July 20 2022


July 20, 2022


  • An excellent Touchstone board meeting on Saturday
  • The receipt of 2022 funding from Enterprise Foundation’s ROAD Forward initiative & application for an additional $5500 grant
  • Improvement in a friend’s arthritic knees & no damage from a recent fall
  • A friend had successful heart surgery
  • Several friends recovering from COVID  
  • A friend closed on financing their home.




            Touchstone Events, Programs & Services     

            • 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
            • Funding from the Spotlight Foundation 
            • 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 preparing for cancer surgery
            • 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.



            •  A friend has had no A/C for 4 wks 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

            • 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