We are beginning this new ministry with two families: The Hall family (U.S.) and the Seelig family (Switzerland). The new organization we are opening is called "With Open Arms" (based on the father's response to the prodigal son in Luke 15). We are located in Camaragibe, Brazil which is a district outside of the city of Recife.
Our ministry serves the greater Recife area, and our mission is two-fold. First, RESTORATION: to restore the lives of abused, abandoned, and/or neglected children. Second, is PREVENTION: to prevent at risk youth in underprivileged communities from ever ending up on the streets in the first place.
Although we are just now starting up the organization, With Open Arms, we have already been developing these projects over the last 6 years under the organization YWAM Recife. As we desire to expand, it is clear that it is time to separate so that we can maintain our focus on these areas and not have our time divided with other YWAM activities.
Read more about the two families in the related menus.