When did you start coming to YOKE? I started coming to YOKE my 6th grade year at WSMS. It was in 2005
How did you hear/know about YOKE? I heard it on the announcements and my friends thought it would be fun to go... so we went.
What’s your favorite part of YOKE club and why? I love that we have a theme every week and it is fun to dress up
How many camps have you been to? Which ones? I have been every year since I was in middle school, and as a future folk, and now as a Yoke leader... which means i have been to superhero, hillbilly, western, and boot camp, as well as working at summer c camp...
What’s your favorite YOKE camp? boot camp - I like it because it was the messiest one and it was so much fun!
What’s your favorite part of camp and why? being with other schools and field games because it is fun to do the crazy games with all the kids at once.
What has your leader taught you? To keep my head held high and don't let other's comments bother me.
How has YOKE impacted your life? It has kept me involved with God and kept me following the right path! What decision (if any) have you made for Christ while in YOKE? I got saved while I was in middle school and knowing my YOKE leader would always be there.
Anything else you want to tell us about YOKE? I am now a YOKE folk at Whittle Springs with my YOKE folk that was my YOKE leader. We have a blast and now I get to spend time with midldle schoolers just like my leaders did with me.
How did you hear/know about YOKE? I WAS A YOKE KID IN MIDDLE SCHOOL BUT WHEN I GOT INVOLVED WITH YOKE I WAS A FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE AND A FRIEND OF MINE WAS DOING YOKE AND TALKING ABOUT IT AND SAID THEY NEEDED MORE LEADERS. SO I WENT TO VISIT WITH HER AND LOVED IT...
What’s your favorite part of YOKE club and why? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE SILLY SONGS .. JUST BEING SILLY ... AND HANGING OUT WITH MIDDLE SCHOOLERS PLAYING GAMES AS WELL AS SKITS :
How did you meet your YOKE kid? SHE STARTED COMING TO CLUB EVERY TUESDAY IN 6TH GRADE AND CAME FAITHFULLY AND WE JUST GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND HANG OUT!
Describe your YOKE kid: SHE IS REALLY QUIET AND RESERVED AND IS CAN BE A LOT OF FUN WHEN SHE WARMS UP TO YOU! SHE HAS HAD A LOT TO DEAL WITH GROWING UP AND I JUST ENJOY TIME TOGETHER AND LAUGHTER
What kinds of things have you and your YOKE kid done together? WE HAVE WENT SHOPPING ,MOVIES, ICE CREAM AND SUCH, AND NOW WE GET TO HANG OUT WITH YOKE KIDS TOGETHER NOW THAT SHE IS A YOKE FOLK! WE TAKE OUR KIDS TO ZUMBA, THE PARK, EAT, ETC.
Has your YOKE kid made any decisions for Christ while in YOKE? SHE HAS LEARNED TO HOLD ON TO GOD AND LET HIM LEAD. SHE DID BECOME A CHRISTIAN WHILE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL... BUT I DO NOT THINK IT WAS AT A YOKE FUNCTION... BUT I KNOW YOKE HAS BEEN A HUGE PART IN THAT!
In what ways has YOKE helped your YOKE kid? ITS A WAY OUT... A TIME TO SPEND WITH PEOPLE THAT WILL ENCOURAGE HER INSTEAD OF LET HER DOWN. SHE KNOWS SHE CAN CALL UPON US AND COME AND GET AWAY FROM HOME (CRAZINESS FOR A BIT!
Anything else you want to tell us about your YOKE kid? SHE WAS MY YOKE KID... THEN A FUTURE FOLK.. AND NOW IS A YOKE FOLK ALONG SIDE ME AT WSMS!
How many camps have you been to? Which ones? WELL.... I HAVE BEEN A YOKE FOLK FOR 9 YEARS I BELIEVE... AND I HAVE BEEN TO EVERY CAMP.. TWICE PROBABLY ( HILLBILLY, WESTERN, SUPERHERO, AND BOOT CAMP)
What’s your favorite YOKE camp? I LOVE WESTERN CAMP.. AND THE GAMES AND SKITS WE DO! IT'S MY FAVE
What’s your favorite part of camp and why? MY FAVORITE PART OF CAMP IS FIELD GAMES AS WELL AS CABIN TIME. CABIN TIME IS A TIME FOR GIRLS TO KNOW THAT WE LOVE THEM AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO US AND THE LORD IS IMPORTANT. THEY CAN CONFIDE IN US AND GET QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND PRAY TOGETHER! IT'S A MEANINGFUL TIME FOR ALL
What has your YOKE kid taught you? SHE TEACHES ME TO SEE THE GOOD IN OTHERS, TO BE POSITIVE AND PATIENT. SHE HAS TAUGHT ME TO NOT PITTY MYSELF AND KNOW THAT OTHERS HAVE IT WORSE AND TO ALWAYS LIFT OTHERS UP! I LOVE ENCOURAGING OTHERS!
How has YOKE impacted your life? WOW! YOKE IS SUCH A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE.... I HAVE MADE SOOOOO MANY RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUNG LADIES THAT JUST NEEDED A FRIEND! THEY HAVE TAUGHT ME TO VIEW LIFE IN A DIFFERENT WAY... AND JUST TO REACH OUT TO OTHERS! I LOVE MAKING FRIENDSHIPS WITH OTHER YOKE FOLK AND MOSTLY TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE LORD! HE CALLS US TO GO.... AND TELL! THAT IS WHAT YOKE DOES IN MINISTRY
What decision(if any) have you made for Christ while in YOKE? SURRENDER! ALWAYS PICKING UP MY CROSS AND GETTING MY LIFE DAILY READY TO WALK WITH MY SAVIOR
Anything else you want to tell us? I LOVE YOKE AND I AM SOOO GLAD IT HAS BEEN A HUGE PART OF MY LIFE FOR SO MANY YEARS! I AM BLESSED