5th April 2019
Monday 4 March dawned bright and clear, as 14 British Union Conference retirees, spouses and friends, flocked to Luton Airport for their annual migration to sunnier climes. Waiting in the departure lounge it was wonderful to meet and greet old friends from many different parts of the country. They came from Crieff in Scotland, Bristol, Grantham, Watford and Norwich. We were saddened that one of the number, Lyn Dyason was not with us, having passed away a short time before.
The flight to Paphos, Cyprus went smoothly, and we made our way to the very familiar Athena Beach Hotel for dinner and a well-earned rest after an early morning start to the day. The 2-hour time difference meant that we were tucked up in bed well before we would have been back in Britain!
In Paphos at this time of the year the daytime temperatures were a comfortable 21C and the sun shone every day.
In the mornings after a leisurely breakfast we would assemble beside the beach for our morning worship, with various members of our group giving testimony to the goodness of the Lord in their lives, and we would all come to the Master in prayer. Our daily morning worship attracted interested looks from other holidaymakers, and even encouraged one of the holidaymakers there to join in prayer with us, and to ask the Lord for healing for a near relative.
Glyn Jones, from the Norwich church was able to be used by God in the practice of healing using the Bowen method to bring relief from aches, pains and muscle spasms. This God-given talent was also used to good effect to treat a lady who had fallen over on a cobble-stoned road who was in serious pain to be able to be relieved of her pain after treatment.