Isaiah Lesson 1 & 2 Lecture Video


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Garcias’ Reception

We will host an appreciation reception for the Garcia family on September 9, at 4:00pm in the Family Life Center.

Travis has accepted a position as Minister to Students at Southland Baptist Church, San Angelo.  


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Pickleball

Join us for Pickleball in the Gym starting Mondays 9 AM & 6 PM and Thursdays at 5 PM. This is non-tournament singles and couples. Equipment is provided, but you are welcome to bring your lucky paddle.

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TSM Midweek Color War

7th – 12th Grade students come celebrate Midweek Kickoff for the Fall on September 5th at 6:00 PM at the Youth Casa. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty!

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FPU *UPDATE*

*It is not too late to join us. Contact Clint today (895-0100)!
 
Join us for this early afternoon class. We will have a limited number of memberships on hand on the first afternoon. We will be have a full 90 minute classes which include the video and class discussions/activities. The class is scheduled to be held in our Chapel with plenty of room.
 
 
Sundays, September 9 – November 4
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Located in the Chapel

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TSM Back to School Bash

Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 1:00-5:00 PM @ the Caraway’s. Join us as we kick off summer right with a pool party hosted by the Caraway’s, following our Sunday activities. This will also be a chance to welcome our incoming 7th Graders.

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7th Grader Parent Meeting and Open House

Wednesday, August 15th, 6:00-6:50 PM @ The Youth Casa. Incoming 7th grade parents be sure to make plans to join us for an Open House and quick meeting at the Youth Casa that will prepare you and your student for the transition to TSM. Following this meeting there will be a special celebration sponsored by the Children’s Ministry in the Chapel. Students & Parents are invited to the Celebration in the Chapel to Welcome the incoming 7th Graders.

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Promotion Sunday

Sunday, August 19th

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6t Grade Cellebration

Aug 15 at 7pm

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4s Go To Worship

August 22 at 6:00 PM

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SIT Team Meeting

Wednesday, August 29th, 5:30-7:00 PM @ The Youth Casa. For High School students currently serving or those who would like to serve on the Student Impact Team. Please plan to attend this meeting. We will go over the Fall calendar & assign Impact Teams.

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Youth Worker Orientation

Wednesday, August 8 at 5:30-7pm @ The Youth Casa. Returning and new youth workers are invited to join us for our welcome and orientation meeting as we prepare for the new school year. Food will be provided.

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Womens Craft Night

Friday, August 17th @ 6:30 PM
Family Life Center
 
$45 for materials
RSVP & Pay Gina by August 6

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Kids Fun Days

Trinity Kids Fun Days are back!
 
Join other children who have completed 1st – 6th grade for days of bookshelf slime making, chalk art and cross hook rug making. We will be in the Gym from 10:00 AM – Noon July 11th, 18th & 25th.

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July Picnic

We’re having an Old Fashioned Family Picnic!
Come an join in at the River Star Event Pavilion and Park on Sunday, July 1 from 3:30 -7:00 PM as all of us gather for fellowship. Bring a side dish or dessert to share with everyone. The church will be providing fried chicken, tea, and water. 
There will be recreational games such as disk golf and flag football and table games like dominoes and cards. Children can bring a towel to dry off after being on the water slide. River Star is a fenced park with plenty of shade and places to walk and explore.
 

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DR Mission Trip

June 21-28

Please pray for these ministries  
Construction, Sewing, Medical, VBS

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Texas Baptist Family Gathering

Texas Baptist Family Gathering
July 29-31
Arlington, TX
Up to 25 Messengers can represent TBC
Call the church office to sign up

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VBS – Shipwrecked

Venture onto an uncharted island where you will survive and thrive. Anchor yourself in the truth that Jesus carries you through life’s storms.
 
