September Updates 2009

Summer Happenings

Our summer classes this year consisted of daily Art, Bible, English, Musical Instrument, and Dance class for the kids at the daycare. The kids enjoyed every part of this summer. They especially loved learning to play drums, guitar, base, and taking singing lessons.

We also put on a one-week huge VBS here at the daycare. The theme was cowboy, the kids dressed up each day and we transformed the daycare into a western ranch. The kids learned daily that God is Real, God is Always with Us, God is Strong, God is in control, and God is Great. The kids told us that this was their favorite week out of the whole summer.

Now that summer is winding down school is coming fast. And this year Packs of Love, an organization started by two young girls who collected used & new backpacks, filled with school supplies for needy children. Every school age child at Open Arms received a pack of love. Gracias Packs of Love!!!

In other news, the first apartment of the duplex, located next-door in the new building we constructed is officially done. Rachel and Robin our new long-term missionaries moved in and are enjoying their new place.

Taking the next step towards the future of Open Arms
The Lord has truly blessed us with amazing growth of this ministry in such a short amount of time. Our vision has always been to open as many no-cost daycare’s as God allows us to do. We are excited to announce the next step towards the future of Open Arms. We have found a property that is 7.5 acre on the outskirts of Ensenada in a community called Maneadero. This is a farm community where many migrant workers live and work in the agricultural fields. Many of these people don’t even speak Spanish, and most the time they take their children to work with them.
Many of these children don’t even have the opportunity to go to school because of their lack of birth certificates. We feel we are called to help these migrant workers, and we are taking the next step to help the poorest of poor in Mexico.
Amy & Chris Boggs and Dawn and Drew Neldon are jumping on board with us as we begin the second campus of Open Arms. They worked for several years at Door of Faith Orphanage & feel that more daycares are vital in keeping kids out of orphanages and off the streets. They will be the administrators of the second campus. Currently they are raising $120,000 to purchase the property for the 2nd daycare.
Please keep these families in and future of Open Arms in your prayers. Thank You!!!

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