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Monday, February 13, 2006

AWANA Bible Quiz

On Saturday Braden participated in the regional AWANA Bible Quiz. Area AWANA programs assemble teams of volunteers in grades 3-6 to answer 20 questions from their handbooks. It's a lot of work, and each year I'm amazed at the children's ability to recall the information.

A sample question for Book 4 might be:

What is the reference for the following verse "Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."
a. Romans 6:4
b. Romans 6:5
c. Romans 6:6

The kids have 5 seconds to decide on the correct answer, select the corresponding paddle, and then raise it high in the air for a judge to record their answer. Each correct answer is worth 10 points.

There were 2 rounds of 10 questions each. Braden and his partner J. did very well. In round one, Braden "quizzed out," meaning he answered all 10 questions correctly. He was the only boy to do so. In round 2, Braden missed one question, but J. quizzed out. I *think* he was the only boy to quiz out in round 2. Together, Braden and J. were the top scorers and earned a first place medal for Handbook 2.

Our church's AWANA team took first place overall. The kids all did very well and should be proud of their efforts. It was a nerve-wracking experience, but they worked so hard to prepare and their work showed. They handled joy and disappointment with grace and class. I was so proud of them all.


At 9:40 AM , Blogger PB&J said...

Wow, congrats, Braden! Those versus that you've memorized come in handy, if not now, they will surely be a blessing later in life. I heard about a man that was chosen to do missionary work in a "closed access" (ask your mom about this) country because he had memorized so much Scripture. Thus he brought the Scriptures to the people through his memory. There were other reasons he was chosen, too.

On another note, Hillary, my friend Nina made this awesome Valentines Cookie set for me. It consists of this big heart cookie w/ 3-d face parts - like Mr. Potatoe head. She wrote on his cheek "Pick Me!" and then also included one of her finger cookies, implying that I should pick his nose or pick her as a Valentine. I was forced to pick the nose, seeing as how she is married. Quite creative, though.

Happy Valentines Day to you and your family!


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