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Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for our upcoming Certification Training event for CiViL facilitators on Saturday, August 24.

PRAISES

  • Melony continues to heal from her back injury!

  • We had a wonderful CiViL Service and CiViL Liberties event on Saturday, August 17. Thanks so much to Carol Sanchez for leading and teaching our students about wood working!

  • Plans continue to fall into place for CiViL school programs which will begin after Labor Day.

  • God continues to provide for Touchstone through our generous donors!

  • A friend who’s cancer is in remission!

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Stamina, logistics, and God’s leading for this weekend’s Certification Training event for CiViL-facilitators.

  • That God will continue to provide needed funding for Touchstone

  • For the Touchstone Tribute Dinner in October, we need

    - Venue Sponsor to provide $3000,

    - Table hosts and sponsors

    - volunteers and guests

  • Jim and Melony’s very busy schedule .

  • For the right students (those who need us, and those who need each other) in each school to become involved in CiViL.

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Melony’s continued healing

  • Healing and help for a friend with cerebral palsy who broke her “good arm.”

  • Financial “mercy” for a friend who needs help paying for medical bills.

  • A friend who was just diagnosed with heart disease.

  • A friend’s father as he recovers from a stroke

  • A young bi-polar man with weekly emotional crises.

  • Melony’s parents in declining health

OTHER:

  • Rest and restoration for a missionary friend.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please thank God that Melony continues to heal well after breaking a vertebra on July 31, and pray that He will provide wisdom and energy for Touchstone staff and volunteers during her recouperation.

PRAISES

  • The joy that comes from practicing gratitude.

  • Plans are falling into place for CiViL school programs.

  • Continued support from friends and family during Melony’s recovery

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Safety, logistics, and God’s leading for this weekend’s CiViL Service & CiViL LIberties event

  • That God will continue to provide needed funding for Touchstone

  • For the Touchstone Tribute Dinner in October, we need

    - Venue Sponsor to provide $3000,

    - Table hosts and sponsors

    - volunteers and guests

  • Melony’s very busy schedule - now complicated by her injury.

  • Jim’s workload due to Melony’s injury and the coming new CiViL year

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Melony’s healing

  • Healing and help for a friend with cerebral palsy who broke her “good arm.”

  • A friend’s father as he recovers from a stroke

  • A young bi-polar man with weekly emotional crises.

  • Melony’s parents in declining health

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray that Melony will heal well after breaking a vertebra on July 31.

PRAISES

  • We received a wonderful outpouring of love and prayers while Melony was in the hospital. Thank you so much!

  • Melony is home, and she and Jim are developing a new routine.

  • Our wonderful CiViL Volunteers picked right up with CiViL-Rocketown and did a great job!

  • One of our former CiViL-Overton students did much of the heavy lifting last week when we moved the Touchstone office.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • That God will continue to provide funding for Touchstone

  • For the Touchstone Tribute Dinner in September, we need

    - Venue Sponsor to provide $3000,

    - Table hosts and sponsors

    - volunteers and guests

  • Melony’s very busy schedulen - now complicated by her injury.

  • Various other plans that are now in flux due to Melony’s injury.

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Melony’s healing

  • A friend’s father as he recovers from a stroke

  • A young bi-polar man with weekly emotional crises.

  • Melony’s parents in declining health

  • For the family of a friend Parkinsons disease

OTHER:

  • As school starts up, students come with hope. May they keep it!

  • Youth For Christ will be kicking off several of their programs within the next week or so.


Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray that God will provide a new office home for Touchstone. b

PRAISES

  • Melony Pugh-Weber did her first Story Slam (a live storytelling event), and it went great!

  • Jim’s Aslan’s Lair Reunion Concert in Knoxville was a wonderful experience!

  • Jim has several other new music opportunities coming up.

  • Local church youth pastors are showing some interest in taking part in CiViL.

  • An encouraging post-stroke treatment plan for a friend’s father

  • We have received a pledge for matching funds for this year’s Touchstone Trubute in September. We are looking for more.

  • God has provided some much-needed funding for our summer programs.

  • CiViL-Rocketown continues to make deep and positive impact on our students.

