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Bible Reading with Team Hally

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During these unknown days, the one steadfast, unchanging thing for all of us is God.

“for all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.  The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.”  1 Peter 1:24-25.

He wants us to know Him, to spend time with Him, to worship Him, and to trust His goodness so we can glorify Him to the world. He will give us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23) when our lives are rooted and grounded in Him. Just as we spend time with those we love, if we love the Lord we should spend time with Him. One of the best ways to spend time with Jesus is by reading your Team Hally Bible.

We are currently reading I Chronicles from the Old Testament. The Bible reading for Team Hally is as simple as the following steps:
1.    Pray and ask God to reveal Himself to you in the reading
2.    Read the chapter given in the Bible Reading Plan
3.    Take notes in a journal on three to five observations you have as you read
4.    Choose a verse that meant the most to you and write it out as well as a short prayer to God about that verse
5.    Share what you read each day with someone you love, and encourage them to read also

Please click to access our current reading plan and post your thoughts on the Team Hally Facebook page.

Prayer Requests

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“Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles and the judgments he uttered,” I Chronicles 16:11-12
1. Open doors to give Bibles at VBS programs, summer camps, other local opportunities
2. Dirty Dash 2020 for the event to continue and maybe even become bigger and better!
3. Healing for our nation and world from this virus and the disruption it has caused
4. K-State women’s basketball team and staff as they navigate the new season among all the unknowns!
5. Many to come to saving faith in Jesus through Team Hally

How Far Have We Come?

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“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?”  I Chronicles 17:16

If we each look back to what we were doing at the beginning of 2020, could have any of us seen what today in May would look like? So many changes, unknowns, emotions, losses……BUT for most of us when we reflect on a season of grief, we can also find God and joy and peace.  Team Hally was born out of our family’s personal journey through grief and it amazes me that God has continued to use this ministry the past five years, and especially the past couple of months, even when most of us are isolated in our own homes.

We want each of you to know that we have been praying diligently for each of you as well as our country and world!

We would love to come alongside you however we can during the next few months to encourage you personally, to give Bibles for any group, church, mission trip, or maybe just neighbors, to speak to your small group, business, or church about our journey through grief and hope, or to pray for specific prayer requests you might have during these very challenging days.  Please contact us at TeamHally2015@gmail.com if we can encourage you in any way!

Prayer Requests

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  • KSU women’s basketball team, coaches and staff as they finish the 2019 – 20 basketball season.  Pray specifically:
  1. To love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength (Mark 12:30).
  2. To finish the season strong (2 Timothy 4:7)
  3. To encourage one another and other teams (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
  • Edith’s House (homeless shelter in Minneapolis)
  1. Salvation for clients (1 Timothy 2:4)
  2. Funding for the shelter (Philippians 4:19)
  3. Clients to read their new Team Hally Bibles (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • Bibles to Haiti for Global Orphan Project (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
  1. The French Bibles now back-ordered will come in
  2. Shipping and delivery will be available in June
  • Summer VBS/Mission Trips Bible Distribution
  1. Thousands of Bibles given out this summer (Ephesians 3:20)
  2. Many come to salvation! (John 3:16-17)
  3. Children read God’s Word and hide it in their hearts (Psalm 119:105)
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding”  Colossians 1:9

We would love to pray for you as you pray for us! Please email us at TeamHally2015@gmail.com if you have a prayer request we can pray over. A group of faithful Team Hally members pray the first and third Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Also, if you are interested in joining us to pray together, please contact us! “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”  Matthew 18:20

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE CONTINUE TO READ GOD’S WORD TOGETHER!

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All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 
2 Timothy 3:16-17

As we are in a new year, would you consider making reading the Bible a part of your daily routine? God loves you and wants to reveal Himself to you! He reveals Himself in the Bible! If you are unsure where to begin, we have a Bible reading plan that will give you a place to start. If you already are faithful in reading God’s Word, but would like to partner with other Team Hally members, we would love for you to join us.

