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New Opportunities in June for VBS Bibles

By Community

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:10-11

This summer Team Hally has had some new opportunities to partner with local churches to give Bibles. We’ve also been able to give Bibles to churches we’ve partnered with the past four years. I’m thanking God for all of the precious children and adults who have received His Word so far this summer. We’re praying that each of them will begin reading His Word so their faith may bring forth and sprout.

Here are some of the churches that have received Team Hally Bibles this summer:
New Life                        Gardner             150
Grace Community         Spring Hill            24
Countryside                   Spring Hill            28
Life Spring                     Spring Hill            36
Paola Lutheran              Paola                 108
Freeman Presbyterian   Freeman, MO      36
Connecting Pointe         Lincoln, NE          36
First Baptist Church       Ottawa                 35
Ruhamah Baptist Church   Ruhamah        60
Wordan United Methodist   Wordan         125
First United Methodist         Garnett           30
Burlingame Federated        Burlingame     56
Heartland Camp                 Gardner          48
First Baptist Church            Maize             24

Bibles have also gone to Uganda, France, Kenya, Texas, Washington, Alabama and North Carolina!  Please contact us if you are going on a mission trip, need Bibles at your church in the children’s program, want to keep some Bibles on hand to distribute as the Holy Spirit leads you, or for any other ministry need!

We are so excited to see what God is going to do the rest of the summer.

More Bibles

1000 More Bibles Arrived

By Bible Project

God’s Word continues to be spread through the Team Hally ministry as we were down to only four boxes of Bibles in May. We are so thankful for each of you who faithfully gives funds so we can purchase more Bibles.

The day we placed stickers in the 1000 new Bibles we ordered, we had an amazing turn out. Psalms 13:6 says, “I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.”

As I was watching the stickers being placed in the Bibles, it overwhelmed me how bountifully my God deals with me. He uses a broken and disorganized mama to send forth His Word to share the hope and love He has for each of us. We have distributed more than 900 Bibles in the past month, and we already need more Spanish Bibles.

We are so excited to see what God will do with our ministry the rest of the summer!

New Bible Study has Begun

By Bible Study

We are so excited to be reading in Leviticus for the Team Hally Bible Study.This book of the Bible shows us just how much Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross means for us as believers today. Before Jesus came to earth, when the people sinned, God required a blood sacrifice and a priest to pay the penalty for their sins. Leviticus explains the different types of sacrifice, and in detail, the requirements for the sinner as well as for the priest. Jesus changed ALL of these requirements for everyone! He took all of the sins of every person upon His shoulders so that we have a way to His Father and He became the only sacrifice needed. Hebrews 7:27 says, “He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for His own sins and then for those of the people, since He did this once for all when He offered up Himself.”

If you haven’t started Leviticus yet, just jump in on the current day, pray for God to speak to you, and read through the chapter. Choose a verse that stands out to you, write that verse (along with a prayer) in a journal, and then share what you are learning with someone close to you.

We will continue reading through the next five books of the Old Testament (Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges and Ruth) until November. The reading takes about fifteen minutes each day and will allow you to learn more about the God who loves you so much and desires to spend time with you every day!

We’re praying that each of you will join the Team Hally Bible Study!

March 2019 Newsletter

By Newsletter

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

By Bible Study

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

By K-State Basketball

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

By Mission Trip

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

By Uncategorized

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

By Uncategorized

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.