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.


1,317 Responses to “SSMT Roll Call”

If you'd like your own pic by your comment, go to Click the first button "Get your gravatar today ->", and it will walk you through a simple process to select a picture.


  1. 1051
    Lisa Bodeman says:

    Lisa Bodeman
    Houston, TX
    yes, I memorized 24+verses!!!! Thanks for the opportunity and encouragement!!!
    Yes, I will be there, would not miss It!

  2. 1052
    Kim B says:

    Kim, Center, TX
    Yes, I can’t wait!

  3. 1053
    Denise Wilkin says:

    I am coming! All 24 are now hidden in my heart! To God be the Glory! This was a challenge from my dear friend Sandy, we came two years ago and will be with all of you again. My “lil feather” daughter, my dear friend Sandy and I will all be there together to celebrate God’s Holy Word with you. We are so excited to join you and all the ladies that have put to memory their chosen verses. See you next Friday.
    Deming, New Mexico

  4. 1054
    Kate says:

    1) Kate
    2) Cheney, WA
    3) No, I will not be able to attend. πŸ™ Three of my friends and I memorized all of the 24 verses and we are trying to plan a special time where we can all get together to celebrate our accomplishment and share how the Lord has used our verses to encourage us and draw us closer to Him this past year. πŸ™‚

  5. 1055
    Shannon says:

    Yes yes and did I say yes can’t wait
    Shannon Buda TX

  6. 1056
    Cindi says:

    Madison, MS
    By God’s grace, I finished all 24 verses, posted and memorized.
    I will be in Guatemala on a mission trip and will not be able to be at the celebration in person, but will be celebrating with you in my heart!
    What a blessing hiding the word in my heart has been this year! It has given me strength, peace and joy. The ready recollection of His Word at so many times has been a light and compass. And what a year – a daughter married, new granddaughter,and loss of my sweet dog of 14 years. God is good, from whom comes every good and perfect gift, praising Him that He “never changes or casts a shifting shadow!”

  7. 1057
    Olivia S says:

    I’m Olivia, from Tennessee

  8. 1058
    Olivia S says:

    Sorry, and I won’t be there πŸ™

  9. 1059
    Diane Seltzer says:

    Sorry…just saw this message.

    Diane Seltzer
    Chesapeake, VA.

    I memorized and posted all 24 verses !

    YES !! I am coming ! WooHOOO

  10. 1060
    JoLynn says:

    Budapest, Hungary
    Yes, my book is full ~ my heart too but my brain, well some of my verses are stuck there and some need my spiral or Bible for prompting. I’m too far away to make it this year ~ God willing, there will be another one, if the Lord doesn’t return before then and I won’t be living in a foreign country πŸ™‚ Have so much fun together, I’ll be with you in prayer and thought!!!!!!!!

  11. 1061
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer, Huntsville

    I can’t make the celebration this year but had a great time doing the SSMT!

  12. 1062
    Michele says:

    Hello! Yes I posted all verses and have them in my “worn” spiral. πŸ™‚ I signed up to come to conference but WILL NOT be able to attend now. πŸ™ please cancel my spot. Michele Zamora-Lubbock, TX Have a blast!! Are y’all not Memorizing this year?

  13. 1063
    Beth says:

    Dyersburg, TN
    I have completed my memory verses and continuing to store God’s Word in my heart. Thank you for holding us accountable to this task. What a blessing! Planning to drive down with two friends from Arkansas . Praying for safe travels for land and air and sea!!!

  14. 1064
    Sue says:

    Sue Hartley
    St. Louis, MO

    I completed the assignment and would not miss the celebration for the world! See ya’ll next week!

  15. 1065
    Jody says:

    Evansville, IN
    NO, I am not able to come, but loved filling my spiral up and memorizing Scripture!

  16. 1066
    Rebecca says:

    Rebecca, Louisa, VA. Yes, I completed the whole year of writing the word on my heart, and what an encouragement it has been for all the surprises life throws at us! No, I won’t be able to attend the celebration, though I’d made plans to, but some of those life-surprises got in the way. My partner-in-memory and I are planning to get together on the 26th to share our verses and celebrate what the Lord has done and is still doing in our lives. Thanks so much for the opportunity and motivation to commit more of the Word to memory! Have a wonderful, blessed celebration in Houston!

  17. 1067
    Andrea says:

    1. Andrea

    2. Woodstock, GA

    3. No….BUT…Philippians 4:11b NIV
    “For I have learned (am learning) to be content whatever the circumstances.”

  18. 1068
    AdeleAlys Spil says:

    AdeleAlys Spil
    Matthews, NC
    In Spirit

  19. 1069
    Whitney N. says:

    1) Name: Whitney Nall
    2) City: Birmingham, AL
    3) Are you coming to the celebration? No! Wish I could be there but will be there in spirit πŸ™‚

  20. 1070
    Gay Beck says:

    1. Gay Beck
    2. Plain City, OH
    3. Not able to attend. Prayers are uplifted to all at the celebration in Houston!

    I did complete all 24 entries on the blog. God has totally blessed me with the memorizing of most of the verses. These verses and the SSMT blog have brought me through a year of many emotional ups and downs with “God’s Hope” shining through. The sustaining power of God’s word is amazing. Seeing how God uses each of us as vessels to spread His Word is such a JOY!!

    Seeing Beth & the Praise team at Living Proof Live in Columbus, OH was so inspiring!

  21. 1071
    Trechell says:

    1. Trechell
    2. Spring, TX
    3. Yes

  22. 1072
    Lisa S. says:

    Lisa in Montgomery, TX
    Attending SSMC

  23. 1073
    Lynn from Barrington says:

    YES I did finish all the scripture memory versus. 24 wow! I am hoping to attend the celebration event but am witing on flight arrangements. So yes for now but maybe no.

