Summer 2022 Highlights from Team Hally

By Bible Project, Community, Dirty Dash, K-State Basketball, Newsletter, Prayer


June 1 truly launched our summer distribution of Team Hally Bibles as we took 800 Bibles to Heartland traveling day camps to be given out at over 50 churches in Kansas and Missouri. The staff was so excited to be sharing the Gospel throughout the summer with the children who would be attending their camps.

In addition, over the next six weeks, we also partnered with many churches in the Kansas City area to provide another 800 Bibles to local VBS programs, backyard Bible Clubs, and camps. One local church member said that they had always wanted to provide Bibles for each of their children attending VBS but did not have the funds and that these Bibles are truly a gift from God!


In addition to opening doors locally, God has also provided several opportunities in other states. Pennington Park Church in Indiana has a Backyard Bible Club and it was so exciting to see them ask for 150 Bibles in May and then a month later need another 150! God truly does exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). Then further south God opened up the door in Alabama. Several Bibles were given to McDonald’s employees who had recently heard the Gospel and were beginning a 31-day Bible reading plan to explore their faith. Team Hally loves that God is an individual God who cares about a personal relationship with EACH person! Whether Team Hally gives 1000 Bibles at a big camp or a grandma sends one Bible to her grandchild in another state, God is using it.


At the end of July, a group from Worden Church near Baldwin, Kansas will be headed to Guatemala for a mission trip and 6 Spanish Bibles are headed there also! We would love for you to pray over the individuals who will receive these Bibles and consider if your church has any upcoming mission trips that Team Hally could provide Bibles.


On Tuesday, July 26 God is truly providing an opportunity to bring together all the things that encompass Team Hally!  Bibles, Basketball, and Believers!  The past few months Team Hally has been given the amazing blessing to partner with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Olathe to give Bibles at several FCA events including this upcoming elite Basketball Camp.  This camp will also include Ayoka Lee and other staff/players from K-State as well as Team Hally family and friends. Truly Hally’s love for Jesus and basketball is brought together in this event. As Psalm 139:13-14 says, we are fearfully and wonderfully made and God truly gives each of us a passion and skills which are meant to be used for God’s glory. Team Hally is providing 100 Bibles this day! Please pray that the Gospel will clearly be given and that many of the young children attending the camp will receive Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior and then be obedient to make disciples of themselves (Matthew 28:19-20).


Team Hally is super excited to be partnering once again for the 2022-2023 with the K-State Women’s Basketball Team! Our partnership with K-State began 8 years ago when Hally went to heaven simultaneously as K-State hired a new basketball coach, Jeff Mittie. Neither Coach Mittie nor the Yust family would have ever imagined what God had in store for our two organizations! The partnership started out because the Yust family wanted to honor Hally in two ways:  giving Bibles and supporting Hally’s passion for basketball through a scholarship to the K-State Women’s Basketball program. This relationship has developed into a “family.” Team Hally support the team by attending a women’s basketball game, sending the team and staff cards of encouragement throughout the season, and prayer partners for each player and staff.  The K-State team in turn attends our Dirty Dash, helps run muddy shoes back and forth for the runners, and some of the staff actually run the race! God has continued to grow this partnership in such an encouraging and meaningful way beyond our biggest dreams.

We are putting together the prayer partners for each of the players and staff by August 1!  If you would like to be a part of this impactful ministry please message us by July 28.


Dirty Dash is a 2.5 mile obstacle challenge course benefitting Team Hally. Bring out your friends and family and get ready to run, walk, crawl, wade, slip, and slide as Dirty Dash gets you absolutely filthy. Each year we dream up and build creative obstacles, so there’s always a chance you’ll see something brand new. From start to finish this is an event you don’t want to miss! Register your family or make a donation by visiting our official Dirty Dash page.


Team Hally would love to have you partner with us in prayer for the following:

  1. FCA Elite Basketball Camp-campers to hear the Gospel and begin reading their new Hally Bibles
  2. 2022 Dirty Dash-Gospel to be clearly shared and provision for Bibles
  3. K-State partnership-open doors to encourage the team spiritually!
  4. Open doors to give Bibles
  5. Protection for Team Hally as the Gospel goes forth around the world
cole reading bible

Cole’s Special Easter Gift

By Community

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.

Team Hally is inspired.

By Community

These are tumultuous times.

Instead of being afraid, at Team Hally, we have recommitted ourselves to our cause.