 
June 11-14
9:00am – Noon
 
(children who have finished)
4 yr (by 9/17) – 6th Grade
 

Never Let Me Go (Theme Song)

At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life’s storms. Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot! Your kids will also participate in a hands-on mission project, through a program called The Hospitality House in Huntsville, TX, an overnight inmate family facility working to help unify inmates and their families.

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Bible Study and Missions Cruise

Interested in a vacation that
refreshes body
and spirit?

Board the
Trinity Bible Study (Titus)
& Mission Cruise.

July 22-29, 2018

Book Through Brittany

at Kerrville Travel 830.257.6266

 


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Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 31


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Graduate Sunday

High School Seniors will be recognized Sunday, May 20th in all three (8:30, 9:45 & 11:00am) worship services. A lunch will follow worship at Mamacita’s.  Baccalaureate will be at 5:00pm at First Baptist Church. Participating Graduates need to meet at 4:30pm, bring your robe.

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Prime of Life Days

May 14 & 15
Family Life Center
 
Lunch, Games, and 15 minute power workshops on senior relevant topics such as…
 
Sharing Jesus With Your Grandkids
Living Smart
London Bridge (You Don’t Have to Fall)
The 40 Pictures – Plan Your Last Chapter
Walk Through the Old Testament: Beginnings and Wanderings

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Churchwide Mission Trip to FBC Taft

May 7-11
Pray for the 15 men & women from Trinity who have gone to cook, paint, plaster and work for the Kingdom!
 

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2018 Preteen Camp

Paperwork & balance is due 5/21.
Online camp forms can be found HERE!
 
June 25-28
COMPLETED 4TH-6TH GRADE-ONLY
Total Cost: $235
 
Camp is currently full. You may contact Kellee at kparish@tbck.org for availability.
 
 

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Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 30


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TSM Summer Camp Alto Frio

June 4-9, 2018
Cost: $215
  • Great week spent with great people
  • Runks Runkles – Camp Pastor
  • Sixteen Cities – Camp Worship Band
  • Registration Open – Contact TSM Office to Sigh Up Today!
 
Contact Travis Garcia
830-895-0100 or 
tgarcia@tbck.org

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Man Camp

Current 7th – 12th Grade Students
July 29 – 31
Cost: $85 per person
 
Contact Travis, 895-0100

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TSM Girls Weekend

July 27-28
Cost: $75 per person
Contact Travis, 895-0100

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Bike Out Hunger – TBC

Calling All TBC Cyclists: Bring attention to World Hunger on May 5, 2018 with a bike ride from Boerne to Trinity (or some part in between).  Helmets are required. A SAG wagon will follow bikers for pick up and/or water and energy snacks.  One group will meet the group from Boerne at the Kerrville border and ride with them to the church. 
Call Mary Pat in the church office (830 895 0110) for more info.

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Cans For The Kingdom

S.T.C.H. has not received their regular donations due to Hurricane Harvey, so let’s help stock South Texas Children’s Home with NON-PERISHABLE Food!
 
Sign Up and Grab a Bag on 4/22, 4/29, and 5/6
 
Courageous Kids will come by 5/6 in the evening to pick them up from your porch.
 
Suggested Items:
Cereal, Oatmeal, Canned Fruit, Apple Sauce, Mac-n-Cheese, Canned Soup, Canned Chili, Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, Spaghetti or pasta, Canned Tomato Sauce, Muffin/Cornbread Mix, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Nutella, Canned Veggies (green beans, corn, peas).

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2018 Children’s Camp

Paperwork & balance is due 6/10.
Online camp forms can be found HERE!
 
July 27 & 28
Completed 1st-3rd Grade
Total Cost: $95

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National Day of Prayer Breakfast

Join us on the morning of May 3rd in the gym for breakfast and prayer as we participate in the National Day of Prayer. Doors open at 6:30am.

