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.
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
Thank you for taking a moment from your day for our children. Prayer Request – One of our new volunteers in the US shared the following story with me this week, her first time serving in our homework club. “The child I was working with shared with me that he was living with his father, but that his mother and siblings stayed behind in
Mari has been with Open Arms since its beginning in Brazil in 2006. When founders Mike and Patricia Meyers moved to Brazil with their 3 young children, Mari was just 17 years old and came to their home to help watch their then 3 year old daughter Bela. It didn’t take long for Mari to fall in love with the ministry of Open Arms
Friends, I’d like to introduce you to a great couple that has been serving full-time with Open Arms since January of 2012. “Neto” and Rose are members of the Philadelphia Baptist Church (Igreja Batista Filadélfia) since 2007. They were married in March of 2008, and had their first son, Miguel, in December 2013. Neto and Rose began as volunteers, when their church partnered with
Meet my dear friend and Open Arms’ Agent of Hope, Sarita Romeiro, Tia (Aunt) Sarita as she is known among the children. Sarita is a member and commissioned missionary of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Jardim Paulista in Assis, Brazil. She is currently partnered with the UNIEDAS church in the District of Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil [Click for Map] Tia Sarita has
Dear Friend of Open Arms, We are into the final stretch of 2014 and it has been a year full of blessing to be sure. We have seen more communities and children given access to Open Arms programs in Brazil and the United States. Today we have nine (9) full-time “Agents of Hope” on the front lines
One of our soccer schools for at-risk children in Brazil is in needof uniforms for competition. The uniforms we have for our teenage team are WAY too big for the little guys. The cost of 19 kits (shirt, shorts, and socks) in Brazil is $725. That’s just $38 per child. You can help them take the field with pride! An example