Team Hally Winter Newsletter

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Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised and his greatness is unsearchable. – Psalms 145:3

What an amazing evening God gave us at Bramlage Coliseum with the K-State Women’s Basketball Team this year! Over 150 Team Hally friends and family gathered to celebrate Hally’s love of basketball and our partnership with the team. It was an exciting game with K-State winning 63-54. The give away this year was clear stadium bags with Team Hally on them! Fans loved them!!! After the game Team Hally was invited to the Shamrock Zone to meet the team and staff and get autographs. Shon Yust (Hally’s daddy) and Coach Mittie gave a few words to the crowd and many opportunities opened up for sharing the Team Hally mission. We are so thankful for the continued support and encouragement of the K-State Women’s Basketball Team and staff!

Once again, the 2022 Team Hally K-State Women’s Basketball fundraiser did not disappoint! The girls played with grit and determination and came away with a WIN. We always take our family and this year our grandchildren brought friends. I heard one of the little boys say “this is so exciting, I have never seen anything like this.” Not only is it a thrill for the kids to be on a college campus, but the reason we go humbles me even much. Each year this game is to celebrate a sweet child, Hally Yust, who left us too soon to spend eternity with our Lord and Savior. But the most beautiful thing about this event is the money it raises to provide Bibles to anyone who does not have one and those who want to learn more about God’s love. Hally loved the Lord, and K-state basketball. What a winning combination! As a k-state grad myself and someone who Loves the Lord, I could not think of a better way to spend a Saturday night! – Tracy Bird


How can a K-State basketball game bring hope? It has been an annual event of Team Hally to attend a K-State Women’s Basketball game for the last 8 years.  Each year many friends, family members, schools, church members, and coworkers all join together as “Team Hally”!  We wear t-shirts signifying our group and a Bible verse, we have a kid tunnel for the team to run through and after the game we have an opportunity to meet the team.

Each year as the Team Hally video plays displaying Hally’s life I can hardly breath watching her on that big screen.  Then the mission of the ministry of giving Bibles and the hope of Jesus Christ reminds me of God working all things for our good and His glory.  This year, I wasn’t in the stands to watch the video, instead I was in a long concession line waiting for popcorn when I heard the Team Hally video music ring through the corridor.  My heart sank as I wanted to be there to once again witness the message of hope proclaimed. 

God took this moment to remind me that He is using Hally’s life and death to spread the good news of the gospel and give hope through the Word of God.  This is only possible because in a tragic, devastating circumstance, God works in the hearts of His children to give hope. Hope in suffering.  Hope that is eternal.  Hope that gives life and joy even in the midst of the most difficult events in life.  This hope is being proclaimed to a world looking for answers when life comes crashing in.  God is our hope.  The Team Hally Game gives an answer, a defense for the joy, the hope and the peace because of Christ.
– Heidi Lynch

1 Peter 3:15

“15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” 


January-March have traditionally seen very few opportunities to give Bibles for Team Hally but 2022 is a brand new year!!!  We are thrilled to have already given out over 1,170 Bibles! Several groups that we have given Bibles to in the past requested more Bibles including: Brookside Church in Indianapolis, In His Wakes in Oregon, Hope Outdoors of Missouri, Campus Kids Ministries in Wichita, as well as Bibles given out at the Team Hally game. We love these groups that continue to give out God’s Word faithfully! In addition, we are super excited to have a new opportunity to partner right here in the Kansas City area with a program called Upward Bound basketball.  This organization seems to be a perfect fit for Team Hally with Hally’s love for both basketball as well as the Bible. At the end of their season next week over 500 elementary aged boys and girls will receive their very own Team Hally Bible!



Team Hally prays twice a month on the first and third Thursdays from 6:30-7:00 am via zoom.  We would love to have anyone interested join us!  We pray over the Bibles that have been given recently, upcoming events, the K-State Women’s basketball team, specific prayer requests and praises for Team Hally members, and open doors to give Bibles.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining.

2022 Team Hally prayer dates

January 6                                             July 7

January 20                                           July 21

February 3                                           August 4

February 17                                         August 18

March 3                                               September 1

March 17                                             September 15

April 7                                                  October 6

April 21                                                October 20

May 5                                                  November 3

May 19                                                November 17

June 2                                                  December 1

June 16                                                December 15


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Team Hally Bibles Arrive in Haiti

By Bible Project

In 2018, the Yust family was invited to attend a fundraising event for Global Orphan Project. This ministry exists to break the orphan cycle through the power of community, commerce and the love of Jesus. Global Orphan Project provides sustainable, local, family-style care that is deeply rooted in compassion, hope and the belief that every child deserves a chance. Following this event, a journey began to get French Bibles to Haiti.

We had no idea at the time this would end up being a long, difficult, and sometimes frustrating process. Sadly, Haiti has experienced ongoing violence, political turmoil, and corruption for many years. This has made the delivery of food, supplies, and assistance from outside of the country very difficult. Several months after Team Hally met with Global Orphan Project, Shon and Jenny were on a business trip brainstorming how to get Bibles to Haiti. A friend who was also on this trip suggested a ministry in South Carolina that sends medical supplies to Haiti and perhaps they would be willing to take the Bibles. We were filled with hope that this would be an easy process! Our contact Nancy Smith was so great to work with and even asked if we could send some Bibles for their church.

Then, who would have known that a global pandemic would stop the world? After months of waiting, we realized this effort had become nearly impossible. As soon as we thought we had run out of all options, Nancy found a ministry that flies supplies in to remote areas of Haiti. The Bibles had to wait for several flights because they needed to get the medical supplies there first, but finally at the end of 2021 the Bibles made it to the Village of David!

This journey is still unfolding and we’ll keep you updated as we continue learn more about the impact these Bibles are making in Haiti.


By Prayer

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 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


By Newsletter

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!


By Bible Study

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.”
–Numbers 6:24-26

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!


By K-State Basketball

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!



By Bible Project
Team Hally is so excited for the summer of 2021!God opened many new camps and opportunities last summer even when our “normal” Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs didn’t happen. We would love to continue to give bibles to any VBS program that plans to meet this summer, as well as camps, mission trips, neighborhoods, and to individuals.

Please contact us at 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


By Newsletter

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