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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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Latest update – Join their team! Meet Agents of Hope – Bruno & Abby

Join us as we rally the troops to round out the prayer-support team for Bruno & Abby.  Abby is officially joining the Open Arms team in September and leaves for Brazil on September 8.   She and Bruno will be married in December and begin their lives together as a missionary couple with Open Arms Worldwide. Here are our goals before she heads out.  We

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Flash Campaign – Help us bring the Bread of life to families in crisis

Help feed a family today HERE Many of the 400+ families that Open Arms serves in Brazil survive on day to day wages. With the current pandemic many of these families have lost their means of feeding themselves, and more are added with each day that passes.  You can help us bridge the gap in Jesus’ name. In the midst of the current Covid19

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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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New Program Completes 1 Year: BASE – Open Arms at School

The BASE Program (Braços AbertoS na Escola) is the Open Arms ministry that reaches our children and adolescents while they are at school. In this program, we have groups during school hours, where we apply Biblical principles to subjects like conflict resolution, drug use prevention, family dynamics, and gang activity. We also have a futsal (indoor soccer) class to provide additional discipleship time with

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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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