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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 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

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

  • A restful Spring Break! - Rest and fellowship with dear friends

  • Delightful connection with dear friends

  • God’s provision

  • Growth in several students

  • Injured student’s return to school

  • Good speaking experience w Trevecca Volleyball Team

  • Good time with parents

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • 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.

  • God’s blessing and guidance for a local coach

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • Multiple aquaintances are battling cancer

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

  • Recovery of a team member from flu

  • Protect Jim’s parents from flu and colds

  • Defeat of a staph infection in a dear friend

GRIEF & TROUBLE:

  • A friend’s son in severe depression

  • A friend’s ending marriage and the family’s grief

  • Tornado survivors and families in Lee County, AL

  • Survivors and families of New Zealand massacre

  • Survivors and families of Mozambique cyclone

  • A new location for a local ministry in transition

OTHER:

  • A summer internship for a student

  • A career jobfor a friend

  • Problems and wrongdoing in Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • Wisdom for a friend who leads a weekly group

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

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 students and facilitators as they rest over Spring Break and get ready to finish the school year strong.

PRAISES

  • Resting over Spring Break

  • Delightful refreshing with dear friends

  • A proud college signing for one of our seniors

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • 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

  • Guidance in writing CiViL curriculum for Spring Quarter

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • Multiple aquaintances are battling cancer

  • Several CiViL students have life-threatening illnesses.

  • A team member with health issues while out of town

  • Defeat of a staph infection in a dear friend

  • A friend has sleep problems

GRIEF & TROUBLE:

  • A friend’s son in severe depression

  • A friend’s ending marriage and the family’s grief

  • The launch of new Youth For Christ program at a girls academy in Mt. Juliet, TN

  • A new location for a local ministry in transition

OTHER:

  • Continued movement toward hope and growth for a team member

  • Relief for tornado victims in Lee County, AL

  • Provision and a summer internship for a student

  • A friend needs a career job and hope

  • Problems and wrongdoing in Metro Nashville Public Schools

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 students and teachers as they wrap up Winter Quarter assignements and grades this week.

PRAISES

  • Spring Break is coming!

  • A good meeting for CiViL students with WKRN News anchors

  • A donation of snacks for CiViL students

  • The joy of talking with graduating seniors about their plans

  • A friend’s son is officially in remission from Lukemia!

  • Another friend received a good prognosis after breast cancer surgery!

  • Spiritual and emotional growth in a good friend

  • A good time taking a student to see The Hillsboro Players’ production of “Rock of Ages”

  • The full recovery of several friends who had the flu

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

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

  • Finances

  • A successful re-boot for a CiViL boys group

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

  • Plans for Spring Quarter

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • Multiple aquaintances are battling cancer

  • Several CiViL students have life-threatening illness.

  • Missionary friends with stomach trouble just before leaving for Africa

GRIEF & TROUBLE:

  • A friend’s son in severe depression

  • A friend’s ending marriage and the family’s grief

  • Youth For Christ students at GraMar and Maplewood schools

OTHER:

  • Relief for victims of Middle Tennessee flooding

  • Relief for tornado victims in Lee County, AL

  • The postponement of a workshop performance of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright” (music by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, and Billy Sprague)

  • A friend needs a career job and hope

  • Problems and wrongdoing in Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • Grace to forgive those who have harmed us

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. We will not meet on Christmas Day or New Years Day, but let’s still remember each other in prayer on those days. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for teachers and CiViL Groups facilitators.

PRAISES

  • Thanks to God for providing just in time!

  • “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.”

  • Some beautiful Nashville weather!

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Peace in the midst of stress

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

  • Finances - $ to cover bills and payroll

  • A successful re-boot for a CiViL boys group

  • Troubling situations with race, poverty, conflict, and other social problems

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

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • A friend has severe muscle pain resulting from an infected spinal disk.

  • Several CiViL students have life-threatening illness.

  • Healing for several pulled muscles in Jim’s hip

  • Two frieds’ mothers have heart problems

  • A friend who had a serious stroke while overseas

  • Several friends with the flu

  • A friend with breast cancer

  • A friend’s recovery from shoulder surgery

GRIEF & TROUBLE:

  • Comfort for the Milsap family regarding the death of their son Todd

  • A friend’s son in severe depression

  • A friend with an explosively tempered boss

  • A friend’s ending marriage and the family’s grief

  • Wisdom and guidance to the Youth For Christ team who are working with those teens.

  • A friend’s family suffering divorce.

  • A friend’s job problems

  • Political violence in Haiti where many of our missionary friends have been working

  • A friend’s lonliness

OTHER:

  • Relief for victims of Middle Tennessee flooding

  • A workshop performance of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright” (music by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, and Billy Sprague) in late March/early April

  • A friend needs a full-time job and hope

  • Problems and wrongdoing in Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • Nashville Youth For Christ - more students to respond to the Gospel

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. We will not meet on Christmas Day or New Years Day, but let’s still remember each other in prayer on those days. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for our students' academic success.

PRAISES

  • One of our team found part-time work after looking & praying for months!

  • A successful performance & devotional by Jim at Rocketown

  • Relief from a health problem for one of our team members

  • Inspiring wisdom from a friend: “Embrace the life you didn’t plan on.”

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Staff stres

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

  • Finances

  • Quick set up for new CRM software

  • God’s blessing on our past interns

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

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • A friend has severe muscle pain resulting from an infected spinal disk.

  • Several CiViL students have life-threatening illness.

