by Sarah North
Attention, present Bibles, begin”… For nine years I participated in Bible Drill and also competed in the Student’s Speakers Tournament for two years. During this time, I was the state winner and national runner-up for Speakers and state runner-up in High school Bible Drill.
Being a part of these two ministries has had a lasting impact on my life. Not only did I memorize Bible verses during this time, but I had fun at competitions, made lifelong friendships, improved my public speaking, and most importantly, I had the opportunity to share God’s word with others. To this day, I can recall many of the verses and passages by heart or at least have a general idea on where to locate them.
One verse that comes to my mind most often is, “What time I am afraid I will trust in thee (Psalm 56:3).” This is a verse I learned in Children’s Bible Drill that has stuck with me over the years. I find myself going back to this simple, but powerful, verse over and over again. Memorized for a competition, remembered for a lifetime.
Sarah lives in Falcon, Colorado where she works at Ent Credit Union. She is 2 months away from finishing up a two year rotational program in mortgage and consumer lending. In 2012, she was State Runner up in Student Speakers Tournament. In 2013, State Winner and National Runner up in Student Speakers and State Runner up in High School Bible Drill.