We’ve chosen to be inspired by the good work going on around us. These are some resources we are turning to to stay calm, focused and continue to look forward in this time of crisis for our country. We’ve found hope through these resources (and others):

The Gospel Coalition

The Desiring God

Instagram Inspiration


Please reach out with prayer requests or other ideas you have for staying strong and inspired during these trying times. We’re with you.

Thank you for YOUR commitment to Team Hally. You’re our inspiration.

Team Hally Partners with Street Crusaders

By Community
By Team Hally Supporter and Hally’s Aunt, Stephanie Barrett
July of 2019 was exciting for the Indianapolis Team Hally Family. Allow me to set the context:

We all know God works everything together for His good and His glory. This story is just one of many examples of how he orchestrates so many details, and the importance of trusting His upper story. About four years ago, Team Hally began partnering with Brookside Church in the inner city of Indianapolis, providing Bibles for their entire congregation. At that time, Howard Bellamy served as pastor at Brookside and had the opportunity to preach from the pulpit with the Following Jesus Bible in his hand!  I never got to meet Howard in that brief period, but he remembered that Bible. Shortly after Team Hally established the partnership, Howard left Brookside to become Sr. Pastor at The Caring Place Church in Indianapolis while continuing his role as Transportation Manager at Heritage Christian School.

Fast forward to 2019 – I took a job at Heritage Christian School as HR Manager, and my office sits directly across from… you guessed it… the Transportation Office. So, through general conversation and relationship building, I mentioned to Howard that I was involved with a non-profit organization that gives bibles and would his church need some? He asked for more information, and it was in that conversation that he shared with me about his time at Brookside and how he had preached out of THAT VERY BIBLE! He knew Hally’s story and vividly remembered reading about her.

In July 2019, we gave our very first box of Bibles to The Caring Place Church for their group, Street Crusaders. Street Crusaders goes out on foot two to three times per month witnessing, caring for, and now GIVING BIBLES to the homeless on the streets of Indianapolis. Since July, Street Crusaders has given more than 250 Bibles (both English and Spanish translations) to Indianapolis residents!

We are thrilled with this partnership, and continue to pray for changed lives in Central Indiana!

Pictured are supplies used by the Street Crusaders as outreach to the homeless population in Indianapolis.

Do You Know About Amazon Smile?

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On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you are prompted to select a charitable organization from the list of eligible organizations. Please choose Team Hally.

Partnership with Kansas City Hospice Kicks Off

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Team Hally recently partnered with Kansas City Hospice to provide chaplains with Team Hally Bibles for patients and families on their service. The Bibles will also be used at Kansas City Hospice-sponsored camps around the Kansas City area.

Below is a photo of the chaplain team receiving the Bibles. Ralph Testerman, Lead Chaplain with Kansas City Hospice said, “Thank you again for the wonderful gift of the Bibles.They will be a great resource for those in need. Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough to express our gratitude. May the Lord continue to bless you in all you do.”

Medical Lodge

What’s New at the Medical Lodge?

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Our June visit to the Medical Lodge of Gardner once again gave several Team Hally members the opportunity to shine Christ’s love and compassion to these precious residents.

We enjoyed doing a craft, having a snack, playing a game and reading God’s Word together. Our next visit is at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22. Please email us if you are interested in participating.

New Opportunities in June for VBS Bibles

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“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.

Choose Team Hally for Your Amazon Smile Donations

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Team Hally Makes New Friends at Medical Lodge of Gardner

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Medical Lodge of GardnerTeam Hally volunteers had a new opportunity at the Medical Lodge to sit with one of the residents who had had surgery and needed extra care. Spending two full days there gave several of us the blessing to really get to know not only individual residents better, but also to encourage and visit with staff.

The Medical Lodge of Gardner staff definitely gives love and care to the poor, needy and hurting — above and beyond their normal job descriptions. I was also so proud of our young people from Team Hally, who blessed the residents by reading to them, pushing them in their wheelchairs, bringing batteries for broken radios, playing and singing songs like Amazing Grace, playing cards and bingo, and spending hours simply chatting and loving.

Kari from the Medical Lodge keeps telling us what a blessing we are, but I think we would all agree that we are the ones who are eternally blessed! Please consider joining us as we continue to love on these precious ones!

Your next opportunity to join us is at 2 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14! We are helping the staff with a Valentine’s Sweetheart Dance and party. We will help the residents feel beautiful by putting on makeup, boas, giving them flowers, dancing, building ice cream sundaes, and making a craft.

Please message us on Facebook or email us at if you can join us or are interested in getting involved at the Medical Lodge!