Attendees arrived enthusiastically early and eagerly awaited the commencement of the 2014 Annual MOHAP Retreat programme, Friday, 29 August - Monday, 1 September 2014, at the De Vere Venues, Horsley Park, East Horsley. Warm sunny weather welcomed the attendees and this was reflected in the warmth of fellowship experienced throughout the retreat.
Ustine Mugabe had recently arrived from Zimbabwe to spend time with her daughter and new grandchild in Manchester. She saw an advert for the retreat in the local church bulletin and asked her daughter to enquire if it was still possible to attend. The affirmative response required Ustine's daughter with a young baby on board, to drive a 426-mile round trip on Friday afternoon, which she was happy to do. Ustine was readily adopted as 'mum' by many of the attendees, causing her to declare that she felt "immediately loved and at home."