October 20, 2023


October 20, 2023


  • Mae Pugh-Weber was born 25 years ago!

  • Groups went well this week.

  • Frank got to meet and thank the Fireman who saved his life.

  • An addict we have prayed for is getting help.

  • “We’re Taking You To Court” event Oct 27

  • Jim’s performance at Just Love Coffee Cafe went well.

  • A planning meeting with Belmont University went well.




Touchstone Events, Programs & Services         


  • Planning for our Fall and Spring fundraisers


  •  Fill 30 spots for “We’re Taking You To Court” Oct 27

  • Guidance regarding discussions about providing services at Cane Ridge High School

  • A partner church for each CiViL location

  • Students with mental and emotional issues


  • Touchstone counseling clients

  • TYRS urgently needs new office space 

  • Building a connection with Just Love Coffee – McEwen

  • TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers and staff.

  • Protection for Touchstone staff, vols & interns


Comfort and Healing        

Friends grieving:

– All families dealing with loss


– Steve is recovering from a motorcycle wreck.

– A friend battling Leukemia

– Frank – recovering from heart issues & concussion

– Friend with alcoholic husband

– Charles in chemo for stage 4 cancer

– A friend’s gums and bones that need to regenerate

– Karla – starting a new clinical trial soon

– Carlene – about halfway through radiation treatments

– Friends fighting cancer, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia


– Friends recovering from past trauma

– Young man getting treatment for addiction & anxiety



  • A friend starting a new job soon
  • Several friends traveling to Japan
  • A friend’s building plans
  • Guidance for a friend in choosing Medicare plans
  • A friend’s expensive medication cost
  • People we love come to Jesus
  • Students in juvenile detention – positive response to those who visit them to bring help, hope, & the Gospel. 


Partner Organizations


  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church
  • The Village Chapel
  • Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church


  • Mission Discovery
  • Rocketown
  • Youth for Christ 

Higher Education – Interns:

  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University


  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car & Foundation
  • HCA Healthcare Foundation
  • Just Love Coffee

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

  • President, Governor, Courts & Policy makers
Justice for:
  • All people, regardless or race, religion, etc.
  • Jan. 6 insurrection
  • Various Trump indictments
  • Organizations that have allowed abuse
Protection from or for:
  • Politicization of the Church
  • Persecution & War (Ukraine & Israel)
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • First responders
    • Depression, violence & suicide in teen girls
    • Those with mental health & disabilities
    • America’s mass shooting epidemic
    • Recession and economic instability
    Natural Disasters:
    – Fire – Lahaina 
    – Earthquake – Morocco & Afghanistan 
    – Flood – Libya
    – Drought – Lower Mississippi & Amazon

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