Author Archives: Mario Zandstra

About Mario Zandstra

I am married to Lynelle and we have seven adult children and five grandchildren. I have the privilege of being the President and CEO for Family Legacy. I am formerly the President of East-West Ministries International. From 1998 - 2015, I had the joy of being the President & CEO of Pine Cove in Texas. I have a remarkable burden for revival throughout the world. For more information- visit the "About Mario" tab on my home page.

Psalm 127 Prayer

Psalm 127:1-2 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain Father in heaven, I ask you to be the builder of my house, my family, my … Continue reading

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Daily Psalms and Proverbs

While I was in New York City with other camp leaders from around the country in April, we had the privilege of hearing from Dr. Tim Keller, the Lead Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Dr. Keller is the author of … Continue reading

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Savior, Lord, and Life

Yesterday was Pine Cove’s 47th opening day as summer 2014 officially began. The weather was beautiful as the summer staff lined the entrances of each camp to welcome all week 1 campers in typical Pine Cove fashion. By God’s grace, … Continue reading

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The Defeat of Death

As a high school student, I was not the best in my English classes. That struggle continued with me all the way into my freshman classes in college. My struggle has many elements. English was essentially my third language as … Continue reading

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Camper Story: Celebrating Salvation

This post was originally posted on the Pine Cove blog site on February 27, 2014. Opening days at Pine Cove are filled with festivities. As families are driving into camp, the college staff are cheering and jumping, welcoming the arriving … Continue reading

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10 Reason’s Why We Do FamilyLife Weekend to Remember

  As many of you know, Lynelle and I have the privilege to speak at FamilyLife Weekend to Remember Conferences all around the United States every year. We live in world where the enemy is consistently tearing families apart. The good … Continue reading

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Camper Story: Receiving Your Spouse

At family camp, adults get to enjoy teaching on parenting, marriage, and the Christian life by excellent Christian speakers. One week, our speaker shared the concept of leaving your mother and father, cleaving to your spouse, and receiving them as a … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences

It is hard to imagine. I am getting ready for my 16th summer at Pine Cove. The Lord has done amazing things during those years. We have grown from opening our fourth camp in 1998 to our 9th camp this … Continue reading

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A Certain Hope

Father in heaven, you know the needs of my life and you have directed my path.  You own cattle on a thousand hills and the hills too!  We pray Father that your Holy Spirit would move mightily in our lives; … Continue reading

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Draw us to the throne of grace ….

O Lord my God, we bow before your majestic throne today. You are great and glorious and mighty! You are holy, you are awesome. There is nothing that compares to you. Lord, I pray that you would have your way … Continue reading

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