August 3, 2022


August 3, 2022


  • We received a glowing testimonial from a former CiViL Coach.
  • The sustaining prayers of all our friends.
  • We had a good teacher training session at Nashville School of the Arts.
  • A friend is recovering from arterial stint surgery.
  • A former student was hired for the position recommended to her by a former CiViL Coach.
  • We had a good meeting with the Vice President of Community Impact for the Tennessee Titans.
  • We submitted a Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee grant this week.
  • A friend’s new grand nephew was born.
  • We have added a new member to The Touchstone Fundraising Committee.




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services     

  •  The Touchstone Fundraising Committee meeting today
  • Guidance as we apply for a Spotlight Foundation grant
  • New office space for Touchstone
  • Favor from the Impact 100 Giving Circle Grant
  • CiViL Schedule and staffing plans for upcoming school programs
  • 2022 Tribute at Nissan Stadium planning & sponsors – Save the Date: Thurs. Oct. 20
  • Favor from HCA corporate sponsorship for the Tribute
  • Collaboration & sponsorship from local businesses
  • Possible collaboration with an organization similar to Touchstone
  • All our CiViL students, including those who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns.
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Protection for Touchstone staff


Comfort and Healing   

  • A friend recovering from bladder surgery 
  • A friend recovering from a cycling accident
  • A recovering from a fall and surgical complications
  • Guidance for a friend regarding treatment for back problems
  • A new friend and co-writer of Jim’s in Finland is having vocal surgery in August.
  • Friends recovering from heart surgery, spinal surgery, and past trauma
  • Friends fighting 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 caring for a relative in their last days



  • Jim’s dad may need nursing home care soon.
  • A friend’s building plan has encountered zoning challenges.
  • Travel mercies for a friend heading to Santa Fe
  • A friend has had no A/C for 4 weeks due to supply chain issues.
  • 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 – – Rising rates of the BA.5 variant
  • Gun violence and reform

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