June 3, 2021


June 3, 2021


  • Jim is glad to be back home after a vacation in the Smokey Mountains.
  • Touchstone confirmed to provide CiViL in Nashville School for the Arts this Fall.
  • A News interview w Melony & Michael Shaw this Friday
  • CiViL-RT went very well last week. Good student involvement.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  • Plans for CiViL Summer and school programs in the Fall including staffing, training, and new volunteers
  • Touchstone funding and grants
  • New Touchstone board member for late summer or fall
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns 
  • Remaining funding needed for water bottles, T-shirts, and other CiViL swag
  • Guidance for Touchstone counseling clients
  • That God would bring the new students he wants at Summer CiViL

Comfort and Healing

  • The family and friends of Jason Johnston on his recent passing
  • Multiple friends battling cancer 
  • A friend needs a liver transplant right away
  • Multiple friends are battling cancer.
  • Jim’s sister is still fighting a tenacious sinus/respiratory infection
  • Friends and TYRS clients who have lost loved ones recently
  • A friend’s sister has un-diagnosed health issues
  • Friends fighting COVID-19 and after affects
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends and clients working on alcohol recovery


  • A friend who starts jury duty this week
  • That a disabled friend be able to function and thrive in new program.
  • Several friends seeking new direction in life
  • Several friends who need jobs
  • Anyone with domestic violence and mental health challenges
  • A friend 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 – For their fundraiser on June 16

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.


  • Out of control pandemic surges in Brazil, Peru, India, Japan, Vietnam
  • Vaccine participation and availability worldwide
  • The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • Protection for all with compromised health.
  • A swift comeback from the COVID-19 economy.
  • The continued safety of our heroic health care workers