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Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 29


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Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 28


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Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 28


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Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 27


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 Spring WBS – Joy of living Lesson 26


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“Forever After” Retreat

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“Forever After” Retreat

Building A Marriage that Lasts Weekend
April 27-28, Featuring Byron & Carla Weathersbee. Pricing is per couple which includes 3 meals and lodging if chosen. The retreat is held in town at the River Trail Cottages.
 
Lodging at River Trail Cottages: $120-$145
Without Lodging: $60
 
Contact Gina for conference registration & lodging options, (830) 895-0100
 

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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 25


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2018 Spring WBS – Joy Of Living Lesson 24


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Easter Story and Egg Hunt

 
Walk Thru the Easter Story & Egg Hunt
March 31@ 10:00 am
 
Stations will be set up for preschoolers & children to have a hands-on experience in learning about the Easter Story. Children will have the opportunity to wave palm branches and taste Passover foods as well as do crafts and activities. Refreshments and an Egg Hunt will happen after the time at the stations.

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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 23


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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 22


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The Forever After Weekend

Building a Marriage that Lasts
April 27-28, 2018
Featuring Byron & Carla Weathersbee of Legacy Family Ministries
Pricing per Couple includes 3 meals & conference:
Lodging on Site: $120-145,
Without Lodging: $45 until Mar 30, then $60

Contact Gina for conference registration & lodging options.  830.895.0100

 

 
 

SCHEDULE

Friday
Check In/Registration……….3:00 – 6:00 pm
Dinner……….6:00 pm
Session #1……..7:00 pm
Game……….8:45 pm
Campfire……….9:30 pm
Saturday
Breakfast………7:30 am
Session #2………9:00 am
Session #3………10:30 am
Lunch……….Noon
Session #4……….1:00 pm

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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 21


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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 20


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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 19


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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 18

PLEASE NOTE: Lesson 17 was not recorded. This is Lesson 18.


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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 16


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Women’s Ministry 2018

Just posted for 2018…
Click on the images for a printable PDF version

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2018 Spring WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 15


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 14


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 13


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living Lesson 12


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living – Lesson 11


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living – Session 10


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living – Lesson 9


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living – Lessons 7 & 8


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living – Lesson 6


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living: Mark Lesson 5


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living: Mark Lesson 4


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living: Mark Lesson 3


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living: Mark Lesson 2


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2017 Fall WBS – Joy of Living: Mark Lesson 1


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Psalms of the Heart+

 

 
I cannot look at the clouds floating overhead without remembering how David, the shepherd who spent so much of his time outdoors, spoke of the skies above. The sun that God set in the heaven gives its light and warmth to all areas of the earth. These are just two examples of His creation. The One Who created them is the true definition of the commonly used word “awesome”.

God’s law IS perfect, and because of its perfection and His great love for me, His law restores my soul. I found that this word “restores” actually means bringing something back to its original or cleanest state. Psalms 19, 23, 34 and 139 have increased my love for the God of Creation, the Lawgiver, the Good Shepherd, the Deliverer, the Omnipresent One, and the One Who knew me even before I was born.

The psalms we have chosen to study this summer were written by David, a man after God’s own heart. The psalms speak to our hearts as we read of the joys and sorrows written in them that resonate with us today because they are inspired by the Spirit.

 

Women’s Bible Study at Trinity Baptist will offer Psalms from the Heart + from Joy of Living Bible Study each Wednesday morning in July (5,12,19 & 26) from 10-12 or each Thursday evening in July (6,13,20 & 27) from 6:30-8:30 pm. Each week’s session is self-contained. No homework required, but full discussion is anticipated. Cost $5.00. Childcare for daytime study is available with reservation. Call Trinity Baptist Church 830-895-0100 to register.

Come, “Taste and see that the Lord is good”. His Word is rich and full of life just for you. Love Pat


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Maker Fun Factory

Vacation Bible School
June 12 – 15, 2017
 
For children 4 years old (by 9-1-16) – 6th grade
 
Registration is May 1st thru June 14th
Contact Paula or Kellee
 
Created by God & made for a purpose is this year’s theme for VBS! Come learn how much God loves you & how He has a plan for your life.

