The Eighty100 Project

... If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James 2:14-17)

Our Mission
Even though our core mission is to "make disciples of the nations" (Matt 28:19-20), Touch + Lift Ministries also feels compelled to help provide "our neighbors" with some of their most basic needs (James 2:14-17). This is faith with works. Today, billions of people are living in extreme poverty without the things "needed for the body" like food, shelter, basic healthcare and education. Millions of these "made in His image" (Gen 1:27) have no access to safe drinking water and are dying from preventable and treatable diseases.

Would you choose to drink this water? There are millions
that simply don't have that choice.
A Global Crisis of Epic Proportions
The estimated 844 million people around the world who do not have privileged access to clean water are left with no option other than to fetch and drink contaminated water which claims the lives of nearly 3.5 million people each year. And of these 3.5 million people, 1.5 million are children. To put that into some perspective, that would mean that 3 children die every minute from water-related diseases. That's 4,320 children per day which is more than the number of children's lives claimed by AIDS, malaria and measles combined. That's more than the number of lives claimed on 9/11. How can we allow this continue?

Basic Math Meets Basic Need
Touch + Lift Ministries would like to invite YOU to participate in The Eighty100 Project. By donating $100 toward the drilling of a bore hole, YOU and 79 others would provide a village in Uganda with clean drinking water for up to the next 100 years. It's that simple. If 80 people donate $100, a bore hole can be drilled. Of course we would welcome any size donation. It is our hope that you will see how easy it is to share the love of Christ by "loving your neighbors" on a global scale.

Would you consider being one of the eighty who WILL make a difference?

Touch + Lift Ministries
130 Herron Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

Touch + Lift Ministries, Inc. is a charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Donations to Touch + Lift Ministries, Inc. are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes.

Baptisms in "The Bush"

When God spoke to me several months ago calling me back to Uganda, He gave me one simple mission to accomplish... to get Bibles in the hands of the people I had come to love in the village of Bugabo. And it was only after I accepted this call that He began to reveal His entire plan to me. He knows me too well. He knew that if he had revealed His entire plan for this mission trip, that it might overwhelm me. God can be gentle like that. Can't he?

And so, a week prior to our departure He tells Jason Ingle and I that we will Baptize those He has "called" from Bugabo... we chose to trust that He would work out the details.

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Touched and Lifted by Bugabo

What began as a simple conviction from God to get His Word into a village called Bugabo in Uganda Africa has turned into a reality... one that only could have been accomplish by the power God. Thank you Lord for showing us that you are alive in us. And, even in spite of our sin, are willing to use us in ways that can only glorify you!

I have spent many years in my walk with Christ trying to figure out my purpose as a Christian. How did I miss the simplicity of this call on our lives... for Jesus has commanded us to "...go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." (Matt 28:18) Could it be so simple friends? I think it is. 
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Celebrate Recovery in Africa

Because of His grace and Mercy, I am "celebrating" a life sober from alcohol for over 19 years now. My recovery path was not as easy as it might have been had Celebrate Recovery ( been around when I was struggling so terribly with alcoholism. I will say that the Lord used 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to save and redeem my life... a life that most people had given up on. But, because I was able to somehow stay sober, I met the Lord Jesus 10 years ago and began what I believe was my true recovery... the recovery of my lost soul and broken heart. And because of God's faithfulness, I hold on to the promise of heaven today, and no longer identify with "who I was"; but with who I have become in Christ.

He sent them out two by two...

"Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits." - Mark 6:7

Well, if God wants us to travel and minister in two's, then he certainly made that crystal clear this past week. And because of His faithfulness I now have a travel companion for this March's mission trip to Uganda where we will be serving with George and Christie Magera ( by helping distribute 300 Bibles to their village.

Let me tell you a bit about my new friend, and how God divinely wove our two stories together in a way that will bring Glory to Him!

I met Jason Ingle in the market place. The real estate firm for which he works was holding a Strategic Marketing Summit and they asked my company to sit in as a participant in this initiative.

We've Got Bibles!

300 and Counting!
Friends... Please continue to Praise the Lord for what he has done in the past week and a half during our first Facebook "Bibles in The Bush" campaign. With your support we have funded 300 Bibles! We will continue to reach out to people on the phone, through email, over coffee, in business meetings, through Facebook... whatever it takes to share with people our mission this March. God's Word is Alive... We need to get it into the hands of those who do not know Him.

Getting Bibles in "The Bush"

Dear Friends,
Because of his kindness and love, God has given us his Word, the Bible. In it, he tells us who he is, who we are, why we are alive, and how we should live. And by using the teachings and commands of the Bible, God works in the hearts of those who belong to him, to change the way they think and live.

The Bible has been translated into so many different languages. Today, God’s Word can be read by more people than ever before; and although the words in these various translations are different, the message remains the same. God did not limit his Word to only one group of people, or for only one language group; rather, the Bible is for everyone! If God has given you the opportunity to have a Bible, then you are blessed. And this blessing is intended to be shared.

But even though there are so many translations available today, not everyone has access to God's Holy Word.