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. 901
    Julie Barnes says:

    Hamburg, AR
    Yes!!! I am attending!

  2. 902
    Wendy Lerch says:

    Hello all

    Wendy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Sadly I am unable to attend – congratulations to you all and have a wonderful celebration together!

  3. 903
    Patty Laramore says:

    Patty Laramore, Ada, OK

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!! Will be there with bells on, birthday ones, at that. My daughter (Melissa Hoover) from Locust Grove, GA and I covenanted to participate in the SSMT in January 2011, promising upon successful completion that we would celebrate a year of fresh scriptures written on our hearts AND her 33rd birthday weekend with the SSMT family in Houston! Turned into an even bigger PAR-TAY as she is bringing 2 more Siesta Sisters from GEORGIA. Who in the world, ‘cept our God, would arrange such a fabulous birthday party for my darling one? See you all soon…we might be the ones with the noisemakers and birthday hats…ha!

    • 903.1
      Valerie says:

      I’m from Shawnee…not too far from Ada.
      I sure hope I get to meet you while we’re there!
      I’m coming with my sister and a friend from Meeker. πŸ™‚

  4. 904
    Juliana Lundberg says:

    Livermore, CA
    Yes I am coming!

  5. 905
    Paula says:

    Paula – Albertville, AL

    Sadly, no, I will not be attending. Had planned to be there, but my one of my sons will be getting married in Jamaica in March. Money had to be rerouted. πŸ™‚ I will be praying for you guys! I know it will be a blast!!!

  6. 906
    Mary H. says:

    Mary H.

    Ardmore, AL

    Not able to come. πŸ™ Wish I could be there with you.

  7. 907
    Michele Brook says:

    1. Michele Brooks

    2. Weber City, Virginia

    3. I am coming!! Very excited!

  8. 908
    Piper says:

    Hickory, NC
    I did it this time! I finished! Unfortunately, I will not be able to come… I now wished now that I would have ignored my fear of flying and managed somehow to have saved up to come. I would love love to be there!
    I am sure it will be awesome!!
    I have my spiral…and I have posted several on my blog…which I didn’t start my posts until the later part of 2011. See my MISSION ACCOMPLISHED post for my final thoughts of SSMT!
    Thanks so much for the challenge!! God’s word is alive!!!

  9. 909
    Meredith barr says:

    Meredith Barr
    Trabuco Canyon, CA

    I won’t be able to attend as my husband lost his job this year and finances are tight. Memorizing the passage on the armor of God (Ephesians 6) was an amazing encouragement to my husband And I during this time! So glad I had my verses ready for the battle.

    2010’s celebration was on of the highlights of my life! Have a wonderful time celebrating God together!

  10. 910
    Marcia says:

    Name: Marcia
    City: Vancouver, WA
    Sadly I am unable to get to Houston.

  11. 911
    Stefanie Wainscott says:

    Troy, OH
    Yes to memorizing 24 verses! No to coming to the celebration as my son was born on Christmas day and we aren’t up for traveling yet πŸ™‚ I hope you all have a blast!

  12. 912
    Shannon says:

    Murfreesboro, AR
    No πŸ™ …but praising Him daily for the PRIVILEGE of hiding His Word in my heart 24 times in 2011!

  13. 913
    colleen says:

    Cape Town, South Africa
    I will not be attending as I live too far away. But i would love to be there. I have been so encouraged by this family of Siestas. God bless you all.

  14. 914
    Brittney says:

    YES! πŸ™‚

  15. 915
    Nell Brinkley says:

    Nell Brinkley, Chattanooga, Yes, my daughter and I are coming and we are so excited – see you in Houston!

    • 915.1
      fuzzytop says:

      Nell – hope I get to meet you and your daughter! I live in Jasper TN, and work in downtown Chattanooga.


  16. 916
    Cassandra says:

    Marienville, PA
    Sadly, I cannot make it to the celebration. Maybe next time πŸ˜‰

  17. 917
    Stephanie Mann says:

    Stephanie Mann
    Mount Carmel, TN
    Yes!!! Sooooo excited.

  18. 918
    Melissa Hoover says:

    Melissa Hoover, Locust Grove, GA YES, I’ll be there!! Super excited!!

  19. 919
    Christa Williams says:

    1) Name: Christa
    2) City: Denver
    3) Are you coming to the celebration? No (but maybe next time!)

  20. 920
    dixie says:

    1. Dixie

    2. Santa Monica, California

    3. No, not going to Houston, but I am going into 2012 with 24 new verses!

  21. 921
    Debbie,can says:

    I have completed the Memory work. I may not be able to say all the verses however God is bringing them back to me in different situations I am faceing. With His help I then say the verse. With living with chronic illness and pain,I sometimes have memory loss moments,so was concered that I would even be able to complete this challenge. I have 50 verses on my spirial card bk. With waiting at Dr’s offices I have many chances to read and reread the verses.
    I will not be attending the party.

    • 921.1
      Jeanette Dahm says:

      Dear Debbie,

      So sorry to hear about your health issues. Praying God would heal you and praising Him that His word is deep in your spirit giving your comfort and hope and joy.

