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We conducted surveys to see how our readers use the Bible Word Search Puzzles with Scriptures for ministry purposes. Here is a video featuring many of the written responses we received. (The testimonials were read by voice actors). Below the video are many of the written responses.

Below are testimonials that we received from several of our readers. Thank you to everyone who replied to the survey. It is good to see the great work that everyone is doing!

There are a lot of good ideas here to share with the community of Bible Word Search Puzzle users. Some fresh ideas for one another.

Additionally, please see the Teaching Aids that I have posted on this website.

Thanks again.

Akili




Survey Questions

(1) Who do you use the puzzles with? (i.e.: seniors, youth, prison ministry, nursing home, etc.)

(2) How is the activity organized? (For example, Is there an introductory Bible lesson? Is there a race to see who finishes first? Do you use the hidden messages at all? Do you use the scriptures at all?)

(3) What value do you see coming from the activities and/or lessons? What do they get out of it? Are they able to finish the puzzles?

(4) ADDITIONAL – If there is anything else you would like to add please do.

Survey Responses


(1) WHO
I USE THE PUZZLES IN THE CHURCH BULLETIN. EVERY ONE LIKES TO WORK THEM.
THANKS

(2) HOW
ALL LEARN FROM DOING THE PUZZLES.

(3) WHAT:
YES THEY FINISH THE PUZZLES THEY TAKE THEM HOME TO DO THEM.

ADDITIONAL
THANKYOU


(1) WHO
congregation

(2) HOW
used weekly in pew bulletin

(3) WHAT:
puzzle is chosen to go with lesson being taught; reinforcement

ADDITIONAL
I really appreciate your providing these puzzles


(1) WHO
I use the puzzles 2 different ways.
1) Preteens & Sunday school
2) Send to the Shut Ins (senior)

(2) HOW
1) With the Preteens and Sunday School, we do a lesson first and then the puzzle and prizes to those who finish first.
2) with the shut ins/seniors I send a card and a copy of the word search.

(3) WHAT:
1) The Preteens & Sunday School- I think they learn their verses and see the moral of the story. They do finish their puzzles.
2) Seniors/shut ins- I have no idea, but they really like the puzzles when I don’t send them they ask me for them.

ADDITIONAL
I would love to have help in lessons and activities like you are talking about making free to everyone. I am from a small church and funds are not available (had a tornado in April 2011 and we are now rebuilding) so I am always trying to utilize everything I can get.


(1) WHO
5th and 6th graders

(2) HOW
I have the kids, as they arrive, start working on the word find puzzles and the finishers get a small toy or candy, such as a PEZ dispenser.

(3) WHAT:
Most finish and if they are early they have up to 30 minutes and some arrive right up until the main lesson begins.The girls seem to love the mind exercise of the puzzles and the boys like to run around and shoot basketball.

ADDITIONAL
Thank you is all. We are glad you are there!


(1) WHO
Church bulletins

(2) HOW
Discussed at a future class.

(3) WHAT:
Adding to one’s knowledge.


(1) WHO
YOUTH GROUPS IN CHURCH

(2) HOW
SOMENTIMES A LESSON FIRST, OTHER AS A BIBLE GAME FOR YOUTH MEETINGS

(3) WHAT:
THEY FINISH, SOME FASTER, ALSO HELP SOME STUDENTS TO READ BETETR AFTER A COUPLE OF WEEK PRACTICING A WORD SEARCH AND USING THE BIBLE TOO

ADDITIONAL
THE POSSIBILITY TO HAVE A WAY FOR THE STUDENTS TO CONSTRUCT THEIR OWN WORD SEARCH


(1) WHO
assisted living home for seniors who have dimentia of some form to help keep their mind alert

(2) HOW
i give puzzles weekly to go along with bible class that i teach

(3) WHAT:
they look forward to me bringing the puzzles every week. They say it gives them something to do. Some do complete the puzzles. I am glad to be able to give them something spiritual that can help get the Word of God in them.


(1) WHO
The third Sunday of each month is our youth day, so I try to include a puzzle in our bulletin especially on that Sunday…everyone is actually able to enjoy them.

