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MAY 2013
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Trinity Pines Partners Newsletter is our communication with guests, supporters, and volunteers.

Thank you for your desire to support God's work through our shared ministry.

Ministry Quicklinks


cross on islandWe want to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who came, served, and loved the ministry in the past several months. In this edition of the newsletter, you will see projects with labor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. We could not accomplish the work God has called us to do without the generous gifts of time, skills, and labor that our volunteers provide to the ministry. 


                                      Tom Roots/Assistant Director

 Volunteer Coordinator



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"Guests from ALL NATIONS..." (Matthew 28:19-20) 





Some new Trinity Pines volunteers, a recently retired pastor and his wife, were greatly impressed by the diversity of our weekend retreat guest groups. They had a unique and memorable experience during their time here. 


Each year, the Iranian Church of Houston comes to Trinity Pines for their retreat. This volunteer couple had the privilege of meeting members of the Iranian Church this spring and attended one of their retreat services. They were truly blessed with the spirit of worship. The Iranian Church pastor followed up with the volunteers and invited them to visit and preach to the congregation at their church in Houston one weekend in March. The couple had an incredible experience and were grateful for that wonderful opportunity.


The couple shared with the us and other volunteers about how exciting it was to get to see and hear believers from all over the world enjoying Trinity Pines and worshipping the Lord. They said it was something they just don't get to see in the small town in which they are from.This couple, like all of our volunteers, was so grateful to see the international nature of the ministry in which we are privileged to participate here at Trinity Pines Conference Center. And like all of us who serve here, we are blessed to have constant reminders of the many nations that make up the Body of Christ.


Prayer note: Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ from Iran and other countries like it, that they will have high impact ministries here in the United States and with friends and family back home, and that many would come to faith in Jesus Christ.



 "...experiencing God..."  (John 14:21 & 23)  





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For every volunteer project we have been privileged to host, God sends the workers with the exact skill sets needed for that particular project. Whether we need construction experts, plumbers, electricians, painters, or in this case stonemasons and welders, God is well aware of our need long before we are.

Sometimes God stretches the volunteers in their comfort to perform certain tasks. Sometimes He challenges us to think more outside the box, but our needs never go unmet and everyone involved is reminded of God's faithfulness to His children and to keep His promises. 
  Lee Bridge
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8

 Prayer Note: Please pray that Trinity Pines leaders are constantly looking to see where the Father is at work, so that we may join Him and celebrate his provision.


 "...through a Christ centered spiritual setting..."  (Isaiah 58:10-14) 





Here are just some of the many ways that our facilities have been blessed through our volunteers for the 2012-13 season.



cabin construction

   Family Cabins 5 & 6                 Lee Lodge Bridge



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  Coleman/Conf. Rm Exteriors     Hanlin Hallway & Restrooms


  Miniature Golf Course & Bldg.         Benches in front of Lee


  Welded, constructed, and painted handrails in numerous          locations

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  Laid stone for bridges                Finished logo decor for motel rms.

SOWER gardening crafts for gift shop
   Assisted with gardening     Created items to sell in the Gift Shop

RV park work RV park renovation 
  RV Park Renovation

And much, much more! Again, we thank God for the huge blessings that the Texas Baptist Men and their wives, SOWERS, Sagemont Church RV Club, and other friends and volunteers have shared with us through their love and labor.

 Prayer Note: Please pray for each of the ministries listed above, as well as the continued health and protection of the marriages and families of our volunteers.


" that they might know Him better"  (Ephesians 1:17)


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Each year and for every project, Director Phil Springer shares the idea that our volunteer groups are a portable Body of Christ - the Church. Some volunteer groups work together at different camps around the region and see each other regularly on their various projects (the camp or ministry where they serve). Other volunteer groups have individals who may see each other, again, but are unlikely to ever have the exact same group assembled for a project. Regardless, our volunteers are a beautiful example of how the Body of Christ should function.


We learn a great deal about the value of intentional relationship building, prayer, and community from our volunteer groups. They work together, care for one another, focus on the big picture and don't tend to get caught up in petty issues. They serve the ministry joyfully and with grateful hearts. They take the time to really learn about one another's lives and support each other, faithfully lifting up each other's needs. Each staff family could share numerous stories of how we have been blessed by the loving support of our volunteers through the years. We have been blessed and inspired and Trinity Pines Conference Center would not be able to do a fraction of what God intends, without their kind and generous support of the ministry...THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!!!!!

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Prayer Note: Please join us in praying that we all use the lessons we learn regarding the Body of Christ to better serve our families, staff and guests.



Preteen Camp now has its own  websitefacebook page, name & logo!
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Camp Overflow is the new name for the Trinity Pines Preteen Camp that we host each summer, and it is also the theme for 2013. Here are the dates:
Camp Overflow 2013 
Session I - Sat, July 6 (3:00PM) - Wed, July 10 (10:00AM) 
Session II - Wed, July 10 (3:00PM) - Sun, July 14 (10:00AM)FULL
Also, our calendar is filling up for spring & fall retreats, so call (936-594-5011) or email ( soon if you are interested in making reservations in 2012-2013. 


Prayer note: Please continue to pray that God guides and prepares the hearts of the Preteen Camp leaders, Church leaders, and campers for Camp Overflow 2013 and that we see many lives changed through their time here.




Camp Overflow                         July 6th-10th & 10th-14th       


CentriKid Camp                        July 15th-19th/July 29th-Aug. 2nd 


Trinity Pines Conference Center

4341 FM 356

Trinity, Texas 75862