It is always encouraging at Children Desiring God to hear from those who use our resources. The following testimonies are from churches and parents using the Fighter Verse Scripture memory program. This first testimony comes from a mother in Minnesota:
“My son [5 years old] and I do personal devotions in the morning before going to school…along with the Foundation Verses and/or Fighter Verses. Well, last week, as we were coming home from school, he asked if he could climb “his” tree, and I reminded him the three things he needs to do as soon as we get home: take his school shoes off, put his backpack away, and change from his uniform into play clothes. I felt him tense for a second and then relax. As we entered the house he said, “Mom, I was going to argue with you but the Holy Spirit reminded me one of the verses hidden in my heart, and so I didn’t! I obeyed!” I asked him which Bible verse that was, and he said, “Do all things without grumbling or questioning.”…We’re celebrating the work of the Holy Spirit in his heart, and glorifying God!
This next testimony comes from a children’s ministry leader from a church in Wisconsin that started a weekly memory program using first the verses from CDG curriculum, and then from the Fighter Verses Scripture memory program:
One day [a six-year-old girl from this church] lost her temper as her father was disciplining her. After correcting her, he talked with her about the importance of self control. Her eyes got big and she said “Daddy, that is just like one of my Sunday school Verses.” He asked her which one and she said “Proverbs 14:29: Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly” Needless to say, her dad told me this story with tears in his eyes.
Finally, this testimony comes from an associate pastor’s wife in Alberta, Canada:
A few months ago we ordered a pack of Fighter Verses for ourselves, believing that God was stirring us to know His Word better. After we received our pack, we ordered 20 more to give to friends and family as we were led. My husband recently preached a sermon on knowing the Word and offered our last 2 verse packs to whoever wanted them. The first 2 people out the door asked for them! Many others asked where they could get a pack. Due to the response, we ordered another 20 and made them available at church this morning. Again, they disappeared quickly, and others were asking if we have any more coming. We are so excited and encouraged to see our church respond in this way.
Friday Contest—If you, too, would like to start using the Fighter Verse Scripture memory program, we plan to give away a free copy of Fighter Verse Pack (a two-ring binder containing five sets of verses, 52 passages each). Simply leave us a comment about why you would like to receive this resource and your name will be entered in the contest. Leave your comment by Wednesday, November 13. We will randomly select the winner on Monday, November 18.