The Art Company/Open Arms dance team competed in one of Brazil’s largest national dance competitions this month. With more than 2,000 dancers competing and judges, dancers, and instructors from around the world (including several from here in the US) this was the biggest stage yet for our kids. And guess what? They won 1st place for their category! Fourteen (14) of these young people
Fourteen children from Open Arms’ Hip Hop dance team have qualified for an international competition in Argentina! Most of these kids have never been out of their state, let alone country. They have set themselves apart for the gospel themed routines that address major social issues impacting them, like child abuse, poverty, and violence. We can help them get there. The cost per child
Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it (Psalm 127:1) From December 27, 2017 to January 5, 2018 a team from Derwood Bible Church (www.derwoodbiblechurch.org), an Open Arms partner, joined with Open Arms’ founder, Mike Meyers, for a combination VBS and construction mission to the village of Lagoinha in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Lagoinha is a village of the Terena people, a tribe
In January we held our 3rd annual camp in our headquarters city of Assis in Brazil… It was a powerful time of exhortation, confession, and forgiveness for so many of these young people.
Florestópolis, Parana – Brazil
(Open Arms Brazil – South)
Assis, SP – Brazil
(Open Arms Brazil – Southeast)
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Open Arms Camp 2017!! With roughly 375 children in attendance, and 120+ volunteers, our 2nd annual Open Arms Camp in Assis, Brazil was the biggest yet! The team from the US was exceptional and God blessed us with almost zero logistical problems, which is extraordinary given all the moving parts. The theme was from 1 John 1 “Amigos em Cristo,” “Friends in Christ.” Teaching
Thank you to all of our guests who came out Friday night to our Gala to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. It was great night of testimony, of good company, music, and great food at Wolf Trap. Here are just some quick highlights. It was our biggest event yet at 200 guests! Our goal of $30,000 was surpassed! Many of our guests were able to meet