We meet the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. to pray for Team Hally. We would love for you to join us! Please email TeamHally2015@gmail.com if you would like to join the prayer team.
Here are some prayer requests we would love for you to pray over on your own this month:
• K-State women’s basketball team as they end their season, they will see how God has been sustaining them this season, and for them to have hearts of gratitude for the season. For continued opportunities for Team Hally to partner with K-State
• Summer opportunities to give bibles to local VBS programs and summer camps
• Opportunities to give bibles to local churches going on mission trips in 2021
• Those who receive Team Hally bibles to read their new bible daily and to get plugged in with others who are reading God’s Word
• Planning for 2021 Dirty Dash
This year has definitely been a time of change in my life. It seems like every single part of my life has changed! I’ve found that just when I think life has changed enough or is going back to normal, something else changes! As most of our normal way of giving bibles was shut down, I decided to start praying that God would show me new opportunities to give bibles and for me to share God’s Word right where I am.
I have the blessing of teaching elementary Spanish at a private school called Mighty Oaks Enrichment Center. Each Christmas I like to give my students a gift, and as I processed through what to give each student, I decided to give each of them a Team Hally Bible. Honestly, I thought the students might not be super excited or that they all had a bible of their own. God really proved me wrong! Almost every student was overjoyed to receive their bible and said they couldn’t wait to read it on their own. Then, one of my fifth graders asked if I would start a bible study with them.
Once again, I wondered how many of my students would truly give up their recess time to do a bible study with their Spanish teacher, but decided I was willing to try! Of course, God had such a perfect plan that I shouldn’t have been surprised when around 25 third through sixth grade students showed up to study Jesus’ parables from Matthew 13. Most of the students are using the Team Hally Bible and it is so helpful to say, “turn to page 1041” and everyone is reading and studying the same version! I’m so excited to see in a few years how God grows these faithful young believers into mature men and women of God!
Do you ever feel lonely, depressed, frustrated, anxious, or unloved? Do you struggle loving those around you who don’t agree with you? Would you like to know more about God? Do you want to know if He is real? What does the Bible say about COVID? What does the Bible say about sin? About marriage? About politics? About heaven? Does God love me even when I do bad things?
There is one book that can show you the love of someone who will never leave you or forsake you and who holds all the wisdom of the world.
Would you consider getting to know this Someone by joining Team Hally in reading through the Bible in 2021? We are currently in the book of Numbers which focuses on 39 years of wandering in the wilderness for the Israelites and how God continued to speak to them and lead them in spite of their lack of faith and sinfulness.
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
There are definitely many lessons all of us can relate to as we have been living in a wilderness of our own the past year. Seeking God in the midst of hardship and the unknown will give all of us hope!
Please click to begin reading God’s Word with Team Hally!
On January 31, 2021 nearly 150 Team Hally friends and family gathered at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS to cheer on their beloved K-State women’s basketball team. The team has “Honor the Journey” as their theme this year and it was definitely a fitting focus for the challenges that all of us have faced!
K-State fought hard and almost pulled off a victory in the final seconds of the game. The afternoon was filled with large foam fingers that promoted Team Hally, distributed free to all fans attending the game. Attendees also saw a video highlighting Team Hally, lots of Team Hally fans on the big screen, lots of reasons to cheer, enjoyed socially distanced fellowship, and shared in Hally’s favorite sport: basketball!
God’s Word reminds us that, even as the journey all of us are on is unexpected, he is with us wherever we go (Joshua 1:9). If you missed the game this year, we hope you will plan to join us in 2022 to cheer on the K-State women and celebrate Team Hally!
Please contact us at TeamHally2015@gmail.com or on our Team Hally Facebook page to let us know about your summer plans/needs for bibles. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
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