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A look into the heart and home of an inspiring leader

Extended book review by Mark Pugh… I love biographies, especially when they are written by people I know or I have some understanding about their lives. I often seem to hear their voice as I read the pages and get fascinated by insights and experiences that were previously unknown. John Glass will be familiar to many, and this biographical account is a wonderful opportunity …

CHRIS CARTWRIGHT: The Good News

For years now our family summer has involved camping in a favourite spot in Cornwall. What began as a cheap holiday mainly for the children has become one of our most cherished family rhythms. The busier life has become, the more we appreciate the simplicity and fun of those few days. Often with no phone charge or signal, we seem not just …

Real hope can emerged from the Paris terror attacks

There have been more terrorist attacks within Europe during the first half of 2016 than in the previous two years combined. The situation is grave yet there is hope even in the midst of tragedy. Here’s what some of Elim’s key men and women on the ground say about the recent Paris terror attacks… Sarah John, Elim missionary to Cologne, Germany ‘I am totally paranoid. If …

Porn Addicts Need Our Christian Support

Lyndon Bowring, Executive Chairman of CARE, says the Christian community must fight the porn industry In 1960s Britain, over 70 per cent of men and 40 per cent of women were tobacco smokers. Lighting up on buses, trains, planes, in cinemas and even hospitals was normal. Doctors and dentists happily endorsed advertisements, and one poster portrayed an expectant mother saying, “People …

God Was My Agoraphobia Cure, Says Author

Sheila Jacobs had been studying with London Bible College and felt God was calling her into Christian service, but she fell sick during her early 30s and was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, a rare disorder that affects the inner ear. She became desperate to find an agoraphobia cure. “Being stuck at home – I lived with my mum, couldn’t work, couldn’t do anything – …

Mandy Campbell Starts ‘Shop With Integrity’ To Beat Poverty

Mandy Campbell was on an Elim mission trip to Honduras when she had an idea for beating poverty. Here she tells Direction Magazine how her Shop With Integrity project has taken off. Shop With Integrity is a project of Elim International Missions, which has ethical trading at its heart. The vision was conceived in 2007, when I went on a mission trip …

Young people Rise Up and travel 961 miles with a message of hope

Seven events. Seven cities. One weekend. It was a crazy challenge for some of Elim’s finest young leaders, but they pulled it off, as Serious4God Director Tim Alford explains   Anyone involved in youth ministry knows that planning and running a youth event is hard and tiring work, so imagine doing seven of them in seven different cities …

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