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2017 Mini DiscipleNow

Mini DiscipleNow
March 24 – 25, 2017
4th – 6th Graders
Signup through March 23rd Contact Paula or Kellee
Cost: $20
One night discipleship retreat for 4th-6th grade students. Boys will be staying at a home hosted by a church member home and girls will be at a separate church member home. Boys will be lead by Travis Garcia and girls by Melissa Hufsteadler. Children will learn about how to follow Jesus and be encouraged to have quiet time each day by reading the Bible and praying. Children will also learn about how to share their faith in Christ
 

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May Pastor Pals

Pastor Pals Pizza Party
May 21, 2017
 
For those children who have met the points requirement for their age by May 14th.
 
Pastor Pals is TrinityKids’ scripture memory program. Children can learn their Bible study verses and say them by memory for pints. If enough points are earned for their age/grade the child will earn a trophy and pizza party with Pastor John. See Kellee on Sunday morning to say your verse.

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Mission Heroes Mission Trip

May 13, 2017
$10
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
1st – 3rd graders (parent/guardian must accompany)
4th – 6th graders (must have attended the Mini Now)
 
Register by May 11 with Paula or Kellee
 
Come and serve Highland Lakes Camp & Retreat Center on Saturday, May 13th. We will be helping clean up, paint, landscape, and other various things needed to help the camp get ready for summer. We will also be prayer walking in the afternoon. We will be praying for the staff, the students who attend camps, and especially for those who need to respond to the gospel this summer.

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Church, if i may I would like to bend you ear about an upcoming event that you can help make a success! trinity Student Ministry is hosting an OUTREACH EVENT to area students on March 10th starting at 7pm and ending at midnight. This event is going to be built around a TAG BASED GAME called HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES. This event is a chance for Trinity students to invite their friends to be involved at a great evening event happening here at Trinity Baptist Church. Our hope is that through this event we, as a church and as a youth ministry, can conduct with a large number of students that may not have a church home or students that have not interacted with the Gospel. We are very confident that we could see 100+ students here on this night and with any event this size a considerable volunteer group is needed, that is where you come in.
 
We are in need of 50 ONSITE VOLUNTEERS as well as BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPORTERS for this event to come together. We are asking for this large group firstly to connect as many young people with members from our church and secondly because of the event quality we want to achieve. If you are interested here are the positions/teams that we arfe looking for both ONSITE and BEHIND THE SCENES.
 
ONSITE POSITIONS
  • REGISTRATION TEAM
    • Welcome and greet students as they arrive
    • Collect payment and paperwork for event
    • Hand out shirts and direct students on where to go next
  • CHECK-IN STATION TEAM
    • Be available during gameplay (7pm-Midnight)

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First Blessing in Kerrville, Texas

1blessGrowing up for some involves a lot of gently used things.  A brother will pass down his baseball equipment. A sister passes down a dress. Shoes are another item that gets passed down, some not-so gently used. Depending upon the situation and number of older siblings a child may see few items all their own.
 
On Saturday, November 19 2016 Trinity Baptist Church partnered with Shoe Carnival, Starky Elementary, ___ Elementary, and Ingram Elementary to give some children in the area their first pair of new shoes. Beginning with breakfast 6 waves of children and their families were welcomed for a meal, a few games, and the opportunity to choose a pair of shoes to take home.  School counselors identified and registered students from their schools for the event. Invitations were sent to families for all to attend along with their child.  In all 300 children received shoes.
 
This was the first time outside of Temple, Texas that Shoe Carnival facilitated this kind of event. Glen Lackey from Shoe Carnival brought with him staff and equipment as well as shoes. 
 
 

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Mexico – July 2016

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This was my first opportunity to go with Trinity Baptist Church to Piedras Negras, Mexico. A team of 8 people went. It was a blessing to work with each person and get to know them better.
 
