Open Arms News

News from the Field – January 2024

“From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise”  – Matthew 21:15-16 Days of Praise – Open Arms Camp 2024 Open Arms annual kids camp has become a tradition over the years.  It’s how we kick-off a new teaching series for our neighborhood bible clubs, and is the biggest evangelistic event we put on.  Kids from 7 different Open

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News from the Field – December 2023

Children’s Day “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” – Mark 9:37 Children’s Day in Brazil is a very big deal. For many of the kids that come to our neighborhood bible clubs, it’s like Christmas and their birthday all wrapped up in one. It

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News from the Field – November 2023

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2   Rapid Response Teams Imagine…in Muçum, Brazil you wake up to your family members scrambling to get everyone out of the house and headed for

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Bora Lá 2023! TopGolf Benefit Kick-off

What an amazing evening!  150 friends of Open Arms Worldwide, some new and some old, gathered Sunday October 8 for an evening of celebration and looking to the future.  Bora Lá means “Let’s Go” in Portuguese.  It is the battle cry of Open Arms and the campaign theme we kicked-off last night.  We hope that you’ll consider partnering with us and help us reach

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News from the Field – Sept 2023

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” Hebrews 10:24 The Beauty of Mission Teams Done Right I have heard, and even from my own mouth a time or two, people question the wisdom of sending short term teams to work alongside foreign missionaries. While I cannot speak to the experience of other mission organizations, I can

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News from the Field – August 2023

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12   Opportunities for a New Generation of Leaders It is my joy each month to share short testimonies with you about what God is doing through

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News from the Field – July 2023

Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. – 2 Timothy 2:2 Open Arms School of Missions – Brazil Legacy. Generational impact. These are terms that are at the forefront of the minds of the leadership of OAW. Are we being effective witnesses for Jesus to at-risk children and youth? Are we reproducing disciples

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Welcome Home Shelter Update!

  UPDATE – Open Arms Worldwide – “Welcome Home” Children’s Shelter Mission For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5 JESUS MAKES ALL THINGS NEW Back in April we shared with you the dire situation at the Welcome

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News from the Field – June 2023

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 The Story of Two Bela’s We simply could not do what we do without our team of supporters here in the US. Every member of the team deserves to share in the victories. That’s what I would like to do here. Share with you

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New Base for Central West Brazil

Good news! We have outgrown our base in Aquidauana that serves the Pantanal region of central west Brazil.  Land has been purchased just blocks from our current base and design plans have been completed for a new base of operations. Open Arms Worldwide values our community based model of ministry and our strategy of mobilizing physical resources that already exist in the community, rather

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