(2) HOW
We have used them for senior citizens activities during our church picnics as a race to find the hidden message.We have also used them as a leisure activity to promote discussion.

(3) WHAT:
Most people are able to finish the puzzles, and I believe they are valuable to reinforcing bible knowledge-they put in the effort to find the answers that are elusive to them


(1) WHO
Youth Bible Study Group and my sister is sick and not able to attend church. she love working on word search.

(2) HOW
We use all four questionlised below in youth group.

(3) WHAT:
Yes they love the scriptures. use and outline for studying


(1) WHO
Adult Bible Study class

(2) HOW
Support for lesson.

(3) WHAT:
Great reinforcement

ADDITIONAL
Puzzles are excellent


(1) WHO
Seniors and Youth

(2) HOW
first is the Introductory lesson, we use scriptures and the hiden messages

(3) WHAT:
I have learned a lot myself most of them finish the puzzels, they are very educational. Some are amazed at what they read when they put a puzzle toegerther to do the hidden words.

ADDITIONAL
I enjoy doing the puzzels just for myself, its very relaxing, and its my time and space to communicate with God.


(1) WHO
youth and seniors.

(2) HOW
We see who can finish first and do the scripture.

(3) WHAT:
The puzzles are really great, you can teach the scriptures and come up with your actitivies from the puzzles.

ADDITIONAL
Yes keep up the good work.


(1) WHO
prison ministry that is done through correspondence (postal mail).

(2) HOW
I like to send your puzzles to inmates, as an addition to their Bible studies.

(3) WHAT:
It’s fun for them, they enjoy a little something extra in their studies of the Bible.

ADDITIONAL
Thank you for the puzzles, I enjoy them and so do the inmates. God bless you and your life.


(1) WHO
Mostly myself

(2) HOW
I haven’t used them yet but that’s a good idea and I have puzzles that I make myself and would love to publish. Help?

(3) WHAT:
I will start trying to use them in this capacity and keep you informed on how it works for our youth group on Friday nights.

ADDITIONAL
Yes, I think the puzzle are a great way to learn about different people in the bible. I especially like the women in the bible.


(1) WHO
I use the puzzles with my Sunday School Class

(2) HOW
After we finish our Sunday School Lesson, I give each child a puzzle to do and whoever get finished first receive 2 treats instead of one like the other students.

(3) WHAT:
My students love the puzzles. They look forward to them each Sunday.

ADDITIONAL
I love the puzzles and you are doing a great job.


(1) WHO
Senior Sunday School class.

(2) HOW
Use them as homework extras.

(3) WHAT:
the seniors love the puzzles and solving them. It causes them to think and gives them additional things to study along with the lessons.


(1) WHO
women in prison’hand
Sometimes I hand them out at the bi-weekly Bible study and sometimes send them in a letter

(2) HOW
we are very limited in how much time we have with the inmates so unfortunately there is no follow up at the moment

(3) WHAT:
The women enjoy them very much. They have limited material available so often they will use it for Bible study together in their cells

ADDITIONAL
This is the first time I have seen a list of the categories Is it possile it could be in greater detail and then I can hand it to them so that they know what is available?


(1) WHO
My church congregration

(2) HOW
Placed in my newsletter


(1) WHO
My sister and I have a prison ministry, and the puzzles are very beneficial for our newsletters.

(2) HOW
We send our newsletters to various prisons around the country. We have a mailing list and the newsletters are well received.

(3) WHAT:
Our newsletters always have a theme, and we try to coordinate the puzzles with the theme of the newsletter we are sending. We want to reach the prisoners and let them know that God can still save and deliver them no matter what they have done. The puzzles get them into the Word of God without sounding too preachy.

ADDITIONAL
I enjoy your puzzles very much and plan on purchasing the entire set.


(1) WHO
I have a Nursing Home ministry and I use the word search puzzles for the residents that come to my Bible Study class. They love them. I am (not so young) and I have problems with transactions on computer. I tried to order a book that I didn’t receive a few weeks ago. Used pay pal, but didn’t get it. Hazel

(2) HOW
I try to have a puzzle that is same scripture as my lesson.

(3) WHAT:
Some of the ladies (especially women) have folders and keep all of them.

ADDITIONAL
I appreciate the free puzzle and thank you for this ministry.