  • Jim’s important meeting (last week’s petitions) went great!

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Volunteers to help move the Touchstone office before the end of July

  • That God will continue to provide funding for Touchstone

  • For the Touchstone Tribute Dinner in September, we need

    - Venue Sponsor to provide $3000,

    - Table hosts and sponsors

    - volunteers and guests

  • Melony’s very busy schedule

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Our friends who lost their twenty-one year old son three weeks ago

  • A friend’s father as he recovers from a stroke

  • A friend is deciding whether or not to have knee surgery.

  • A young bi-polar man with weekly emotional crises.

  • A friend is having heart surgery in a few weeks.

  • For the stroke recovery of Ron Elder of the Christian music group Dogwood.

  • Melony’s parents in declining health

  • For the family of a friend Parkinsons disease

OTHER:

  • The Webers will have to replacie a van right away.

  • Youth For Christ will be kicking off several of their programs within the next week or so.

  • Next steps for “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright” by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, Billy Sprague, and Jesse Hill Ford.


Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray that God will use Jim at the Aslan’s Lair Reunion Concert in Knoxville on Friday, July 12.

PRAISES

  • Exciting plans for expanding Touchstone’s reach through churches

  • Several promising music opportunities for Jim

  • The upcoming reunion for Aslan’s Lair Coffeehouse in Knoxville where Jim will be performing and leading worship.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • That God will provide funding for Touchstone

  • For the Touchstone Tribute Dinner in September, we need

    - Venue Sponsor to provide $3000,

    - Table hosts and sponsors

    - volunteers and guests

  • A new office space for Touchstone before August

  • Provision and guidance for Touchstone staff

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Our friends who lost their twenty-one year old son two weeks ago

  • A friend lost her father recently

  • A former CiViL student lost his brother last week

  • A young bi-polar man with weekly emotional crises.

  • The family of Nashville Police Officer Anderson, killed last week in the line of duty

  • The young lady who was responsible for Officer Anderson’s death

  • The family of a young woman who drowned recently

  • Melony’s parents in declining healthy

  • The family of a friend with Parkinsons disease is declining.

OTHER:

  • An important meeting for Jim tomorrow

  • Guidance for the future of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray that God will provide a new office for Touchstone.

PRAISES

  • New connections for Touchstone and CiViL

  • Positive feedback on our impact through the years

  • The upcoming reunion for Aslan’s Lair Coffeehouse in Knoxville where Jim will be providing music.

  • New peace and better thinking for one of our team members

  • A new ministry job for one of our friends

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • That God will provide funding for Touchstone

  • Sponsors, hosts, volunteers, and guests for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

  • A new office space for Touchstone before August

  • Guidance & growth for a former CiViL student, now growing in Christ

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Our friends who lost their twenty-one year old son two weeks ago and other friends with similar losses

  • Missionary friends on furlough are now tending to family health issues.

  • Several friends with declining parents

  • A young bi-polar man with weekly emotional crises.

  • A friend’s son

  • Several friends with injuries or illness

OTHER:

  • Guidance for Jim as he prepares for the Aslan’s Lair Reunion Concert (7 pm, July 12 at Christ Chapel, Knoxville)

  • Guidance for the future of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

  • Guidance for a friend in his new ministry job

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray that students who are out of school will find positive uses for their time and energy.

PRAISES

  • We have received your donations from The Big Payback. Thank you!

  • A new monthly donor joined us this week

  • Some wonderful time with one of our former students

  • Continued success selling the remainder of our Touchstone Garage Sale items

  • One of the funniest and most poignant memorial services we have ever experienced in honor of the son of dear friends

  • New freedom and growth for one of our friends

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • That God will provide funding for Touchstone

  • Favor & help for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

  • A new office space for Touchstone before August

  • Sales of the remainder of Touchstone’s Garage Sale items

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Our friends who lost their twenty-one year old son last week

  • Several others who have suffered similar family losses

  • Reconciliation for a strained relationship

  • Friends recovering from serious poison ivy reaction

  • A friend suffering from debilitating stress

  • A family working through difficult changes

OTHER:

  • A friend in the challenges of transition

  • Guidance for the future of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

  • Spiritual growth for one of our team members

Touchstone Prayer LIst

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray God will guide us as we address challenges and make changes.

