June 23, 2021


June 23, 2021



  • We had am excellent CiViL Rocketown meeting last week led by a volunteer.
  • A young man with several disabilities entered a new work program and is already having success.
  • We had a good service project with Rocketown on Saturday.
  • Jim’s knee has recovered from last Summer’s injury.
  • Touchstone received a grant from Enterprise this week.
  • The Big Blessing Benefit Sale is officially scheduled for July 31.
  • The 2021 Touchstone Tribute is scheduled for October 28.
  • A production company wants to do a video on CiViL’s annual Show Our Love service project.
  • A friend who fell and broke her arm is recovering quickly.
  • A friend with undiagnosed health concerns is able to rule out cancer.
  • A friend had successful surgery last week.




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  • Guidance for Touchstone Tribute planning team
  • Plans for CiViL school programs in the Fall including staffing, training, and new volunteers
  • Touchstone funding and grants
  • New Touchstone board member for late summer or fall
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns 
  • Remaining funding needed for water bottles, T-shirts, and other CiViL swag
  • Guidance for Touchstone counseling clients
  • That God would bring the new students he wants at Summer CiViL


Comfort and Healing

  • Lives lost in the I-65 9 vehicle pile-up, especially those from AL Girls Ranch in Tallapoosa County. 
  • The loved ones of a friend who passed away today from cancer.
  • The family of Jesse Huang (former CiViL student) who died from injuries sustained when his motorcycle was hit by another vehicle.
  • Daniel Westbrooks (friend of TYRS who shared his story in 2020 Touchstone Tribute) & family on the death today of his brother Ryan who died from injuries sustained in a car accident.
  • Continued healing for friend who fell and sustained several injuries
  • Multiple friends battling cancer 
  • A friend needs a liver transplant right away
  • Jim’s sister is still fighting a tenacious sinus/respiratory infection
  • 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



    • Revive Camp in S. AL – That students would see God for who he is and themselves as he sees them.
    • A friend has grand jury duty, and it is intense.

That a disabled friend continue to function and thrive in new program.

  • A friend need to schedule clients for July
  • Anyone with domestic violence and mental health challenges
  • A friend who is working his way out of homelessness.


Partner Organizations

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Rocketown
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle
  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Youth For Christ – For their fundraiser today (June 16)


Racial Justice

  • A reduction in police shootings and justice in those cases
  • Threats to voting rights
  • 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.



  • Vaccines and wise leadership in countries with high COVID rates
  • Protection from the dangerous new Delta variant
  • Help and hope for teens who lost so much during the pandemic
  • The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • Protection for all with compromised health and those unable to receive a vaccine
  • A swift comeback from the COVID-19 economy.
  • The continued safety of our heroic health care workers

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