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. 1101
    Carolyn says:

    Yes I memorized 24 scriptures
    Yes I posted them on the Blog
    Yes I will be at SSMT Houston

    My sister Judy and I are so excited to be attending the 2nd gathering of the Siestas and to see and hug everyone.


  2. 1102
    Lori T says:

    Lori Trenasty
    Austin, Texas
    Completed SSMT
    The most single fabulous gift you could have given me, I could have ever given myself (by God’s memory graces) and each verse has a special place in my heart, life, and relationships!!

    Love y’all dearly @LPM. I HOPE to make it to Celebration. Going solo.

  3. 1103
    Jen L. says:

    ~ Jen Larson
    ~ Roanoke, VA
    ~ Not coming – that weekend is my birthday and I like spending my birthday with my family! =)

  4. 1104
    Radical Abandonment says:

    Question about celebration:
    Is there wifi at the church to connect my iPad/you version of the Bible?


  5. 1105
    Susan says:

    Susan Bradenton, FL No, I Can’t come:(
    I completed the 24 scriptures and although I’ll be sad to miss the event and the chance to be with you all, I still have something of great value – those precious words in my heart and spiral if I forget!

  6. 1106
    Bev Brandon says:

    I did the 24 verses—just wanted you to know.
    Not sure if I signed up or did it right so right now I’m thinking I won’t come. Ezra 7:10 – Setting my heart on the verses I chose from Gen to Rev has meant more to me this year than I can say. Comfort. Courage. Character.
    Bonhoeffer writes: “When God tears great gaps, we should not try to fill them with human words. They should remain open. Our only comfort is in the God of the Resurrection.” The Living Word. Thank you so much for doing this for us! With a few tears running down my cheek, Bev

  7. 1107
    Heather says:

    Sedalia, Alberta, Canada
    I memorized and posted 20 of the verses. Thanks so much for the accountablity. We are are beginning the James study and I am hoping to memorized the book!
    I’m not able to make the celebration but will be looking forward to seeing a recap.

    Any chance of a new spiral or download for this year? Any chance of being able to watch the livestream on prayer?

  8. 1108
    Miranda M. says:

    Name: Miranda
    City: half of the time I lived in Colorado Springs…second half I live now in Bellevue NE
    Coming?… So Sad I will not be able to make it. I am broken hearted about it. I hope you guys post the sessions like you did last time you did it. I will be praying for you all.

  9. 1109
    Crissy Wright says:

    1) Crissy Wright
    2) Jay, OK
    3) I had made plans to attend but am now closing on Friday on the sale of our home. πŸ™‚

  10. 1110
    Denise says:

    2)Meredith NH
    3)Yes, actually had to pick a verse a week because I just loved the challenge and did post bi-monthly, but sadly, no, will not be joining y’all in Houston. However, 3 of us “up north” plan to celebrate with Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” God bless you all siestas!

  11. 1111
    Suni Heflin says:

    Name: Suni
    City: Roanoke, VA
    Yes! Ticket purchased, rental car reserved, and can’t wait to see you all!

  12. 1112
    Janice says:

    Yes, I’m coming with my spiral of 24 scriptures!

  13. 1113
    Kelly Griffin says:

    W. Richland

    Not able to attend

  14. 1114
    Janet Scarth says:

    Janet at Amarillo
    No not coming.
    I got thru Nov 1st and life got in the way… Mother-in-law broke her leg and father-in-law stayed with us for 7 weeks. Lots of company and added responsibilities. Will miss coming. Was there 2 years ago with my precious daughter! Had planned to come this year, but just not happening! Blessings to all. I’m going to be refreshing in 2012 and continue to keep these verses hidden in my heart. Part of my verses for 2011 was Eph 6:10-18… we read those verses this morning in worship. What a blessing to have meditated on those verses this year! Thanks Beth for the challengess! Memorizing is so HARD for me, and I have not done well with memory but have certainly meditated and read them almost daily. Starting James tomorrow night. Can hardly wait! Don’t post all this… just had to share with you my heart! Love you dearly and will be praying for all who get to meet next weekend!

  15. 1115
    Brenda says:

    It is amazing what a cute little spiral and a challenge from a powerful teacher can do. I have hidden in my heart 24 plus verses, words from my wonderful heavenly Father. So, it is with deep regret that I am unable to attend the SSMTC. Thank you, LPM team and Miss Beth, for your love and devotion to others.

  16. 1116
    Vanessa Szanto says:

    Vanessa Szanto
    Rio Rancho, NM
    YES, I am coming! I am so excited for this trip. The challenge of motorizing 24 verses has been empowering. God has helped me in every way commit these scriptures to my mind, write them upon my heart and sharpen my sword. My sister and I are going together and I am praying it will be a sweet time for us. Can’t wait to meet you all.

  17. 1117
    Sarah says:

    Sarah, Little Rock
    No, wish I could!

  18. 1118
    Paige Szajnuk says:

    Paige; Overland Park, KS. YES!!! I will be there! REALLY, REALLY, REALLY looking forward to it. I want to meet EVERYONE, but am so introverted I probably won’t approach anyone. At least I’m sure I’ll meet my roommate!! If you see me and feel so inclined, please say “hi.”