We crossed the border at Del Rio where we were delayed a bit because authorities required Larry Danks and Conrad to unload and reload the supplies from the trailer. We then drove to Piedras Negras to the church where Julio was pastor. Arriving at the church we were met by the pastor and a man who lived at the church. He is the guard and we proceeded to unload all the supplies, VBS cloths, and chairs.
 
We drove to the La Quinta Hotel which was nice and air conditioned!!! Big blessing throughout the week. Each morning we had breakfast together at the hotel. Went to the church and set up for the afternoon Bible School. There was a class for the women during this VBS time as well. We were inside and outside and everywhere there was space at the church grounds. Conrad and Larry made sure the team had clean drinking water by using a filter system we had brought. Monday definitely was our HOTTEST day we experienced. Being busy with setup and preparations everyone didn’t drink as much water as needed. Terri and Jody passed out. We were blessed the rest of the week with cooler weather (below 100) anyway. Tomas was in charge of cooking our meals with jean and other helpers. We had good food and plenty to eat. Thanks Tomas and Jean and helpers. Pastor Julio would also join in with the cooking. He prepared meals for the 200 plus who came to VBS. We also had team members who joined us from San Antonio. Each day the ones who spoke Spanish would be in front of the church talking with people passing by. The people wanted to know what was going on. These folks told them and shared the Gospel with 2 men who accepted Christ as their Savior. Tuesday and Wednesday the team went to an orphanage. The Directors were Paulino and Betty. They care for 26 physically challenged adults and older youth. They asked for prayer for their ministry. They are praying and hoping to add another facility that is 6 hours away from Piedras Negras. Our team did crafts and visited with people from the orphanage. We also left some of our supplies with them. Friday our last day, we had over 200 attending VBS. The teachers, Jody, Loraine, and others were worn out, but blessed to be used to share the good news of Jesus and His love. Pastor John and Clint came to help the last 2 days. They were a big blessing. I want to thank Terri and Conrad for heading up our team. As a team we were blessed to be used and stretched for our Lord Jesus. Thank you Trinity for your support.

Jerry Cangemi

 

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I enjoyed the fellowship with the kids and adults. I love being able to serve the Lord by cooking and serving our brothers & sisters in Christ while showing Christ’s love and sharing with others not so fortunate. It’s amazing when the Lord calls you to do something, how he takes care of all the details and all goes well.

Thomas Brown

 

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Our trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico, took us through customs at Del Rio, Texas. After crossing successfully, we drove through beautiful country scenes to our destination. We arrived at the church building around 8 PM. After unloading the vans and trailer, we headed to the motel and unloaded the rest of our “stuff”. The motel rooms were very spacious, clean, and cool. Breakfast at the motel was included in our room cost. We had a choice of a large plate of fruit or eggs with tortillas. Other breakfast items were available at our own cost.

Monday morning we arrived at the church complex and the rush began. Rooms were organized for each class; kitchen area was set up to meet our needs as well as the church set up for feeding supper to all the children following their classes. The water supply for the day was purified and bottles filled for each group in a room to take to the motel. This process was done each day.

Monday afternoon at 3 PM, Larry (Danks) pulled out his phone, checked the temperature and it was 109. At 5 PM it was 105 and at 8 PM it was 103. I asked him not to tell me the rest of the week what the temperature was! He did better than that, he texted to have people pray for us and the heat. The rest of the week, we had cloudy days, rain and breezes. God answered your prayers for us.

The children were usually there by 3:10 PM for the 4:00 PM start. Some even came in the mornings just to see what was going on. We put them to work helping prepare projects the children would work on during the week. Two girls, Carmen and Rebecca, lived in Dallas, and were spending time with their aunt and grandmother. They were very helpful with their English skills. 

