This past weekend the children of Open Arms that participate in the dance ministry with Art Company dance school, under the direction of nationally recognized instructor Gisele Vieira, traveled by bus to Argentina to participate in their first ever international dance competition. Many of these children have never even traveled outside their own city, much less their country. With the financial support of many generous sponsors
Assis, SP – Brazil
(Open Arms Brazil – Southeast)
From Agent of Hope, Bruno Fernando Gomes “Hello brothers, todays Team Zadok visit to the Youth Detention Center was very blessed, we were very well received by guards and employees. They arrived saying that we could play soccer with the boys (which they hadn’t permitting recently). During our object lessons and teaching activities they were very engaged. In the message we talk about values,
The Art Company/Open Arms dance team competed in one of Brazil’s largest national dance competitions this month. With more than 2,000 dancers competing and judges, dancers, and instructors from around the world (including several from here in the US) this was the biggest stage yet for our kids. And guess what? They won 1st place for their category! Fourteen (14) of these young people
Fourteen children from Open Arms’ Hip Hop dance team have qualified for an international competition in Argentina! Most of these kids have never been out of their state, let alone country. They have set themselves apart for the gospel themed routines that address major social issues impacting them, like child abuse, poverty, and violence. We can help them get there. The cost per child
Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it (Psalm 127:1) From December 27, 2017 to January 5, 2018 a team from Derwood Bible Church (www.derwoodbiblechurch.org), an Open Arms partner, joined with Open Arms’ founder, Mike Meyers, for a combination VBS and construction mission to the village of Lagoinha in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Lagoinha is a village of the Terena people, a tribe
In January we held our 3rd annual camp in our headquarters city of Assis in Brazil… It was a powerful time of exhortation, confession, and forgiveness for so many of these young people.
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Open Arms Worldwide News 3rd Quarter – 2017 U-18 Futsal Win – In September our U18 indoor soccer team competed in a regional tournament with teams from several cities participating. Not only did they win, but the closest match was the final with a score of 7-1. The tournament was sponsored by a regional University and when the University President presented the trophy he had