      May His word keep refreshing you body and soul.

      Jeanette, from OR.

  22. 922
    Dinah O says:

    Dinah from Baraboo, WI
    No. But we are planning our own celebration for next year! Girls night sleepover at the parsonage!

  23. 923
    Crystal says:

    Livonia, MI

    No, I can not attend this year. Thinking I was going to be able to come was a huge motivator for me during the year when it got hard to memorize and keep going. We still have little ones and I need to be “Mommy”. May God bless your gathering! (would love to see it on DVD or download)

  24. 924
    Mandy says:

    1) Name: Mandy
    2) City: Idabel
    3) Are you coming to the celebration? No (but maybe next time!)

  25. 925
    Ruth says:

    1. Ruth
    2. Odin, IL
    3. Very sad that I cannot attend. . . but excited and praying for those who can!

  26. 926

    Shelli Littleton

    Fort Worth

    Not able to come; celebrating 25 years of marriage at Disney that week!

  27. 927
    Lynne says:

    1. Lynne

    2. New Milford, CT

    3. I am not attending but did keep up with the scripture memory work and was SO blessed by it.

    Thank you!

  28. 928
    Kim Emmerich says:

    1. Kim
    2. Dickinson, ND
    3. No, but the first one was a blast and a blessing!

  29. 929
    Nell Brinkley says:

    Nell Brinkley, Chattanooga, Tn., I forgot to give my State on my first reply so here we go again – Yes, my daughter and I are coming and we are so excited – see you in Houston.

  30. 930
    Ginger says:

    1) Ginger
    2) Albuquerque, NM
    3) Yes! WooHoo! Praise You Jesus!!

  31. 931
    Christi says:

    Hey, sisters! I’m planning on practicing last year’s scriptures again this year to really hide them in my heart! I want them burned and imprinted there forever! I’ve worked hard to memorize them and don’t want to lose them. Love you all!

  32. 932
    Lala Ball Cooper says:

    Yes. Lala Ball Cooper from Ruston, LA, finished the memory plan and IS COMING to the special weekend. I can’t wait.

  33. 933
    Cheryl Wright says:

    Cheryl, Everett, I Finnished the 24 verses but unfortuantly will not be able to attend.

  34. 934
    Natalie Christopher says:

    1. Natalie Christopher
    2. Olympia, WA
    3. YES!

  35. 935
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Montrose, CO
    Yes! Coming joyfully, with one of my best friends! πŸ™‚ We are so motivated by this past year’s experience that we have committed to continuing on our own – the 2 of us – throughout this year – we’ve already started our next spiral!!! πŸ™‚

  36. 936
    Lisa Christopher says:

    Lisa, Olympia, WA

  37. 937
    Shelli says:

    1. Shelli
    2. Glen Allen, VA
    3. Sadly not able to attend but so blessed to have filled my spiral!

  38. 938
    Lisa Christopher says:

    Lisa, Olympia, WA

    Yes and yes!

  39. 939
    Ann says:

    1. Ann

    2. Prior Lake, MN

    3. Not Able to Attend, BUT just started JAMES study last eve with 22 of my Bible Study girls. I guess my break from memorization won’t be long! God bless you all – party on!

  40. 940
    Avayd Ann Lacy says:

    I have 21 verses. They are not down word-perfect, but God used them to get me through a very difficult year. I won’t be able to attend. πŸ™

  41. 941
    Deborah says:

    No, I won’t make the celebration…hope each of you are blessed with a wonderful time!

  42. 942
    Ruth says:

    Rhode Island
    No, but SO thrilled for all who will be attending πŸ™‚

  43. 943

    1. Melissa Danisi
    2. Clovis, CA
    3. No, I won’t be going to the celebration. Saving every last penny for our trip to Israel this summer!

  44. 944
    Becky James says:

    Becky, Pasco WA.
    No I won’t be able to attend…so sad:( Could we get some live feed?

  45. 945
    Bonnie says:

    Bonnie from Pickering, Ontario, CANADA
    Sorry but I’m not able to come.
    Blessings as you all celebrate!

  46. 946
    Dawn says:

    Dawn, Dubuque, IA No, I am unable to come but my prayers are with you for this wonderful event.

  47. 947
    Monique Dozer says:

    1. Monique Dozer
    2. Elizabethtown, Ky
    3. I did complete my memory work but will not be attending the celebration. πŸ™

  48. 948
    Cara McKaskle says:

    1) Cara McKaskle
    2) Conway, AR
    3) Yes, I’ll be there with bells on!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  49. 949
    Donna Walhood says:

    Donna from Albuquerque, NM

    Sadly, I cannot attend the celebration, but thank you Beth for this challenge…I know that memorizing God’s Word is reaping eternal benefits in me that I so thankful for…

  50. 950
    Deborah Jensen says:

    Deborah Jensen, Clearwater, Florida

    I can’t come, but I finished all of my memory work, even though I didn’t get to sit down and log in each time…I’ve been memorizing!

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