The church is located on a busy street with a lot of cars, bicycles, scooters, and walkers going by. Several stopped at the gate to see what all the activity was about. Two men accepted Christ as their Savious after Zeb and Saul shared the Godpel with them. (Zeb and Saul are from San Antonio and were with our team.) The two new believers were given Spanish Bibles.

It was a great inspiration to see the children excited as they learned Bible stories. Two storied of the Good Samaritan and Zaccheus seemed to be their favorites. As the children left, hugs were given freely and will you be here tomorrow was asked. “I will miss you” was heard over and over on the last day as they children were leaving. “Will you come next year” was a question asked many times.

Two mornings, some of our group went to Casa Bethesda orphanage and played games with those who could participate. Others watched, while others are confined to beds. The orphanage has a large new kitchen which is greatly needed as the number of persons is increasing in the home.

We were fed delicious meals at noon and enjoyed sandwiches and all the trimmings for our evening meal.

God has blessed all that was involved in the planning, preparation, teaching, and sharing that went into this week. Lives were changed and one day we will see results we are not even aware of now.

To God be the glory! Jean Ward

 

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“Tengo tanto, tanto, tanto” sang Pastor John as he strummed his guitar and encouraged the 9-11 year-olds to sing along.  When he suggested we shake all over as well, pointing to me, I complied and made followers of several little boys!

“I have so much, so much, so much” were followed by verses singing “I am grateful for my friends and family.”   The most precious moments were not caught on camera…the dramatic costumed presentation of David and Goliath, boys competing for the shields and spears, King Saul, David with his sling, and Goliath up on a chair.  Pastor’s wife Paula appeared and exhorted Goliath to really roar! The teenage girls came over from the youth class to present a puppet show about the Prodigal Son with Lucy Arellano from San Antonio narrating.  You are seeing photos of the children proudly showing off their decorated envelopes that contained their scriptures for the week and their beautiful tissue flower bouquets topping toilet paper rolls glued to colorful paper plates.  My partner Jerry Cangemi became the keeper of the water pitcher after we experienced 110 degrees the first day.  Terri Pyle and I recovered quickly from heat exhaustion that day and were fully hydrated the rest of the week, thanks to reminders from Larry Danks. On the final day, Pastor John reviewed the class with David’s exhortation to Goliath: “You might have a sword and spear. My weapon is the name of the Lord, God Almighty.”  While I finished writing out the “diplomas” he and Jerry had the children read the salvation message from a brochure that opened up as a cross.  A special 11 year-old named Eric, who had come all the way from Georgia to visit relatives, helped write out the bottom of the diplomas while I wrote each child’s in calligraphy… a small thing, but they were so proud to have them that they wanted their full name inscribed, which usually meant a first name, a middle name and two last names.  I am so grateful that I could do that after years of studying Spanish.  I challenge you to learn a few phrases so that you can minister on one of these trips!  Let me know when you want some classes!

¡Dios les bendiga!~God bless you all!

Jody McCulley  

 

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God’s love was shared with 180-200 people in Piedras Negras, in spite of difficult border officials.  Our Trinity group met the San Antonio group in Hondo. From there we traveled to Del Rio. We were met by Jeanine Young who led us into Acuna.  Larry Danks and Conrad Pyle did have to unload the trailer and then pack it back. God knew we needed Larry for this job! We drove into Piedras about one hour later. Pastor Julio Valencia was waiting for us. After unpacking the kitchen van we drove to La Quinta (yes a La Quinta but not the American chain). We enjoyed great air conditioned rooms and an added bonus was enjoying breakfast each morning in the motel’s restaurant.

Monday everyone set up for their groups. The church Jesucristo El Poderosa de Israel now has three buildings. One is for church, another is kitchen and dining, and the third is being used to teach welding skills to the men in the area. Thomas Brown and helpers served us King Ranch Chicken for lunch. Then it was back to work. Conrad stayed busy purifying water for our drinking and also for making lemonade, tea, Gatorade, and punch. Larry was kept busy making all the drinks and handling the heavy containers. Some of us stayed busy keeping early children from devouring the drinks before VBS started! It was very hot so we kept cups handy for the water.  VBS officially started at 4pm and ended at 6pm. Then Pastor Julio, Thomas and a church worker cooked and fed the children and mothers a hot meal. Our group of 20 then ate a sandwich and returned to the motel.

