Lift up your eyes!

A big highlight of 2014 so far has been our church’s commitment to Bible memory. We use the Fighter and Foundation Verses – a great Bible memory program developed by Children Desiring God (We use the Fighter Verse app for that, best $2.99 you’ll ever spend…I think!)

That commitment from our church family has been even sweeter because of how Sam has embraced Bible memory. The Foundation Verses are focused on toddler and pre-k kids. It is now part of Sam’s daily routine. He wants to see the verse at bed time, he wants to teach his sister the verse at the breakfast table, and we use the verses as we work to direct this energetic pre schooler into godly choices.

Sam is such a sponge that by about Wednesday he says “It’s not the same weeeeek!” Meaning, I’m done with this verse, please show me the next one (the please may be implied!)

In our Family Worship Service at Ambassador last Sunday, Sam recited one of our “Foundation Verses” Psalm 121:1-2:

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

It’s been a special verse to me since I first came to the United States in 1994!


When we toured ILE (the Spanish Language Institute where we’ll all study for our first year in San Jose) I spotted the sign pictured above (Psalm 121:1-2 in Spanish). I trust that God will continue to work that Psalm into our lives and remind us that He is the source of our help, He does not sleep, He is our shade, He will keep our lives.  


View from ILE to the mountains


Melanie, “lifting up her eyes,” as we tour the ILE campus.


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2 Responses to Lift up your eyes!

  1. Adam says:

    Peter, this is really cool what you’ve got going here. I work for a faith based non profit called Convoy of Hope and I am down in Central America quite a bit where we are feeding kids. We’re in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. I haven’t got to make it down to Costa Rica yet. Someday! Anyway congrats and I’ll have you all in my thoughts and prayers for this awesome journey.

  2. Pingback: The Morris family (and Fighter Verses) explained! | Morris Mission

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