  • Healing for several pulled muscles in Jim’s hip

  • A friend with bronchitus

  • A friend with the flu

  • A friend with breast cancer

  • A friend’s recovery from shoulder surgery

GRIEF & TROUBLE:

  • A friend’s son in severe depression

  • A friend with an explosively tempered boss

  • A friend’s ending marriage and the family’s grief

  • Wisdom and guidance to the Youth For Christ team who are working with those teens.

  • A friend’s family suffering divorce.

  • A friend’s job problems

  • Political violence in Haiti where many of our missionary friends have been working

  • A friend’s lonliness

OTHER:

  • Safety for those in the path of Middle Tennessee flooding

  • A workshop performance of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright” (music by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, and Billy Sprague) in late March/early April

  • A friend needs a full-time job

  • Problems and wrongdoing in Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • Nashville Youth For Christ and their ministry to students in juvenile detention

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. We will not meet on Christmas Day or New Years Day, but let’s still remember each other in prayer on those days. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Please pray for the causes and casualties of teen violence.

PRAISES

  • A new budget for 2019!

  • The glorious homegoing of a dear friend’s mother

  • A great time watching six of our students at the district wrestling tournament

  • Important lost items found by one of our team members

  • Belmont Church Mosaic Winter Camp went very well.

PETITIONS

TOUCHSTONE/CIVIL:

  • Staff stress

  • Difficult and stressful relationship issues

  • Brainstorming a new CiViL initiative.

  • Favor with a local business regarding a possible partnership

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

HEALTH ISSUES:

  • A friend has severe muscle pain resulting from an infected spinal disk.

  • Several CiViL students have life-threatening illness.

  • A friend is having hip problems after recent surgery.

  • A student has a concussion

  • A friend’s recovery from shoulder surgery

  • People with depression and anxiety

GRIEF & TROUBLE:

  • The loss of a team member’s dear friend, murdered by five teens

  • Wisdom and guidance to the Youth For Christ team who are working with those teens.

  • A friend’s family suffering divorce.

  • Political violence in Haiti where many of our missionary friends have been working

OTHER:

  • A friend’s book project

  • A workshop performance of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright” (music by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, and Billy Sprague) in late March/early April

  • A friend needs a job and boosted hopes

  • A friend is starting a book

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. We will not meet on Christmas Day or New Years Day, but let’s still remember each other in prayer on those days. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Let’s thank God for a little February Spring in Nashville!

Praises

  • Good 2018 stories in groups so far this week

  • A new donor software package

  • A career new beginning for one of our friends

  • Dental work funding for a team member

  • Spring break plans are set

  • A friend is planning a book

  • Middle TN Youth For Christ is partnering with two more youth facilities

Petitions

Touchstone/CiViL:

  • Touchstone board meeting on Monday Feb 11

  • Staff stress

  • Interns have a big project coming up

  • Budget planning

  • Favor with a local business regarding a possible partnership

Health Issues:

  • A friend has severe muscle pain resulting from a past infection.

  • Encouragement for Jim ‘s Dad’s (almost 98)

  • The mother of a friend’s broke her leg.

  • A former student having kidney problems

  • A friend’s recovery from shoulder surgery

Grief & Trouble:

  • The family of a friend whose mother died this week

  • A friend’s family suffering divorce.

Other:

  • Belmont Church Mosaic Winter Camp this weekend

  • A workshop performance of “The Last Days of Buster Drumwright” (music by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, and Billy Sprague) in late March/early April

  • A friend needs a job and boosted hopes

  • A friend is starting a book

  • A friend on a teaching mission this week in frozen Nebraska

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. We will not meet on Christmas Day or New Years Day, but let’s still remember each other in prayer on those days. To join us in person or submit a prayer request, contact us.  Please pray for the following:

General Theme: Let’s lift up the healthy needs of our staff, volunteers, interns, and students.

PRAISES

  • A friend is finally feeling better after knee replacement surgery

  • A delightful CiViL LIberties storyteller event last Wednesday evening

  • Several encouraging career delvelopments for one of our friends

  • Some encouraging prayers for a friend who went on a recent pilgrimage

  • Some recent fun songwriting opportunities for Jim

  • A recent donation to cover about 6 weeks worth of CiViL snacks

PETITIONS

Touchstone & CiViL

  • All our students need your prayers. Several are in dire need of various kinds.

  • A long-term sustainability plan for Touchstone and CiViL

  • Wisdom in planning Touchstone’s 2019 Budget - still working on it!

  • Camp Our Town at Hillwood High, an attempt to build the school community

  • The quietly lonely in the CiViL Community

  • Some ongoing challenges in our CiViL Boys Groups

Comfort and help for

  • Broken relationships - the struggle against anger and resentment

  • A depressed friend

  • Two young men in prison

  • The families of several friends with Parkinson’s Disease

  • JIm’s parents and those providing them with care

Healing for

  • A friend with debilitating shoulder and neck pain

  • Shoulder surgery this week for another friend

  • a cousin with terminal cancer. Also comfort and salvation

  • a friend’s son who has treatable Hodgkins Lymphoma has a pulmonary embolism, halting his treatmen.

  • a friend’s father in treatment for cancer

Donations of

  • office space

  • Snacks for CiViL Groups students (pop tarts, granola bars, etc.)

Other

  • Jobs and encoragement for four team members and friends

  • Success for the local musical production penned by Jim Weber, Nan Gurley, and Billy Sprague in early April

  • The Gathering on March 30-31 in Oviedo, FL and our friend Jon’s role in it

  • Guidance and blessing on a Weber house project

  • The ministries of Youth for Christ in Middle Tennessee, including the right person to fill a newly opened positioin