August 5, 2020


AUGUST 5, 2020


  • A friend had an ovarian mass that is now gone.
  • Jim’s parents celebrated their sixty-ninth wedding anniversary.
  • Mrs. Cheap will be posting our Shoe Drive on her social media.
  • A friend’s uterine cancer biopsy returned the best result possible.
  • A friend’s wedding is coming up this Saturday, and everyone involved is excited.
  • A friend has had a very favorable response from a film industry contact.



  • Students returned to online school this week, but there are lots of technical problems.
  • Students need programs like CiViL for dealing w anxiety.
  • Our Shoe Drive is extended through Aug 10th.
  • We need several new board members.
  • We need guidance this week as we update our strategic plan.
  • Need more qualified, trained male volunteers
  • Wisdom as we adapt to the school system’s plans
  • Plans for our online Touchstone Tribute – probably in October
  • Guidance as we apply for the state’s portion of the CARES Act Grant for non-profit organizations

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

Comfort and Healing

  • A friend’s son died recently from COVID-19.
  • A friend has a mass in his lung.
  • A friend is still fighting COVID-19.
  • Continued healing for Jim’s knee.
  • A friend’s brother undergoing radiation treatment for cancer is not doing well mentally. 
  • A friend who recently had brain surgery has taken a turn for the worse.

Racial Justice

  • Justice for people of color
  • Repentance by oppressors and complicit bystanders
  • Positive leadership
  • Ladies in Melony’s anti-racism group


  • 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


  • Youth For Christ ministry to incarcerated students and their families
  • 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’s cousin may be moving too fast into a new relationship.
  • A friend wants restoration of relationship with his brother. 
  • The wedding of a CiViL graduate on Aug 14
  • Safety for several friends traveling to see family this coming weekend.
  • Primary and general elections