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October 2021 – News from the Field

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.

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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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News from the Field – April 2021

Let me share a little bit of what the partnership of friends like you is making possible, for the love of God, in the name of Jesus! Another Isaiah 25:4 Project Breaks Ground We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Paradigm Foundation, www.paradigmfoundation.org. Our first project together will bless a family in Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul, where our Agent of

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News from the Field – March 2021

Let me share a little bit of what God is doing with the help of friends like you! For the love of God, in the name of Jesus! Weathering another Code Red The second wave of Covid-19 hit and led state and local governments to return to Code Red restrictions for a time. Our Agents of Hope took it in stride, having been through

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News from the Field – February 2021

Let me share a little bit of what the sacrificial gifts of people just like you are making possible. For the love of God, in the name of Jesus! The Isaiah 25:4 Project Our Agents of Hope continue to work at Dona Teresa’s house. Dona Teresa has been dreaming about her new home for the past 36 years. What a blessing that our team

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News from the Field – January 2021

In Person Ministry Up & Running! As temperatures in Brazil have risen in our region, local authorities have further relaxed restrictions on group gatherings. Our team of missionaries have jumped right in. All of our pre-Covid neighborhood outreach ministries in São Paulo state and Parana state have resumed. The children are thrilled to be back. Just as exciting is that many of the children

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Open letter from soon to be Open Arms Missionary, Abby Smith

Dear Family and Friends, I hope this letter finds you well. As some of you know, I am planning to move to Brazil at the beginning of September as a missionary with Open Arms Worldwide. I am writing this letter to you because each and every one of you is dear to me. I would like to share with you some of my story

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