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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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Opening Day 2015 in Brazil

On Saturday, February 28th our mission stations throughout Brazil kicked-off the school year with a record number of children participating.  It was big start, with many of our programs having more than 100 children in attendance on the first day. Opening day started with a variety of activities from soccer, dance,  logic & reason games, painting, and more.  Most importantly there was “Quest,” our

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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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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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