In 1998, while working through a Bible study, Kim Hogue read about the Israelite’s trip through the wilderness. She came to Exodus 15:27 that says, “Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.” After experiencing the bitter waters of Marah, Elim was a place of rejuvination. The name means “palms” or “mighty trees.” It symbolizes strength.
God spoke to Kim and told her that someday she would have an Elim that would refresh and restore women that have been through the bitterness of their own personal Marah experiences. At the time, she had no idea what that meant, but she clung to those words knowing God would bring it to pass in His timing.
In the midst of some difficult circumstances, in October of 2016, she realized that everything she had experienced over the past 20 years had uniquely prepared her to minister hope and healing to broken women. She surrendered to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and stepped out in faith to make Elim House a reality.
This long-term, residential ministry exists to walk with women in crisis as they experience God, find their identity in Christ and discover their purpose. Our purpose is to point people to Christ so that He can change them from the inside out and set them free! (II Cor. 5:17-20)
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God (II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:21).
We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return to earth in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11-16).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of the human nature, and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16-19, 5:24, Romans 3:23, 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are not unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
We believe in the spiritual unity of the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).
We believe that we as Christians are examples of the love of God in this world. It is this (agape) love that we desire to possess and without which we have no right to call ourselves Christians (I John 4:16-17).
We believe it is the mandate of the whole Church to go into the whole world and to preach the Gospel to every living creature (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20).