Meet the Team

Directors

Founder of the Trust.

In Marilyn’s early years as a Christian she heard a retired missionary lady speak about her 40 years’ work with the family of Pastor Arvind Thomas in Northern India. Florence Adams had dedicated her life to the Lord’s calling on her life but due to bad health had returned to the UK, where she would travel and share her work with various groups of people. Marilyn became closely involved with her and supported her in achieving these aims.

Marilyn accepted Arvind’s invitation to visit him and his work in India in the summer of 1996, for five weeks.

Having visited India on numerous occasions since that time, she knew that the work needed to be more accountable in the UK by forming a Charitable Trust.  This was set up and the initial Trustees were appointed in 2002 with the charity adopting the name Bethel Full Gospel Church [India-UK] Trust.

This original Trust grew and developed in ways that Marilyn had not imagined when it was started.  More trustees were added, project managers came on board to help run projects and the Trust developed from supporting one original partner to the present-day number of 10.

The Trust’s name was changed in 2006 to Vision for Asia.

God has laid on Marilyn’s heart a love for Asia and its people that she says will never leave her.


Sue followed with interest, and became involved in, the work of Vision for Asia after meeting Marilyn Collins. She was invited to join as a trustee in 2006 and helped with the child sponsorship programme, taking on the role of Treasurer In 2013.

Sue loves the people of Asia and enjoys using her God-given skills for the benefit of God’s work in Asia. She is married and has two sons.


Nicky studied Theology at St John’s College, Nottingham, gaining a good grounding for her Christian walk. She later went on to become a Registered General Nurse.

Although Nicky did not accept the role of project manager at first, she later agreed to take up this responsibility in September 2016. After her visit to India in November 2017 she was appointed a Trustee the following year.

She is passionate in her belief that every child should have the opportunity to receive an education, enhancing opportunities for employment and future security.

Nicky networks the Christian and secular communities to gain child sponsorship and finance and raising the profile of Vision for Asia.


Mary became involved with Vision for Asia after her husband helped set up the Trust in 2002. She helped the Trustees organise and run an Indian Day, following which she was invited to become a Trustee in 2004.

Mary developed an interest in the people of India through attending other conferences and saw this as her opportunity to become more involved.


Finance and Admin

Helen Fletcher joined our team in January 2020 to become our Data Protection Manager. She had long been interested in the work of Vision for Asia through sponsoring a child and subsequently met one of the partners when he visited the UK in 2019. Helen now has a desire to do more to help.


Independent Examiner of Accounts

Magnus first joined with us in October 2012 when it was agreed we should look at changes to our Charitable status. He is now retained as our independent financial examiner of accounts.


