora says:

    1. Dora

    2. Tennessee

    3. NO

  50. 550
    Alison says:

    1. Alison Stow
    2. Norman, OK
    3. Yahyesss!!! =)

    • 550.1
      Valerie says:

      My son lives in Norman. I’m from Shawnee….not too far from you. Hope to meet you while we’re there. 🙂

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