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August 2021 News from the Field

Let me share just one story of what God is doing through his people. For the love of God, in the name of Jesus!

Shelter from the Storm – Another Home for an Open Arms family

For you have been a stronghold to the poor,
a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;
or the breath of the ruthless is like a
storm against a wall. -Isaiah 25:4
As though pandemic lockdowns and job losses weren’t enough, Cirlene’s home, where she shelters and cares for her 3 young children who all attend Open Arms neighborhood bible clubs, was destroyed by a windstorm that ripped though their humble neighborhood in central-west Brazil. They lost everything but their clothing in the storm. Sarita Romeiro, our Agent of Hope on the ground in that neighborhood jumped into action to help meet their immediate needs, and activated the Open Arms network of missionaries and partners to rebuild.

In partnership with The Paradigm Foundation (paradigmfoundation.org/), our team in Brazil got to work on assessing the family’s needs, projecting a new home design, and starting the building process. Today the project is nearing completion and our hope is that the family can move in by the end of August.

Clockwise from top left – What was left after the storm, a new foundation, raising up the walls, roof installed

People like you, partnering financially with Open Arms, allow us to continue the work of bringing gospel hope to children and youth, and to participate in the miracle of changed lives. On behalf of Cirlene and her kids, thank you!

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