February 2, 2022


February 2, 2022


  • It feels good to get back to a normal routine after holidays, snow days, and funerals.
  • We have had good CiViL Groups this week.
  • A friend’s dog survived it’s own poor eating choices.
  • We got a request for more information from the HCA Grant.
  • Several friends who had COVID-19 have recovered.
  • The Omicron surge in the USA seems to have peaked. 
  • A friend is a finalist in the Songwriter University song contest.
  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church, one of Touchstone’s partner organizations, is growing. 




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services    

  • Preparations for the CiViL Liberties Chattanooga Trip on February 19
  • CiViL Service Show Our Love project this month
  • Favor for an HCA Grant and several other unnamed fundraising initiatives
  • Staffing, students & supplies for CiViL school-based programs
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Protection for Melony as counseling is effective.
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns

Comfort and Healing

  • The family of Rosedelia Rios who passed last week.
  • Melony & family at the passing of her mother Shirley Pugh 
  • A friend who is very sick with diabetes related illness.
  • Melony’s brother’s hearing loss
  • The family of Jim’s niece whose father-in-law died of COVID.
  • Several more friends and family members who have been diagnosed with COVID. 
  • A friend is recovering from three strokes and has been moved to nursing care. 
  • A friend has terminal cancer
  • A friend is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer
  • A friend is at the end stages of lung cancer. Pray for her loved ones and caretakers.
  • Friends grieving broken families and lost loved ones
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends working on addiction recovery



  • Juvenile detention kids are very lost, but they are responding to their Youth For Christ visitors. Pray for more positive responses. 
  • Typhoon survivors in Mozambique have a new storm coming soon
  • Survivors of recent disasters
  • A friend is job hunting
  • A friend needs guidance regarding a creative idea.
  • Those suffering from disasters 
  • Our aging families
  • Guidance for friends planning a building project.
  • Those with domestic violence, mental health, and other challenges
  • Peace & safety for American democracy in 2022


Partner Organizations

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Rocketown
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle
  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Youth For Christ 


Racial Justice

  • Denial vs blaming in education on history of race
  • 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.



  • A quick end to the holiday Omicron surge
  • Wise leadership and humble citizens
  • Protection for those w compromised immune systems
  • Stamina and safety for all health care workers
  • The revival that could come from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance

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