April 20, 2022


April 20, 2022


  • CiViL students enjoyed the Hillsboro Players production of The Wizard of Oz!
  • Jim had a good trip to visit Knoxville family.
  • We enjoyed a good Mission Increase Foundation training seminar this week
  • We said happy good-byes to our Belmont University intern.
  • Melony won a copy of Robin Roberts’ new book.




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services    

  • Upcoming events in May and June: The Big Payback, Graduations, The Big Blessing Benefit Sale
  • Employee Retention Credit possibilities
  • All of our CiViL students
  • For current and future interns, volunteers, and staff.
  • A potential collaboration & sponsorship from a local business
  • Recent youth crime episodes
  • Touchstone is understaffed and needs several new employees.
  • Touchstone will need to find new office space this summer.
  • Growth for our CiViL-Rocketown group
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Protection for Melony as counseling is effective.


Comfort and Healing 

  • Friends struggling with Spring allergies
  • A friend who is traveling to visit a widowed friend.
  • A friend with an unmentioned health concern. 
  • A friend whose close relative is in her last days.
  • A friend’s 1 year old grandson in treatment for eye cancer
  • A friend grieving the loss of his father 
  • A friend is in a rehab facility due to a stroke.
  • A couple is going though fertility treatment process, and it is emotionally and financially difficult.
  • Relief for a friend suffering terrible back pain
  • Several friends who have lost loved ones recently
  • A friend is fighting lung cancer and pneumonia.
  • Several friends undergoing cancer treatment and several friends with terminal cancer and their care givers
  • People damaged by trauma
  • Friends working on addiction recovery or dealing with addicted family members



  • A friend’s home is having pest problems.
  • “This world needs more of Jesus.” – a Prayer Team Member
  • Several friends have an important business meeting on Wednesday 
  • That the Gospel not be hampered by Christians
  • Our enemies and persecutors
  • Protection and provision for the people of Ukraine
  • Favor for a friend in search of a new job
  • Supply chain issues, gas prices, and the economy
  • That students in Juvenile detention will respond positively to those who visit them to bring help, hope, and the Gospel. 
  • Our aging families
  • Those with domestic violence, mental health, and other challenges


Partner Organizations

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Rocketown
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle
  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Youth For Christ 
  • Mission Increase Foundation
  • Mission Development International


Racial Justice

  • Denial vs blaming in education on history of race
  • Threats to voting rights
  • 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.



  • Protection and wise management of the COVID Omicron B.A2 subvariant.
  • Protection for children and those at risk
  • Wise leadership and humble citizenry
  • The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • A friend’s home is having pest problems.
  • “This world needs more of Jesus.” – Adele Jones
  • Several friends have an important business meeting on Wednesday