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March 2019

March 2019 Newsletter

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As our family gets ready to “celebrate” Hally’s birthday on March 14, I am filled with such a mix of emotions. Sadness, loneliness, grief, and disappointment bubble up from this mama who loves to give my children gifts, make their favorite foods, tell them how much they are loved, and just spend time with them on their birthdays each year…

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Job Bible Study Continues

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As our family gets ready to “celebrate” Hally’s birthday on March 14, I am filled with such a mix of emotions. Sadness, loneliness, grief, and disappointment bubble up from this mama who loves to give my children gifts, make their favorite foods, tell them how much they are loved, and just spend time with them on their birthdays each year. Thinking about “celebrating” the fifth birthday we haven’t had her here can seem overwhelming.

HOWEVER…..God in His infinite mercy and grace has also shown me joy, love, peace, patience, goodness, and kindness since Hally went to be with her Savior. Reading Job this past month has reminded me that even in the midst of losing all your children, having your wealth stripped away, receiving the wrath of family and friends, and experiencing terrible physical pain — we can hold fast to the Lord. Job 23:11-12 says, “My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”

Just as Job held fast to the Lord’s steps even when the path in front of him seemed like a mountain, I pray that you and I will choose to hold fast and not depart from the Lord when this world gives us heartaches and trials. My precious friend who recently lost her son has chosen to “choose joy” every day! I love this act of obedience. Even when her flesh wants to give up, she tells herself to “choose joy.” During this time of suffering for Job, he didn’t know what the end of the story for him would be, or why God allowed him to suffer – yet he held fast anyway! Job 5:8-9 says, “But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause-who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.” As I look through the Team Hally pictures from the past four years, I can definitely see the great and marvelous things God has done without number.

If you haven’t started the Job Bible Study, it’s not too late to join in! The end of Job’s story is full of hope and blessings. Following in my friend’s footsteps, and Job’s, I will choose joy and continue to hold fast to the words God has spoken. One of the ways we are celebrating Hally’s life each year at her birthday is by making pies (since her birthday is “Pi” day!  LOL) so this year we will make 14 and give them away. She loved blueberries, so we always try to make a few blueberry pies.

Praying you will hold fast and trust in Him. Job 13:15a, 16a, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him… He also shall be my salvation.”

Yust Family Joins Lady Wildcats in Texas

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On Sunday, February 17, the K-State women’s basketball team did it bigger in Texas by defeating the #15 Lady Longhorns —- 69-60!  The Yust Family was hosted by the team and Rob Heil from K-State; we spent the weekend in Texas with them. It was such a great opportunity to get to know each of the players better, to be part of their season, AND to encourage them. These young women are hardworking, energetic, persevering, encouraging, kind and fun!

Team Hally has had a group praying individually for players and coaches this season. One of the coaches shared with me how much it meant to her that she was been prayed for, and how encouraging it was for her to receive a card from her prayer partner. Let us know if you would like to be part of this vital part of our ministry by praying for and encouraging the K-State women’s basketball team for the 2019-2020 season.

Also, plans are in the works for our next Team Hally Game in Manhattan!  1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” Partnering with Coach Mittie and the Lady Wildcats has definitely been a huge opportunity to encourage them, and also to encourage all of us at Team Hally.

Pictured above: The Yust family with Rob Heil and members of the K-State women’s basketball team.

Pictured below: The K-State women’s basketball team; Yust family members on the beach in Texas;  Kayla Goth of the K-State women’s basketball team.

Shon and Macy Head to Rwanda in March

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Shon and Macy Yust, along with 35 other members of Spring Hill Grace Community Church are leaving March 7 on a mission trip to an orphanage in Rwanda, Africa.

There, they’ll have the opportunity to interact with and help with a VBS for more than 500 orphans, put a roof on a church building, paint, encourage the local community, and share Christ’s love. The group will take around 100 French and English Bibles to give to the orphans.

Please pray for protection for everyone going. Please also pray that the Bibles get into the hands of the orphans and that these children read of the love and hope God has for them.  Matthew 19:14, “But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Team Hally Prepares for Upcoming Vacation Bible Schools

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Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” Because of the amazing gifts Team Hally received at the 2018 Dirty Dash, we have the potential to give several thousand Bibles this summer!

We have been researching new churches to give Bibles to for Vacation Bible School. We already have a church in Wichita that would like 250, a Baptist church in Independence that asked for 48 Bibles, Global Orphan Project that requested 1,000 hardbound French Bibles for orphans in Haiti, and KVC in Olathe that requested 12 English and five Spanish Bibles.

We would love for you to email or message us on social media if you know of any churches that may be interested in receiving Bibles for their children’s ministry or upcoming Vacation Bible School.Thank you!

PS – wondering if VBS really impacts the people involved? Please see the inspiring story from Team Hally supporter Denise Stout below!

Inspiration from Team Hally Supporter Denise Stout

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Do little things or little actions really matter?

A little thing changed the course of my life. A little action first changed my brother’s life, which then changed my parents’ lives, which then changed my life. That little thing was a Vacation Bible School (VBS) flyer left at our front door in a suburb of Chicago.

My mom read the flyer and was so excited to hear about a church providing a free two-week program for kids, as the Catholic church my parents attended didn’t offer many activities for kids. So, she sent my older brother and sister to VBS at the Bible church that left the flyer.

Through that two week program, my siblings heard the Bible taught. My brother was the first to respond to the message of the Gospel and the saving message of Jesus. My mom went to the VBS closing program and became involved in a Bible study. Within a few weeks, my mom became a follower of Jesus too. Not long after, my dad became a believer too. (I was only two at the time, but at the age of nine, I also trusted Jesus as my Savior. A few more sisters were born, grew up and accepted Jesus too.)

So, yes, little things do matter. To reach my family, God used “little” things: a VBS flyer, a church building, a VBS volunteer, a church bus driver. He used other things too, like prayer, a pastor’s message, and God’s Word. My brother was the first to follow Jesus. And the first to see Jesus face-to-face. Little did we know that less than 10 years after he became a Jesus-follower, that he would be in heaven. What a difference that little flyer, faithful believers, and God’s precious Word made in so many lives!

Be encouraged because God weaves all the little things and all the big things together for His glory. Keep being a faithful Jesus follower; keep sharing Jesus; keep sharing God’s Word. It matters for eternity.

Prayer Requests for March 2019

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  • Praising God for His Word!
  • Pray for Bible distribution at area VBS this summer, and for hearts that will be receiving Bibles
  • Praise for a wonderful visit on Valentine’s Day of sharing God’s truth and love with Medical Lodge residents and staff; please continue to pray for them
  • Pray for many transformed hearts and a desire to obey His Word while reading the book of Job
  • Continue to pray for K-State players and coaches as they finish their basketball season