May 31, 2024


May 31, 2024


  • Our beautiful spring/summer weather
  • Jim went for his first run in four years!

  • All the students who are doing the right thing.


Touchstone Events, Programs & Services     


l Safety & wisdom for students this summer

l Plans for CiViL Summer & Fall

l A partner church for each CiViL location

l Students with mental and emotional issues

l HHS Girls Bible study

l CiViL interns for next year


l Touchstone counseling clients


l Belmont merger/legacy plan

l Fall fundraiser committee

l Connection: Just Love Coffee Cafe – McEwen

l TYRS URGENTLY needs new office space

l TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers and staff.

l Protection for Touchstone staff, vols & interns 


Comfort and Healing 


l The family & friends of the student killed Wednesday at Red Caboose Park.

l The shooter and his family as they bear the consequences of his actions.

l Family and friends of Barbara Stowe at her recent passing

l All families dealing with loss

Illness & injury: 

· Meg B is battling lung cancer.

· Renee’s sister getting cancer treatment

· Courtney recovering from difficult childbirth

· A friend’s gums and bones regenerate

· A friend fighting sickle cell anemia


· Cheryl is seeking a new job.

· Friends struggling with addiction, anxiety, and past trauma



  • That Sebastian is found.
  • A friend’s submission to The Wall 
  • Expensive medication cost for a friend
  • Weber building & moving plans 
  • People we love come to Jesus
  • YFC needs more workers for their Juvenile Justice ministry


Partner Organizations


· Bellevue Presbyterian Church

· The Village Chapel

· Mt Bethel Missionary Baptist Church


· Mission Discovery

· Rocketown

· Youth for Christ 

· Inspiritus

Higher Education – Interns:

· Belmont University

· Lipscomb University


· Enterprise Rent-a-Car & Foundation

· HCA Healthcare Foundation

· Just Love Coffee

· US Health Advisors – Montague Region

· The Predators Foundation

Metro Nashville Public Schools:

· Hillsboro High

· James Lawson High

· Nashville School of the Arts

· John Overton High

· Oliver Middle

· Stratford – Not active there, yet!

Ministry Consultants:

· Missions Development International

· Mission Increase Foundation

· National Christian Foundation


Current Issues


The President, Governor, Mayor & local, state & national policymakers, 2024 elections

Justice for:

All people, regardless of race, religion, etc.

Trump trials & eligibility issue

Organizations that have allowed abuse

Protection from/for:

Persecution & War (Ukraine, Israel/Gaza, the Church)

Domestic violence & abuse

First responders


Depression, violence & suicide

Those with mental health & disabilities

America’s mass shooting epidemic 

Natural Disaster Survivors:

Drought & flooding in Brazil