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Help sustain our ministry in this urgent time of need.
Allow us to continue support and nurture those we serve.


Open Hands was established to be a resource to pastors and church leaders who have a desire to experience transformed inner lives that will influence churches, communities and impact the world. We seek to support their growing relationship with Jesus Christ and journey with them in their leadership and spiritual formation.

June, 2023

Calling on our community

Open Hands Ministries Spiritual Director - Eldon Fry

Dear Friend of Open Hands Ministries,

Over the past 10+ years, Eldon Fry, our founder and President has provided countless pastors, church and business leaders, health care providers, educators, and others with a ministry of caring, listening, and counsel under the banner of spiritual direction. Many, if not most of you, have benefited from his presence. He has often brought encouragement and support to individuals and churches from his years of experience and prayerful reflections through retreats, writings, and hundreds of hours of one-to-one coffees, breakfasts, lunches, and everything in between. Lives have been renewed through his insights but, even more, his come alongside presence.

We are constantly amazed at how often the mention of Eldon’s name brings an instant smile of recognition and enthusiastic acknowledgment of something he has said or done on their behalf or that of a friend or loved one. His ministry has made a difference and many times that difference was made in the lives of those who could not afford to pay.

That being said, despite rigorous financial stewardship and recent cost-cutting measures our funds are nearly depleted. This situation has created hardships for Eldon and the organization. This condition impacts our ability to sustain the ministry and jeopardizes our ability to support and nurture those we serve and want to serve.

This ministry reflecting Eldon’s life and values needs your financial help.

On behalf of the Board, we ask you to give a one-time gift or become an ongoing financial partner. We have an immediate need of $5,000, with an additional $15,000 to sustain our services in the coming months.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and investment.

Denis Keith, ThM, Volunteer Executive Director
Caren Bream, Administrator & Board Member
Ray Chung, Board Member
Jim Spurrier, Board Member

How to Give

Tax Deductible checks payable to: Open Hands Ministries

and sent to:

25 White Oak Drive, Carlisle, PA 17015

OR you can donate here:

All donations are welcome and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID# 83-1447714.


Eldon Fry's Book, Spiritual Formations
Eldon’s New Book: Spiritual Formation

Eldon writes about experiences from daily life that helped shape his spiritual life. He writes with the hope that sharing his insights will help the readers engage in an attentiveness to their spiritual formation.

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Eldon’s authentic teaching helped me see the need for taking regular rest in ministry.

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A Day Away retreat helped me catch my breath during a time of transition to help me see more clearly.

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Open Hands equips me to better care for others.

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