March 1, 2024


March 1, 2024


  • Melony reconnected with former student this week.
  • Madelyn’s Uncle Irvin’s funeral was amazing.
  • The Show Our Love CiViL Service project is in motion.
  • We have the beginnings of Touchstone Tribute committee.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services         


  • Show Our Love CiViL Service Project
  • AWAKE – A Day On The Hill on Mar 5
  • Some students are interested in a Bible study
  • CiViL interns
  •  Guidance regarding discussions about providing services at Cane Ridge High School
  • A partner church for each CiViL location

  • Students with mental and emotional issues


  • We need a committee for the Fall fundraiser.

  • Touchstone counseling clients

  • TYRS urgently needs new office space 

  • Building a connection with Just Love Coffee – McEwen

  • TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers and staff.

  • Protection for Touchstone staff, vols & interns


Comfort and Healing        

Friends grieving:

–  Family & friends of Hugh J. who just died of heart attack. 

– Family & friends of Cass M. after his recent passing.

– For Gloria C. and family at the passing her husband

– All families dealing with loss


– Dan recovering from melanoma surgery

– Nancy has troubling, undiagnosed illness 

– Ruthie has mild pneumonia.

– Adele’s sister recovering from knee replacement 

– Kay has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

– Susanne and family as her mother is in hospice care

– Susan recovering from rotator cuff surgery

– Susan H. is in hospice with stage four cancer

– Karla is making decisions about her clinical trial

– A friend’s gums and bones that need to regenerate

– Friends fighting cancer,  sickle cell anemia


– Friends recovering from past trauma



  • Sebastian be found safe.
  • Travel mercies for friends & family
  • That Jim’s Dad’s memorial be a reminder of God’s love
  • A friend dealing with a difficult new boss
  • A friend’s submission “The Wall”
  • A friend next steps after their job loss
  • A friend’s building plans
  • A friend’s expensive medication cost
  • People we love come to Jesus
  • Youth For Christ Teen Moms, Johnson Alternative Learning Center students, and new opportunities at Lavergne High School


Partner Organizations


  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church


  • Mission Discovery
  • Rocketown
  • Youth for Christ 

Higher Education – Interns:

  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University


  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car & Foundation
  • HCA Healthcare Foundation
  • Just Love Coffee
  • The Predators 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
  • National Christian Fund


Current Issues

  • President, Governor, Courts & Policy makers, upcoming primary elections
Justice for:
  • All people, regardless or race, religion, etc.
  • Jan. 6 insurrection
  • Various Trump indictments
  • Trump eligibility issue
  • Organizations that have allowed abuse
Protection from or for:
  • Politicization of the Church
  • Persecution & War (Ukraine & Israel/Gaza)
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • First responders
  • Depression, violence & suicide in teen girls
  • Those with mental health & disabilities
  • America’s mass shooting epidemic, Kansas City
  • Recession and economic instability
Natural Disaster Survivors:
– Middle Tennessee tornados
– Drought in Amazon
– California flood & mudslide survivors