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. 401
    Nikki says:


    Athens, TN

    Yes…I’m sooo there!

  2. 402
    jill hoke says:


    Palm Coast, FL

    No, I will not be attending.

  3. 403
    Tina Harrell says:

    Tina Harrell from Chesapeake, VA….and YES…I’m coming!! Praise You Jesus!

  4. 404
    Karen Gentles says:

    Karen Gentles
    Wildwood, MO

    Am not able to come. Enjoy … enjoy!!!!

  5. 405
    Melissa says:

    1. Melissa Keen
    2. Vicksburg, Ms
    3. YES!!!!

  6. 406
    Victoria says:

    Victoria, Greenbrier AR formerly Conway, AR

    And I will be attending! So excited! Can’t wait!

  7. 407
    Kim Startup says:

    Kim, Nashville, TN

  8. 408
    Kim Startup says:

    Kim, Nashville, TN

    Not able to come to celebration!

    Completed memorizing my verses along with the book of Philippians. Have a great celebration!

  9. 409
    elaine says:

    Elaine (completed the challenge, but not very well)

    Brea, CA

    no…. cannot attend, but I WISH I could!!! Y’all have fun!!

  10. 410
    Bridgett Junkin says:

    Pell Cty
    Unfortunately, no. Finances do not permit. But I will praying for you all and I’ll try and have my own little party here. I promise it will not be a pity party because I can’t come. It will be a praise party for us all.

  11. 411
    Krista says:

    Krista, Birmingham, Alabama
    I will not be attending πŸ™

  12. 412
    Michele says:

    Liverpool, NY
    Yes, even though lately I cannot recite many of my verses. My mind is just not functioning well. Or actually it is working hard on other things, which makes it almost impossible to focus on my verses.

    • 412.1
      MK says:

      Michelle, I was that way last time and would have backed out if not bringing my daughter who had learn to read again (after having encephalitis)by reading the scriptures she hid in her heart. I was so nervous that I was sick. But when the time came to share, the scriptures were there!! I am confident they will come back to you!! πŸ™‚

    • 412.2

      I know what you mean. I’ve got most of them down. Noticed I did a lot better today with them, but I know I’m going to need a little prompting. Hopefully,not so much that I can’t say I memorized all of them, at least the gist of them, ya know. Love you and can’t believe we’re finally going to meet face to face! Somebody pinch me!

  13. 413
    Lisa C says:

    1. Lisa Caduff
    2. Zimmerman, Minnesota
    3. YES!!! Can’t wait!

  14. 414
    Janet Norwood says:

    Janet Norwood
    Lenoir, NC
    No, but I will pray for all of you!

  15. 415
    Cathie Byers says:

    Cathie Byers

    Jacksonville, Florida

    Was going to go but I can’t now!! Oh how I hope you all have a wonderful time!!! Have to admit and go along with Jill from MO that I am a little jealous also!! My daughter just got back from Passion where Beth and everyone there blew her mind!! Have a great time ladies!!

    And are we doing a 2012?

  16. 416
    Rebecca says:

    Pineville, LA
    Not coming *sigh*

    Our church is memorizing a verse a week, so I get to continue the challenge!

  17. 417
    Didaskala says:

    Liz Taylor (yep, for real)
    Washington D.C.
    Finished all 24 scriptures.
    YES! I have my airline ticket and hotel (Omni) all ready for the celebration. Then you can tell everyone you met Liz Taylor (te he he πŸ™‚ )! Just kidding πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to meet the LPM staff! πŸ™‚

    PS On your all about Huston blog can you put some recommendations for the best Mexican food in town? πŸ™‚

    • 417.1
      Kristen Keeling says:

      Yes! I think that’s a great idea…what are some “have to” places where we can grab a bite?

    • 417.2
      Natalie says:

      Chuy’s, Lupe Tortillas, Papasitos and Escalantes are all good choices! Hugo’s is my fav for upscale Mexican food and fantastic service! Barnaby’s Cafe is great for burgers, meatloaf and salads. Great choices in City Center for special night out restaurants. If I can help any of you out of town Siestas with restaurant or other Houston advice just send me a message on twitter @mamared82. Tell me what kind of place you are looking for and I will be happy to help you enjoy visiting Houston!!

  18. 418
    Cathy Bartrum says:

    Cathy – Walton, IN

    No, I am not able to attend πŸ™ but will pray for God’s best for all of you who do!He is smiling and His heart is overjoyed because you KNOW he loves His word in our hearts! Enjoy the celebration!

  19. 419
    Heather Battle says:

    No, I will not be able to attend. But I so enjoyed and have been blessed doing the Siesta Scripture Memory.

  20. 420
    Kristi says:

    Paducah, KY

    No. I TRIED!! (Boo Hoo)

    Will be praying for you all. Live stream would be great…. : )

  21. 421
    Michele says:

    Pearland, TX

    I’m planning on attending!

  22. 422
    Hannah K. says:

    No, I won’t be coming but I enjoyed the challenge of memorizing 24 scriptures (even though I missed posting my last 2). Thank you Beth!

    I was wondering if on off years of SSMT could their be a cute spiral that we could buy for our personal use that year?

  23. 423
    Judy says:

    Judy Heindl
    Cottageville WV
    Would love to be there, but will not be able to attend.

  24. 424
    Selena says:


    Albany, GA

    No, but wish I could be there!

  25. 425
    Doris says:

    Doris – Whiteville, NC
    Wish I could come, but can’t.

