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2014 Year in Review

Dear Friends of Open Arms, It is hard to believe we have come to the end of another year of ministry.  Since 2006 God has taken Open Arms from one humble gospel outreach, led by my wife and I along with a half dozen volunteers, working with 30 or so children, based out of a store front in Brazil, to a growing movement in

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Giving Thanks

Brian Fikkert, in his book “When Helping Hurts,” says, “Poverty is rooted in broken relationships, so the solution to poverty is rooted in the power of Jesus’ death and resurrection to put all things in right relationship again.”  A key part of restoring those relationships is restoring the value of thankfulness.  Open Arms’ Agent of Hope, Mariane Rodrigues, has done an excellent job of connecting

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A Moment for the Children

Thank you for taking a moment from your day for our children. Prayer Request – One of our new volunteers in the US shared the following story with me this week, her first time serving in our homework club. “The child I was working with shared with me that he was living with his father, but that his mother and siblings stayed behind in

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Meet Agent of Hope, Sarita Romeiro

Meet my dear friend and Open Arms’ Agent of Hope, Sarita Romeiro, Tia (Aunt) Sarita as she is known among the children.  Sarita is a member and commissioned missionary of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Jardim Paulista in Assis, Brazil. She is currently partnered with the UNIEDAS church in the District of Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil [Click for Map] Tia Sarita has

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