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Vail Christian Academy

Serving In Tucson, AZ
April 13, 2024
Community: Central Tucson, Downtown/South
Partner: GAP Ministries , Gospel Rescue Mission- Center for Opportunity , Hope City Church Tucson
Staff: Cyndi Lakey, Aidan Ward

WE MADE IT!!!

by Aidan Ward | April 13, 2024 7:15 PM

The team has officially arrived in Tucson. And we are loving the sun!

WE MADE IT!!!

A Mountain Hike at Sunset

by Aidan Ward | April 14, 2024 9:32 AM

We went on a hike at sunset and prayed over the city of Tucson.

A Mountain Hike at Sunset

Serving the Local Body

by Aidan Ward | April 14, 2024 11:50 PM

Today our team helped Hope City Church with the kid's ministry and other pre-church things that needed to be done like putting the Bibles out so the local body could have the Word to read. 

Serving the Local Body

After Church Hike!

by Aidan Ward | April 14, 2024 11:51 PM

The team had so much energy today that after church and lunch we went on an adventure to Gates Pass and hiked up a trail that led us to this really cool spot overlooking a western movie set. 
After Church Hike!

Sonoran Hot Dog anyone?

by Aidan Ward | April 14, 2024 11:54 PM

So today after our hike we came back and hung out, and got so hungry. There is this local restaurant that sells Sonoran hot dogs. Most of the team didn’t try it but the rest of the menu looked so good! 
Sonoran Hot Dog anyone?

Duffy’s Clothing Bank

by Aidan Ward | April 15, 2024 5:32 PM

We got to sort and help pack up school supplies at Duffy’s clothing bank! The Duffy’s clothing bank allows students of Tucson to come get clothes for free! 

Duffy’s Clothing Bank

Turtle Watching Lunch

by Aidan Ward | April 15, 2024 5:33 PM

Today we took a slight detour to our day to go to Sweetwater Wetlands to eat lunch and get mesmerized by a couple of turtles.
Turtle Watching Lunch

Gap Food

by Aidan Ward | April 15, 2024 5:34 PM

We also helped serve after lunch at Gap Ministries. We helped make food that will help feed around 1000 people suffering from food insecurities. 
Gap Food

Gap Unboxing

by Aidan Ward | April 15, 2024 5:36 PM

We also got to help out at Gap by unpacking sunscreen and other products that will be put in their splash store that helps foster families have things they need for day to day use like groceries and other items. 
Gap Unboxing

Showers

by Aidan Ward | April 15, 2024 5:38 PM

Emmanuel Baptist were very gracious and let us use their gym and showers for a good relaxing afternoon before parents night out! 
Showers

Operation PARENTS NIGHT OUT

by Aidan Ward | April 16, 2024 6:44 PM

Last night, the team bonded with the local community through a parents night out. Things got a little crazy playing operation with pastor Jeff as well! 

Operation PARENTS NIGHT OUT

These Sick Beats

by Aidan Ward | April 16, 2024 6:45 PM

Today our team helped at a farm that will have a market tonight that will bring fresh produce to the local community! 
These Sick Beats

Paint Hauling

by Aidan Ward | April 16, 2024 6:49 PM

Today, after lunch, the boys moved paint out of a closet so the church can use that closet for a ministry that will give and wash the feet of the homeless! 
Paint Hauling

Faith+Hope=Love

by Aidan Ward | April 16, 2024 6:50 PM

We helped Faith+Hope=Love with their clothing closet to help clothe our un-housed friends of Tucson.        
Faith+Hope=Love

Freeze! Caring Ministries Rocks

by Aidan Ward | April 18, 2024 10:33 AM

Josh, the director of caring ministries, took our team on a tour of their facility. Let’s just say it got a little chilly in the desert. 

Freeze! Caring Ministries Rocks

Happy Lemon Happy Trip

by Aidan Ward | April 18, 2024 10:34 AM

Pastor Jeff took the team on a little excursion to get some really good boba tea and lemonade! 
Happy Lemon Happy Trip

The King of BBQ

by Aidan Ward | April 18, 2024 10:35 AM

Today for dinner we went to Val’s. He’s the king of BBQ! He was such a great host as well! 
The King of BBQ

One Last Ride

by Aidan Ward | April 18, 2024 12:06 PM

This morning we said good bye and parted ways! Love this team and their love for the city of Tucson.

One Last Ride

Bonus Trip Journal

by Aidan Ward | April 18, 2024 12:12 PM

We love you guys! Hope ya'll had fun! Love Cyndi & Aidan 
Bonus Trip Journal

We are all Guests in God's Kingdom

by Cyndi Lakey | April 18, 2024 8:00 PM

Yesterday we toured Gospel Rescue Mission. The guests and volunteers took their time to graciously share their stories of redemption, reminding us we are all guests in God's Kingdom.

We are all Guests in God's Kingdom

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | April 18, 2024 11:57 PM

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Comments

Mr. Platt

April 16, 2024 10:41 PM

It's so exciting to see the ways you are serving and helping people in Tucson. With it being the middle of the trip, continue to look to the Lord for strength and perseverance in all things! It's too quiet here in Colorado... I hope you come back soon!!!

Amy Large

April 14, 2024 6:43 PM

Thanks, Jason! We will pray for your week!

Mr. Platt

April 14, 2024 12:51 PM

I've heard the trip is off to a great start! Thanks for the updates, I'm praying for you all!

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