In 1919, only 4 years after the founding of The Elim Pentecostal Church in the UK by George Jeffreys, an ordinary person did something they had never done before.
During the season of Elim being birthed into a movement, becoming known for planting churches, miraculous healings and powerful evangelistic events, one lady, Dollie Phillips, became our first missionary overseas. With a steely determination and raw passion to take the gospel to those who had never heard, she sailed for Mumbai.
It would be a further 10 years before anyone joined her.
Nearly a hundred years later the same three components found on opening day for Elim Missions are still calling for engagement: a Church, a missionary and the Spirit. Elim Missions is still here to stand with a sending Church, to support the empowered missionary and to listen to and follow the Spirit. This is why we exist.
New Forest Christian Fellowship support Elim missionaries around the world through the network of Elim churches.
We have especially strong links with Boureima and Susanna Diallo in Burkina Faso – see picture number 13.