PRAISES

  • Woke up today!

  • Marked improvement in Jim’s father’s skin infection.

  • Several positive relationships are building with businesses who are interested in using Touchstone’s social emotional learning expertise.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • That God will provide funding for Touchstone

  • God’s guidance as we restructure administrative practices

  • New board members willing and able to share and further the mission of Touchstone

  • New staff, if needed

  • A new office space for Touchstone before August

  • Guidance and encouragement for our board and staff

  • For our teens to be kept from temptations

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Continued ealing for Jim’s father’s skin infection.

  • Healing & health for Melony’s father

  • Healing for a friend battling cancer.

  • Restoration and comfort for members of our team

  • A friend is undergoing treatment for cancer.

OTHER:

  • A friend in the challenges of transition

  • Guidance for the future of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

  • Spiritual growth for one of our team members

Touchstone Prayer LIst

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for God’s provision as we work to raise support this summer.

PRAISES

  • A friend’s back surgery went very well. She said, “I feel really good!”

  • A friend is out of danger of her cancer spreading.

  • A successful Pencil Foundation Summit with one or our CiViL students presenting.

  • Several positive relationships are building with businesses who are interested in using Touchstone’s social emotional learning expertise.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • That God will provide funding for Touchstone

  • God’s guidance as we restructure administrative practices

  • New board members willing and able to share and further the mission of Touchstone

  • New staff, if needed

HEALING & COMFORT:

  • Healing for Jim’s father’s skin infection.

  • A friend’s family is going through various difficulties

  • A friend’s grief over the sudden loss of her mother

  • A friend’s mother is in the hospital battling high blood pressure. And when she is released, they are concerned that record high temperatures and no air conditioning will be a danger.

  • A friend will find out Friday whether his cancer treatment has been effective. Pray that it has been.

  • A friend is having undiagnosed hip pain.

  • A friend who has struggled with cancer is in the last few weeks of a high risk pregnancy.

  • A friend is undergoing treatment for cancer.

OTHER:

  • A friend in the challenges of transition

  • Guidance for the future of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

  • A new home for a friend

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for rest and refreshment for our staff and volunteers.

PRAISES

  • Last week’s Touchstone Board Meeting went well.

  • Another Touchstone Garage Sale went well on Saturday.

  • We are excited to welcome new bookkeeping volunteers!

  • We had a very positive response to the Studio Tenn workshop performance of The Last Days of Buster Drumwright by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, Billy Sprague, and Jesse Hill Ford on June 1.

  • It was wonderful to have Jim & Melony’s children in town!

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • That God will provide funding for Touchstone’s summer programs and operations.

  • Growth in numbers and depth for CiViL-Rocketown

HEALTH:

  • Healing for Jim’s father’s skin infection.

  • Recovery from back surgery for a friend

  • Dental surgery for a friend next week.

OTHER:

  • Multiple friends’ marriages heading toward divorce

  • Guidance for the future of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

  • Multiple people struggling with hopelessness.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for our board of directors as they make important financial and fundraising decisions on Wednesday night, May 29.

PRAISES

  • Dear friends had safe travels

  • New opportunities for growh and change

  • The Last Days of Buster Drumwright by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, Billy Sprague, and Jesse Hill Ford will have a workshop performance at Studio Tenn on June 1. Tickets are free, and the show is sold out!.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Preparations for the upcoming Touchstone Board Meeting on May 29.

  • A church partner for each CiViL Location next year, and more meetings to pursue that.

  • Growth of our CiViL-Rocketown location

  • Safety & Security of students

  • The Finish Strong campaign to fund Touchstone’s summer programs.

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns and volunteers

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

  • A location and resources for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

OTHER:

  • Healing in relationships for multiple friends.

  • Preparations for “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

  • Several families grieving lost loved ones.

  • Midwest storm, tordado & flood survivors.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for our graduates as they enter an exciting and challenging new phase of life.

PRAISES

  • We’re improving Touchstone’s administrative processes. Sounds dull, but it is important!

