Ministries are dedicated to helping people come to a knowledge
of the The Lord Jesus Christ through the Power of the Holy Spirit
Aphesis is a
Greek word meaning :
Liberty, Remission & Release.
The team leaders
Steve & Elaine Mott have been used by the Lord in Healing
Ministry for some thirty years. In which time they have seen the
Lord do amazing miracles in healing, deliverance and most importantly
their first church on a run down council estate on the west side
of Norwich, they were obedient to the words of Scripture in Joel 2
As they were
obedient in calling together a holy assembly the anointing power
of God came on the meeting and the Lord initiated a sovereign
move of the Holy Spirit in healing and mainly deliverance.
Not only were
the congregation greatly affected and released by this, but so
over the months that followed were a large number of unbelievers
and also Christians from many denominations.
People from all
over the United Kingdom started to come to this run down council
estate to receive their freedom in Christ and He was truly Glorified.
After a couple
of years the church was amalgamated with another Pentecostal Church
in Norwich and Steve & Elaine started to show others how to
pray effectively for the sick. Developing two different healing
courses, and a pastoral deliverance course. We trained a group
of people from four different churches and shared ministry with
several other teachers. The Lord moved powerfully through these
days and many people were healed and delivered.
The Lord then
called us to plant our second church, growing from a base of four
people in the home rapidly extending as people were joined by
the Lord sovereignly sending them.
Many people came
to faith and baptisms were a regular event at the river and by
the sea. Healings were commonplace as the Holy Spirit was welcomed
and Jesus was present to heal the sick and cast out demons.
After two years
of growing church in the home, meeting monthly for healing celebrations
and sponsoring church planting in India, the Lord called us to
set up a home for the lost and the helpless. Isaiah 58:3-12 was
the commission. This was realised some two years on from then,
as a full Church meeting regularly for public worship. Provision
for the house came in miraculously and soon ex-convicts, drug
abusers and people of all needs were rooming with us for a period
of up to six months or so. we demonstrated family to them and
God's love was powerfully manifest.
After three years
because of lack of funding we were forced to shut down the ministry
house and later on the Lord showed us the reason as our eldest
son David was diagnosed with lymphoma. Although David had received
much prayer he went home to be with Jesus in about 8 months.
During his illness
he testified to God's love and witnessed to many through his faith.
His stand at this time was from
'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain'
We felt after
twenty years of ministry we needed to minister to our own family
and took time out to re-seek the Lord. We grew strong in conviction
that the work had not finished and felt the Lord urge us back
We feel that
the Lord has re-commissioned us 'to
open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light,
and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may
receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance amoung those who
have been sanctified by faith in Me' Acts 26:18
We are now available
to minister as the Lord leads, in whatever way He chooses.
It is part of
the vision of the ministry to serve and embrace people from every
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to show the flags of the Nations in which we have had some involvement.
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