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  • Writer's pictureSteve Gracia


​Happy New Year from Thousand Pines and TM Camping! Well, we made it. We finished another year, another decade, and 80 years of incredible life-changing gospel ministry. We have now ministered to over 1,000,000 people through our camping and retreat ministries. For over 8 decades, people have come to “See, Know, and Experience God” through Thousand Pines and TM Camping. And now, we look forward to where God will lead us next, as we continue to participate with and serve Him in this incredible place of ministry.

Just last week we saw over 1100 campers in one week here at Thousand Pines. During that time, we hiked the trails of the mountain together, we played countless rounds of Gaga Ball, we served thousands of meals, and we shared our lives, His love, and the Gospel with all of them. Dozens made a first-time decision in the last two weekends and began their own individual journeys with Christ. And dozens more reaffirmed, were encouraged in, and grew in their already existing relationships with our Savior. As we shared the gospel, preached the Word, and demonstrated God’s love through our actions and service, hundreds of young people from all over southern California were impacted in extraordinary ways.

So, thank you. Thank you for your partnership in this awesome and incredibly effective ministry that we get to be a part of. Thank you for praying for us. Thank you for sharing your resources with us. And Thank you for continuing to faithfully serve, love, and affiliating with us here at Thousand Pines. God is moving in this place, but we couldn’t do what we do without you too. May you be encouraged today with the knowledge that your generosity and continued faithfulness is having an eternal impact on the Kingdom and Family of God.

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

-Isaiah 43:19

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