Then Jesus came near and said to them, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)

Here at Stafford Elim Christian Centre we have the privilege to support the following Elim missionaries and other mission organisations.

Davey and Esther Allen

David and Esther moved from Northern Ireland to Cambodia in March 2011. They felt the call to serve as full time Elim missionaries after being part of, and then leading, short term mission teams.

“God spoke to us individually and put a desire on our hearts for us, as a couple, to live each moment totally for Him. We are passionate about reaching the Khmer people and making a difference to the lives of those around us. Our missionary journey has been exciting, scary, challenging, and many other emotions but God is always faithful and He is our constant guide. We can do nothing in our own strength and we value your prayers as we continue to do our utmost for His kingdom here in Cambodia”.

Current works and projects

Be Free Cambodia

This project provides a 12 month training programme for young ladies who have rescued from a life of abuse or exploitation. In a safe and loving environment, the girls are taught skills in handicrafts, English, Khmer, life skills, bible study and devotions. The vision of Be Free Cambodia is to see lives restored, hearts mended and women with lives filled with God's joy and peace!

Youth Ministry Cambodia

The youth fellowship meets every Sunday afternoon and has around 30 young people, raging from 10-18 years of age, who attend each week.  They enjoy worship, discipleship, games, snacks and once every two months they go on an outing.

Happy Kids Club

The Happy Kids Club takes place in a village community outside of Phnom Penh where the family of our church trainee Pastor, Sarak, lives. Twice a month Sarak goes on a moto and shares the love of Jesus with the children and adults who gather at his family home. They are taught lively worship songs, hear a story from the bible, play games, colour in and simply have a few hours of fun! We believe this is a vital ministry and one which, we hope and pray, will lead to a church being planted in the community.

Elim Khmer Church

The Khmer Church has around 70-80 people fellowshipping together each week. The eldership and leadership is made up of, mainly, Khmer people, each with a heart to serve God and reach the local community, and further afield, with the love of Jesus. Sunday school takes place during the service, there is also a women's and men's ministry and a weekly prayer meeting.

Sunday School

Sunday School is important to the work in Cambodia as the children are like sponges and will go home and share what they learn with their friends and family. Nita, who is Chamnap's wife and the manager of the Early Learning Centre co-ordinates Sunday School and has a team of volunteers, staff from the centre, who teach.

Early Learning Centre

The ELC is managed by Nita and the amazing staff who care for babies, toddlers and pre-school children, enabling their parents to go to work. The centre operates a sponsorship scheme where individuals in the UK can support a family who would otherwise be unable to provide day-care for their children. The children are taught valuable skills including English, Khmer and numeracy, they learn about Jesus and enjoy play in a safe and loving environment.

Elim Missions Website link: www.elim.org.uk/Articles/486189/David_and_Esther.aspx
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/esther.allen.96
Email: davyandesther@gmail.com
Blog: davyandesther.wordpress.com

John, Rachel & Alicia McDonough in Paraguay

We have both been involved in overseas missions since 2002. John served in an Ecuadorian children's home in 2002/2003 and Rachel worked with Elim Honduras in 2005. Both our experiences in South America gave us a real passion for the continent.
We moved to work full time in Paraguay in 2009 and 2010-12 we served with Elim Honduras, supporting the youth work doing some administration and helping with Project Joseph, the children outreach program.

In September 2012 we moved back to Paraguay to pioneer a ministry reaching those who have not yet heard the gospel. We studied the Guarani language so that we could better share the Gospel and we are now working amongst Guarani indigenous people.

“We feel privileged to be serving our God in this continent and are excited to see how He uses us to be salt and light to the young people we encounter”.

Elim Missions Website link: www.elim.org.uk/Articles/486206/John_and_Rachel.aspx
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=john%20y.%20rachel%20mcdonough
Email: johnandrachelinparaguay@hotmail.com
Website: http://johnandrachel.co.uk/

James and Andrea Reeve in India

We are James and Andrea Reeve, we were married in Sri Lanka in 2008, we are both trained as mental health nurses.
We came from very different backgrounds, I (James) grew up in a Christian home and made a decision that Jesus was my Saviour in my teenage years. I (Andrea) had no personal knowledge or understanding of Jesus, until I completed an Alpha course prior to our marriage.  Since this time, we have been involved in a variety of ministries as a couple and individually.

We currently worship at Stafford Elim Christian Centre, where we are actively involved in working with the youth. We have previously been involved in a youth outreach based on a double decker bus, and a number of adult focused community Christian projects

Our Journey

Our first short term mission trip abroad was to Cambodia in 2015, during this trip the experience of sharing the gospel of Jesus with unreached communities was a turning point in our lives. God’s call for us to go on long term mission was unmissable and we started our exciting journey with Elim Missions. In preparation to go on long term mission we began the first Elim Missions Academy and as part of this time of preparation we had a short-term mission trip to Uganda in February 2017.

