Rewards for Memorizing

Receiving a reward for memorizing is great.  Of course, memorizing is a reward in itself:  it exercises the brain, adds to the content stored inside the brain, and helps the brain improve its ability to perform in other areas.  Memorizing Scripture is best of all, because God’s Holy Spirit can pull those verses back into your mind whenever you need them.

However, when we can memorize and receive an Amazon gift certificate for having done it, why, then there’s a different type of reward!

As the staff member who sets up the Scripture Memorization prizes in Amazon, I have the unexpected bonus of getting many thank you notes from the students and families who have received the prizes!

  • Thank you for the Amazon.ca Gift Card! I sure appreciate all the work you did for getting these out. 🙂
  • Lucy sends a very big THANK YOU!!!!! Thank you for the Amazon.ca Gift Card!
  • We received our Amazon gift!! Thank you so much! 🙂
  • She will (have fun picking out her prize) …of course, the real prize is God’s word hidden in her heart! Thank you for organizing this; it is one of the most worthwhile things our children will do!
  • Thank you so much for this encouragement. My daughter has been diligently memorizing Scripture and not always super keen to review it, but today’s gift really inspired her to get going to memorize the rest of the Sermon on the Mount! She is excited to spend the gift card and my just-turned-5-year-old is already asking if she can do the same so she too can get a reward. So this is fabulous! Thank you! Now to find a chunk of 34 verses that she can wrap her little head around.
  • Thanks Beth!!! We got it yesterday…and Caleb is very excited about it. He still does all of his memory verses every bath night!!! Thanks for giving him the extra ‘push’….better than ‘mom saying he has to.’ Lol!!!!

This year, we awarded a total of $ 2,910.00 in prizes to the following students and one staff member.  Some memorized the basic challenge of 100 verses, 65 verses or 34 verses.  Others memorized new verses plus reviewed a previous year’s verses and recited them, for bonus prizes.

Peter Heyd  $               55.00
Karis Thiessen  $               55.00
Calleigh Parkins  $               55.00
Braiden Zylstra  $               55.00
Logan Zylstra  $               55.00
Jessica Zylstra  $               55.00
Jacob Zylstra  $               55.00
Thomas Heyd  $               55.00
Andrea Visscher  $               55.00
Isaac Visscher  $               55.00
 
Zacharias Walker  $               25.00
Emalie Carvalho  $               25.00
Danaya Bagnall  $               25.00
Elena Doerksen  $               25.00
Chloe Doerksen  $               25.00
Chloe Trotter  $               25.00
Amanda Jaggard  $               25.00
Bella Nelson  $               25.00
Lilly Nelson  $               25.00
Danielle Parkins  $               25.00
Lauren Parkins  $               25.00
Annika Klopper  $               25.00
Anya Webster  $               25.00
Zoe Ellis  $               25.00
Zara Ellis  $               25.00
Zyana Ellis  $               25.00
Hope Carvalho  $               25.00
Sophia Hartwick  $               25.00
Jordan Hughes  $               25.00
Isaac Hughes  $               25.00
Ellianna Tsai  $               25.00
Tristan Bourke  $               25.00
Gabriel Bourke  $               25.00
Marc Howard  $               25.00
Julie Howard  $               25.00
Samuel Zwygart  $               25.00
Madeline Giesbrecht  $               25.00
Julin Giesbrecht  $               25.00
Sarah Faith Rutsatz  $               25.00
Phinehas Cheng  $               25.00
Trevor Thiessen  $               25.00
Peyton Klassen  $               25.00
Zoe Klassen  $               25.00
Bella McKnight  $               25.00
Mikayla Theisen  $               25.00
Josiah Theisen  $               25.00
 
Micah Berg  $               40.00
Joshua Berg  $               40.00
Indianna Berg  $               40.00
Noah Berg  $               40.00
Lucy Fedorov  $               40.00
Hannah Nissen  $               40.00
Caleb Nissen  $               40.00
Malachi Jennings  $               40.00
Zachary Jennings  $               40.00
 
Tyrhel Pawluski  $               30.00
Rhiley Pawluski  $               30.00
 
Francois de Villiers  $               35.00
Leela de Villiers  $               35.00
Joseph Tsai  $               35.00
Caleb Johnson  $               35.00
 
Nathan Tsai  $               45.00
 
Aniah Johnson  $               50.00
Caleb Tsai  $               50.00
 
Charles Johnson  $               60.00
Thomas Johnson  $               60.00
Aidan de Villiers  $               60.00
Steffan de Villiers  $               60.00
 
Daniel Jenkins  $               80.00
Joshua Jenkins  $               80.00
Terrell Dutcyvich  $             100.00
Reese Dutcyvich  $             100.00
Jenna Dutcyvich  $             100.00
Roberta MacDonald  $               55.00
TOTAL  $   2,910.00

Congratulations to the 2015-16 prize-winners.  Enjoy your rewards, and especially enjoy that you now have more of God’s Word in your hearts!  Be sure to keep a lookout for the link to register for the “2016-17 Scripture Memorization Challenge”!

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