This is the culmination of our daughter Sara’s effort to reach the Gold level for Lads to Leaders (L2L) Centurion of Scripture for 2016. She is currently 7-years-old and in the L2L program at Bellevue Church of Christ (BCOC). The decision to be a part of this program was completely her own.
L2L is the oldest and largest leadership training program used by the churches of Christ, and holds an annual convention each year at locations across the country. Centurion of Scripture is a year-round event within L2L and requires the memorization of 100 total verses of scripture. There are three levels within this program with differing requirements:
- Bronze level requires reciting 100 verses in 10 groups of 10.
- Silver level requires reciting 100 verses in two groups of 50.
- Gold level requires reciting all 100 at one time.
Last year (2015) Sara started out on the track to reach Bronze level and began memorizing selected blocks of 10-verses from the Gospel of Matthew over several months. She finished quoting her 10th section on Monday, November 16th and by Wednesday, November 18th was able to recite all 100 together, in one sitting. This was completely unplanned.
This year (2016) she started with the goal of doing Gold level for Job, and learned all 100 verses in approximately one month. She officially recited her verses on August 31, 2016, which is the same day this video was recorded.
The scriptures quoted are listed below and are from the New King James (NKJV) version of the Bible.
Job 8:1-10; 9:1-10; 14:1-10; 15:1-10; 20:1-10; 21:1-10; 22:1-10; 26:1-10; 33:1-10; 36:1-10
We are obviously extremely proud of Sara for all of her work in studying scripture and for this accomplishment. We are also thankful to her sister Kate and Mrs. Eva from BCOC for helping her study these verses.
This video was recorded in one shot, with no edits, and no cue cards or prompts were used.