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WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN: Local residents give back to dedicated organization

November 30, 2012

Photo contributed Girls from Destiny Rescue in Thailand join together for a service. With U.S. operations out of North Webster, the nonprofit works to rescue girls abused and exploited in third-world countries.

Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part series on the mission-minded efforts of Rob and Beth Arms.

COLUMBIA CITY — When representatives from Destiny Rescue gave a missions presentation to members of New Hope Wesleyan Church, they did not know that Rob and Beth Arms, of Columbia City, were looking for an opportunity to give back.

Destiny Rescue is an organization dedicated to saving children from red light districts, brothels and sexually abusive situations in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and India. The nonprofit organization’s U.S. operations are based in North Webster.

For Rob and Beth, having the chance to partner with an organization with ties to home made the thought of trekking to a foreign country a “done deal.”

The couple, along with other members of New Hope Wesleyan Church, Columbia City, spent from Oct. 6-22 in these third-world countries to help further the cause of Destiny Rescue.

“I am adventurous. I like to go to different places,” said Rob. “This was a chance to experience a different cultural and help this organization do some real good for these young girls.”

To learn more about Destiny Rescue or to contribute to its cause, visit

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