June 15, 2022


June 15, 2022


  • Some good TYRS connections at the Auburn Alumni meeting 
  • Other recent relationship building opportunities
  • Oliver Middle School wants CiViL this coming year
  • Jim is enjoying songwriting again 
  • A friend and his son had a good Smokies weekend
  • Many of our traveling friends have arrived home safely
  • Movement toward change in SBC national convention




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services     

  • Favor from the Impact One Hundred grant
  • CiViL Schedule and staffing plans for upcoming school programs
  • Plans & preparation for moving the Touchstone office
  • The Auburn magazine article 
  • The Rising CiViL Freshmen meeting at Rocketown on June 30
  • 2022 Tribute at Nissan Stadium planning & sponsors
  • HCA Foundation Leadership Team meeting 
  • Funding from the Spotlight Foundation 
  • Collaboration & sponsorship from a local businesses
  • All our CiViL students, including those who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns.
  • Growth for our CiViL-Rocketown group
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Protection for Melony as counseling is effective.


Comfort and Healing 

  • The friends and families of Tish Cloninger and James Evans who passed recently
  • Shooting victims and families in Uvalde, TX
  • Shooting victims and families in Buffalo, NY
  • Friends recovering from spinal surgery, ovarian cyst surgery, stroke, COVID-19, past trauma
  • Friends fighting heart problems, ovarian cancer, eye cancer, lymphoma, lung cancer, brain tumor, severe back pain, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia, a chronically dislocated hip
  • Friends grieving loved ones lost over the past year or two
  • A Couple going though fertility treatment process. 
  • Several friend caring for close relatives in their last days.



  • Multiple friends are seeking new jobs
  • A friend who has been missing for three weeks
  • Protection from political persecution in Northern Mozambique
  • Justice, healing and change for Southern Baptist Convention 
  • The baby formula shortage and its effect on families
  • Direction for the Drumwright musical
  • Safety for friends traveling overseas 
  • The predicted recession and our preparedness for it
  • Jim is looking for his next music gig.
  • Our enemies and persecutors
  • Protection and provision for the people of Ukraine
  • Guidance for several friends in search of new jobs
  • That students in Juvenile detention will respond positively to those who visit them to bring help, hope, and the Gospel. 
  • Our aging families
  • Those with domestic violence, mental health, and other challenges


Partner Organizations

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Rocketown
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle
  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Youth For Christ 
  • Mission Increase Foundation
  • Mission Development International
  • Mission Discovery


Racial Justice

  • Protection from racist terrorism
  • Denial vs blaming in education on history of race
  • Threats to voting rights
  • Justice for people of color
  • Repentance by oppressors and complicit bystanders
  • Positive leadership
  • Progress in anti-racism movement



  • Protection and wise management of the COVID Omicron B.A2 subvariant.
  • Protection for children and those at risk
  • Wise leadership and humble citizenry
  • The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.