What an amazing year it has been for Team Hally! God has proven his faithfulness and steadfast love in so many ways to our little ministry team. “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9
As we reflect on the year, it truly is overwhelming to see how God continued to give us abundant opportunities to distribute bibles, to have both our Team Hally game, as well as our annual Dirty Dash, to grow the ministry in new ways using social media, and to answer so many prayers.
As the year began, more than 100 faithful friends and family gathered at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan to cheer on the Kansas State University women’s basketball team for our annual Team Hally game. Each year we try something new for the game and in 2020 we distributed more than 250 beanies to fans, in support of the team, as well as Team Hally. Those hats can still be seen around Hally’s school, as well as at K-State football games! It was also such a joy to have many of the coaches and the team join Team Hally fans after the game for a meal and to cheer on the Chiefs as they won a playoff game! Go Chiefs! God’s continued blessing over our partnership with the KSU women’s basketball team is truly heartwarming!
The opportunities we had to give bibles in 2020 were completely dependent on God and His direction. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) Looking back, we could never have imagined the doors that would open and how not having control was actually a much more fulfilling year! As vacation bible school after vacation bible school was cancelled, our prayer team cried out to the Lord for Him to show us how, where, and when to give bibles. The emails, phone calls, and random opportunities came flooding in! As a result, Team Hally has distributed more than 2,000 English bibles, 600 Spanish bibles, and 250 French bibles (which are headed to Haiti). Bibles have gone to the Philippines, Nicaragua, as well as Ethiopia, War Eagle camp in Arkansas, In His Wakes waterski camps, Heartland Camp, Bread of Life ministry, to KSU students, Dream Center, local churches and youth groups, Jenny’s Spanish students at Mighty Oaks, and to our very special bible-giving partner Howard in Indianapolis.
These bibles wouldn’t be possible without the faithful and sacrificial giving of so many! Our annual Dirty Dash not only saw more than 400 runners and spectators, but was also a day of giving! Our goal was $25,000 and we raised more than $30,000. We truly cannot express the depth of our gratitude for everyone who made the Dirty Dash possible this year. In addition, even the KSU women’s basketball team showed their continued support by creating their own fun run in Manhattan to encourage our ministry! I am thanking God for giving us a beautiful day, venue, and opportunity to run for bibles.
Finally, as the year draws to a close, we see how each month as our prayer team gathers to pray over individuals, churches, the K-State women’s basketball team, specific ministry needs, and the ministry in general, that God not only hears our prayers, but delights in answering our prayers. Phil 4:19 has definitely proven true over and over again. We all have been reminded this year that “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
It’s time to get dirty!
Registration is open for the 2020 Dirty Dash, taking place on Sunday, September 20. The adult dash is at 1 p.m. with the kids’ dash at 2 p.m.
Special health and safety measures will be in place this year. Please do not participate if you are sick or have COVID symptoms. Please social distance throughout the event, and please wear a mask.
Free t-shirt if you register early!
This event is rain or shine! If you don’t feel like getting dirty, you can always just come and cheer on your favorite walker or runner.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from Dirty Dash benefit Team Hally in its mission to distribute bibles.
Please follow this link to register or donate: http://bit.ly/2020DirtyDashRegistration
We hope you’ve been safe and healthy during this period of uncertainty.
We’ve been busy: Zoey, making and donating masks. And all of the kids – spending as much time outside as possible.
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
Written by Team Hally Supporter June Duehring
In March 2020 a group from Gardner Fellowship Bible Church spent 10 days experiencing God’s work in Ethiopia. They held a mini-Vacation Bible School at a school called Peaceful Generation. At this school, children from surrounding tribes – which have historically been in conflict with one another – come together and are taught of Christ’s love for all people.
The team brought suitcases of supplies, including 24 Team Hally Bibles. The kids are then able to return to their tribes and are beacons of peace and hope in their communities. Although time in this area was short, witnessing the huge work of reconciliation that God is doing through Peaceful Generation made an incredible impact on the entire team. The Bibles are used to teach the word of God, and are also their primary textbook for learning English.
Seeing how gratefully the gifts were received was extremely humbling to the team. They prayed that the presence of God’s word in these tribes will continuously promote change in the hearts of these people.
“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
Written by Cole’s Mom
I wanted to give our nine year old son Cole a new Bible for Easter.
Mrs. Yust is his Spanish teacher at Mighty Oaks Enrichment Center, and he and Zoey are classmates, so I knew a Team Hally Bible would mean something extra special to him.
He received the Bible Easter morning and when he saw it, he got a huge smile on his face! He opened it and read the front inside cover about Hally’s legacy. He said, “This is so cool!” He loves to read his Bible! We are thankful for this special gift.
Pictured above are Parker and the StuMo team in the Philippines during spring break 2020.
Isaiah 6:8 says, “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me!”
Parker Yust will go on staff with the Student Mobilization Ministry (StuMo) beginning this summer and then continue serving on this ministry team in Cebu, Philippines after he completes his support raising, most likely this fall.
He, along, with a team of current StuMo staff from KU and KSU traveled to Cebu over spring break for training, as well as encouragement. Parker was able to leave two Team Hally Bibles with the current staff in the Philippines to be given to some of the native students. His prayer is to distribute many more the next three years as he tells the college students in Cebu the great news of Jesus Christ.