May 27, 2021


May 27, 2021


  • New COVID-19 numbers are going down in most of the USA
  • A friend’s health is improving. 
  • For Jim’s vacation week – restoration and relaxation 
  • For all the new students who have engaged with CiViL-Rocketown 



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  • Plans for CiViL school-based programs for the upcoming school year, including staffing and training of new volunteers
  • 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
  • Improvement in the socially disruptive behavior of a friend
  • Friends and TYRS clients who have lost loved ones recently
  • The family of 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, Brazil and Japan
  • 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