May 19, 2021


May 19, 2021


  • We had a good board meeting last Saturday, and we are so grateful to our hard working board members!
  • We are thankful for everyone who took part in the Panera Fundraiser for Touchstone on May 18!
  • Our school-based CiViL Groups have wrapped up for the year.
  • We look forward to Summer CiViL!
  • A friend’s post-traffic accident problems are solved.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  • 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

  • A friend battling 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


  • Traveling mercies for several friends over the coming weeks
  • 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 – For their fundraiser on 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.


  • 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.
  • A swift comeback from the COVID-19 economy.
  • The continued safety of our heroic health care workers

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