Elim has a long history in Zimbabwe going back to the days of Rhodesia. The country brings many challenges with its soaring rate of inflation. Elim not only have 55 churches but also 2 mission stations. One at Penhalonga with a church, a primary school of over 400 children and residential school of 25 for the deaf and dumb. Katere has a primary school of 900, a residential secondary school of 750 and a 75 bed hospital. Geoff and Erica Saunders work alongside the National Leader Pious Munembe.