March 8, 2024


March 8, 2024


  • The memorial celebration for Jim’s dad went well.
  • Spring Break is here!
  • The CiViL Show Our Love service project continues to progress.
  • AWAKE – A Day on the Hill – generated good contacts.
  • A CiViL student was awarded the Bell Tower scholarship!
  • Your Best Shot senior photo day plans are progressing.  
  • The 2024 Touchstone Tribute committee is taking shape.
  • We reconnected with an old friend, now a senior pastor.
  • Nancy is feeling much better.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services         


  • Safety, rest & refreshing for students, teachers, volunteers & staff during Spring Break.
  • Show Our Love CiViL Service Project
  • Plans for Summer CiViL
  • Plans for Your Best Shot our senior photo day
  • Plans for the Fall fundraiser
  • 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 are still building the steering committee for our 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 Susan H.

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


– All families dealing with loss


– Melinda recovering from broken shoulder & surgery after bike wreck.

– Rob’s recovery from heart attack & bypass surgery

– Barbara in hospice care and recovering from a stroke 

– Adele’s sister recovering from knee replacement 

– Kay has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

– Susan recovering from rotator cuff surgery

– Karla broken arm due to tumor in bone

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


– Friends fighting cancer,  sickle cell anemia


– Friends recovering from past trauma



  • Sebastian be found.
  • 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, 2024 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

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