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News from the Field – July 2023

Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. – 2 Timothy 2:2 Open Arms School of Missions – Brazil Legacy. Generational impact. These are terms that are at the forefront of the minds of the leadership of OAW. Are we being effective witnesses for Jesus to at-risk children and youth? Are we reproducing disciples

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Welcome Home Shelter Update!

  UPDATE – Open Arms Worldwide – “Welcome Home” Children’s Shelter Mission For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5 JESUS MAKES ALL THINGS NEW Back in April we shared with you the dire situation at the Welcome

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News from the Field – June 2023

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 The Story of Two Bela’s We simply could not do what we do without our team of supporters here in the US. Every member of the team deserves to share in the victories. That’s what I would like to do here. Share with you

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New Base for Central West Brazil

Good news! We have outgrown our base in Aquidauana that serves the Pantanal region of central west Brazil.  Land has been purchased just blocks from our current base and design plans have been completed for a new base of operations. Open Arms Worldwide values our community based model of ministry and our strategy of mobilizing physical resources that already exist in the community, rather

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News from the Field – April/May 2023

“Welcome Home” Children’s Shelter Mission For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5 PARTNER TODAY – EVERY GIFT MATCHED UP TO $15,000 Imagine for a moment, Social Services comes to remove you from a violent, abusive, or neglectful

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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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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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