We just sent out the Thanksgiving Memverse newsletter. If you did not receive it and want to be added to the list to receive all future newsletter and news flashes, you can sign up through www.memverse.com/blog/main/A_Monthly_Memverse_Newsletter or by emailing Phil Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a copy of the Thanksgiving Newsletter.
Dear Memverse friends,
As you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving, we want to share some of the things we are thankful for:
Most of all, we are thankful for God loving us and sending His Son to die for us that we might have forgiveness of sins and a new Life in Him. We are thankful that we can deeply know God in all of His fullness through reading, meditating on, trusting, and obeying His Word! We are thankful that God led Andy to start Memverse and for all the work Andy and others who have come along beside him have put into making Memverse such an enjoyable and valuable tool for memorizing and inspiring others to memorize God's precious Word. We are thankful that God has led you to www.memverse.com and for the many of you who are spreading Memerse on to others you know.
We at Memverse are thankful for the completion of another wonderful year of the National Bible Bee. 42 of the 300 Finalists are on Memverse. We want to congratulate all of them for making it this far and for their work in Nashville. Our heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS go to:
Seniors: Christian Alexander, Josiah DeGraaf, Laura Hedstrom, Grace Mieczkowski, Marie Morris, Bethany Pentimone, Alex Watt, Abigail Brigham, Olivia Guillard, Rachel Eaton, Prasanth Venigalla, Nina Camillone, Darcy Arnall, Stephanie Hills, Elizabeth Ledford, Angela McCain, Melody Mieczkowski, Thomas Youngman, Matthew Staley, Seth Walley, Seth Lehman, Elanee Smythe = 22 finalists
Juniors: Nicolas Alexander, Zachary Baas, Hannah Del Toro, Clara Kho, Matthew Minica, Courtney Minica, Carissa Pentimone, Hannah Teeters, Kaitlyn Vredevoogd, Emily Brigham, Ben Watt, Allison Couch, Abigail Sutton, Alethea Leonard, Kerestel Leonard, Monica Duitsman, Hannah Leary; Joshua Bontrager = 18 finalists
Primary: Kara Buckner; Abigail Lehman = 2 finalists
Among the 45 to advance to Friday's "sudden death" competition were Memverse members: Olivia Guillard, Rachel Eaton, Laura Hedstrom, Matthew Staley, Hannah Leary, Joshua Bontrager, Abigail Lehman and Kara Buckner. Out of these, Hannah, Laura, Abigail and Joshua were among the 17 to advance to Saturday's competition, and Laura Hedstrom was awarded 3rd place in the senior division!!!
I very much enjoyed taking in the competition, hearing the Scripture getting quoted and dreaming big God-size dreams of how He might use His Word in your lives. I also enjoyed meeting many of you in person for the first time. It is neat to see the impact the National Bible Bee has had on so many families. I hope many of you will be able to join again in 2012 and I also hope to have similar events someday in the Philippines, Indonesia and in other countries around the world.
We at Memverse are thankful for the milestone we reached on Oct. 19th, 2011. Memverse began February 28th, 2009.In the past 31 months, countless people have been blessed by the encouragement, inspiration, accountability and helps it provides in memorizing God's precious Word. Oct 19th, we passed the 100,000 verses milestone. A great feature of Memverse is to be able to see the current total at all times on the home page. In prime memverse memorizing time around 8:00 - 9:00am EST, you can often see the live total increasing before your eyes.
On the home page, you can see highlights people reach under the heading "Recently on Memverse" Did you know that the title is also a link? That's right.If you click on "Recently on Memverse" it shows you the exact verses that have been memorized and when they were memorized. What an encouragement this has often been to me when I see my friends and people I don't know actively memorizing Scripture I love.
KJV GENESIS 1; PSALM 119:1-16, 17-32; ROMANS 12: TITUS 2; 1 PETER 1; 2;
NKJ EXODUS 20:1-17; ISAIAH 53; ROMANS 8:1-6
ESV PSALM 33; 56:3-4; 67; 2 TIMOTHY 4:1-8
NASB EXODUS 20:1-17; JOSHUA 11:23; COLOSSIANS 1; 2; 1 PETER 1:1-12
1984 NIV JOB 23:8-12; PSALM 23; 33:1-22; 34:4-19; 119:1-40; ISAIAH 53:1-12; MATTHEW 5:1-12; JOHN 15:5-8; ROMANS 2:1-10; GALATIANS 2:20; HEBREWS 11:1-7; 8-19; 20-30;
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We had always hoped to find time to write a monthly newsletter which would cover new developments on Memverse, scripture memorization tips, and encouragement to keep going when the world calls. As it turns out, adding new features to the website, fixing bugs, and keeping up with our own memorizing has meant that the last newsletter was almost a year ago. Fortunately, Phil Walker has kindly volunteered to write one for us. We might still send out an occasional newsletter (don't hold your breath) but we recommend that you subscribe to Phil's. I know many people have been blessed by his encouragement in the past.
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