Elim Lutheran Church supports a variety of missions both through giving and through serving.
Butterfly Freedom House
Elim supports the Butterfly Freedom House in Ames, Iowa. The Butterfly Freedom House provides Christian support for women transitioning from incarceration back into the Ames community. Learn more about Butterfly Freedom House here.
Elim supports local food pantries Loaves and Fishes in Story City and the Lord's Cupboard in Jewell.
Live Beyond Words
A mission close to the heart of Elim, Live Beyond Words supports orphans and families in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Church members Austin and Tarra Carlson serve as President and Vice President of Live Beyond Words. Learn more about Live Beyond Words and how you can support their mission here.
Mission Aviation Training Academy (Doug & Amy Nunziato)
Elim supports the mission of Mission Aviation Training Academy (MATA) through our friends Doug and Amy Nunziato. Doug instructs future missionary pilots technically and spiritually. Learn more about the Nunziatos and MATA here.
This new mission (connected to Lighthouse in Iowa Falls) serves as a crisis pregnancy resource for the Story City community. They partner with new moms in the area and also provide access to free resources like diapers, wipes, baby clothes, and more. Learn more about Myrtle's Closet.
Riverside Bible Camp
Elim has a longstanding relationship with Riverside Bible Camp, located just two miles from our church. We fully fund the tuition of children from our congregation who attend Riverside each summer and give to their mission, "to know Jesus Christ and make Christ known to all". Aside from summer camps, Riverside works year-round to serve families and individuals with various programming and events. Learn more about Riverside here.
RS CityServe meets "needs with compassion in the Roland and Story City areas". This community organization exists to fill needs as they arise. Past projects have included a community winter gear swap, supporting a family after the loss of a parent, holding a financial freedom course, and more.
Wings of Refuge
Wings of Refuge is a Christ-centered organization providing opportunities to survivors of sex trafficking in the Ames community. Elim recently began supporting this ministry. Learn more about their mission and how you can support them here.
World Wide Village
World Wide Village is a Christian ministry serving the villages of Williamson and Luly in Haiti by providing spiritual development, education, healthcare, and community enrichment. Many members of Elim support children in these villages via school sponsorships. Learn how you can sponsor a child through World Wide Village here.
See pictures and read the daily blog from our adult mission trip to Haiti in February 2020: https://facebook.com/elimmissiontrip/.
Zion Lutheran Church
A sister LCMC church, Elim began partnering to support Zion's outreach to the Des Moines refugee community in 2020. The Elim Youth Group regularly supports their children's and youth ministry, and members of our church have also participated in Zion's homeless ministry. Learn more about Zion here.