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Missionary Retreat Slideshow Retrospective

This slideshow retrospective kicked off our 2020 Open Arms Missionary Retreat back in January and traces the story of Open Arms in pictures going back to 2006. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we all did. The video begins with the theme of our retreat, “In the footsteps of the Master: People, Purpose, & Passion.” The following text reads, “You, missionary, are

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OA Camp 2020 – Praise Report

They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,     and I will declare your greatness. – Psalm 145:6   On January 7th, a team of 21 left from Dulles Airport bound for Brazil to serve alongside Open Arms missionaries and volunteers at our 5th annual Open Arms Kids Camp.  It was really three missions in one. Part 1 was a youth camp for young

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Camp for Christmas

Every year, just after Christmas, the children from our various neighborhood outreach ministries join together for the highlight of the year…Kids Camp! Every year our team in Brazil, along with a team from the US, prepares games, lots of good food, arts & crafts, the swimming pool, and, most importantly, Bible teaching and small group dynamics that bring home the Hope that is found

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Open Arms News – 1st Quarter 2017

Open Arms Camp 2017!! With roughly 375 children in attendance, and 120+ volunteers, our 2nd annual Open Arms Camp in Assis, Brazil was the biggest yet!  The team from the US was exceptional and God blessed us with almost zero logistical problems, which is extraordinary given all the moving parts.  The theme was from 1 John 1 “Amigos em Cristo,” “Friends in Christ.”  Teaching

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Field Report: Brazil Camp 2016!

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.” Psalm 30:11 In January we held our largest ever camp in our headquarters city of Assis inBrazil. 350 children (5-16 years of age) and 100 volunteers from 7 of our community ministry locations came together for worship, games (many of them in the rain and mud), arts, lots of good food, and a series of messages

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