May 12, 2021


May 12, 2021


  • The Big Payback online fundraiser was a big success!
  • Their Prize Patrol liked Touchstone so much that they donated after interviewing us.
  • Our awesome Lunch Table Leaders contacted so many people!
  • We are looking forward to taking a short, needed break as our school-based CiViL locations wind down for the summer.
  • Many of us are experiencing hope and excitement as the COVID pandemic numbers go down and vaccination numbers go up.
  • Partial funding for CiViL T-shirts has been provided.
  • Successes with students and clients that we can’t discuss due to confidentiality, but for which we are very grateful!



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  • Panera Fundraising for Touchstone – 4-8pm May 18 at Panera on White Bridge Rd. 20% of meal cost goes to Touchstone for those who use the code PRFUND at checkout. 
  • Guidance for our students who are preparing for finals and making summer plans
  • Guidance for the quarterly Touchstone Board meeting this Saturday, May 15.
  • 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 CiViL Rocketown

Comfort and Healing

  • Madelyn’s friend Jennifer Drs found 3 more tumors
  • Family of Maddie McClendon – teen who died of cancer
  • Jim’s sister is still fighting a tenacious sinus/respiratory infection
  • A friend who is undergoing chemo for colon cancer
  • Two friends diagnosed with breast cancer, one starting proton therapy and one having a bilateral complete mastectomy
  • Friends and TYRS clients who have lost loved ones recently
  • 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


  • Guidance and peace for friend is dealing with fallout from a work-related traffic accident.
  • A friend who is seeking new direction in life
  • Several friends who need jobs
  • Anyone with domestic violence and mental health challenges
  • A friend’s homeless son in CA

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

  • 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.


  • Out of control pandemic surges in India and Brazil
  • Improved vaccine participation
  • 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