Open Arms Blog

June/July 2021 News from the Field

Tangible Love in Jesus’ name Perhaps you have been following the pictures of the construction of a home for Teresa and her 8 grand-children since early September of 2020. Nine months of laughter, hard work, patience, relationship building, fund raising, and a lot of Brazilian coffee later, on May 28th, our team joined together to deliver the completed project, and what a party it

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News from the Field – March 2021

Let me share a little bit of what God is doing with the help of friends like you! For the love of God, in the name of Jesus! Weathering another Code Red The second wave of Covid-19 hit and led state and local governments to return to Code Red restrictions for a time. Our Agents of Hope took it in stride, having been through

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News from the Field – February 2021

Let me share a little bit of what the sacrificial gifts of people just like you are making possible. For the love of God, in the name of Jesus! The Isaiah 25:4 Project Our Agents of Hope continue to work at Dona Teresa’s house. Dona Teresa has been dreaming about her new home for the past 36 years. What a blessing that our team

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News from the Field – January 2021

In Person Ministry Up & Running! As temperatures in Brazil have risen in our region, local authorities have further relaxed restrictions on group gatherings. Our team of missionaries have jumped right in. All of our pre-Covid neighborhood outreach ministries in São Paulo state and Parana state have resumed. The children are thrilled to be back. Just as exciting is that many of the children

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Exciting update from Bruno & Abby

Recently we began a campaign to round out the prayer-support team for Bruno Gomes & Abby Smith.  Abby is officially joining the Open Arms team in September and leaves for Brazil on September 8.   She and Bruno will be married in December and begin their lives together as a missionary couple with Open Arms Worldwide. The response to our campaign for Bruno & Abby

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Open letter from soon to be Open Arms Missionary, Abby Smith

Dear Family and Friends, I hope this letter finds you well. As some of you know, I am planning to move to Brazil at the beginning of September as a missionary with Open Arms Worldwide. I am writing this letter to you because each and every one of you is dear to me. I would like to share with you some of my story

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Latest update – Join their team! Meet Agents of Hope – Bruno & Abby

Join us as we rally the troops to round out the prayer-support team for Bruno & Abby.  Abby is officially joining the Open Arms team in September and leaves for Brazil on September 8.   She and Bruno will be married in December and begin their lives together as a missionary couple with Open Arms Worldwide. Here are our goals before she heads out.  We

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Open Arms Children’s Center in Lagoinha Village

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18   In this season of Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for all of our partners in ministry.  You all are helping bring hope, and changing the horizon of children’s lives every day, children like those in the Terena village of Lagoinha (little lake). In January

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Thank You to our 2019 Gala – Hope & Celebrate Partners!

WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR OUR PARTNERS IN THIS YEAR’S GALA BENEFIT DINNER! THIS WAS OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL GALA EVENT IN OUR HISTORY, AND OUR SPONSORS WERE A HUGE PART OF THAT SUCCESS!  MAY THEY BE BLESSED RICHLY AND PROSPERED IN ALL THEY DO! HOPE & CELEBRATE SPONSORS Michelle Cole w/ Long & Foster – Real Estate Agent: www.longandfoster.com/MichelleValleCole Lizares Design Group – Custom Home

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