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Cole’s Special Easter Gift

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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.

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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

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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

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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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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization (like Team Hally) every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization (like Team Hally).

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), 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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amazon-smileAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Team Hally every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as at Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Team Hally.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

How do I select Team Hally to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, please select Team Hally Fund to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. Thank you for your support!

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 teamhally2015@gmail.com if you can join us or are interested in getting involved at the Medical Lodge!

Look at what God did in 2018!

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Vacation Bible Schools

On June 1, 2018 we hadn’t heard from any of our usual Vacation Bible School (VBS) groups or any new ones. So as I write this article to share about the amazing things God did this past summer, it seems like a miracle to me!  We not only had the opportunity to partner with many of the churches we have given Bibles to the past three summers but added several new churches:

 

  • Heartland Camp 84 Bibles
  • Lenexa Baptist Church 96 Bibles
  • Fellowship Bible Church 36 Bibles
  • Westline Christian Church 36 Bibles
  • Louisburg Baptist Church 72 Bibles
  • LifeSprings 36 Bibles
  • Fontana 48 Bibles
  • Grace Community 36 Bibles
  • Michigan Valley 36 Bibles
  • Countryside 24 Bibles
  • Baldwin United Methodist 84 Bibles
  • Williamsburg 48 Bibles
  • Antioch 36 Bibles

That’s 672 Bibles given out just in our local communities!!!  Thanking God that His Word does go out mightily, allowing us to be used as His instruments to distribute His precious Word!

Other Bible Distribution Opportunities

We have so many exciting opportunities to continue partnerships that started in the past couple of years as well as answered prayers to finally get some Bibles into the hands of orphans in Tanzania.  So thankful that God protected Parker Yust and the Bibles to get them safely there! Also, we are super excited that God opened doors in Florida through our sweet friends the Kosowsky family to distribute both French and English Bibles to this precious church.

 

  • Brookside Church in Indiana 192 Bibles
  • TCRC in Tanzania 40 Bibles
  • Puerto Rico Mission Trip 40 Bibles
  • Haitian Church in Florida 108 Bibles
  • Mission Southside 60 English Bibles + 48 Spanish Bibles
  • TLC 36 Bibles