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Open Arms 5K 2014 is in the books!

The Great Mud Run of 2014 On Saturday April 5th runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages joined together at Claude Moore Park for the 2nd running of the Open Arms 5K. This year’s theme turned out to be MUD! There was slipping, there was sliding, there were sneakers left behind in the goop. There were no speed records set but there were lots

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In His Image, Children Are: Talented!

Please join us for the annual Open Arms “In His Image” gala on May 15th!  For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Open Arms REGISTRATION PAGE.  Hope to see you there!! We reflect our maker, the living God. And because of His goodness and love for all, He instills His own traits in us so that others can know Him more.


In His Image, Children Are: Artistic!

Please join us for the annual Open Arms “In His Image” gala on May 15th!  For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Open Arms REGISTRATION PAGE.  Hope to see you there!!     We reflect our maker, the living God. And because of His goodness and love for all, He instills His own traits in us so that others can know Him more.


In His Image, Children Are: Beautiful!

Please join us for the annual Open Arms “In His Image” gala on May 15th!  For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Open Arms REGISTRATION PAGE.  Hope to see you there!! We reflect our maker, the living God. And because of His goodness and love for all, He instills His own traits in us so that others can know Him more.


Launch of “In His image” Campaign 2014!

Scripture tells us that we were created in the image and likeness of God.  It is this truth that we are drawing special attention to this year in our theme, “In His image children are…” Every child is full of promise and possibility in the hands of their Creator.  Join us as we look for reflections of the Creator in the children and celebrate

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Open Arms Newsflash

Manaus, Brazil – This month Patricia and I had the great privilege to teach and translate at a conference held for Pastors, and their wives, who serve in some remote parts of the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil. This conference was put together by a wonderful ministry called Justice and Mercy Amazon (http://www.justiceandmercyamazon.org/) and was held in a conference center they built in the

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The Bridge Community Church and Open Arms in Florestópolis – Brazil

For the fourth consecutive year a team from The Bridge Community Church traveled to the little town of Florestópolis Brazil for a week of activities with the children of Open Arms, our local church partner, and OA missionary Rosiemeire Soares.  The mission project included a week-long VBS outreach, encouraging our local teen volunteers, and further developing the bonds of fellowship with the local church.

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Swimmers in Action – Learn to Swim

Despite living in tropical climates and near many rivers and lakes, many children who live in impoverished neighborhoods of the developing world do not know how to swim. Opening Doors Swimming is an elite sport in most third world countries but through Open Arms “Swimmers in Action – Learn to Swim” Programs, children at risk in Brazil have the opportunity to learn this important

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Project Zadok

Youth Corrections Outreach In Brazil’s state of São Paulo alone, there are roughly 20,000 adolescents and teens, 96% males, in correctional facilities. Project Zadok has a two-part mission: (1) to engage these youth within the correctional facilities with a combination of Bible Study and mentoring; and (2) to support their reintegration into society. Wise Choices & Wise Friends “If you become wise, you will

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Cornerstone Outreach Projects

Open Arms Cornerstone Outreach Projects are the primary tool of our strategy to reach children at risk with the life transforming message of hope in Jesus right in their community. It is from these projects that all of our other programs grow and are sustained. Engaging the Community The heart of these projects begins with mobilizing and training local Christian churches; forming partnerships with

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