Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your schedule to keep up with what God is doing through the ministry of YOKE. School is out for the summer, but our staff and volunteers are still working hard to connect with kids. In addition to YOKE’s Summer Adventures, we’re also busy helping with summer school programs in our service area, and revisiting and updating the process we use to screen, train, and mobilize our volunteers.

YOKE is committed to equipping and empowering the next generation of servant leaders. We’re always recruiting leaders to join us on mission, but our main goal is to grow them. This value is articulated by the Apostle Paul in his instructions to Timothy: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:2) Our newest hire, Bridget Beam, clearly demonstrates YOKE’s commitment to this. Read her story in this month’s letter.

Go ahead and mark your calendars for this year’s YOKE Banquet, Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm at the Knoxville Convention Center. It will be a great opportunity to celebrate what God has done, to catch a glimpse of what the future holds, and to get a little taste of the YOKE culture. I hope you’ll plan to join us or even to host a table of your own.

Thank you for partnering with us. We’re glad to have you on the team!