THE TORCH TRUST is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss.
DAILY BIBLE VERSE and PRAYER TOPIC
Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us ... ? Luke 24:32 (more daily Bible verses)
Pray for staff at Torch (Malawi) and the production of many braille Bible volumes (more daily prayer items)
JOURNEY – an audio Thought for the Week
Journey may be downloaded for inclusion within Talking Newspapers and other audio publications.
Can the Church lead the way to a more caring society?
Posted: 24th April 2014 by Lin Ball
'Our society often pushes people with disabilities to the margins – but not Jesus! Two thousand years ago Jesus welcomed everyone – and he still does!’ says Revd Jonathan Edwards (pictured right). The former General Secretary of the Baptist Union, now the Executive Ambassador for Prospects, the Christian organisation working with people with learning disabilities, is a keynote speaker at a major conference in June on how the Church engages with disabled people.
‘We all confidently sing about the Gospel of Jesus – but we don’t always live it,’ says Jonathan. ‘The Enabling Church conference gives us the opportunity to reflect deeply on how we can become a more truly Gospel Church where everyone is welcome.'
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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