what we believe......
Our ministry is founded on the principles found in the Word of God.
The bible is the infallible Word of God, it is His Holy and inspired Word and that it is of supreme and final
In one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took on
Himself all our sins, died and rose again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator and
That all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, and need to come to a saving knowledge of
Jesus Christ through his shed blood on the cross.
That Christ rose from the dead and is coming soon.
In holy Christian living , and that we must have concern for the hurts and social needs of our fellowmen.
We must dedicate ourselves anew to the service of our Lord and to His authority over our lives.
In using every modern means of communication available to us to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ
throughout the world.
OPEN ARMS MINISTRY
..... a ministry of love
In June, 2007 David and Lynn Nordrum answered the call of God to go to New Orleans and help
rebuild the lives of those affected by hurricane Katrina (spiritually and physically). We left everything
behind in Maryland, married and by faith, came to New Orleans in an RV. Much like Abraham,
the Lord just said, "Go" so we went and He led us step by step along the way. We worked with several
other faith-based organizations to help restore homes.
Several months later, we began a bible study for women and did random acts of kindness. In 2008, the
Lord led us to a church fellowship in Chalmette, La where we met Pamela Chitty. Pamela, by faith, left
her full time job and joined the ministry to help birth (in prayer) what the Lord desired to do in the
community and the ministry. Now, the same year, with the help of others who have like vision we were
able to establish a thrift store that we used as a training center for those needing job skills. We also
taught biblical life skills every morning.
A second call came to move to Seattle, Washington in April, 2012 to do a work the Lord desired to do in the
Pacific Northwest. Once again, not knowing what we were going to do or how to leave our community with
a blessing; Pamela, David and Lynn just said, "yes" to the Lord. In thirty days we were able to bless
another ministry who was starting a thrift store with everything they needed and another organization
took over the shop. We traveled to Seattle and settled in a town called Everett, Washington. The Lord
provided an awesome place for us to minister to women and children out of and we will be starting
In June, 2013 the Lord has given us a 1.6 acre piece of land in which is being built a four bedroom house
which we are going to be taking in children who need a home. This home will have a farm like
atmosphere and the children will be able to be home schooled and relate to the land and the animals.
David has experience in construction and successfully graduated from a two year program at the Frederick
Rescue Mission in Frederick, Md. David is an evangelist and has worked with other groups to lead others
to Christ. Lynn has a social work background from Hood College, worked with the Children's Ministry
and other evangelical outreaches over the last twelve years at First Love International. Pamela Chitty is an
intercessor and a trained chef, by trade We all have a heart for the lost, a love for those that are hurting
and a desire to see people walking in their purpose that God has called them to walk in.
We welcome any engagements to share our vision and what we are doing in the future. Please contact us if
you desire us to come to your group or church to share the vision. We are looking for mentors to come
along side the women who need someone to help them through life's issues. We also are always accepting
donations of food and clothing for those in need.
|RAISING A STANDARD
"lET US NOT LOVE IN WORD OR IN THE TONGUE BUT
IN DEED" 1jOHN 3:17-18"