July 14, 2021


July 14, 2021


  • One of our CiViL Coaches did an excellent job presenting at last week’s CiViL Rocketown.
  • We received schedule information and plans from one of our CiViL Partner schools.
  • Meg Wicks and Sonja Lowell have completed their cancer therapy regimens.
  • We have several new opportunities for funding.
  • We had a positive meeting with a former board member.
  • Nearly 2 years after her back injury, Melony’s doctor says her back is stable.
  • God used Touchstone Counseling to restore a client couple’s marriage.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  • That students will engage in this week’s CiViL meeting.
  • Preparation, item donations, and volunteers for the Big Blessing Benefit Sale on July 31
  • Guidance and favor regarding several new grants
  • Guidance for Touchstone Tribute planning team
  • Plans for CiViL school programs in the Fall including staffing, training, and new volunteers
  • A new Touchstone board member for late summer or fall
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Remaining funding needed for water bottles, T-shirts, and other CiViL swag
  • Guidance for Touchstone counseling clients
  • That God would continue to bring the students he wants to participate in  Summer CiViL at Rocketown


Comfort and Healing

  • A friend beginning radiation treatment soon
  • A friend just diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Family of a friend who is receiving hospice care
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends and clients working on alcohol recovery



  • Families & friends of those lost in the FL tower collapse
  • A friend’s aging mother needs daily physical assistance or an assisted living facility
  • Protest and violence in Eswati (Swaziland), Cuba, and Haiti
  • Guidance for a friend with a new vision for ministry
  • A friend needs protection from neighborhood bullies.
  • A friend has grand jury duty, and it is important, but intense.
  • Those with domestic violence and mental health challenges
  • A friend who is working his way out of homelessness.


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

  • A reduction in police shootings and justice in those cases
  • 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.



  • State suppression of all vaccine education for teens
  • Vaccines and wise leadership in countries with high COVID rates
  • Protection from the Delta and Lambda variants, especially those w compromised immune systems
  • Help and hope for teens who lost so much during the pandemic
  • The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • Protection for all with compromised health and those unable to receive a vaccine
  • A swift comeback from the COVID-19 economy.
  • The continued safety of our heroic health care workers