The Balham SDA church was the venue for the MOHAP day retreat on Sunday 31st March 2013. Attendees mainly travelled from within the borders of the SEC, with some travelling from as far as Scotland and the West Midlands. Paul Lee’s rhythmical tenor voice, led our minds to focus on Christ at the start of the day. Pastor Simon Martin’s devotional centred our minds on the lame man at the well. He emphasised that Jesus knows our condition and what it takes to make a difference in our situation and He also challenges and encourages us to take appropriate action. An attendee shared an amazing testimony of how God healed him from the late stages of cancer and he thanked the Lord for the wonderful gift of renewed health.
Sharon Platt-McDonald outlined the reasons for depression, recognising the signs and taking the appropriate interventions for managing depression. Angellete Muller shared a God-centred nutritional approach to well being and the impact on the whole body. The inspirational praise, worship and testimonies section was enthusiastically led by Fen Braithwaite. Pastor Andrew Fuller encouraged people to pray in two’s for each other needs. In the afternoon Pastor Jonathan Burnett provided an opportunity for quiet meditational prayer.
Pastor Brighton Kavaloh introduced the biblical authority for anointing and provided instructions for the anointing service, which enabled individuals to have one to one time with a pastor, in a very reverent atmosphere.