Open Arms News

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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Sterling Park Book Drive a Success!

On June 10th volunteers from Open Arms-Sterling Park, gathered at our local partner church, Sterling Park Baptist (www.sterlingparkbc.org), to sort through the 2,000+ books that were donated in our first Sully Elementary Book Drive. We had a good time dividing books by reading level and even reminiscing over some old classics that had been donated.  On the 13th we delivered the books to the

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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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