    Thanks to all for an inspiring year of memorizing His Word!

  26. 426
    Heidi Tracht says:

    Heidi Tracht
    Nampa, ID
    I will not be coming to the celebration, though I did rsvp a few months ago. I was able to come last time around, and I will dearly miss the community, worship, and teaching!

  27. 427
    Susan B. says:

    Susan B.
    Chapin, SC
    Unfortunately, not able to attend. Praying for everyone!

  28. 428
    Teri Smith says:

    Teri Smith
    Gadsden, AL

  29. 429
    Lacie says:

    Yes, I completed the challenge with one of my best friends so we could hold each other accountable.
    No, I can’t make the celebration πŸ™ I’ll be home with my newborn daughter & celebrating with you all in spirit.

    Chesapeake, VA

  30. 430
    Anita Siecker says:

    1. Anita Siecker
    2. Purcellville, VA
    3. YES I AM COMING!!!!!

  31. 431
    Margie by the Sea says:

    Margie Snyder
    Hilton Head Island, SC

    Sadly, No. I can’t quite swing a trip this year, but would give my eye teeth to be there with you and all of my Siestas. I am sending much love and my prayers are going up for this event and for each one attending.

    • 431.1
      Valerie says:

      Awww…Margie, I was hoping to see you. Sherry and I will never forget you and your sweet husband taking us to dinner when we were w/out a car in Houston in 2009. That was definitely a God-ordained meeting. We will miss seeing you!

  32. 432
    Missy S says:

    Missy S
    Winston-Salem, NC
    (So happy to be able to say that because I could not come to the first SSMTC, and I was brokenhearted about it. To all my Siestas who can’t make it this time, just know that God may just find a way to get you there the next time! We will miss you all!)

  33. 433
    Kim says:


    Niceville, Florida

    No – not able to make it this year, but loved the challenge of memorizing the bible verses.

  34. 434
    Denise says:

    Ocean Springs, MS – Yes I am coming and I am SOOOO excited!

  35. 435
    Charity says:

    Cardiff, Wales

    I am not able to come since I live overseas, but oh how I would have loved to! I’ll be praying for the celebration, it will be a blast I’m sure!

  36. 436
    Darcy says:

    Darcy Schott
    Rosenberg, TX
    No, I won’t be able to come…so sad! I will be praying for all my fellow Siestas.

  37. 437
    Melissa G. says:

    Glasgow, Kentucky
    I won’t be able to attend the celebration. πŸ™

  38. 438
    Kathleen says:


    Saint Joseph, MI

    No but I want to so badly but my Mom is very sick and they said she only has 4-6 weeks left. I will be in Ohio with her that week-end. I will be thinking about you all. Have a Godly blast! Love you so much Beth

  39. 439
    Melissa says:

    Melissa Park
    Vevay IN
    YES I am coming and am SO excited!!!

  40. 440
    Linda says:

    Linda McMorris

    Holts Summit, MO

    No, I will not be able to attend. Struggling to help my brother wrongfully convicted on Dec 13, 2010.

    I know the Spirit will be Alive in Houston. Safe travel to all who are going.

  41. 441
    ginger says:

    Ginger Cornelius

    Trussville, Alabama

    No, I am unable to attend, but the memorization challenged got me ready for the book of James!

  42. 442
    Jenn says:

    Jennifer from Orlando Florida
    I am not coming but wish that I could! I have decided to build on my 2011 verses in 2012 by learning some of the surrounding verses.

    Just a quick prayer request: I have my first ultrasound tomorrow. Please pray the heartbeat is loud and clear!!

  43. 443
    Concetta says:

    Concetta, White Oak, TX
    Sadly, I will not be attending! My heart is broken over it. Loved memorizing scripture and will continue to do so. Will be praying for the SSMTC.

  44. 444
    Molly says:

    Macon, GA

  45. 445
    Kay Martin says:

    Tupelo, MS

    Yes, I am coming. I know all 24 of my verses. Came to the first one and am looking forward to this one!!

  46. 446
    Dianne from Mt. Pleasant, NC says:

    Yes! I am so excited to be blessed to come. By faith, my prayer partner and I registered in Sept. believing we could find a cheap flight and we DID! See you there. πŸ™‚

  47. 447
    Dawn says:

    Dawn – Orland Park, IL: Yes, I did learn all of my verses, with God’s help, reviewing them this morning. They are hidden in my heart, and God’s given me opportunity to share them. The promises have encouraged me often. I said them all to my friend and my husband. Sorry, but I cannot come to the celebration. It’s just too far and too costly to come right now. Note: I just began learning James in anticipation of the James study in a couple of weeks! Can’t wait!

  48. 448
    Kristin says:

    Kristin Johnson
    Jacksonville, AL
    Yes, I am going to make it this time! πŸ™‚

    I’m still working on my last few verses to really commit them to memory. Hopefully, I will have them all complete by the time I get to Houston.

  49. 449
    Lisa Bowden says:

    I completed my scripture memory work, but will not be attending because I have a full plate this month as part of a team who is LAUNCHING A CHURCH! (I know y’all launched BCF last year so you get it!) If you want to pray for our church plant here’s the site:

    All Glory to Jesus.

  50. 450
    Diana says:

    Diana, East Peoria, IL
    Sorry to be missing the celebration….I did do 24 verses! Thanks for the help staying on course. I am beginning it already again this year! Guess it has become a good habit now.

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