August 12, 2020


AUGUST 11, 2020


  • A friend’s wedding went very well.
  • Jim has a short road trip on Thursday.
  • A friend is moving from cancer treatment to a skilled nursing home.
  • Fred Reyes is improving and has moved to rehab facility.
  • Touchstone made several great new contacts this week.
  • A friend’s legal process is complete.



  • Students – emotional state, ward off discouragement, challenging circumstances.
  • Teachers – making online school work
  • Neighborhood CiViL plans
  • Shoe drive extending through Aug 23rd.
  • We need several new board members.
  • Need more qualified, trained male volunteers
  • Plans for our online Touchstone Tribute – probably in October

Touchstone’s Partner Organizations

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Rocketown
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Overton High School
  • Hillwood High School
  • Oliver Middle School
  • Enterprise
  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Nashville Youth For Christ – ministry to incarcerated youth

Comfort and Healing

  • A friend is dying of brain cancer.
  • Comfort for a friend at the sudden loss of her daughter
  • A friend has a mass in his lung.
  • Continued healing for Jim’s knee.

Racial Justice

  • Justice for people of color
  • Repentance by oppressors and complicit bystanders
  • Positive leadership
  • The anti-racism movement


  • The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • Protection for friends with compromised health.
  • All of those whose livelihoods are threatened by the COVID-19 economy.
  • The safety of our heroic health care workers.
  • Wisdom & guidance for safety in going back to schools


  • Wisdom for a friend about employment and when to move back to NYC.
  • A friend needs expensive dental work.
  • Friend who is working on addiction recovery.
  • A friend wants restoration of relationship with his brother. 
  • The wedding of a CiViL graduate on Aug 14
  • Safety for several friends visiting family.
  • General elections