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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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A Great Night Out for a Cause

Our 2022 Top Golf Benefit was a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship.  With more than 200 people in attendance, we took up one whole level. We are so thankful to our generous sponsors who made this event possible. Check them out below. If you missed your chance to get involved at the event, there is still time. You can invest today in one

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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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