That’s the question I have been asking since June. The Partnering 2 Remember Memory Moleskine took a life of its own this year with over 30,000 people participating in the challenge. To say that I was blown away by the response would be a great understatement. A Facebook page was created as well as a Twitter account. And even an iOS app was developed in the process. It was so encouraging to hear from small groups in South Africa, missionary moms in SE Asia, entire congregations, and every member in the family–all participating together in putting the book of Philippians to memory.
So naturally, people have been asking about an organizational plans for a 2012 Memory Moleskine for P2R. I have thought and planned through the next memorization challenge, and as the last public poll indicated, the leading passage to memorize is the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Plans were in place this past summer to make preparations for this upcoming year.
However, as 2011 continued to unfold, I continually faced challenges on every front that brought much of my life to a halt. The year I planned and the year I lived had almost nothing in common. As much as I would like to lead another organized effort with P2R and a 2012 Memory Moleskine, providence would have it otherwise, and I am sadly going to have to direct my efforts in the most direct spheres of responsibility.
Those areas include shepherding Grace (which is in transition), directing PLNTD (which is getting started), and directing the Haiti Collective (which is expanding rapidly). Among these, I am planning three conferences, and working to raise $250,000 for 2012. As I consider what the Lord ha allotted to me a this time in my life, I am extremely grateful for the opportunities and at the same time wish I could do more. Including leading another P2R challenge.
I know that there are groups of people planning to do a memory moleskine in 2012, and if you have an iOS device, you can find a lot of texts available on the iOS app for memory. I hope that the vision continues and spreads with a love for internalizing, meditating, and treasuring God’s Word. Personally, I plan to tackle the Sermon on the Mount, so if anyone else is as well, I would love to know.
May the Lord richly bless your efforts to own His Word. And may He be kind to increase interest and expand the numbers of those who are drinking deep from the fountain of Scripture!