It only seems a short time ago that I was present for the opening of the fine new building in Asbourne but since that time not only has the church doubled under the leadership of Ben Brown and his team but they have planted out into the pictureque town of Bakewell around twenty miles away.
It was my privilege to be present at the opening of the church. Though the town is nationally known for its famous Bakewell pudding, the building that now carries the Elim logo is an old chocolate factory. The small building was full for the first official service with local people and visitors alike sensing that this was the beginning of great things. Well done Ben and Esther (pictured here with their children) and all involved, for being among the many in our Movement who are rising to the challenge of the 'Big Centenary Ask'' by planting out beyond the boundaries of their locality into the surrounding areas.