Category: Direction Articles

God saved my life

A missionary who beat the deadly Ebola disease has declared: “God saved my life.”   Dr Kent Brantly – an aid worker for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia – was flown back to the USA for specialist treatment after contracting the virus, which has claimed over 3,000 lives across West Africa. Dr Brantly, 33, said, “I …

Hope and comfort for the suffering

Assisted suicide – a right to die or a duty to die? CARE’s Lyndon Bowring responds to Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill and similar legislation in Scotland   On more than one occasion I have had the incredible privilege of sitting and praying with believers nearing the end of life; offering reassurance, comfort and hope …

Surviving uni

Scared of university? Wonder how you’ll handle the pressure? These tips from Cheltenham Elim student Luke Taylor will help…   Sex, drugs and alcohol: three things associated with freshers’ week, which is the first week of university. Three things which Christianity outwardly rejects. So how does a Christian survive a week of supposed hedonism? This …

Abortion on demand

Doctors are flouting the law amid moves to further liberalise access to abortion, says Lyndon Bowring Executive Chair of CARE   It’s an extremely sensitive subject and one seldom spoken about. But recently abortion has been in the news – with the actions of some clinics and doctors particularly coming under scrutiny. Not many people …

Life after drugs

Drug addicts in Russia are finding hope through an Elim-backed project, as retired minister Derek Chittick reports…   I first came across Salvation Centre in Asbest, Russia, in 2000, when I spent an hour visiting there with a Russian Pentecostal pastor. My main memory of that visit is of a beautiful location in the middle …

Truth behind trafficked children

What happens to children rescued from modern-day slavery? Care’s Executive Chairman, Lyndon Bowring, says it’s a situation the government is finally tackling   Imagine being a teenager who has survived the nightmare of being trafficked from abroad and forced to work as a prostitute. Locked up for months or even years, beaten, abused and only …

The perfect ingredients…

Keeth Bandara finds that his local Pizza Express has all the right ingredients for one of Elim’s less conventional church plants…   A slice of worship, a topping of the Bible and a sprinkling of prayer – that’s the recipe for a new Elim church being planted in the west of London – at Pizza …

Equipping the church

Duncan Clark unpacks the theme for this year’s Elim Bible Week   I am a cricket fan and I am in mourning. The last six months have been some of the most depressing in living memory for an England supporter. We have been out-thought and out-played. Defeat has been followed by embarrassment, which has been …

God can forgive anyone

God can forgive and change anyone – even murderers – as former terrorist and UVF member Bobby Mathieson found out   A former terrorist who served 14 years in prison for crimes including murder is now back behind bars – as a Christian preacher. Bobby Mathieson was part of the notorious Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) …

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