Bible Memorization

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A Christian organization whose church-based clubs challenge kids to memorize Bible verses says its graduates are keeping the faith.

The president of Awana International, Jack Eggar, told CDR Radio that it commissioned a survey of adults who had spent at least 6 years in Awana when they were growing up. He says more than 90 percent of those surveyed remain "faithful in church and are still active in their faith, even sharing Christ with others.'' Eggar says Awana also has converted many parents to Christianity as they helped their children memorize Bible verses from the Awana workbooks.