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3rd Quarter 2017 News

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3rd Quarter – 2017


U-18 Futsal Win – In September our U18 indoor soccer team competed in a regional tournament with teams from several cities participating.  Not only did they win, but the closest match was the final with a score of 7-1.  The tournament was sponsored by a regional University and when the University President presented the trophy he had a little something extra for the winning team.  Each of our players received an envelope containing a scholarship worth 50% of regular tuition for any course of study offered!  A college education was something most of these youth had never allowed themselves to dream of.  God is so good!


Street Evangelism in Assis III

The Power of the Gospel

Our team of missionaries and volunteers, led by Open Arms Agent of Hope, Bruno Gomes, took the gospel to the streets in one of the tougher neighborhoods of their city.  The good news was presented via games, object lessons, and finally through Bruno’s testimony and the Word of God.  Many of the drug dealers were present and several responded to the gospel along with several other young people present.  The following week a dealer from another neighborhood reached out to our team asking if they would come and share this message of hope in his neighborhood!  “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes!”


Camp for Christmas Campaign

Every year the children from the many Open Arms outreach missions in Brazil have the opportunity to attend our camp ministry.  Last year we hosted about 350 children and 100 volunteers.  It is coming time to do it again.  A team from the US is preparing to make the trip and we are working hard to raise funds to sponsor each and every child.  You can help.  It only costs $30 to sponsor a child for camp and you give them a gift they will never forget.  Sponsor a child or more and spread the word to your friends.  Together we can bless all 350!  www.openarmsworldwide.org/ send-a-child-to-camp/



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T-Shirt Distribution in Aquidauana


The children of Reston Bible Church blessed our kids in Aquidauana by directing their missionary offering to the purchase of new uniform t-shirts for all 5 outreach missions there!  Thank you RBC kids!



Nursing Home Visitation


One goal of our Agents of Hope in Brazil is to cultivate in the children and youth a desire to love God by loving others in their own community.  Recently, Agent of Hope Mariane Rodrigues took her kids and volunteers for an afternoon of evangelism and visiting ministry at a local nursing home.  There is something special that occurs when the youngest and oldest get together.  Blessing all around! 



Mani-pedi Course Begins


Thanks to some generous donations, our missionary Roseli was able to offer her second manicure/pedicure course for teen girls who are part of Open Arms.  Past graduates have already begun helping financially at home with this new source of income and we are excited to see a new group beginning now.



Prayer Requests

Prayer is never the least we can, but the most we can do.  Please join us in lifting up the children and missionaries of Open Arms.


Pray for,

  • plans for our first church plant in Assis III
  • a new pre-teen discipleship group starting in Colinas
  • a new church partner for Candido Mota
  • the two Mission Team’s heading to Brazil in December & January
  • the training of a new missionary for a potential new mission in Sao Paulo city

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