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Torch Trust is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss

Daily Bible verse and prayer topic - Tuesday 18 June 2019

Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered Psalm 32:1 (more daily Bible verses)

Pray for the encouragement of those actively supporting people with sight loss in difficult circumstances throughout the world (more daily prayer items)

Our online Daily Prayer Guide can be found on the Support Torch with Prayer page where there is an update to the Torch Prayer Phone.

Week of Prayer - Wednesday 19th June - Our strategy, leaders and trustees

Posted: 16th June 2019 by Julia Hyde

Week of prayer 17th-22nd June

Torch Trust Celebrates 60 years of Ministry in 2019 Join us to pray week commencing 17th June

Wherever you live in the UK or abroad, we invite you to celebrate our 60th Year. Groups and individuals all over the country are planning and arranging ways to celebrate this amazing milestone. Torch 60th Anniversary 1959-2019

We are excited as we approach the 60th year of Torch's ministry. We want to do our very best to help you to join with us, wherever you are in the UK; to celebrate and let the light of Torch shine in your local area. We hope to encourage and inspire you to give thanks and commemorate the past 60 years of Torch Trust’s ministry, preparing our hearts and hands for the years ahead as we ask God to lead and guide us.

Our week of prayer begins on Monday 17th June.  Every day we invite you to join us wherever you are in prayer for different aspects of Torch's ministry.  We will also be streaming our prayer time live on facebook from 9.00 am - 10.00 am.  Just search for Torch Trust. Everyday we will update our website with the prayer points for the following day, we would be delighted to know that you are praying with us.  If you want to let us know you are joining us in prayer drop us an email at 

Click here to find out more about the week of prayer and our special celebration events on Saturday 22nd June.

Our week of prayer begins with our new initiative Sight Loss Friendly Church.  We are inviting churches across the UK to join us to THINK, ASK and ACT people with sight loss what we can do to make sure they are fully included in all aspects of church life.  Visit our website for free downloadable advice and sign up your church so everyone knows you want to be sight loss friendly!

Our strategy, leaders and trustees

Please join us:

  • Pray for people with sight loss - that we at Torch can encourage them to have confidence in God and in themselves.
  • Pray for Christian communities - that we at Torch can enable Christian communities to include people with sight loss
  • Pray for the sight loss world - that we at Torch can inspire sight loss organisations locally and globally to consider spiritual need
  • Pray for our leaders within Torch - that they may be guided by God to lead Torch wisely 
  • Pray for our trustees - for God's blessing in their responsibility for Torch
  • Pray for our heritage of 60 years and our future
  • Pray for God's continued precious provision for Torch's continuing minstry

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Torch in brief

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

Click here to access a display poster of our Charter.

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