We are taking a team to the Dominican Republic this summer (July 25th-aug 3rd) with a team of up to 18 to partner with Missionaries Mitchell and Debbie Martinez and offer support, encouragement and share in the life changing experience of missions.

The Arms Around The World team is currently in the process of raising $10,000 through various fundraisers such as Mission Dinners, Concerts, Yard Sales and Volunteering throughout our community to ensure the success of this endeavor.

The purpose of this trip is to support the mission’s presence in the DR, give our team exposure to the mission field, and create the opportunity for each of our team members to gain a broadened perspective. Our hearts desire is to encourage a life of effective ministry through this paradigm changing event!

During our time in the DR, we will be assisting with furthing the building development of the ROSE OF SHARON CHRISTIAN SCHOOl, and conducting a sidewalk Sunday school ministry.

We encourage your prayers and support.

For more information please contact us at AATWORG@GMAIL.COM


What an incredible last few days! We are so grateful to all of you who came out to BD's Mongolian Grill at Lakeside Village, and allowed us to serve you! We had a great time cooking, and most of all sharing about missions!

I am extraordinarily grateful to Nate Whitney with Deco-Twist Balloon for coming out and volunteering, and totally blessing us with his amazing talent, and bringing life to our event!

Our next event on the list is a
Fund Raiser Yard Sale- Saturday June 7th from 7am-2pm! We look forward to meeting you, and hopefully you will fund a treasure!


We are amping up for our next fundraising event, at the heels of our incredible dinner at FAT MAGGIES. We have partnered with Fuel Community Church, Christian Artist Eva Kroon Pike and Central Fl Band The Band Justus. Tickets are $10 each or $8 for groups of $5 or more. Visit EVENTBRITE for your TICKETS


What an incredible turn out! Thank you to all of you who attended our dinner and showed support for our Missions Dinner. A special thank you to The Careful Ones and Travis Schroder for joining us, and sharing your beautiful music! Thank you also to the Lakeland Ledger for featuring our founder Aaron Rios and sharing his heart and the story behind Arms Around The World. You can view that article HERE. Stay tuned for an announcement regarding our next fundraiser.


We are excited to be holding our first offical Fund Raiser Firday March 28th at 7pm @ FAT MAGGIES.
Please Join us for a night of music and fine dining, with Lakeland band, THE CAREFUL ONES. Local Restaurant FAT MAGGIES will be catering with a exclusive Latin dish representative of the Dominican Republic. Show your support as our team prepares for their mission to the Dominican Republic!
Click below to register at event brite.

Mission to the Dominican Republic July 25th- