“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
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?
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
“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
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
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
“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.”-Hebrews 3:4 Praising God for another home delivered to a family in need in Aquidauana-Brazil. We are so thankful for our many partners, people like you, and partners like the Paradigm Foundation who help us bring hope in Jesus’ name! You may recall that Cirlene and her children lost their home to
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.
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
Let me share just one story of what God is doing through his people. For the love of God, in the name of Jesus! Shelter from the Storm – Another Home for an Open Arms family For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the