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How Trinity Is Making A Difference — by Daniel McGinley

I’ve been attending Trinity Episcopal Church for 10 years now. My family and I moved here to The Woodlands from Seattle, Washington in 2006. When we were looking for an Episcopal church to attend, Trinity was the obvious choice. When we would come to The Woodlands to visit our relatives, we came to Trinity on a few different special occasions, including my aunt and uncle’s wedding in 2002. When my family and I moved to The Woodlands in the spring of 2006 to live closer to our extended family, we chose Trinity as our church home.

These last 10 years of being part of Trinity have been truly amazing. I started getting to know people my age from this church by attending Camp Allen. I still attend now as a counselor. I’ve been involved in the youth group since I was 13, and I’ve gotten to know some really great people and also grown closer to God through attending community every Sunday night during the school year. When I was younger, I was rather reserved at school and didn’t have very many people that I felt comfortable around. When I started coming to Community, I met quite a few people that I felt accepted by and developed a strong connection with, including the youth minister, Miss Molly Carr, who is a wonderful mentor. I always look forward to Sunday nights and make sure that I have all my schoolwork completed so I can attend. It gives me a chance to be around people I like being around, and it also helps me grow spiritually. Through my interactions, and the different activities and discussions, I’ve been able to learn about myself, about other people and about God.

Another great thing about being involved in the youth group is the mission trips. The mission trips have been a great way to help other people who need it, and to be serving others alongside people that I enjoy the company of, which makes the experience even more positive. I believe that serving others is important because God loved us first and wants us to love and serve one another. Being part of Trinity has given me the opportunity to do that and to be impacted by that service myself.