(1) WHO
I use the puzzles inside the church bulletins in order for everyone to participate.

(2) HOW
The activity is organized by allowing the youth to complete the hidden word puzzles to see who completes it first. Also find the hidden message. Yes, Scriptures are used.

(3) WHAT:
The value I see is that it makes them study the Bible more and bring questions to the Bible Study class. Some are able to finish. It helps others to concentrate more on the Word.

ADDITIONAL
We really enjoy all of the categories. They can’t wait to see what the next puzzle is aboiut..


(1) WHO
Church members

(2) HOW
Yes, I use the scriptures They love the hidden message puzzles

(3) WHAT:
Most all finishes the puzzles. The puzzles put a little extra scripture to classes

ADDITIONAL
This is a fabulous ministry you do We appreciate the puzzles very much


(1) WHO
Elementary and Jr. High youth.

(2) HOW
We use the puzzle in conjunction with a Bible lesson. There is a prize for the person who deciphers the hidden message first. We then write the message on our dry-erase board.

(3) WHAT:
The puzzles help fuel our discussions. Most of the kids are able finish.

ADDITIONAL
I think the puzzle are wonderful. They are challenging enough for our older kids, but not too difficult for the younger ones.


(1) WHO
I use them for Wed. night Bible study for youths.

(2) HOW
I do a lesson first then we race to see who the first 3 people finished are. I give each or the winners a dollar from which they give 10% back to the church. Yes we use the hidden messages and the scriptures.

(3) WHAT:
It helps them learn about the Bible and become famaliar with the vocabulary used in the Bible. Most finish, but there are some who don’t because of attitude problems. The girls love it and the boys put up with it and it is usually the boys who cop an attitude and don’t want to finish the puzzles.

ADDITIONAL
I really appreciate that you go to all the trouble to make these up. I was doing it myself, but this saves me a lot of time.


(1) WHO
I teach a seniors ambassadors class.

(2) HOW
We just had them out to the class to be done at their own speed. No activity is usually attached. But am planning I using them as part of the lesson.


(1) WHO
I use the puzzles with the youth during Sunday School.

(2) HOW
We use the scriptures. Sometimes they finish them up during church or at home. I do hear the children talk about them so I know they are enjoying them.

(3) WHAT:
I feel the children are getting a better understanding of the scriptures than I did as a youth. That is why I am thoroughly enjoying teaching them.

ADDITIONAL
I would love to have some trivia questions. My students also love them.


(1) WHO
Youth

(2) HOW
There is an introductory bible lesson where I incorporate the scriptures and the puzzles as part of the lesson.

(3) WHAT:
It gives me a way to reach the young people in a manner that is exciting and inviting to them. They look forward to getting a puzzle with their lesson.

ADDITIONAL
I appreciate the puzzles with scriptures myself as sometimes it explains scriptures so that I myself can understand or it teaches me something in a way I have not heard before. The puzzles and your ministry is such a blessing to me and my youth as I am sure to everyone else. Thank you so much.


(1) WHO
senior and youth

(2) HOW
I am a church bulletin editor and i place them in our Sunday church Bulletin.

(3) WHAT:
i receive compliments on how the puzzles continue their children’s education on the bible. seniors tell me that it helps them sharpen their memory and improves focus.

ADDITIONAL
i always place the logo and the website address and tell our parishioners to visit the website. currently i use catholicmom.com


(1) WHO
I send the puzzles to friends that I go church with. Also people that are hungry for God’s word

(2) HOW
Basically I print the puzzles or forward them to my friends they tell me what they have learned

(3) WHAT:
yes there all able finish

ADDITIONAL
I would like to suggest that maybe an index of the puzzles that are in order so you can know which order there suppose be in when you place them into a binder for future use.


(1) WHO
youth

(2) HOW
I make a lesson out of the scripture when teaching the class, and then the youth complete the puzzle.

(3) WHAT:
I see the youth growing if the lesson is taught right. By just watching growth in the word, some take it home the older ones do.

ADDITIONAL
just want to say THANKS to you all.


(1) WHO
I use the puzzles with our bible class and they are sometimes put into the church bulletins.

