August 19, 2020


AUGUST 19, 2020

  • Praises
  • Jim enjoyed a road trip with a friend last Thursday.
  • A friend’s wedding last week went very well.
  • A friend had a wonderful family visit.
  • Melony’s dad is home from the hospital.
  • A friend’s brother moved into a skilled nursing facility and has a positive attitude
  • A friend’s trachiotomy wound healing well in COVID-19 recovery.
  • A friend moved from cancer treatment to a skilled nursing home.



  • Students – having a difficult time with online school
  • Teachers – making online school work
  • Neighborhood CiViL plans
  • Shoe drive extending through Aug 23rd.
  • Favor for a CARES Act Grant we just applied for.
  • A funding possibility this coming Thursday
  • 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

  • Comfort for a friend at the sudden loss of her daughter
  • A former student whose father just died of cancer
  • A youth pastor friend had a mild stroke
  • A friend with brain cancer
  • A friend with COVID-19 just suffered a heart attack.
  • Melony’s dad is being treated at home for a UTI, hernia & internal bleeding
  • 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 alcohol addiction recovery.
  • A friend wants restoration of relationship with his brother. 
  • The upcoming general elections

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