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News from the Field – March/April 2023

“When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:39-40 Open Arms’ Project Zadok – Youth Corrections Mission In Brazil’s state of São Paulo alone, there are roughly 20,000 adolescents and

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Applications Open for “Mission – Amazon 2023”

“Go & Grow” – Mission Amazon 2023 is a mission trip and spiritual retreat on the Amazon with Justice & Mercy International and Open Arms Worldwide. This combination mission trip and retreat will be led by Open Arms’ Founders Pastor Mike & Patricia Meyers, and a team of missionaries and translators from JMI & OAW. You will be ministering in villages along the river,

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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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News from the Field – December 2022

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” – Philippians 4:4 “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17 A birthday in the life of an at-risk child often goes by without fanfare, gifts,

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News from the Field – November 2022

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you” – Isaiah 43:   Buses, planes, and river boats! That’s how our very first “Marriage on Mission” retreat and mission trip began. Open Arms Worldwide and our partners at Reston Bible Church and Justice & Mercy Amazon (JMA) joined forces to lead a team

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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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News from the Field – October 2022

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” – 2 Peter 3:18 The mission is only as successful as the faithful brothers and sisters in the field. For that reason we invest in and encourage our Agents of Hope to always pursue knowledge and

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July 2022 – News from the Field

“Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.” – Psalm 40:5 There are too many wonders to tell all of them, but we can share a few with you. I pray that these stories encourage

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Kids Camp Mission 2023

Plans are in the making for our return to Brazil and our annual Kids Camp Mission. When? Tentative dates are set for January 11-19, 2023. Where? Assis, SP – Brazil What? We will be assisting OAW missionaries to conduct an evangelism and discipleship camp for the children from the various neighborhood ministries.  Our team will be responsible for games, crafts, drama, and testimonies. Cost?

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Celebrating a Life Well Lived – T Ladson Webb III

Early Thursday morning, June 30, 2022, our dear friend and brother in Christ, Thomas Ladson Webb III “Ladson”, went home to be with the LORD after a courageous 30-month battle with ALS. You can read Ladson’s obituary HERE Ladson’s life left an indelible mark on this mission. In 2008 Ladson went to Brazil on a short-term mission trip with Mclean Bible Church to serve

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