We felt God guiding us back to Sri Lanka to serve and take the gospel to unreached communities there. We spent 2 weeks there in September 2017. We felt confirmation that this was where God wants us to be in the long term. We were given a heart for the people specifically in the central province or “up country” as they call it, where the people work mainly on the tea plantations and living in more remote and difficult to reach areas. There is a lot of poverty and difficult living conditions for the people in this area. It would be our ultimate aim to work in this area longer term to help with children’s work, teaching English and providing basic health care and sharing the gospel through these means.

We are unable though currently to obtain the required visas to enable us to remain long term in Sri Lanka at this present time and so explored an alternative exciting opportunity to serve with a church in the Tamil Nadu area of India where we can be involved in children’s ministry, develop English lessons and support the church in reaching the unreached in the community. We will also have the opportunity to develop and learn the Tamil language and complete some short-term outreach visits to Sri Lanka.
We are excited to be preparing to move to India at the end of February 2018.

The excitement we feel is accompanied by trepidation of what the future may hold for us but we hold fast to the realisation and trust that God has full control of our future and has gone before us to prepare the way.

Elim Missions Website link: www.elim.org.uk/Articles/500563/James_and_Andrea.aspx
Email: jandareeve@gmail.com

The Word for the World

Vision: The vision of TWFTW is the glory of God through transformed lives by the power of his Word in everyone’s heart language.

Vision 2050: TWFTW envisages completing first-time translations of the complete Bible in 500 languages by 2050, and assisting other agencies in many other Bible translation projects.

Mission: The mission of TWFTW is to enable persons, ministries and organizations from language communities that do not have the Bible in their own language yet to take responsibility for Bible translation and related activities and to ensure its availability and accessibility.

Core Values: The Word of God – God desires to speak to people through the entire Bible. Therefore, our goal for every language in which we work is to translate the entire Bible.
First-time Bible translations – We are passionate about giving priority to first-time Bible translations because that is where Bible translation is most needed.
Respect for all cultures – Each people group is a blessing from God and has the right to hear God speaking to them in their own language.
Interaction with our partners – We see ourselves as co-servants with other ministries, and with our intercessors, volunteers and financial supporters.
Excellence in serving the Lord – We dedicate our efforts to pleasing God above all. Our excellence is evidenced through the:

Integrity of our conduct, Innovation of our methods, Discipline of our stewardship, Combining of sound academic principles and practical skills in our empowering of nationals for Bible translation.

Website: www.twftw.org

Stafford Elim Christian Centre have been involved in the following short term missions:

Paul and Mandy Stubbs mission trip to Uganda 2018

Stafford Elim Christian Centre has a long-established association with Buikwe, Uganda through International Needs and their Child Sponsorship programme. In October 2017 Paul, Mandy and Theo Stubbs had the privilege of delivering many gifts to children who are sponsored by members of our church and people from the Stafford area.

International Needs aim to help the poorest and most in need so they started in this area by establishing a school, and then developed their work to include other needs that are important. One of the major problems in the area is the lack of clean, safe water, which means that families must travel every day to fetch water from boreholes or wells.

James and Andrea Uganda mission trip Uganda 2017

As part of the Missions Academy and the exploring of where God wanted us to be on mission with Him we spent 2 weeks in Uganda in February 2017. For the first we were joined by Vicky (MAP) and Hani (Missions Academy). We spent time at Child of Hope School in one of the largest slums in Uganda. Then we spent the second week with the Elim Churches in Soroti see and being involved in their ministries.   

Cambodia 2015

A group of 8 of the congregation under took a 2 week mission trip to Cambodia – Ian and Katrina, Brenda, Alice, Dave, Helen, Andrea and James. This was an amazing time and the team were able to launch another Happy Kids Club in a remote village, giving the ability to share the love of Jesus with them. The ladies of the team got involved in the Be Free project. The whole team were involved in the different church activities, Sunday school, women and men’s ministries and the youth.  They also completed the practical task of repainting the Church and the Early Learning Centre.

Acts 13:47
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

If you would like to find out more about Elim Missions how to be involved or support missions please contact can be made via the following website: https://www.elim.org.uk/Groups/278397/Missions.aspx

Missionary Academy

Launched in 2017, the Missionary Academy is an essential journey of learning and discovery for anyone seeking to serve overseas with Elim as a long-term missionary.

Through exploring subjects including cross cultural mission, leadership, theology and the call of God, the Academy offers a year of inspiration and preparation.

The Missionary Academy runs annually from September until June.

Missionary Apprentice Programme

If you want to get mentored by missionaries on the field and learn from those who have gone before, the Missionary Apprentice Programme aims to bring you a greater global view of God's kingdom.

Get taught and inspired to recognise the call of the Holy Spirit on your life and the endless possibilities opened up by faith in our compassionate God.

MAP is a 2 year journey for young people aged 16-25.

Whether you've just left school, are starting university or working full time in this two year journey of learning will help you develop your understanding of international mission alongside work or study.