Scripture Memory Fellowship (SMF) is an exciting ministry based in Hannibal, Missouri, which recently has branched out to embrace, endorse, and support other Scripture memory ministries and tools, while still using their trademark systematic Scripture memory rewards system started by founder Dr. N.A Woychuk (originally began as "Bible Memory Association - BMA"). The director of SMF, Jim Woychuk, has contacted us to offer prizes to those who have memorized verses on Memverse.
SMF will mail a free book to everyone who has memorized at least 200 verses on Memverse! Additional free books will be mailed when Memverse users reach 500 verses, 1,000 verses, 2,000 verses, 3,000, and every thousand after that. SMF will give a $100 gift certificate to CBD or the Bible Bee e-store (or other appropriate Christian enterprise) for anyone who reaches 10,000 verses on Memverse and another for every 10,000 after that.
The first one in SavedByGrace's group to memorize all 31,173 verses on Memverse will get a brand new car...just kidding about the new car, but thanks to SMF you will have a library of wonderful free books and $300 of gift certificates by the time you finish.
The current list of books to choose from are:
For 200 verses you can pick from:
- Valuable Selections from the Writings of George MÃ¼ller | George MÃ¼ller
- Valuable Selections from the Writings of Frances Ridley Havergal
- Jesus Commands (175 memory verses from the teachings of Jesus)
- Missionary Coloring Book (John 3:16 in 25 languages with flags and kids in native dress to color)
- Morning Bells by Frances Ridley Havergal
- Isaac Watt Biography by Dr. N.A. Woychuk
For 500 verses you can pick from the books above or:
- Abide in Me (Andrew Murray, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Henry Jowett, N. A. Woychuk)
- The Amazing Life of Christ, Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Keep In Memory, How to Enjoy Bible Memorizing with Profit, N. A. Woychuk
- Singing Psalms with Isaac Watts (includes Isaac Watt's biography)
- Checque Book of the Bank of Faith, C. H. Spurgeon, for those at verse level and above
For 1,000 or more verses you can pick from the books above or:
- Tic-Tac-Know - a Bible knowledge quiz game
- Spiritual Depression, Its Causes and Cure, with Lloyd-Jones audio CD
This post will be updated as more titles will be added to choose from. Those who have memorized 500 or more verses may claim multiple books at the same time. For example, if you are currently at 1,143 verses, you can receive 3 books (1 for 200, 500, and 1,000) and contact SMF for a 4th book when you reach 2,000 verses.
In addition to the book awards, SMF is also awarding a free week of SMF summer Scripture Memory Camp to 5 Memverse users each year who have memorized at least 500 verses on Memverse. If you have memorized 500 verses on Memverse and are interested in possibly attending the SMF camp this upcoming summer of 2012, please contact SMF. They will let you know when the dates and locations of the camps have been finalized. You will then have 2 weeks to confirm that you want to go, or your spot will be made available for another Memverse member with 500 verses who wants to go. If more than 5 request the free week of camp scholarship, a waiting list will be started. Those on the waiting list who do not get to go in 2012 will get first chance at the scholarship the following year.
To contact SMF for the free books or the free week of camp, or to get more information about these offers call (573) 231 - 0577 M-F between 8:30am and 5:30pm CDT or email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them at SMF 245 N. Levering Ave, Hannibal, MO 63401 or stop in person to the Hannibal headquarters or see the SMF booth at the Bible Bee Nationals in Nashville in November, or home school fair in your area.
Below is the current plan of locations and dates where SMF expects, Lord willing, to have a Scripture Memory booth. At several of these, they will also be running Scripture Memory workshops. If you are interested in giving a quick testimony of the positive impact memverse and/or the Bible Bee has had on your life and/or on your family, please get in touch with Jim Woychuk of SMF
Bible Bee Finals, Nashville, Tennessee, November 17-19, 2011
Spartanburg, South Carolina "Teach Them Diligently" Convention, March 15-17, 2012
Homeschool Fairs in:
- St. Louis, Missouri, March 22-24, 2012
- Memphis, April 12-14, 2012
- Kansas City, April 19-21, 2012
- Cincinnati, Ohio, April 19-21, 2012
- Arlington, Texas, May 11-12, 2012
- Naperville, Illinois, June 7-9, 2012
We will update this list with any new locations or possible cancellations.
When you contact Scripture Memory Fellowship for your reward, you will need to give your name, your age (for those under 18), your Memverse user name, the books you selected, and the address you want the books mailed to. You can learn more about SMF at www.scripturememoryfellowship.org.
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