Torch Trust is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss
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Thank you for your generosity! - Torch Malawi Appeal
Posted: 3rd May 2019 by
Stanley Moyo (Torch Malawi administrator) and Rose Chaponda (Torch Malawi Trustee Chairperson) have been in touch to thank Torch faithful supporters for their generosity with financial gifts and prayers. Following our Malawi appeal over £5,000 has been raised and sent directly to Torch Malawi, our partnership organisation.
The local trustees and staff of Torch Malawi carefully planned to buy 626 (10kg) bags of maize flour, cooking oil and soya pieces to distribute to blind and partially sighted people affected by the flooding in Malawi.
We praise God that the grain milling company in Malawi were able to provide 1,098 bags of maize flour for the same price. This means that over 1,000 blind and partially sighted people in the Chikwawa district of Malawi, have received emergency supplies at this most desperate time.
Both Rose and Stanley praise God for the faithfulness of Torch supporters. Every financial gift has contributed directly to a blind or partially sighted person in Malawi who may otherwise have not received any support.
The situation in Malawi is still severe. Roads and bridges have been washed way, thousands of people have lost their homes and seek shelter in buildings like schools. This year crop has been totally destroyed. It will take years for the country to recover from the devastation and so we continue to ask for prayer and financial support for Malawi.
People with sight loss are extremely vulnerable, relying totally on the help of others for safety. Sadly, it is also true that in Malawi individuals with disability have a low social status and may not receive the aid which is being distributed in towns and villages. Through our international partners Torch Malawi we can ensure that the vital supplies will reach those most in need. Items for aid are purchased and distributed by the Malawian staff and local Malawian volunteers.
If you would like to offer financial support to blind and partially sighted people in Malawi then please contact Client Services on 01858 438260 (Mon – Thurs, 10am – 4pm) or visit our website for more information on different ways to donate.
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
If you would like to support the work of Torch, please visit our support area
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