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Saturday, February 23, 2013

AWANA Bible Quizzing!

On Saturday the 16th, Cayla participated in AWANA Bible Quizzing.  It was her first time to participate and she was VERY nervous.  She did a great job though, and even placed 4th in her quiz category.  We were so incredibly proud.

The next Saturday, my niece participated in the high school quizzing, and while her team didn't place she was pure joy to watch.  Kelly was assertive, confident, and respectful when she delivered her answers.

My favorite thing about quizzing wasn't the competing, or the winning.  It was watching the girls knowing they were answering with confidence, Godly things that were hidden in their hearts.  Unlike a sport, or a talent, memorizing the Word is work for anyone who attempts it.  It's not something they're born with; it's not something they have a natural inclination toward; it's something that must be taught, and practiced.  And as a Christian mom, nothing makes me more proud than watching my children (yes, nieces and nephews too) grow in the knowledge and grace of Christ.

".....grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen."  2 Peter 3:18

Cayla, receiving her award for participating and placing.

Cayla and Cory after the competition.  I think they're both beaming :)

2 comments:

Clare said...

That is so great! Since our group is new, they didn't quiz this year (and I didn't push for it since Josie isn't in T and T yet) but I am looking forward to it in the future. Good job, Cayla!

Shelley Hale said...

I sure wish now that I had been more diligent learning references as a kid. I find myself constantly looking things up! I am so glad that I at least know the concepts and approximate location. Honestly, we are always being questioned here. So, go get 'em girls! Good job! You will always be happy you did this!