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News from the Field – January 2024

“From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise”  – Matthew 21:15-16 Days of Praise – Open Arms Camp 2024 Open Arms annual kids camp has become a tradition over the years.  It’s how we kick-off a new teaching series for our neighborhood bible clubs, and is the biggest evangelistic event we put on.  Kids from 7 different Open

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News from the Field – August 2023

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12   Opportunities for a New Generation of Leaders It is my joy each month to share short testimonies with you about what God is doing through

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Welcome Home Shelter Update!

  UPDATE – Open Arms Worldwide – “Welcome Home” Children’s Shelter Mission For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5 JESUS MAKES ALL THINGS NEW Back in April we shared with you the dire situation at the Welcome

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News from the Field – June 2023

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 The Story of Two Bela’s We simply could not do what we do without our team of supporters here in the US. Every member of the team deserves to share in the victories. That’s what I would like to do here. Share with you

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News from the Field – Jan/Feb 2023

“When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.” Proverbs 21:21   Camp Mission 2023 – Delta Force On January 10, twenty people from 3 churches here in the US departed for Brazil for our annual Kids Camp in our headquarters city of Assis. There we teamed up with the entire team of Agents of

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Camp for Christmas! Give the gift of hope

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, music, skits, arts & crafts, and, most importantly, Bible teaching and small group dynamics that bring home the Hope that is found in

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May 2022 – News from the Field

“And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.” – Mark 16:15 The spring, new birth, and a celebration of our risen Lord! What better time to finally realize our first post-Covid mission team to Brazil? This team was postponed multiple times since January of 2021, but God’s timing, as always, is impeccable. Can you think

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February 2022 – News from the Field

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

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Happy New Year from Open Arms!

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

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September 2021 – News from the Field

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

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