Elim in Zimbabwe The book tells the story of the church planted by Elim church missionaries in north eastern Zimbabwe, from its beginnings in the 1950s and through and beyond Zimbabwe’s bloody war of independence. Barbara Sherwood, missionary in Africa for many years, St Andrew’s Chelsea (Co-Mission associate) THE AXE AND THE TREE How bloody persecution sowed the seeds of new life in Zimbabwe By Stephen Griffiths Lion Hudson. 368 pages. £9.99 ISBN 978 0 857 217 899 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.