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  • Rescuing children from slavery is a new project area for us, but such a vital and worthwhile one. The problem is huge throughout India, but we will take our partner’s motto for ourselves into 2020, “One child at a time.” Could you consider helping us this 40 days of Lent to fundraise in order to rescue six more children from slavery in India and releasing them from the physical and emotional trauma they are currently experiencing.. Please visit our website for more information and how to make a donation https://www.visionforasia.org/projects/welfare/rescuing-children-from-slavery/
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  • As we prepare to start the season of Lent in our churches, please consider using this time to help us raise funds to rescue six children in India who have been sold into slavery by their desperate parents. Please remember them in your prayers.
To read more visit: https://www.visionforasia.org/projects/welfare/rescuing-children-from-slavery/
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  • Today's Sunday prayer is one to reflect on the year which is nearly over and the new year and decade we're about to enter. We hope all our supporters have achieved everything they wanted for 2019 and pray that 2020 brings you a prosperous and joyful New Year.
For those we fundraise for, we pray for them to enjoy strength & happiness.
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  • As we're so close to Christmas Day, we'd like to pray for all our supporters to have a wonderful Christmas. However, you celebrate the birth of Jesus, we hope it's filled with love, joy and surprises.
We'd like to pray also for our partners and all the people we're fundraising for; we hope they have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy a lovely meal provided by our supporters.
As we're so close to Christmas Day, we'd like to pray for all our supporters to have a wonderful Christmas. However, you celebrate the birth of Jesus, we hope it's filled with love, joy and surprises.
We'd like to pray also for our partners and all the people we're fundraising for; we hope they have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy a lovely meal provided by our supporters.
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  • One week today will be Christmas Day 🎄 If you're still looking for a gift, why not donate on behalf of a loved one or why not give up that festive hot chocolate and give it to a great cause. We're still collecting for our Christmas feed and Gifts projects, any amount you can give will make a massive impact.
https://www.visionforasia.org/projects/welfare/christmas-gifts-for-children/ #christmasdonations #christiancharity #visionforasia #donation #makeadifference #seasonofgiving #giftsforchildren #christmaspresentsforchildren #goodwill #povertyinasia
  • f you're looking for a festive event to attend this week, add the Harmony Choir Christmas concert to your diary. They'll be singing seasonal songs to get you in the Christmas spirit and raising essential funds for our projects.
It's at the Salvation Army Hall in Barnstaple on Monday 16th December from 7pm. We hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/2625043010866558/
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  • Our Christmas wish this year is to create more smiles on the faces of the wonderful Children within the villages we help. What's yours?
If you'd like to help us achieve this, take a look at our current projects; you can donate or give your precious time to help. Every bit of help you provide really does make a huge Our Christmas wish this year is to create more smiles on the faces of the wonderful Children within the villages we help. What's yours?
If you'd like to help us achieve this, take a look at our current projects; you can donate or give your precious time to help. Every bit of help you provide really does make a huge difference.
https://www.visionforasia.org/projects/welfare/christmas-gifts-for-children/
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  • Christmas is a special time when we can celebrate the birth of Jesus through the giving of gifts. For the children we support in Asia the gift they receive from our supporters will be the only Christmas gift they receive this year.
Please help us with a donation to make sure these children are able to feel the Christmas spirit this year.
Like and share this post to help us spread the message far and wide. Thank you.
https://www.visionforasia.org/2019/10/christmas-gifts-for-children/
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  • As a Christian Charity, Christmas is a special time for us. A time when we can celebrate the birth of Jesus through the giving of gifts. The gifts can be physical presents or the gift of our time.
For the children we support in Asia the gift they receive from our supporters will be the only Christmas gift they receive this year. Please help us with a donation to make sure these children are able to feel the Christmas spirit this year or give your time to fundraise for these wonderful families.
Please do like and share this post to help us spread the message far and wide. Thank you.
https://www.visionforasia.org/2019/10/christmas-gifts-for-children/
#christmasdonations #christiancharity #visionforasia #donation #makeadifference #seasonofgiving #giftsforchildren #christmaspresentsforchildren #goodwill #povertyinasia
  • With Chritmas fast approaching, consider spending £5 less on traditional Christmas gifts and help us with a donation to make sure these children are able to feel the Christmas spirit this year.
Maybe you could donate instead of having a festive hot chocolate whilst shopping or donate on behalf of someone who you know would be so pleased to be helping a child experience the joy of Christmas.
Each year at Christmas we support feeding programmes which our partners in Asia run. These provide large numbers of people living in poverty with a meal and the children also receive a gift for Christmas.
For the children we support in Asia the gift they receive from our supporters will be the only Christmas gift they receive this year.
Like and share this post to help us spread the message far and wide. Thank you.
#christmasdonations #christiancharity #visionforasia #donation #makeadifference #seasonofgiving #giftsforchildren #christmasfoodforchildren
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  • Each year at Christmas we support feeding programmes which our partners in Asia run. These not only provide large numbers of people living in poverty with a meal but also give opportunities to share the gospel message, sometimes where it has never been heard before. Children also receive a gift for Christmas.
#christmasdonations #christiancharity #visionforasia #donation #makeadifference #seasonofgiving #giftsforchildren #christmasfoodforchildren #childrencharity #charityforchildren #christmasgifts #christmascharity #charity
  • Please pray for our partners throughout Asia. Their work relies upon them being fit and well to carry out visits to various parts of their mission fields; and in some instances, in the midst of war-torn areas. Pray for their stamina, protection and for their families at home while they are away. 
Please pray for the energy of our Asian partners to be revitalised so that they can fulfil their calling with the right spirit.
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