April 14, 2021


April 14, 2021



  • Jim’s dad turned 100!
  • A friend’s dental work is progressing.
  • Jim’s song “Old Range Cowboy” won Traditional Western Song of the Year.
  • The Village Chapel youth group did a great job collecting personal toiletry items for CiViL’s Show Our Love project. 
  • We had good CiViL Groups meetings with students this week.
  • We are grateful for our wonderful volunteers.
  • A CiViL student had successful corrective heart surgery this week.




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  • YOUR BEST SHOT Senior Portrait event on April 24 – Need everything confirmed with students, photographers and volunteers
  • Touchstone counseling clients & CiViL students
  • New Touchstone board member for late summer or fall
  • A CiViL student who is engaged in unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Funding for CiViL water bottles, T-shirts, and other CiViL items

Comfort and Healing  

  • The family of a 3 year old killed this week by gun violence
  • A friend on the death of their mother last week
  • Knoxville Austin East Magnet School families after yesterday’s shooting
  • The family, friends and students of beloved teacher who died last Thursday
  • A friend who is undergoing chemo for colon cancer
  • Two friends diagnosed with breast cancer, one having a bilateral complete mastectomy
  • A friend found another hernia lump near surgical site
  • A friend recovering from cataract surgery
  • The family of Gaines Pugh who passed two weeks ago.
  • Friends and TYRS clients who have lost loved ones recently
  • The friends & families of those killed in the recent flooding here
  • A friend who is hospitalized with liver problems
  • A friend’s sister has un-diagnosed health issues
  • Friends fighting COVID-19 and after affects
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends and clients working on alcohol recovery


  • Protection for missionary friends due to rebel violence in their area of Mozambique
  • Those who suffered tornado and flood damage
  • A friend needs new employment in the Fall
  • Travel mercies for a friend on Wednesday
  • Anyone with domestic violence and mental health challenges
  • A friend’s homeless son in CA
  • Our friends who need jobs
  • Divisive misinformation that generates social media drama.
  • The flood of minors at the southern boarder.

Partner Organizations

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Rocketown
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle
  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Youth For Christ – incarcerated students

Racial Justice

  • Threats to voting rights
  • Justice in the Chauvin murder trial and other racially-related deaths
  • Racial accountability at private schools
  • Justice for people of color
  • Repentance by oppressors and complicit bystanders
  • Positive leadership
  • Progress in anti-racism movement
  • Social media conflict over race and other justice issues.


  • Improved vaccine distribution
  • The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • Protection for all with compromised health.
  • All of those whose livelihoods are threatened by the COVID-19 economy.
  • The safety of our heroic health care workers.