(2) HOW
I try to match the puzzles with the lessons and once they’re completed we see who comes up with the hidden message.

(3) WHAT:
Christian enjoyment. If puzzles aren’t finished they bring them back the following week.

ADDITIONAL
Keep the new puzzles coming> I’ve purchased the CD last year.


(1) WHO
the youth and bible study class at church.

(2) HOW
we teach a bible lesson off of the topic on the word search puzzle we will be solving that night.

(3) WHAT:
for the youth it helps them understand the lesson better cause they see the words that were talked about in the lesson. everyone finishes the puzzles either by thenselfs or with help.

ADDITIONAL
I personally love your word search puzzles. I do them all the time. Thank you very much for them. God Bless you all.


(1) WHO
For my personal bible study

(2) HOW
I read all scriptures for my study

(3) WHAT:
my studying helps me in my church bible study and to learn scriptures.

ADDITIONAL
I would like to tell everyone to get the puzzles and study. They are very helpful to your relationship with the Lord.


(1) WHO
I use them on our Church Newsletter Sometimes I also use them for Sunday School

(2) HOW
I usually try to keep a theme and look for a related puzzle In Sunday School it will be related to the lesson topic The children certainly race to finish first

(3) WHAT:
The puzzles introduce people to Scripture passages they otherwise may not read

ADDITIONAL
I have combined all seven puzzle books into a single pdf. This enable me to use the search facility in Adobe Reader to find a word, a topic or a Scripture reference, whatever I want. I find this very useful.


(1) WHO
Youth

(2) HOW
I use all of the suggestions

(3) WHAT:
They enjoy them very much

ADDITIONAL
not at this time. Keep up the good work.


(1) WHO
I use them at home and when riding in the car. I am an 81 year old Senior. The puzzles help to keep my mind sharp and current on what is taught by the Bible.


(1) WHO
I use it in my sunday school class. Children between the ages of 8-12.

(2) HOW
I do have an introductory Bible lesson and the children are keen to find out what the hidden messages are.We can’t finish them in the time frame we have for sunday school therefore they have to finish at home and then the next week look at the hidden message together.

(3) WHAT:
My children usually do finish the puzzles and because they can finish them at home the get lots of help from family and friends as well. I also help them in class when they do struggle.

ADDITIONAL
Thank you for doing an awesome job. Much appreciated. Your puzzles are a great help because children can refer to them when they struggle for ex. when you ask in class about the Apostles they can refer to your puzzles for an answer.God Bless!


(1) WHO
I use the puzzles in my monthly newsletter that goes to all the members in our church.


(1) WHO
I use these puzzles for personal use with my family.

(2) HOW
We do one every night after dinner.

(3) WHAT:
Not only do I get to do a puzzle, which the experts say is good for your brain, but we get to read scripture.

ADDITIONAL
I love these puzzles, especially the ones with hidden messages.


(1) WHO
Gideon Prison Ministry for women

(2) HOW
Use Christianet.com topic T/F 25 question sheets which I run off and use your word search sheets to coordinate topic. Leave 2 of your word search sheets with them weekly to work of their own.

(3) WHAT:
Women prisoners love the handout word search sheets. Women look up Bible verses to answer T/F questions and help answer word searches.

ADDITIONAL
Keep up the good works of the Biblical word searches. Maybe even free Bible crossword puzzles with references where to find answers on their own. Thanks for your puzzles!


(1) WHO
Presently, I am not teaching those type of classes. Whenever I make a copy, I give it to individuals who seem to need wholesome mind activity. It takes their mind off of whatever they are dealing with at the time.

God bless you for all you are doing!


(1) WHO
I would like to use the bible lessons for our nursing home ministry and also we use a timer to see who gets through first or the right answer first, it would be such a blessing, may God continue to Bless your ministry, thank you ,


(1) WHO
right now i use it just for me because i love bible word search very much because it helps me with the word of god

(2) HOW
I don’t race i just enjoy reading the word of god.

(3) WHAT:
give me more understanding of his word I just love doing the puzzle.


(1) WHO
prison ministry

(2) HOW
just send them when I mail them letters

(3) WHAT:
they enjoy somwthing to challenge them, I enjoy something that keeps their minds in the word!


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