  19. 1119
    Heather Maise says:


    Glencoe, AL


  20. 1120
    Hanni says:

    Hanni, Warsaw IN
    Yes, I was able to memorize 20 verses this year and it has been such a blessing!
    Not coming, but will be there in spirit. πŸ™‚

  21. 1121
    Dawn Deare says:

    Dawn from Lafayette, LA
    My spiral book is loaded with my 24 verses. As of today I have 21 of them in my heart, having trouble with 3 long passages, should have done shorter verses….LOL
    Yes my bestie and I are attending.
    Can’t wait, have looked forward to this all year.

  22. 1122
    Betty Stephens says:

    Name: Betty Stephens

  23. 1123
    Betty Stephens says:

    Name: Betty Stephens
    Austin, Texas
    Yes, I memorized 24 verses
    Yes, I am coming.

  24. 1124
    Ruth Stephens says:

    Name: Ruth Stephens
    Austin, Texas
    Yes, I memorized 24 verses
    Yes, I am coming

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  26. 1126
    Sandy Shiflett says:

    Sandy Shiflett
    Deming, NM
    Yes I am coming

  27. 1127
    Melanie Toups says:

    Melanie Toups
    Bridge City, TX

    I am so excited about attending the SSMC!

  28. 1128
    Beth says:

    Beth Rottrup
    Liberty Lake, WA

  29. 1129
    Paige Watson says:

    Paige ATL YES

  30. 1130
    Patricia says:

    Name: Patricia
    City: Dallas, TX
    Coming: Yes…Excited, grateful, thankful, blessed and highly favored!

  31. 1131
    Nina says:


    Moore, OK

    Yes, I did 21 verses – wow!

    I wasn’t planning on coming, but my husband just told me to book a room!! Yes, it’s 11pm, the Sunday night before the event!!! Hope that’s ok – I can’t believe I’m going to get to go!!!

  32. 1132
    Tack says:

    Bethany, OK
    Yes I will be there and I cannot wait!

  33. 1133
    Christa says:

    Yes, I will be there.

  34. 1134
    Melissa says:

    Sulphur, LA
    I am planning to be there on Sat.

  35. 1135
    Judy says:

    I will be attending.

  36. 1136
    Pamela Lark says:

    I John 5:14,15
    This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
    And if we know that He hears us, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.

  37. 1137

    Tonya Roberts
    Searcy, AR
    and as of Friday….YES!

    I’m coming. See you there…

  38. 1138
    Tisha says:

    Pilot Mtn, NC
    Completed all 24 verses and loved every minute of it. Cannot come to the celebration, but will be there in spirit!!

  39. 1139
    1.BraydenandBodiesMama says:

    Daphne, AL

    3. I wish I could come to the celebration this year! I had so much fun last time!!! I just can’t this year… I hope that I will be able to follow online like the siestas 2 years ago… that is what I am praying for. I knew finances were going to keep me away this year, but since Christmas my 6 year old broke his leg, then I came down with pneumonia and am recovering from that… The Lord sent me a clear message that I was needed at home this year. So glad I was able to attend Living Proof Live in Pensacola!!!!

  40. 1140
    Paula Williamson says:

    Paula Williamson, Houston, TX

    Yes, I posted and memorized 24 scriptures.
    Yes, I am planning to attend the Siesta celebration Friday and Saturday – I can’t wait!!!!

  41. 1141
    Peggy Blazek says:

    Peggy Blazek
    Yes I completed all 24 verse and YES I’m coming to the gathering!
    Thank you !

  42. 1142
    Melanie says:

    Melanie Krumrey

    from Amherst, MA (but on a 3month sabbatical in TX, my home state!)

    Yes, I will be there. Can’t wait!

  43. 1143
    Karen Gentry says:

    Karen Gentry
    Hewitt, TX

    Yes!! I will be at the celebration!

  44. 1144
    Katie Morris says:

    Katie Morris Etna, CA
    Yes I memorized 24 (actually 25 because I got a little confused :))
    No, I did not post πŸ™
    No I cannot come to Houston :(, πŸ™
    Yes this did change my life! Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  45. 1145
    Kerry says:

    Kerry, Nederland Texas, coming

  46. 1146
    madge says:

    Marietta, GA
    Yes I did my verses last year
    No, I can’t come to Houston…so sad
    Yes, changed my life

    Studying James on my own and leading a group later. First chapter memorized…starting chapter 2 next week! Prayers needed for sure…love you all.

  47. 1147
    Bonnie says:

    Alexandria, LA
    I will not be able to come to the celebration but I am ever so glad to have been a part of this wonderful group in 2011. I did finish my 24 verses!!!! And, I am so happy that I did!

  48. 1148
    Leah says:

    2)Yes, posted all 24 verses, but do not have all of them memorized, although they have provided strength and direction this past year.
    3)I am unable to attend (although I had registered several months ago). Sorry for any inconvenience. I will miss you all; I enjoyed so much the first one!!

  49. 1149
    Allie says:

    Allie, South Pasadena, CA

    I memorized the 24 verses. Unfortunately I won’t be attending. Loved being in the Word, memorizing scriptures and reading the various scriptures other siestas were working on.

  50. 1150
    Sherry says:

    Meeker, OK

    Yes, I will be attending. I have completed all the memory work plus 4 extra verses and posted them. See you soon! πŸ™‚

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