At Open Arms we want our children to know and understand that they are part of a larger world.  God stepped out of Heaven to walk the earth with us, the baby grew into the man Jesus who took all of our sins onto Himself.  Jesus subjected Himself to death, death on the cross because He loves us.  He loves us so much that He would rather die on the cross as our sin substitute than live without us.

 

When we accept the amazing gift of God’s love and sacrifice for our sins we realize that we are nothing without Him and that everything we have really belongs to Him.  God has blessed us beyond measure.

 

While on earth Jesus told us that the poor will always be with us (Matthew 26:11; Mark 14:7; John 12:8).  He also told us to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:38-40; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; Romans 13:9; Galatians 5:14; James 2:8).  This is where the Good Samaritan Initiative comes from.

 

Each month we showcase a different children’s charity to bring awareness and support to that organization.  Sometimes we are looking for donations of needed items, such as school supplies or clothing; other times we are asking for monetary support and always we are asking for prayer support.

 

Below is a list of the charities we are focusing on during the 2018 – 2019 school year along with a link for you to find out more information.

 

January 2019

Celebrate our accomplishments and focus on what’s next

 

Educational Display of our charities

 

February 2019

Shevet Achim

Hop – A –Thon  February 11

 

March 2019

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Trike – A – Thon  March 22

 

April 2019

4KenyasKids

Purchase farm animals for school

Goal:  $900 to purchase a cow

 

May 2019

Special Olympics

Share Information – encourage volunteers

 

Bulrush Baby Home

No Website available due to political climate in mission country

 

July 2019

Act Together Ministries  

School Supplies for Foster Children

 

August 2019

Lutheran Services of Georgia

Supplies for Foster and Refugee Families

 

September 2019

North Metro Miracle League

Share Information – encourage volunteers

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Raised $426

 

October 2019

Porch de Solomon

Supplies for CTS Mission trip in November

 

November 2019

India Transformed

Collect $ for sponsorships

Sponsored 7 months

 

December 2019

North Fulton Community Charities

Toys for their Christmas Shop