In his second letter to his protégé, Timothy, the Apostle Paul gave clear instructions on how to keep the movement going. “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses,” he wrote. “Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” (2 Timothy 2:2 NLT) The Kingdom continues to grow and expand as we pass along the Good News to the next generation. That’s what YOKE is all about and your investment helps us to keep it going.
Peyton first met Andrew as a 4th grader when Andrew volunteered to coach his basketball team. So, a few years later, when Andrew invited him to YOKE, he was eager to see what it was about. “I loved Andrew and always enjoyed hanging out with him,” Peyton said. “YOKE was an easy way to do that, so I was happy to get involved.”
Though he loved YOKE Club immediately, he was hesitant at first to sign up for YOKE Camp. “I wasn’t sure about going away for a whole weekend, so I just seemed to always find an excuse,” Peyton recalled. Andrew finally convinced him to sign up for Spring Camp of his 8th grade year – his very last opportunity – and he loved it! “The thing I remember most is the opportunity to meet YOKE Kids from all the other schools, and to spend the whole weekend with Andrew.”
Now a freshman at Walters State, Peyton is a YOKE Folk himself and Andrew is his team leader. “I learned so much from him, and not just at club,” Peyton said about Andrew. “Yes, he taught me how to be a good YOKE Folk, but from all the time we spent together outside of club I learned a lot about following Jesus and building relationships with others. I want to continue that ministry that I inherited from him.”
As a YOKE Folk, Peyton also has a new perspective on camp. “Club is great, but it’s only an hour a week,” Peyton explained. “Camp gives us a chance to spend the whole weekend together. It made such an impact on my life and I’m confident that it will do the same for our kids.”
YOKE Camp changes lives. Spring camp is just around the corner and we’re anticipating our biggest crowd since before the pandemic. There are kids like Peyton from every county that need your help. Would you consider making a gift to impact the lives of middle school students like Peyton?
Grateful for your partnership,
It costs approximately $125 to send a kid to camp, so your gift could help in the following ways:
- $125 – sponsor 1 YOKE Kid.
- $250 – sponsor 1 YOKE Kid and their YOKE Folk.
- $500 – sponsor a cabin.
- $1,000 – sponsor a club.
Mail your check to YOKE at P.O. Box 3492, Knoxville, TN, 37927 or make a secure gift online anytime.