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Cherry Hills Upper School

Serving In Tucson, AZ
March 20, 2023
Staff: Ronda Baldwin, Kari Beadner, Patrick DeMore, Therese Kaletka, Duncan Stevens

San Xavier Del Bac Mission

by Ronda Baldwin | March 20, 2023 11:20 PM

We started out our trip with a visit to San Xavier Del Bac Mission, which is a Catholic church and school in the middle of the desert. It was under renovation, but still fascinating to see.

San Xavier Del Bac Mission

Devotions at the Foot of the Cross

by Ronda Baldwin | March 20, 2023 11:23 PM

We climbed a hill next to the mission and got to hear an amazing devotion about setting aside self and caring for others. It was a great way to focus our trip. Afterwards we prayed for the city of Tucson and the people we'll get to serve this week.
Devotions at the Foot of the Cross

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

by Ronda Baldwin | March 20, 2023 11:26 PM

After the mission we got to explore the Sonora Desert. The plants and animals of this area are amazing! 
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Supporting the Flea Market

by Patrick DeMore | March 22, 2023 8:51 AM

Annually one of the partner churches hosts a flea market fundraiser.  The proceeds support the Tuscon community.  This team was taking a short break after sorting floor tiles.

Supporting the Flea Market

Sorting Metals

by Patrick DeMore | March 22, 2023 8:54 AM

One of the jobs at the flea market storage area was sorting metals to sell.  This team removed all pieces that were not metal.

Sorting Metals

Serve Tucson

by Kari Beadner | March 22, 2023 9:12 AM

We were honored to serve with Mike at Serve Tucson. The group worked very hard on beautification projects as Tucson prepared for "Cyclonia" cycling event. 

Serve Tucson

Hard Work not Unnoticed

by Kari Beadner | March 22, 2023 9:16 AM

Though the work was hard, the community shared their appreciation for the young people who served. And look at all that was accomplished. Praying for community members was a highlight as well. 
Hard Work not Unnoticed

Let’s Talk About Jesus

by Patrick DeMore | March 22, 2023 4:59 PM

One team stood outside a high school and shared about Jesus as school dismissed.  They also beautified the front of the school by picking up trash.

Let’s Talk About Jesus

Blessing Rocks

by Kari Beadner | March 23, 2023 8:40 AM

Some of us got creative with Blessings Rocks. We painted rocks and wood cut outs to increase faith and hope for people in Tucson. 

Blessing Rocks

Blessing Community

by Kari Beadner | March 23, 2023 8:55 AM

The students distributed the Blessing Rocks in a neighborhood in need of the hope of Jesus. This neighborhood by the grace and planning of God, happened to be where the mother of our Group Leader lives. A group of students were able to go in and pray with "Grandma Sandy." They prayed for a break in the rain together and then after lots of hugs, walked out into a break in the rain for the opportunity to go on to bless high school students. Such a wonderful God Moment! 

Blessing Community

Colossal Cave Adventure

by Therese Kaletka | March 23, 2023 12:24 PM

This morning we got up early to travel to Colossal Cave. It was the first time many of the students experienced touring a real cave. They loved the adventure and asked great questions! Spent some extra time here visiting with other guests about Jesus. 

Colossal Cave Adventure

The Cave Tour

by Patrick DeMore | March 23, 2023 1:16 PM

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The Cave Tour

Sharing Stories of Salvation

by Kari Beadner | March 23, 2023 5:29 PM

Mr. Tom shared his salvation story with our group after working around Desert Sky UMC. His powerful story of death to life and healing from Trauma to help others was very inspiring. 

We are grateful for the inspiration that the "Gospel starts with Go". 

Sharing Stories of Salvation

Serve Tucson

by Patrick DeMore | March 23, 2023 7:21 PM

Two teams continued to beautify Tucson.  At one of the sites they interacted with a local group of students who cleaned up the school with them.

Serve Tucson

Serve Tucson

by Patrick DeMore | March 23, 2023 7:22 PM

Learning about what it is to volunteer with Mike.
Serve Tucson

Encouraging the Local Church

by Kari Beadner | March 24, 2023 2:42 PM

There are many ministries in Tucson that work together to grow the Kingdom of God. As we work to support the Flea Market at Desert Sky UMC we were reminded of the many groups and organizations who are encouraged and supporting local church and para church organizations! 

Encouraging the Local Church

Happy Birthday!

by Kari Beadner | March 24, 2023 2:45 PM

We were all very excited to celebrate Cole's 13th Birthday! We loved surprising him with a special birthday treat and we were all grateful that he spent his birthday serving Tucson with us on his special day! 


Happy Birthday, Cole!  

Happy Birthday!

Thank you for Serving!

by Kari Beadner | March 24, 2023 2:54 PM

Thank you Cherry Hills for serving with Praying Pelican Missions this week! You worked hard, prayed hard and loved with the local church of Tucson. Keep serving well as you return to Colorado and share the light and love of Jesus everywhere you go! 
Thank you for Serving!

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Comments

Shawn

March 24, 2023 6:35 PM

Kari Beadner, Thank you for leading the trip, I just wanted to proivde you a correction. It is "Cyclovia", not "Cyclonia" , the website is www.cycloviatucson.org

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