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Open Arms in the Amazon with Justice & Mercy International

Pastor’s Conference Trailer from Peter Philip Von Kahle on Vimeo. For the third straight year Open Arms has been privileged to participate in Justice & Mercy International’s (Justice & Mercy Amazon) annual Jungle Pastor’s Conference in the Amazon rain forest just outside the city of Manaus, Brazil. www.justiceandmercyamazon.com  President & Founder of Open Arms, Pastor Mike Meyers, along with OA missionary and Vice-president of Brazilian

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Field Report: Brazil Camp 2016!

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.” Psalm 30:11 In January we held our largest ever camp in our headquarters city of Assis inBrazil. 350 children (5-16 years of age) and 100 volunteers from 7 of our community ministry locations came together for worship, games (many of them in the rain and mud), arts, lots of good food, and a series of messages

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Open Arms News for December 2015

    Open Arms Worldwide News December, 2015 So close! Help us reach our giving target for 2015 Financial Stewardship God has blessed us with tremendous success on the field this year. We have seen more communities and children given access to Open Arms programs in Brazil and the United States. Our “Agents of Hope” are on the front lines working directly with children, their families, and

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New Open Arms Project in Assis!

“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 (Photo: Valdinei “Nei” Tapia and Ricardo bring the word to the children) On November 7th we inaugurated our newest Open Arms project in a neighborhood

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Champions on the field and off

Assis – SP, Brazil- August 2015 Since May the boys of the Open Arms Futebol Club of Assis have been competing in the Regional U11, U13, and U15 Youth Championships. I should point out that this championship boasts the participation of the all-star teams from all of the cities in the region and is hotly contested. On the other hand, all of Open Arms’

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Florestopolis 2015 – Blessed to be a blessing

From July 8 through July 18, The Bridge Community Church, of Morrisville, NC, sent a team of 7 people to work with Open Arms Worldwide in Florestópolis, Brazil. We partnered with about 20 other missionaries and volunteers from Londrina, Assis, and Florestópolis for a week of teaching, training, and encouraging of the local team in their important work with the children of Florestópolis. We

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Running the Race at Sully Elementary

Through a partnership with Open Arms, Sterling Park Baptist Church has launched a pilot program at Sully Elementary School in Sterling Park, VA, called “Run the Race.” Run the Race is an 8 week after-school program for 4th and 5th graders that teaches the basics of the sport of running as well as important life lessons around the subject of character.     We

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Family Fun Night a Big Success

Team Building and Fun Go Together! On Friday February 20, the RBC Family-Quest Brazil team hosted a Family Fun Night at Reston Bible Church as a team building exercise.  About 230 people (55 families!) came out despite record cold temperatures to play games, make crafts, watch movies, and devour pizza, popcorn, and ice cream. The mission team had its first chance to work together

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Open Arms participates in 4º Annual Justice & Mercy Amazon Pastor’s Conference

In February this year Justice & Mercy Amazon held their 4º Annual Amazon Pastor’s Conference outside of Manaus, Brazil.  For the second year Open Arms founder’s Michael & Patricia Meyers, joined with JMA for this amazing work of encouraging and equipping the pastors and missionaries who are on the frontline in the effort to carry the gospel throughout the Amazon basin.  We were also blessed

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