  24. 1074
    Carrie says:


    Logan, Utah

    No, unfortunately I am not able to make it. I was hoping I would be able to make it and celebrate with all the other Siesta’s the great progress of memorizing 24 verses.

  25. 1075
    faith says:

    Name: Faith
    City: Safford, AZ.
    Coming?: UNSURE!! πŸ™

  26. 1076
    Becky says:

    Name: Becky
    City: Dayton OH
    Coming: Not attending in body but in spirit!

  27. 1077
    Mandy says:

    Mandy Alexander
    Mt. Vernon, Texas
    Yes! I am coming and can’t wait!!

  28. 1078
    Gretchen Heilmann says:

    Gretchen Heilmann
    Gahanna, Ohio
    Yes, I completed my scriptures
    Yes I am coming to Houston!! Can’t wait to attend with my BFF!!!!!

  29. 1079
    Olda says:

    I will not be able to attend the celebration

  30. 1080
    Andrea says:

    Greenacres, FL

    I completed the SSMT and plan to be at the celebration!

  31. 1081
    Kelly says:

    Kelly~Hermiston, OR

    Memorized 24 verses but will not be able to attend the event.

  32. 1082
    Mildred says:

    Name: Mildred
    City: Mer Rouge, LA
    Attending: No. Y’all HAVE A GREAT CELEBRATION!!!

  33. 1083
    Debby says:

    Debby, Ellicott City, MD
    I completed the scripture memory challenge.
    I’m not able to attend the celebration:(

  34. 1084
    Jane E says:

    1. Jane
    2. Gulfport, MS
    3. Yes, and I am very excited about the weekend celebration!

  35. 1085
    Waylene says:

    loma Linda CA
    Have hidden 24 precious treasures in my heart
    Not coming

  36. 1086
    Marsha Middleton says:

    Marsha Middleton
    Lees Summit MO
    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the event.

    The Siesta Scripture Memory exercise for 2011 was totally fantastic. I have loved hiding Gods Word in my heart and mind and even more having it to use a moments notice in prayer or in conversation. This has meant so much to my life I am continuing on in 2012, memorizing another 24 to add to the first 24! πŸ™‚ Thank you Beth for the inspiration.

  37. 1087
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Hillsboro, OR ~ I am a twice participant (’09 & ’11) I have been so blessed to be a part of SSMT. I have memorized and posted all 24. I will not be able to attend. I will be celebrating with you from here. I so wish I could come. Since we all know each other already, it will be more like a reunion to be able to meet face to face…I will miss you! I know God will richly bless you all!

  38. 1088
    Karen says:

    1. Karen
    2. Dallas, TX but currently living overseas
    3. Finished the verses(managed to reach my goal to memorize Colossians1:1-4:6, as well as some selections from Psalms) but not coming.
    It was really helpful, accountability-wise, to have a specific date to aim for when memorizing, and others doing the same. I was going to keep going in 2012 on my own, but so far I haven’t… πŸ™ When are we all going to start again?!

  39. 1089
    Melissa Stauffer says:

    Melissa Stauffer, Centreville, Michigan

    Yep, thankfully to my benefit and those around me…I completed all 24 verses.

    Y.E.S. I. will. be. attending!! Yeaaaaa!

  40. 1090
    Melissa Terry says:

    Melissa Terry
    Austin, TX


  41. 1091
    Donna D says:

    Donna, Sarnia, Ontario

    Praise God for His faithfulness I was able to memorize all 24 verses. The hard part is to keep them in this brain forever!. I won’t be able to come to the celebration, but will celebrate here in Canada with lunch out with another Siesta.

  42. 1092
    Judy Googins says:

    Judy Googins
    Tyler, Texas

    Mid-way through the year I found out that both my daughter and I have been doing the scripture memory with Siestas. Happy “coincidence”! We will be flying in from different directions, meeting in Houston, and sharing a room.

  43. 1093
    Barrett says:

    Name: Violette McGhee

    Plano, Texas

    Yes I am coming although I worry about my memorization skills. It has been wonderful, however, to select passages that coincided with my life’s events so to realize how what I asked for God provided.

  44. 1094
    Sandra says:

    Wichita Falls, TX

    YES to all!

  45. 1095
    Lynda Rickey says:

    Ocala, FL

  46. 1096
    DLynn Miracle says:

    Yes, I’m coming. Have plane ticket and rental car reservations in hand.

  47. 1097
    Kristin says:

    Carlsbad, CA
    Though I won’t be attending, memorzing these verses this past year has grown my relationship with the Lord by leaps and bounds. Thank you for the accountability!!!!

  48. 1098
    Jennifer says:

    YES, CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

  49. 1099
    Kristy says:

    Yes! I memorized and I’m coming!

    Houston, TX

  50. 1100
    Beth says:

    Beth: Toronto. No, unfortunately I am not able to attend the celebration. I am very disappointed. Job and finances will not permit me to attend. Two years ago when I wasn’t able to attend, the Lord sent Beth to Toronto for a Living Proof event – pretty special!!!! Yes, I did memorize my 24 scriptures – such a wonderful blessing. Thank you so much for all you do for us! I will be joining you in prayer and heart during the celebration.

    P.S. Just completed week five, day three in the James study “Mercy Triumphs” and it has totally turned around my day!!!! “If it is under God, it’s in order” – someone say hallelujah πŸ™‚ Blessings upon blessing. Thank you.

    Praying for y’all. πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

To receive a daily digest of comments on this post, enter your email address below: