Rod Fry

Back in the Swing of Things

It was good to be in church this past Sunday for just the second time after a four month plus absence! Lots of familiar faces, and also some new ones. Jim Cottrill did a good job with directing our first-Sunday-of-the-month special service that includes the Lord’s supper, and I was able to lead music. It …

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2019 Ministry Theme

Every year we try to come up with a ministry theme that is both relevant and real; a logo that describes in some way what ministry is about here, particularly as it relates to short-term team experiences, as this logo ends up on a t-shirt and is included in the team material, etc… This year, …

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Cultural Differences

Everyone is aware that culture plays a huge role in how we view the world, but culture is like the water a fish swims in, or like the air we breathe. We often are not even aware of how important it is to us, and how it inexorably shapes the way we view the world, …

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Hot vs. Cold Climates

Over the years I have seen general trends in short-term teams that come and visit Mexico. Obviously there are exceptions, but generally speaking, the farther north and the farther east a team is, the more industrious and hard-working they tend to desire to be. The farther west and south, the more relational and “fun-loving” a …

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Mexico Matters Grows Up

During our time in the U.S. we’ve wanted to solidify what we see as vital future ministry direction, and one of the areas that we’ve lacked is a good way or organizing our steady stream of short-term teams, as well as having a legitimate way of raising funds for projects. Now, with the legal formation …

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Hooked on Guatemalan!

A friend from Ohio bought 10 packets of Friendship Coffee from Guatemala. Here’s what he said… Had my first cup this morning! Tastes great! I’m hooked on Guatemalan!!! Thanks so much! My coffee can now support Latin Missions How awesome is that! Rod can you make this post so we can share it?….let’s move some …

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Cathy’s Health, Daniel’s Plans

Thanks to those of you who have been praying for our daughter Cathy. We had another appointment at Hershey Medical Center today, and received a diagnosis. Cathy has a blood condition called essential (or primary) thrombocythemia (also known as thrombocytosis), which is probably hereditary and quite rare, especially for people her age. Simply put, Cathy’s …

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