The children seemed eager to learn about Daniel, David, Zacchaeus, the Good Samaritan, and other Bible characters. Our own Bro. John played his guitar and taught songs and led Jody’s group in learning Bible scriptures. It was fun watching Tina and Loraine lead in songs and activities with the 3-6 year old children. Joanna Cangemi had prepared all the activities and lessons but was unable to go with us as she ministered to her sick mother.

We also visited the orphanage and colored pictures, worked on Bible lacing cards, and made caterpillars with the children who were physically able. Bro. John and Clint joined us on Wednesday morning right after they arrived in town. Bro. Paulino Esquela is a beautiful example of a man fully dedicated to God. He now works with 26 physically and mentally handicapped people in Piedras and he has answered God’s call to help open another orphanage near Saltillo.

We are really blessed to have the many women and men from San Antonio who faithfully share God’s love using their gifts and talents, especially their use of the Spanish language, and we thank Trinity Church for providing us the opportunity to go and spread His word. Our days were hot, hectic and seemed to be big messes but God works in and through our messes and problems to accomplish His will. Children, women, and two men passing by the church’s gate were led into God’s family. Smiles and hugs enhanced our days. Praise God!

Conrad & Terri Pyle

 

While this was not my first mission trip by far and while it was my second into Mexico with Trinity Baptist Church, I was quickly to find out that every trip is different and every day is a new day!

Crossing the border is becoming increasingly difficult for groups who want to bring materials to be given away and who want to do ministry among children and adults.  As with most of our trips and mission efforts, our ministry begins before we ever approach the church or mission point where we will be working.  Even the inconvenience of unloading the entire equipment trailer at the border crossing became an opportunity to show the love of Christ and a gentle spirit to those who seemed to be our oppressors at that moment.

This year’s event began on a rather difficult note because of the oppressive heat we encountered early on.  This took its toll in the extra effort required to do the ministry set before us and physically it caused some of our group to have some heat related difficulties.  After asking many Facebook friends to pray for moderation to the heat we were blessed with the final 3 days being mostly cloudy and some light rain showers cooled the air even more.  God truly blessed us with weather that was conducive to the type of “close quarters” Vacation Bible School we were to help conduct.

We were blessed to work alongside many wonderful, hardworking and dedicated people as we ministered to the children at VBS, helped to feed the children and adults who come each evening and to minister to the challenged adults at the orphanage during two of the days.

Finding a way to minister to those who truly need it really doesn’t require a person to fly halfway around the world.  “The least of these” can be found within a half day’s drive from Kerrville. I was blessed to be a part of this great effort.

Larry Danks

 

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I was blessed by the people I went with on the Mexico trip. I felt at peace over the organizing of the team.  It was challenging doing VBS with so many 3-6 year olds: The Pastor’s wife and mothers helped and the children seemed appreciative. It was amazing how Tomas and the cooks fed all the children, parents, and our team? The Lord kept us safe and surrounded with His love!
 
Thank you Trinity, Loraine Couch

 

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Pastor John and I joined the group mid-week and I was introduced to Brother Paulino and then to Brother Julio and to the work that God is doing through both men in Piedras Negras in Mexico.   With God’s help so much is done with so little.  It is a testimony to what God can do through willing people.

I was blessed to work beside the team preparing for Vacation Bible School the days I was there.  Most of the time my

communication consisted of smiles, nods, and hand gestures with the children and some adults, but it was clear that God was moving in their hearts as those who knew Spanish and the local church spoke the gospel.
Clint Brown 

 


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