Premier Christian Media
presents 'Reflections', an inspiring and informative weekly programme
which goes out on Premier Radio each Sunday at 4:00pm. Produced by The
Torch Trust for the Blind, the programme is aimed at those interested
in, or suffering the affects of disability or visual impairment.
Marilyn interviews individuals for their personal stories and also
chats about national exhibitions and exciting new technical gadgets.
Into the mix, Marilyn brings inspirational thoughts and her own personal
stories of God’s love, care and provision.
To go to Premier’s Reflections ministry page follow this link
The Torch Trust for the Blind
Since January 2008 Marilyn has been Chairperson of THE TORCH TRUST FOR THE BLIND. Torch is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for blind and partially sighted people to be fully included in the life of the church, to have equal access to Christian literature and teaching and to enjoy Christian fellowship with others.
The Trust produces literature in formats for the blind and partially sighted and promotes fellowship via its groups throughout the country and holidays and retreats of all kinds. It even has its own holiday and retreat centre at Hurstpierpoint in Sussex. Torch also responds to the unmet personal support needs of those whom we serve in poorer countries with literature and fellowship. The Torch Trust for the Blind is based in Leicestershire but operates internationally, especially in Eastern Europe and Africa.
Tracy has been a Trustee for Open Ears since 2004. Formerly known as the Hard of Hearing Christian Fellowship, Open Ears provides: additional fellowship; Bible teaching; prayer support; pastoral care; conferences and fellowship days; advice for churches; a quarterly magazine 'Hearing Eye; and local group meetings.
Open Ears also incorporates Open Ears Worldwide, which reaches out to hard-of-hearing and deafened people in developing countries who, because of poverty, receive no help with their hearing loss. Open Ears Worldwide acts as a collecting agency for unwanted commercial hearing-aids which after testing and reconditioning, are taken overseas in response to specific requests, and then distributed to children and adults who will benefit from them. Over 6,000 hearing aids have so far been sent to 60 countries.