August 17, 2022


August 17, 2022


  • We have enjoyed reconnecting with past volunteers about the 2022 Tribute.
  • We enjoyed gathering with 1980’s alums who we worked with as teens.
  • The inspiring work of Frederick Buechner
  • A friend had a great trip to celebrate her father’s 89th birthday.
  • A friend is healing from a fall-related broken arm.
  • After surgery, a friend’s tumor was found to be benign.
  • A friend had a successful knee replacement.
  • Touchstone received an additional grant from one of our most generous funders.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services      

  • TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers.
  • Guidance and favor as we apply for a Spotlight Foundation and Impact 100 Giving Circle grants
  • New office space for Touchstone
  • CiViL Schedule and staffing plans for upcoming school programs
  • 2022 Tribute at Nissan Stadium planning  – Save the Date: Thurs. Oct. 20
  • Favor from HCA , the Titans and other corporations for Tribute sponsorship
  • All our CiViL students 
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Protection for Touchstone staff


Comfort and Healing   

  • The family of a five year old who died in a gun accident
  • A friend caring for her mother in memory care
  • The family of Dee White who passed away Friday
  • Friends recovering or fighting from a broken arm, heart surgery, spinal surgery, a cycling accident, past trauma, COVID, heart problems, ovarian cancer, eye cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, brain tumor, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia, arthritis
  • A Couple going though fertility treatment process



  • A friend is submitting various creative works in hopes of developing opportunities.
  • Favor and provision for a friend regarding a building plan.
  • Multiple friends are seeking new jobs
  • Direction for the Drumwright musical
  • That students in Juvenile detention will respond positively to those who visit them to bring help, hope, and the Gospel. 
  • Our aging families


Partner Organizations


  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel


  • Mission Discovery
  • Rocketown
  • Youth for Christ 

Higher Education – Interns:

  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University


  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car & Foundation
  • HCA Healthcare Foundation

Metro Nashville Public Schools:

  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle

Ministry Consultants:

  • Mission Development International
  • Mission Increase Foundation


Current Issues

  • Mid-term elections
  • The Monkey Pox epidemic
  • Flood survivors in Kentucky
  • Protection from politicization of the church
  • Justice, repentance & change in organizations who have tolerated and harbored sexual abusers
  • Justice for all involved in the January 6 insurrection
  • Protection from political persecution in N Mozambique
  • The predicted recession and our preparedness for it
  • Our enemies and persecutors
  • Protection and provision for the people of Ukraine
  • Those with domestic violence, mental health, and other challenges
  • Racial Justice
  • COVID-19 
  • Gun violence and reform

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