August 10, 2023


August 10, 2023


  • A friend’s medical procedure went well, and the results are good.
  • We are getting some good publicity for golf tournament on August 21.
  • We are greatful for the life of Father Charles Strobel.
  • We join a friend in thanking God for a grant that covers the cost of expensive medication.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services         


  • Spotlight grant proposal to be submitted soon
  • Planning for our Fall and Spring fundraisers
  • That the rest of the BBB furniture sells quickly
  • Golf Tournament – Need 10 more teams

  • Impact 100 Grant relationship


  • Planning for the CiViL Fall schedule

  • A partner church for each CiViL location

  • Students with mental and emotional issues


  • Touchstone counseling clients

  • TYRS urgently needs new office space 

  • TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers and staff.

  • Protection for Touchstone staff, vols & interns


Comfort and Healing        

Friends grieving:

– The loss of Father Charles Strobel

– A family who has lost a 2nd child to suicide

Friends with Illness:

– Recovering from spinal surgery

– Recuperating from a stroke

– Undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 cancer

– Problems with gums and bones

– Recovering from brain surgery

– Heart, stroke, cancer

– Recovering from cancer treatment

– Exhausted caretakers of a mentally ill friend

– Fighting ovarian cancer, eye cancer, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia

Friends struggling:

– Stress from work

– Caring for aging parents, recovering from past trauma



  • Building and moving plans
  • Expensive medication cost
  • People we love come to Jesus
  • Students in juvenile detention – positive response to those who visit them to bring help, hope, & 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

  • Elections
  • President, Governor, Courts & Policy makers
Justice for:
  • All people, regardless or race, religion, etc.
  • Jan. 6 insurrection
  • Various Trump indictments
  • Organizations that have allowed abuse
Protection from or for:
  • Politicization of the Church
  • Persecution & War
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • First responders
  • Depression, violence & suicide in teen girls
  • Those with mental health & disabilities
  • America’s mass shooting epidemic
  • Recession and economic instabilit

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