July 14, 2023


July 14, 2023


  • We had a good staff meeting for our four-week CiViL-City at Bellevue, and we have two new CiViL volunteers.
  • We have received two Enterprise Holdings Foundation grants.
  • Donors continue to give gently used items for the Big Blessing Benefit Sale on July 22
  • A friend’s scratched cornea is healing.
  • We have an exciting new opportunity for CiViL students. More to come!


Touchstone Events, Programs & Services         


  • The Healing Trust Grant

  • Impact 100 Grant relationship

  • Partnership plan for Spotlight grant

  • Just Love Fundraiser – TYRS coffee 

  • Upcoming BEST Fundraiser

  • BBB Sale donations, pick-ups & vols

  • Sponsors & vols for our golf Tournament in August


  • CiViL Summer Session at Bellevue Presbyterian Church

  • CiViL Fall schedule

  • A partner church for each CiViL location

  • Students with mental and emotional issues


  • Touchstone counseling clients

  • TYRS urgently needs new office space 

  • TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers and staff.

  • Protection for Touchstone staff, vols & interns


Comfort and Healing        

Friends grieving:

– The family of a student whose father was killed recently.

– A family who has lost a 2nd child to suicide

Friends with Illness:

– An injured cornea

– Undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 cancer

– Problems with gums and bones

– Not well

– Recovering from brain surgery

– Heart, stroke, cancer

– Cancer numbers and pain are increasing

– Exhausted caretakers of a mentally ill friend

– Suffering side-effects from chemotherapy

– Fighting ovarian cancer, eye cancer, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia

Friends struggling:

– Stress from work

Caring for aging parents, recovering from past trauma



  • Building and moving plans
  • “A scary transition” 
  • Conflict with a neighbor
  • A grad school opportunity
  • An improved work situation
  • People we love come to Jesus
  • Students in juvenile detention – positive response to those who visit them to bring help, hope, & the Gospel. 


Partner Organizations


  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church


  • Mission Discovery
  • Rocketown
  • Youth for Christ 

Higher Education – Interns:

  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University


  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car & Foundation
  • HCA Healthcare Foundation
  • Just Love Coffee

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

  • Primaries & elections
  • President, Governor, Courts & Policy makers
Justice for:
  • All people, regardless or race, religion, etc.
  • Jan. 6 insurrection
  • Various Trump indictments
  • Organizations that have allowed abuse
Protection from or for:
  • Politicization of the Church
  • Persecution & War
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • First responders
  • Depression, violence & suicide in teen girls
  • Those with mental health & disabilities
  • America’s mass shooting epidemic
  • Recession and economic instability

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