Redeem the Corner
Financing Needs to be Secured by July 26, 2021
Klayton Kirkwood – Director, Tucson Men’s Center.
For as long as I have lived in Tucson, I have known the property next to the Tucson Teen Challenge facility to be a place that has had a dark shadow cast over it. Through my time as a student I’d hear stories of the horrors that take place there regularly. As I stepped into employment with Teen Challenge, I’d often times drive past the Tiki Motel wondering what sort of frightful sight I’d see. Through the years I have spent at the Tucson Center, I have been around to have seen many police raids take place there, many nights with the sounds of gun shots cracking, and most unfortunately more lives lost that I can recollect.
I share all of that to share this. That property will soon be one that has been claimed by Jesus and will no longer be a place that casts a dark shadow on this neighborhood and city. It will be REDEEMED! For many years, God had put that property on the hearts of our leaders, staff, volunteers, and prayer warriors. God is faithful! For in this time God has made a way for Teen Challenge to purchase the property. For all the dreadful things that have taken place there, they will come to a stop. It will be made into something all new, into something that gives life rather than takes life.
God has used Teen Challenge of Arizona to save countless lives, restore an immeasurable number of families, and has brought life back to those that thought they had none left. The purchase of the Tiki Motel Property will allow us to have an even greater reach to help the hurt, lost, and hopeless people that God has called us to love. This is the beginning of a story of turning a place, a corner, from a place that for so long took lives, to a place that will now and forever give life in Christ’s name!
Klayton Kirkwood, Director Tucson Teen Challenge Men’s Center.
The Teen Challenge of Arizona Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the Redeem the Corner Project, and we pray that you will also back this wonderful opportunity with your prayers and support.
Rev. Snow Peabody, Executive State Director
Teen Challenge of Arizona, Inc.
Purchase Price: $720,000
Contact Klayton: (520) 975-8218
Give Online: tcaz.org/redeemthecorner
Mail in Gift to:
Teen Challenge of Arizona
Attn:”Redeem the Corner”
P.O. Box 5966
Tucson, AZ 85703
I believe that Teen Challenge has a wonderful opportunity in purchasing the property and would be a great move in order to clean up that corner of the city and to enable Teen Challenge to expand their ministry in Tucson.
Rev. Stephen Harris, Superintendent, AZ Ministry Network
Our son walked down the dark road of addiction for over a decade and if not for Teen Challenge he would likely not be with us today. Through the Truth of Jesus Christ, the tireless efforts of all the staff at Teen Challenge, and our son’s hard work, our family is now restored. Teen Challenge rescues the lost, transforms lives, and restores families. We thank God for his boundless love, mercy, and the tireless efforts of their caring staff.
Brian and Cherie Murphy
The Tucson Teen Challenge Center is an excellent program for men seeking to be free of addictions. I have worked in drug abuse counseling for over 40 years and I believe that further expanding this program will help so many more to not just get sober but to discover true discipleship in Christ in a non-religious way.
Pastor Elwood McDowell,
M.A. Religion & Philosophy, M.A. Clinical Psychology
To talk of the hundreds of men who have been renewed and resurrected through Teen Challenge in their compact treatment center on Oracle Road is to really miss the VERY big picture. THAT would include families restored, friendships jobs and relationships brought to a new level. The ripple effect of a single life changed is beyond calculation. We experienced that when our son Cole experienced the healing transformation at Teen Challenge.
When friends tell us they are sorry we lost our son, we tell them “When you lose something, you don’t know where it is. We know where he is. He is with his Savior Jesus Christ and that happened at Teen Challenge!” What a wonderful, wonderful asset to Tucson, Arizona and the world!
Dr. John and Thompson Hughes, Southern Arizona Endodontics
Ever since the Tucson Induction Center has been at its current location, my wife and I for years have always thought, “Teen Challenge needs to acquire that corner.” It will change so much at that intersection. So many drug deals are made on that corner. Addicts and prostitutes are constantly walking across the pedestrian crosswalks right in front of that corner. As you well know, location is key! As you prayerfully consider this opportunity, this will be huge for Teen Challenge, its influence, and reach in this community that needs them so badly.
Pastor Jeremy Rounds, The River, Flowing Wells Assembly of God