Return on Investment “If you want to have a lasting influence upon the world, you must invest in people’s lives; and if you want to maximize that investment, then you must invest in those people while they are young.” – George Barna Isabela, or Bela as she is known by her friends and family, came to Open Arms as a child, growing up in one
Wishing you a happy & blessed New Year! 2021 – An Amazing Year of Blessing “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” – Psalm 107:1 It is hard to believe that 2021 is coming to a close. We started the year with a lot of uncertainty. Our team in Brazil was unable to gather the
Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours! We selected a few pictures to share with you from our 15th year as a ministry reaching and teaching children and youth for Jesus. These photos capture a small glimpse of the work that was accomplished with the help of partners like you. Providing food for the hungry, embracing the hurting, bringing joy
“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.”-Hebrews 3:4 Praising God for another home delivered to a family in need in Aquidauana-Brazil. We are so thankful for our many partners, people like you, and partners like the Paradigm Foundation who help us bring hope in Jesus’ name! You may recall that Cirlene and her children lost their home to
Proclaiming Freedom for the Captives I was in prison and you came to visit me. -Matthew 25:36 After a long time of prison ministry from a distance via recorded messages, a small contingent from our Project Zadok – youth detention outreach program, returned in person to minister to the needs of the boys incarcerated there and to proclaim freedom in the name of Jesus.
New Life Emerges! You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness -Psalm 30:11 After a year and a half of pandemic in southern Brazil, a time where ministry shifted completely to house to house visits, emergency food assistance, home building, and online studies, Open Arms’ neighborhood Bible clubs, sports ministries, and
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
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
Help us celebrate 15 years of Open Arms! Click HERE and wish Open Arms a happy birthday!
The past couple of months have been challenging. With a resurgence of Covid-19, three of our missionaries and their families becoming infected, our activities being limited once again, and the need for food assistance increasing once more among the families we serve, our team’s morale and resourcefulness have been stretched. Praise God for his sustaining love and power! HE IS RISEN! WE HAVE A