March 23, 2023


March 15, 2023

  • Spring Break rest & refreshing
  • We took students to see the Hillsboro boys basketball team play in the state quarterfinals.
  • A friend’s remodeling work is almost done
  • The WKRN Remarkable Women story featuring Melony airs at 11am today.
  • We have a new partnership with Just Love Cafe in Melrose
  • A friend’s son found new job with the state



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services       

  • An overwhelming workload for our staff
  • A CiViL student is having to move due to hostility from a neighbor
  • A CiViL student is recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident.
  • A student recovering from mental health issues
  • Fundraisers for Touchstone at Just Love Coffee in Melrose on the 1st Tue in April, May, June
  • Planning for Your Best Shot, Touchstone’s senior photo day
  • The Show Our Love CiViL Service campaign
  • A partner church for each CiViL location
  • Touchstone needs additional staff and volunteers
  • Touchstone URGENTLY needs new office space.
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Protection for Touchstone volunteers and staff


Comfort and Healing      

  • Family & friends of the boys who died on a ski slope
  • A friend having severe health problems
  • A friend’s son after an overdose
  • Friends and family of a Stratford alum who passed away recently
  • A friend’s father has systolic heart failure
  • Several friends undergoing or recovering from chemotherapy or radiation treatment
  • Friends caring for aging parents
  • Friends recovering from past trauma
  • Friends fighting  eye cancer, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia



  • A friend’s remodeling project due to plumbing failure is almost finished
  • Several friends in need of better work situations.
  • That those we love would come to follow Jesus
  • Favor and provision for a friend regarding a building plan.
  • That students in Juvenile detention will respond positively to those who visit them to bring help, hope, and the Gospel. 


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

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 COVID-19, Flu, RSV, gun violence, politicization of the church, disenfranchisement, persecution, military attack, domestic violence, the predicted recession, and for first responders
  • Justice for those who harbor sexual abusers, all involved in the January 6 insurrection, all races, ethnicities, etc.
  • Our enemies and persecutors
  • Those with mental health challenge