July 27 2022


July 27, 2022


  • Nashville Youth For Christ, one of our partner organizations has had some great responses from students recently!
  • Rob and Marci Corn, former Touchstone Board Members, have been writing novels, and they are delightful!
  • We are nearly finished compiling the 2022/2023 CiViL Curriculum.
  • Thank you God for the rain.
  • A teacher friend had a joyful reunion with a former student
  • A musician friend Zoe made some great new music friends on a recent visit to Nashville. 




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services     

  • Guidance as we apply for a Spotlight Foundation grant
  • 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
  • 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’s spinal MRI results are concerning.
  • A new friend and co-writer of Jim’s in Finland is having vocal surgery in August.
  • A friend is recovering from a heart problem that required a stint.
  • 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



  •  Travel mercies for Melony and her sister as they return from Alabama
  • A friend has had no A/C for 4 weeks 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