September 6, 2023

TOUCHSTONE PRAYER LIST

September 6, 2023

PRAISES & THANKS       

  • We’ve had a good start-up for 2023-24 CiViL 
  • The Shoe Drive Service Project is done for this year.
  • Jim went on his first backpack trip in 35 years
  • Melony processed 3 large bags of clothes for CiViL Service
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PETITIONS

 

Touchstone Events, Programs & Services         

   Funding:

  • Planning for our Fall and Spring fundraisers

CiViL: 

  •  CiViL Groups logistics 

  • A partner church for each CiViL location

  • Students with mental and emotional issues

Other:

  • Touchstone counseling clients

  • TYRS urgently needs new office space 

  • TYRS needs various kinds of volunteers and staff.

  • Protection for Touchstone staff, vols & interns

 

Comfort and Healing        

Friends grieving:

– Scott and family at his brother’s passing.

– Randy and family at his wife Barbara’s passing.

– All families dealing with loss

Friends with Illness:

– in hospice care

– Recovering from spinal surgery

– Recuperating from a stroke

– Undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 cancer

– Problems with gums and bones

– Recovering from brain surgery

– Heart issues & severe concussion

– Recovering from cancer treatment

– Exhausted caretakers of a mentally ill friend

– Fighting ovarian cancer, eye cancer, family or personal addiction, sickle cell anemia

Friends struggling:

– A friend entering rehab for addiction and anxiety

– Sleep loss and work-related stress

– A mother recuperating from a stroke

– Caring for aging parents, recovering from past trauma

 

Other-Individuals  

  • A friend’s job interview results
  • Building and moving plans
  • 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

Churches:

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

Ministries:

  • Mission Discovery
  • Rocketown
  • Youth for Christ 

Higher Education – Interns:

  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University

Funders:

  • 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

Government:
  • Elections
  • 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
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • First responders
Natural Disaster Survivors from:
  • Hurricane Idalia 
  • The Lahaina wildfire
  • Hurricane Hillary
  • Texas Tropical storm
  • Flooding in the Midwest & Northeast
Social/Cultural:
  • Depression, violence & suicide in teen girls
  • Those with mental health & disabilities
  • America’s mass shooting epidemic
  • Recession and economic instability
  • We’ve had a good start-up for 2023-24 CiViL 
  • The Shoe Drive Service Project is done for this year.
  • Jim went on his first backpack trip in 35 years
  • Melony processed 3 large bags of clothes for CiViL Service
Natural Disasters:
  • Survivors of Hurricane Idalia & Hillary, Lahaina fire, Texas tropical storm 
  • Those in the path of Hurricane Lee