September 9, 2020




  • Jim and Mae had a great trip moving her back to NYC.
  • Several CiViL Groups are starting this week.
  • A friend with cancer has experienced miraculous improvement.
  • Another friend with cancer is now stronger and more active. 
  • Melony had a good meeting with a CiViL-Stratford alum.
  • Good family visits for the Weber family last week



  • Students – frustrations with the canceled football season
  • We will need additional matching funds for the Touchstone Tribute.
  • Wisdom and favor for the state response to our CARES Act Grant application
  • Preparations for the virtual Touchstone Tribute on October 20
  • Neighborhood CiViL plans to begin after Labor Day
  • We need several new board members.
  • Need more qualified, trained male volunteers

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
  • Nashville Youth For Christ – ministry to incarcerated youth

Comfort and Healing

  • A friend’s mother is in the hospital.
  • A friend injured his hand using a hammer.
  • A friend’s is recovering from painful spinal stenosis surgery.
  • For the friends and families of Lily Shaw and Derrick Graham, both of whom passed away recently.
  • For our aging parents and friends.
  • For several friends’ painful knee inflammation,
  • A friend recovering from gall bladder surgery,
  • A friend who is now in quarantine after she and her aging mother were exposed to COVID-19. 
  • A friend who lost her husband, experienced stressful family conflict, battled with cancer, and needs to find a job. 
  • A friend’s brother is suffering from severe depression while battling cancer, and his family is not getting information on his condition.
  • For a friend with brain cancer.

Racial Justice

  • Justice for people of color
  • Repentance by oppressors and complicit bystanders
  • Positive leadership
  • The anti-racism movement


  • 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


  • A friend is struggling with both electrical and plumbing problems. 
  • A friend is searching for a new job.
  • Those suffering from the West Coast heat wave and fires.
  • A friend needs expensive dental work.
  • Friend who is working on alcohol addiction recovery.
  • A friend wants restoration of relationship with his brother. 
  • The upcoming elections

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