On August 28th, more than 500 guests joined us at the Hotel Knoxville for the YOKE Banquet. The annual event, presented by Pilot Flying J, celebrates what God has accomplished through the ministry, helps cast vision for the next twelve months, and helps raise funds to support the programs and services that YOKE provides.
Our theme was Illuminate from Ephesians 5:8. There Paul says, “For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!” The program presented ways that YOKE is carrying light into the communities that we serve.
Jeff Jarnigan joined us to promote the annual YOKE Golf Classic and some of our YOKE Folk used a skit to remind us that everyone has an important role in the body of Christ. Executive Director, Jonathan Haskell updated the crowd on some of the important milestones that YOKE has achieved over the last year.
The main story of the night was about how YOKE is bringing light to the Farragut community. James Council, our team leader at Farragut Middle, shared how dark his life was until he found light in Christ, and how that has given him the desire to share light with others. The video included testimonies from some of the kids he’s impacted and even from the Principal at Farragut.
With the investment from sponsors, gifts at the event, and pledges to give over the next 12 months, YOKE raised nearly $180,000. Thank you to everyone who gave to help make this event such a success, including our sponsors listed below.
For information on getting involved with the 2019 YOKE Banquet, call 865-522-6907 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.