Beginning Saturday, February 1 we will begin 2 Samuel chapter 1. It’s an easy plan! Just set aside a consistent time each day (morning reading is a great way to start your day). Pray, asking God to speak to you; read one chapter; journal your favorite verse or thoughts about the chapter and a prayer to God. On any day you might have something to share with others, post it on our Team Hally Facebook page or send a quick email to TeamHally2015@gmail.com!

It is so encouraging for all of us to share with one another. Here’s an example from our current study:
“Then David said in his heart, “Now I shall perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand.”
1 Samuel 27:1
How sad that after God had been so faithful to David that he chose to seek his own way, disobey God, leave God’s people, move to live with idol worshippers, react in fear, and choose discouragement and despair!  Sadly, how often am I just like David?

Dear Lord, Help me today to trust You over my fear and choose to obey you and dwell among your people and not succumb to discouragement and despair.

Praying that 2020 will be the year that God and His Word are your TOP PRIORITY and that you love Him with all your heart, mind, soul and strength!

Prayer Requests for January 2020

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  • Praising God for His Word!
  • Praise for the wonderful time at K-State Team Hally game!
  • Pray for K-State Coach Ostermann and players Angela Harris and Alisa Wiggins for their season this year.
  • Pray for hearts that have received God’s Word this past year and those that will this coming year.
  • Pray for and trusting God’s provision in directing the new year.

Prayer Requests for October

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  • Praising God for His Word!
  • Praising God for His provision in money raised from the Dirty Dash for bibles and for all the volunteers
  • Pray for K-State Coach Carr, and for players Jada Thorpe and Peyton Williams
  • Pray for Parker Yust, who along with a friend is going to Tanzania in November to TCRC to take Bibles to the orphanage
  • Pray for Bibles going to the homeless in Indiana

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.”

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

Team Hally Bible Study on Job Begins February 1

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Few books of the Bible cause us to pause, reflect on our level of faith and understanding of God’s word quite like the book of Job (pronounced Jōb). Throughout Old and New Testament, we meet individuals that exemplify the miraculous work of Christ. Why, then, many ask, would we look to Job for hope and encouragement? Often when I am feeling bold in Christ and become confident in my own faith, I remember Job. It is then that I examine my heart for God and whether it is worthy of my boasting. Sadly, I am humbled by Job’s tenacity, unwavering faithfulness, and commitment to God; trusting him in hopeless situation after hopeless situation.

My prayer for you (and me) over the next few weeks as we study Job and his commitment to God and his trust in God’s plan, is that we recommit to a deeper trust than we have been willing to enter before. My prayer is that we experience a Job-like faith and strength regardless of the past, current, or future trial. Join us for Job! Please click for moreinformation.

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“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” Proverbs 24:10

The January Bible reading was from the Old Testament book of Proverbs. I have learned so much this month and have had so many opportunities to share (mainly via text) some of these precious words with family and friends. I would encourage you to do the same as we begin our Job Bible Study in February and March.  As I look back over the past four years since Hally went to heaven, I can see how true this proverb is. So many days I fainted from the pain of grief and had no strength to even take my daughters to school. Then, other days I chose to live in hope and joy and could see God using me in spite of my weaknesses: to love people at the Medical Lodge, to laugh and tickle Zoey, to celebrate birthdays and weddings, to give Bibles, to teach my Spanish class, to go on walks with my friends, to enjoy a snowball fight, to truly sing praises to my God and Savior.

Adversity is part of this life. Jesus tells us in John 16:33, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world, you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.” The truth of this life is that we live in a broken world. Because of the sin each of us has, all of us will face adversity of some kind during our lives. The question is: will your strength be small or will you trust in Jesus to give you peace to face the adversity? Resting in the peace Jesus gives us doesn’t necessarily mean that your circumstances will change or that it will be “all good” as everyone seems to say these days. However, it does mean that you can choose the eternal hope that God promises through His Son, Jesus, “who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession who are zealous for good works.” Titus 2:14

As you join us in February and March to read Job’s story, I pray that you will see God’s loving hand through the adversity that Job faced. Please send us your favorite takeaways from your Bible Study!