  • A friend has a new dream job.

  • We have even more interest for our services from schools and from potential church partners.

  • Melony’s Mom is out of the hospital and being treated for a COPD related issue.

  • The Last Days of Buster Drumwright by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, Billy Sprague, and Jesse Hill Ford will have a workshop performance at Studio Tenn on June 1. Tickets are free. Reserve your seats now!

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Preparations for the upcoming Touchstone Board Meeting on May 29.

  • A church partner for each CiViL Location next year, and more meetings to pursue that.

  • Growth of our CiViL-Rocketown location

  • The Finish Strong campaign to fund Touchstone’s summer programs.

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns and volunteers

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

  • Preparations for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • The daughter of a relative is recovering from an anyerism.

  • The mother of a relative is being treated for a stroke.

  • A friend’s sister in ICU.

  • A friend’s grandmother recovering from hip surgery after a fall.

OTHER:

  • Nashville Young Life still needs volunteers for an area Middle School club.

  • Preparations for “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

  • Safe travels for dear friends.

  • Midwest storm & flooding survivors.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for our students who will be taking for final exams soon.

PRAISES

  • Day by day, God is providing for us!

  • We are thankful for this faithful Prayer Team!

  • We have interest for our services from schools and from potential church partners.

  • The Last Days of Buster Drumwright by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, Billy Sprague, and Jesse Hill Ford will have a workshop performance at Studio Tenn on June 1. Tickets are free. Reserve your seats now!

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • The upcoming Touchstone Board Meeting on May 29.

  • A church partner for each CiViL Location next year, and a meeting this week to pursue that.

  • Growth of our CiViL-Rocketown location

  • Financial provision for Touchstone

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns and volunteers

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

  • Preparations for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • Melony’s mother was taken to the ER this morning for an as-yet undiagnosed cognative issue.

  • Strength and healing for Jim’s father and Melony’s father. Both are recoving from similar health problems.

  • The daughter of a relative is recovering from an anyerism.

  • The mother of a relative is being treated for a stroke.

OTHER:

  • Nashville Young Life stillneeds volunteers for an area Middle School club.

  • A summer internship for a student

  • Preparations for “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright.”

  • Safe travels for dear friends.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please hat God will encourage and empower us to do His work in the lives of students.

PRAISES

  • Generous donors gave $4881 through The Big Payback on May 2!

  • The Touchstone Garage Sale on Saturday & Sunday May 4 & 5 was fun, and fund raising!

  • We are already meeting with school officials to plan CiViL for next school year, and it’s exciting!

  • The Last Days of Buster Drumwright by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, Billy Sprague, and Jesse Hill Ford will have a workshop performance at Studio Tenn is coming up on June 1.

  • Jim’s father who was in the hospital over the weekend is now home and doing better.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Growth of our CiViL-Rocketown location

  • Several students with serious acacemic problems

  • More oppertunities to share the mission of Touchstone

  • Financial provision for Touchstone

  • A church partner for each CiViL Location next year

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns and volunteers

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

  • Preparations for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • Strength and healing for Jim’s father, just out of the hospital, and stamina and grace for his caretakers

  • A friend with a very difficult pregnancy

  • A friend with a broken shoulder and advancing Parkinson’s disease

  • A friend is having her 9th back surgery soon.

  • A friend with a heart valve problem will need surgery soon.

OTHER:

  • Nashville Young Life needs volunteers for an area Middle School club.

  • Guidance and blessing on two new employees of Nashville Youth For Christ

  • The grieving family of Rachel Held Evans

  • A friend is having car problems.

  • The grieving family of T.J. Lucian

  • A summer internship for a student

  • The end-of-school crunch for all students.

  • The workshop of the musical, “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright,” music by Billy Sprague, Jim Weber, and Nan Gurley, will be staged by Studio Tenn on June 1. Please pray that God will use this show to his glory, and provide the show iwith further oportunities.

  • We have missionary friends in Mosambique helping with the recovery from Cyclones Idai and Kenneth. Please pray for their safety and the compassion of God on this impoverished area of the world.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray that God will provide for all Touchstone’s financial needs.

