THE TORCH TRUST is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss.
DAILY BIBLE VERSE and PRAYER TOPIC
The LORD is my strength and my shield Psalm 28:7 (more daily Bible verses)
Reflections radio programme recording day at Torch House (more daily prayer items)
JOURNEY – an audio Thought for the Week
Journey may be downloaded for inclusion within Talking Newspapers and other audio publications.
Posted: 14th May 2013 by Lin Ball
An internationally famous children’s choir will visit Torch Holiday & Retreat Centre to give a concert on May 24th. The Watoto Children’s Choirs have been delighting people around the world since the work was founded in Uganda in 1994. The choirs are advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa who have been orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease. The ministry has also been extended to reach out to vulnerable women as well as the war-affected community in Northern Uganda, including the many child soldiers who were forced to become weapons of war.
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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