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Coffee offers churches and missions a unique opportunity

Coffee offers churches and missions a unique opportunity

In 2013, Russ Elrod returned to college at 39. The business side of his mind drove him to earn an MBA.  In 2019, the Arab man and his family made a mission trip to Costa Rica. The compassionate side of his heart drove him do that. Be assured: some amount of coffee was involved in both decisions.Last year, Russ’ former pastor at Arab First United Methodist Church, Steve West, put him in touch with Wil Bailey, head of Costa Rica Mission Projects.Russ, his wife, Andrea, and their girls joined Wil and others to help build a school for at-risk children...

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