Whether it be the crisis of fatherlessness or failing marriages or violence or drug abuse or any of the other social ills on the front page today, Jesus’ church is the only institution with the complete answer. Jesus is the “last man standing.” As His people, the children of the King of kings, we are called to imitate His character in a world gone wrong, to share His good news and grace with a world in need. That is the ultimate message of this blog. One of the ways in which my family and I have chosen to put our actions where our words are is through the ministry of an organization we founded in 2006 called, “Open Arms Worldwide.”
OAW partners with Christian churches to implement and maintain gospel-based programs to reach at-risk children in the church’s local community. Their vision for the future is a world where all children grow up understanding that they are beautiful and precious in God’s eyes and are enabled to discover the Hope and future that He has for them.
We have been blessed to be a part of this organization as full-time missionaries as well as Board members over the years. If you haven’t heard of OAW then I invite you this Christmas season to check out their 2014 Year in Review which just came out. It is an encouraging read and I pray it will be a motivating one as well. Enjoy! http://www.openarmsworldwide.org/2014-year-review/
Merry Christmas and a blessed 2015 to you and yours,