PRAISES

  • We are enjoying our ongoing partnership with Rocketown!

  • We are learning great things from our two consultant organizations, Mission Development International and Mission Increase Foundation

  • We have already had encouraging responses to our Big Payback Give Me Your Lunch Money Campaign” this Thursday. We’re asking supporters to give $12 between 11am - 1pm this Thursday (May 2) through this link. You can schedule your gift in advance.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • The Big Payback, an online fundraising event on May 2

  • Financial provision for Touchstone

  • A church partner for each CiViL Location next year

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns and volunteers

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

  • Preparations for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • A friend with a very difficult pregnancy

  • A friend with a broken shoulder and advancing Parkinson’s disease

  • A friend is having her 9th back surgery soon.

  • A friend with a heart valve problem will need surgery soon.

  • The sudden loss of a brother by one of our friends.

  • Healing for a friend’s vocal damage

OTHER:

  • A friend desires God’s direction now and later for their ministry.

  • A friend is meeting on a regular basis with students who have committed horrendus crimes.

  • A friend’s daughter needs to be accepted into a school that can adequately meet her educational needs.

  • A friends child is having school troubles because of behavior issues.

  • A summer internship for a student

  • The end-of-school crunch for all students.

  • A reading of the musical, “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright,” music by Billy Sprague, Jim Weber, and Nan Gurley, will be staged by Studio Tenn on June 1. Please pray that God will use this show to his glory, and provide the show iwith further oportunities.

  • We have missionary friends in Mosambique helping with the recovery from Cyclones Idai and Kenneth. Please pray for their safety and the compassion of God on this impoverished area of the world.

  • There is a perpetual stream of violence in the world. Please pray for peace .

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for the Spring and Summer fundraising efforts like “The Big Payback” that help usprovide services to our students .

PRAISES

  • Beautiful flower season!

  • All our partner locations want CiViL back in 2019/2020!

  • Jim is working on a poetry compilation,

  • Many students who have grown over our time with them.

  • We are very grateful for this year’s Lipscom University School of Social Work intern!

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • The Big Payback, an online fundraising event on May 2

  • Groundwork for CiViL 2019/2020 school programs

  • A church partner for each CiViL Location next year

  • Financial provision and protection

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns and volunteers

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

  • Preparations for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

  • Adapting to our new schedule, now that our school-based programs are finished.

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • One of our team members is having jaw problems.

  • A friend with a very difficult pregnancy

  • A friend with a broken shoulder and advancing Parkinson’s disease

  • A friend is having her 9th back surgery soon.

  • A friend with a heart valve problem will need surgery soon.

  • The sudden loss of a brother by one of our friends.

  • Healing for a friend’s vocal damage

OTHER:

  • A summer internship for a student

  • The end-of-school crunch for all students.

  • Church bombing sufferers

  • A production of the musical, “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright,” music by Billy Sprague, Jim Weber, and Nan Gurley, will be staged by Studio Tenn on May 30 through June 1. Please pray that God will use this show to his glory, and provide it with further oportunities.

  • A team member’s construction project needs to get under way soon.

  • Ongoing suffering from Cyclone Idai, including loss of loved ones, hygene issues, crop destruction, and infrastructure destruction. We have missionary friends helping with the recovery. Please pray for their safety. Now there is a new threat from Cyclone Kenneth.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for our CiViL-Rocketown staff, students, and volunteers as we build that group through the summer.

PRAISES

  • Melony’s father came through surgery just fine.

  • We are thankful for our 2018/2019 interns.

  • Thank God for CiViL success in 2018/2019

  • Positive response from a potential church partner

  • A friend is very happy with his new job.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • CiViL Rocketown staff, students, and volunteers

  • Groundwork for CiViL 2019/2020 school programs

  • Financial provision and protection

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns and volunteers

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

  • Preparations for the 2019 Touchstone Tribute dinner

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • Two friends with bladdar cancer

  • A friend with a very difficult pregnancy

  • A friend with a broken shoulder and advancing Parkinson’s disease

  • A friend is having her 9th back surgery soon.

  • A friend with a heart valve problem will need surgery soon.

  • A friend is recovering from hand surgery.

