THE TORCH TRUST is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss.
DAILY BIBLE VERSE and PRAYER TOPIC
Grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good 1 Peter 2:2,3 (more daily Bible verses)
Janet Stafford speaking at Open Doors group at Harborough Congregational Church (more daily prayer items)
JOURNEY – an audio Thought for the Week
Journey may be downloaded for inclusion within Talking Newspapers and other audio publications.
Who is missing from your church?
Posted: 11th March 2014 by Lin Ball
You can’t read the Bible without getting the message that Jesus was interested in all kinds of people and always had time for people who were sick or disabled. So why don’t we see more people with disabilities in our churches? Could it be that the Church itself is ‘disabled’ because there’s no provision for people with disabilities to take part in its activities on equal terms, using their God-given gifting? There are over eleven million people with a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability in Great Britain. That’s one in six of the population – and growing. So how can the Church respond?
TORCH TRUST’s aims can be summarised as enabling people with sight loss to discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives.
Towards this end we provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide. Our services are offered to all who experience sight loss, of all faiths or none, and including those with sight loss who have other disabilities.
Among our services, Torch provides Christian literature, including a free lending library and a range of magazines, in various accessible formats. We also promote Christian fellowship through 110 local Groups across the UK. Torch also runs a varied programme of holidays at our own holiday centre and at other venues around the UK and abroad. Our international arm involves Torch working in partnership with others and being involved in various projects, especially in Malawi which in turn serves the needs of blind and partially sighted people in various other African countries.
Torch Trust has a driving vision for people with sight loss, wherever in the world they may live. Our seven-fold charter is that every blind or partially sighted person may have the opportunity to:
- Explore Christian faith and discover Jesus
- Grow as a Christian
- Enjoy a fulfilling devotional life
- Access Christian activities and resources they need
- Join a church of their choice
- Develop their invaluable God-given gifting
- Contribute to the life of the church
If you would like to support the work of Torch, please visit our support area
CONTACT US to receive regular news updates and information for prayer, to find out how you can volunteer with us, to make donations, to access free literature for a blind or partially sighted person, or to make a link with your local Torch Fellowship Group.
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