August 4, 2021


August 4, 2021


  • A friend’s new home project is making Progress with house builder and draftsman
  • The Big Blessing Benefit Sale was a success. There were no injuries. We had great volunteers, especially DuJuan, one of our students.  We made $2435 so far, and we have been told a few related donations are forthcoming.
  • One of our volunteers has finally recovered from COVID-19
  • A friend will be visiting her dad to celebrate his 88th birthday.
  • Jim’s parents celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services 

  •  Pray that Scott Hamilton’s “Good People” TV show (on which our CiViL students have a segment) will be picked up.
  • Guidance and favor regarding a new grant
  • Guidance for Touchstone Tribute planning team
  • Plans for CiViL school programs in the Fall including staffing, training, and new volunteers
  • A new Touchstone board member for late summer or fall
  • CiViL students who engage in unhealthy relationship patterns
  • Guidance for Touchstone counseling clients


Comfort and Healing

  • The victims and their families from the Smile Direct Warehouse shooting
  • A friend has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • A friend’s brother is very sick.
  • A friend is grieving a lost relationship.
  • A friend is undergoing daily radiation treatmen for cancer
  • Jim’s sister Meg has lung cancer and a new infection.
  • A friend recovering from COVID-19.
  • Family of a friend who is in hospice
  • For people damaged by trauma
  • Friends and clients working on alcohol recovery



  • That a friend’s COVID-delayed wedding reception & honeymoon will go well. 
  • An unspecified prayer for Leslie
  • A friend who needs a change of heart
  • A special needs friend who will need a need place to stay after they are released from in-patient psych treatment
  • Guidance for friends planning a building project.
  • A change of heart for young people bullying a special needs adult.
  • Guidance for a friend with a new vision for ministry
  • A friend has regular grand jury duty, and it is important, but intense.
  • Those with domestic violence and mental health challenges
  • A friend who is working his way out of homelessness.


Partner Organizations

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Rocketown
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Overton High
  • Oliver Middle
  • Hillsboro High
  • Hillwood High
  • Nashville School of the Arts
  • Youth For Christ 


Racial Justice

  • A reduction in police shootings and justice in those cases
  • Threats to voting rights
  • Racial accountability at private schools
  • Justice for people of color
  • Repentance by oppressors and complicit bystanders
  • Positive leadership
  • Progress in anti-racism movement
  • Social media conflict over race and other justice issues.



  •  Wise leadership over masking and vaccine requirements
  • Protection from the Delta and Lambda variants, especially for those w compromised immune systems
  • Help and hope for teens who lost so much during the pandemic
  • The revival that comes from our cries to God for help, hope, mercy, and repentance.
  • Protection for all with compromised health and those unable to receive a vaccine
  • A swift comeback from the COVID-19 economy.
  • The continued safety of our heroic health care worke