Summer of Love!
A generous donor has given us a challenge gift of $30k to help increase our summer giving! Will you accept their challenge and help us raise an additional $30k and keep our Village thriving this summer?
A monthly gift of $20 in July, August, and September can provide 1 week of safety, medical care, and love for a child in need!
During the summer months, OAI typically sees a decrease in donor giving.
Would you partner with us this summer? Through your faithful support, 150 children are growing up in loving homes with a mother and father.
Many of them came from heart-breaking backgrounds - alone, unsafe, and not knowing where and when they would find their next meal. Today, they experience God's love through dedicated house parents. They go to school, have chores, and have a lot of time for care-free play during the afternoon!
Thank you for your part in this transforming work!
A generous donor has challenged YOU to give this summer! Will you accept their challenge and help raise $60k to keep Open Arms Village thriving?
A monthly gift of $20 in July, August and September can provide 1 week of safety, medical care, and love for a child in need!
How many weeks can YOU provide?
Joseph joined the Open Arms family in April 2016 after he was found abandoned and brought to a local hospital. We know nothing about his parents or background.
Joseph desperately needs a sponsor to offer love and care to him as he grows.
Your sponsorship provides food, clothing, medical care, an education, a loving family, and HOPE for this little boy's future. It will change his life forever!
Would you become Joseph's sponsor today?
Click HERE to sign up!
Join us this Sunday, June 25th, at New Hope Community Church (Happy Valley, OR) and hear Co-Founder David Gallagher share what God is doing in Eldoret, Kenya!
We'd love to see you there!
New Hope Community Church
Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Service Times: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
11731 SE Stevens Rd.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Want more information? Visit www.newhopepdx.org
In rural Kenya, it's rare to have access to consistent, quality medical care. In fact, there are fewer than 11 health care professionals for every 10,000 Kenyans, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This means small wounds, diseases, and infections can quickly become big problems.
Duncan joined the Open Arms family with his brother Gracious last spring. Although both boys were extremely malnourished when they arrived, they quickly improved under the care of their new parents and Open Arms staff.
Last week, Duncan contracted pneumonia and became very sick, very fast. Duncan was being treated by our on-site nurse and co-founder, Rachel Gallagher, but it soon became clear that he needed to be taken to the local hospital, where he spent two nights.
An Answered Prayer
Many of you joined us in praying for Duncan, who is now back home and recovering well. But stories like Duncan's remind us how important the Medical Resource Building (MRB) will be. When the MRB is finished, children like Duncan will be cared for by skilled medical professionals without leaving Open Arms Village.
The MRB is almost complete! A team from George Fox University (Newberg, OR) painted many of the rooms, and our staff will be moving into their new office space on the third floor soon.
When Open Arms International invests in sustainable practices, your gift goes further and makes a larger impact! Just $9.04 a day provides healthy food and shelter to a child in need!
Lawrence teaching Martin,
Elisha, and Robert
Open Arms Village was blessed to have a team come and build a sustainable aquaponics fish farm and greenhouse.
This new system allows crops to grow six times faster than normal while also providing space for over 4,000 tilapia to mature!
The fish farm provides healthy, filling meals for 150 children who call Open Arms Village home, as well as The Kambi Teso Feeding Program, Open Arms Academy, AND team members visiting the Village. It also creates a surplus which OAI can sell to the community.
In addition, this fish farm also provides opportunities for our children to learn and receive vocational training
We are excited to share a video update with you from our fish farm! (see below)
You can partner with Open Arms today, knowing your gift is being stretched to provide as much as it can in Kenya. Just $9.04 a day provides healthy food and shelter to a child in need! How many days could you provide?
There are over 2.5 million orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya right now. For 10 years, Open Arms champions have been rescuing these children from poverty through the life-changing power of child sponsorship. But the work is far from done!
Pamela and her twin brother Victor arrived at Open Arms Village in December. At 1 1/2 years old, they weighed only 13 pounds each.
THE NEED IS URGENT!
The Lord is moving in Kenya, and Open Arms Village is growing quickly!
We need 150 more sponsors to fully support the 150 children in our care.
Your sponsorship not only meets their physical needs - it also provides HOPE through a loving family and a relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe every child deserves to know that they are loved, both by you and by their Heavenly Father. That's why we're launching the 150 Challenge! Through this campaign, we will fully sponsor all 150 children living at Open Arms Village - allowing us to rescue more children, expand our community outreach programs, and bring more HOPE to Kenya.
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO!
1. Become a child sponsor today! Just click here.
Bonus! For every child you sponsor, you'll receive a special Kenyan gift! Just include "150 Challenge" in the notes.
2. Share this need with your friends and family.
Send this blog on to others, host a small event in your home, or share the need with your church family. We have all the resources you need to spread the word! For more information, connect with our Child Sponsorship Coordinator at: Children@openarmsinternational.org