July 27, 2021


July 27, 2021



  • Friends have made great progress toward their house building plan.
  • The Show Our Love video shoot on Fri went great.
  • Touchstone has received the Enterprise ROAD Forward Grant.
  • Touchstone was able to connect one of our partner organizations with a potential funding source.
  • Melony’s interview by Scott Hamilton went very well.
  • Touchstone received a donation from an unexpected source this week.
  • We will be meeting with a Hays Foundation representative next week.
  • A friend was fortunate enough to attend her aunt’s 90th birthday party
  • A friend’s COVID-19 delayed wedding reception is taking place soon, along with a family reunion.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  •  Pray that Scott Hamilton’s “Good People” TV show (on which our CiViL students have a segment) will be picked up.
  • The Big Blessing Benefit Sale is on July 31. We need donated items, as well as volunteers to help receive and arrange items beforehand and to sell them at the sale.
  • Guidance and favor regarding a new grant
  • 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
  • Guidance for Touchstone counseling clients


Comfort and Healing

  • A friend recovering from COVID-19.
  • A friend who began radiation treatment on Wednesday
  • A friend recently diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Family of a friend who is in hospice
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends and clients working on alcohol recovery



  • A friend needs a change of heart
  • A friend who checked into in-patient psych facility on Saturday.
  • That the House Subcommittee on Jan 6 insurrection lead to justice and physical/emotional healing for all victims.
  • Guidance for friends planning a building project.
  • A change of heart for young people bullying a special needs adult.
  • Guidance for a friend with a new vision for ministry
  • 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 for 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 worker

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