In Memory of Curtis

February 18th, 2014


Jane and I visited our friends in Hopi (Northern Arizona) and in Zuni (Just south of Gallup, New  Mexico) the end of January. Thelma Sheche’s brother, Curtis, passed just shortly after we visited with him. We will miss our Zuni brother. I then went back for a day to encourage Thelma (86 years of age). Thank you for praying for the family.

Jack Lankhorst


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It’s more blessed to give than to receive!

December 14th, 2013

Thank you for your generous donations of finances, blankets and more!

  • We were able to paint the inside of the Corn Clan House in Mishongnovi with Molly & Craig Andrews. Many more upgrades are coming.
  • We gave many blankets to the elderly. However, with temperatures in the single digits (Fahrenheit) we could have donated 4 times as many blankets!  This will be a greater focus next winter.
  • We also  gave out hundreds of dollars in cash to elderly for Christmas and to use where they saw fit.
  • What a joy it was to reconnect with old friends in the Pueblo of Zuni as well!

Again, thank you for your generosity and have a Merry Christmas!


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November 16th, 2013

We are planning a special visit to our friends on Hopi on Monday, December 9 through Saturday, December 13.

We’ll be bringing lots of new blankets and toys. We’ll also purchase food certificates from the Kykotsmovi store for the elderly. There’s a real need for coal and propane during these months and we’ll be assisting many with that as well.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and you can help us by donating a tax-deductible gift through Paypal. Go to our Adopt an Elder page and you’ll see our donation button at the bottom of the page.

Thank you!

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July 13th, 2013

Activities during our time on Hopi July 1 – 6 included visiting friends in many of the traditional villages, the (free) Family Fun Night on July 4th (carnival, balloon animals, face painting, hair cuts, sno cones and Bingo, magic show for the kids, etc.) and just being a blessing to people where ever we went! One of the team members brought a telescope and we viewed the awesome Hopi night sky with Craig & Molly!

We then journeyed to the Pueblo of Zuni in NM. We love our Zuni friends!

To everyone who made this possible, thank you (Kwakw’ha) for being a blessing to the Hopi People.


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Winter 2013

February 6th, 2013

Snow on Old Oraibi

Snow on Old Oraibi, the oldest, continuously inhabited village in North America.


ADOPT AN ELDER – Thank you to everyone who assisted us in blessing many traditional Hopi elders and families during the month of January! We were able to disperse about thirty $50 food certificates totaling about $1,500. As well, we distributed many very warm blankets, clothing, etc. and beautiful quilts hand-made and donated by ladies from Magnolia Baptist Church in Riverside, CA.

Here are only a few of the many elders we were able to assist during that cold week on Hopi…

The photo above is Lorenda, one of the ladies blessed with a blanket, a quilt and a food certificate. Lorenda lives in the village of Sichomovi on First Mesa.  Her brother, Van, was a very traditional Healer and recently passed on. When she saw us she began to weep and ask for prayer!

The photo below is of our old friend, Harlan, who was, at one time, the Chief of Walpi, a very traditional Village on First Mesa.  It seems we got to his home just in time.  He desperately needed wood chopped and a fire built in his home.  As well, we blessed him with food, warm blankets and a little something to keep him going.

 The photo below is of Philip Honanie (and the team), also a recipient of a blanket, quilt, food and other necessities.  Philip has suffered a couple of strokes which severely affected his mobility and speech.  However, over the last few years we have seen significant improvement.  One thing he has not lost is his sense of humor! Philip and his wife, Hilda (passed on several years ago) were traditional leaders in the village of Shungopavi and ran a very popular store called Hilda’s Emporium, the home of THE best burgers!

 Again, many were very blessed with your generous gifts!  Thank you for partnering with us!

If you would like to donate on a regular basis to a particular elder you may do so through our Paypal link. Everything you donate goes directly to our Adopt an Elder program. Contact us and let us know and we will assist you in that process.

Jack Lankhorst, RestoringTouch


FAMILY FUN NIGHT – We are preparing for our Family Fun Night on Thursday, July 4 (photo in previous post).  We appreciate any donation, marked “Family Fun Night,” large or small.   We will again work with the Kykotsmovi Store in raising funds during the event for the Hopi Cancer Patients.


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