  • Melony’s dad is also recovering from surgery.

  • Healing for Melony, who has a prolonged virus

OTHER:

  • A summer internship for a student

  • A ministry partner serving a student recently charged with murder.

  • Spiritual revival stemming from the tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedra

  • Protection from persicution for all places of worship.

  • The end-of-school crunch for all students.

  • Ongoing suffering from Cyclone Idai, including loss of loved ones, hygene issues, crop destruction, and infrastructure destruction.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for our staff as we finish the school year and make summer plans.

PRAISES

  • Our missionary friend DOES NOT have Malaria!

  • We are receiving many encouraging evaluations from our CiViL students.

  • A friend is making visible progress in her journey.

  • Jim’s cold passed quickly.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Summer plans, especially for CiViL Rocketown

  • Groundwork for CiViL 2019/2020 school programs

  • Financial provision and protection of all kinds

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns and volunteers

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • A friend with bladdar cancer

  • A friend with a very difficult pregnancy

  • A friend with a broken shoulder and advancing Parkinson’s disease

  • A sick intern

  • A friend with a heart valve problem will need surgery soon.

  • A friend’s cancer has returned.

  • Comfort and healing for Mel’s dad, scheduled for surgery this week

  • Healing for Melony, who caught Jim’s cold

OTHER:

  • A summer internship for a student

  • Guidance for the Metro Nashville Public School board as they make decisions for the future.

  • Summer program for a friend’s business

  • Retirement plans for several friends.

Touchstone Prayer List

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for CiViL students as they enter the season of standardized testing.

PRAISES

  • Your Best Shot was a huge success! You know you’ve succeeded when the mamas tear-up, the stoic boys grin, and the girls say, “I didn’t know I was pretty!”

  • A friend was hired for the foot-in-the-door career job he wanted.

  • Jim’s father is feeling stronger again!

  • A friend on a personal retreat returned feeling enlightened and grateful.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • The wrap-up of CiViL is looming. Pray that we finish strong.

  • Financial provision - We need new streams of income: earned, donated, the fall (and other times) fundraising event, etc.

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns.

  • God bless our donors!

  • Long-range plans for Touchstone staffing

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • A speedy recovery from cataract surgery for our friend Ann.

  • Healing from possible malaria for our missionary friend Melinda.

  • Comfort and healing for Mel’s dad, scheduled for surgery next week

  • Jim would like to be spared from what seems like a coming cold.

GRIEF & TROUBLE:

  • Survivors and families of Cyclone Idai

OTHER:

  • A summer internship for a student

  • Unexptected challenges at the ministry of a friend

  • That God would reach students at area detention centers through Youth For Christ.

Touchstone Prayer

The Touchstone Prayer Team meets on from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for the needs of Touchstone and those of our constituents. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for CiViL Groups as they discuss respect this week.

PRAISES

  • God is working through our interns!

  • A friend had a wonderful mission trip

  • Multiple exciting opportunities this summer

  • A much-needed reckoning at the Metro Nashville Schools central office

  • Generous donations for our Share Your Love campaign to provide personal items for needy studets

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Preparation for Your Best Shot

  • Show Your Love campaign to provide personal items for foster & homeless students.

  • Financial provision

  • Protection for our staff, interns, and volunteers from attacks of all kinds

  • Next year’s Touchstone interns.

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • Strength for Jim’s father as he seems to be weakening

  • Several CiViL students have sickle-cell anemia, diabetes, and cancer

  • Comfort and healing for Mel’s dad who is in need of surgery

  • Defeat of a staph infection in a dear friend

GRIEF & TROUBLE:

  • A friend’s son in severe depression

  • Several friends’ ending marriages

  • Tornado survivors and families in Lee County, AL

  • Survivors and families of New Zealand massacre

  • Survivors and families of cyclone Idai

  • Parkland High School survivors

  • The family of Jim Mallory, a pioneer in Christian Counseling

OTHER:

  • A summer internship for a student

  • A career jobfor a friend

  • Problems and wrongdoing in Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • God’s guidance for summer plans

  • God’s blessing for a team member on a retreat next week.

  • The new youth pastor at the Village Chapel