January 4, 2023


January 4, 2023


  • We are thankful for Christmas and for a New Year
  • A friend is making progress toward moving.
  • A friend’s cancer surgery was successful.
  • Jim has an idea for a new book.
  • We have a new intern who is fluent in Spanish.
  • Touchstone’s 4th quarter funding is strong.
  • Touchstone is receiving support from a new church partner this Sunday.



Touchstone Events, Programs & Services      

  • CiViL starts back on Monday, Jan 9.
  • Preparation for the MLK Day Let Freedom Ring Trip
  • Resolution of a problem situation with a constituent 
  • Touchstone needs additional staff and volunteers
  • Touchstone URGENTLY needs new office space.
  • Touchstone counseling clients
  • Protection for Touchstone volunteers and staff


Comfort and Healing     

  • The family and friends of Marcus Horton after his passing
  • A friend having radiation treatment for new tumors
  • NFL player Damar Hamlin in critical condition
  • A friend suffering allergy problems
  • A friend is recovering from throat cancer surgery
  • A friend is recovering from broken wrist
  • A struggling family member 
  • Friends caring for aging parents
  • Friends recovering from past trauma, lymphoma, lung cancer,
  • Friends fighting COVID, eye cancer, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia



  •  A friend dealing with alcoholism
  • A friend’s protracted struggle to fix a plumbing leak
  • Several friends in need of better work situations.
  • That those we love would come to follow Jesus
  • Favor and provision for a friend regarding a building plan.
  • That students in Juvenile detention will respond positively to those who visit them to bring help, hope, and the Gospel. 


Partner Organizations


  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel


  • Mission Discovery
  • Rocketown
  • Youth for Christ 

Higher Education – Interns:

  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University


  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car & Foundation
  • HCA Healthcare Foundation

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

  • Protection from COVID-19, Flu, RSV, Polio & Monkey Pox, gun violence, politicization of the church, persecution, military attack, domestic violence, The predicted recession, and for first responders
  • Justice for those who harbor sexual abusers, all involved in the January 6 insurrection, all races, ethnicities, etc.
  • Our enemies and persecutors
  • Those with mental health challenges