July 28, 2020


JULY 28, 2020


  • Touchstone provided lunch for Hillsboro and Hillwood High School staff as they prepare for the reopening of online school next week.
  • The Shoe Drive at The Village Chapel was a great success
  • Jim is grateful to be working on some updates for The Last Days of Buster Drumwright, a musical with Nan Gurley and Billy Sprague.
  • A friend’s brother is better after a difficult weekend.
  • A friend’s son found a place for their wedding & reception.
  • Touchstone’s Big Blessing Benefit Sale was able to provide items for several other ministries.
  • Some of our students are interested in getting closer to God.
  • A friend’s beach house was spared from the Texas Hurricane.



  • Students who will be returning to online school 
  • The remaining weeks of the Shoe Drive
  • Need new board members
  • Guidance in updating our strategic plan
  • Need more qualified, trained male volunteers
  • Wisdom as we adapt to Metro Nashville Public School plans
  • PLans for the beginning of an online Touchstone Tribute
  • Guidance as we apply for State grant funding for faith-based Non profits

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

  • Fred Reyes is still fighting COVID-19.
  • A friend needs financial help for dental work.
  • Continued healing for Jim’s knee.
  • A friend’s brother undergoing radiation treatment for cancer
  • A friend who had brain cancer surgery last week is experiencing some side affects.
  • An alcoholic friend who is working on recovery.

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
  • A friend needs guidance with a writing job.
  • The survivors of the Texas/Mexico hurricane
  • A friend needs wisdom about when to move back to New York.
  • The upcoming primary and general elections