Fred Foy and Cecily Strang
God's call on the Strang's lives to serve in cross-cultural ministry has been evident since childhood. As youth, Fred Foy served Hispanic migrant farm workers while Cecily grew up as the daughter of PCUSA national missionaries in Appalachia. Fred Foy began service with the Maasai people in 1982. Cecily and Fred Foy met at the New Wilmington Missionary Conference, were married in 1984, and, after a time of academic preparations, moved to Kenya with their new growing family to live and work with the Maasai in the Great Rift Valley. The Strangs served in partnership with the PCUSA and the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) for 2 years.
At the conclusion of this time of mission service, the Strangs returned to the USA serving congregations and the university in American culture. Throughout these varied posts, the mission to serve the underserved among the Maasai has been vitally connected. The Strangs have returned nearly every year--with mission teams, with their two boys, Jesse and Jacob and his wife Shelly, and sometimes in solo ventures. The deep relationships cultivated over the past 30 years are astounding and humbling. It is a joy for the Strangs to be able to return to full time missionary service with TAP. Also, it is a special joy to be serving with a dynamic young couple, Chase and Audrey Arndt. The Arndts have been in partnerships with the Strangs in study, service, and mission for a number of years and this TAP team effort is an exciting new venture.
Currently, the Strangs are serving in Kenya in partnership with PCEA and Cecily is also working with the Medical Benevolence Foundation. Fred Foy, an ordained Presbyterian minister with a Ph.D. in African Christianity, is working with Christian leadership training in rural Maasai, ordained pastor, and university settings. Cecily, a Ph.D. prepared RN, is working with Maasai people and others in community health, nursing education, and also serves in a university setting. Although daily tasks are important, their main focus continues to be building relationships, so that the gospel of Christ might be received.
To donate by check to the Strang’s Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Strang Support” on memo line and mail to:
7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423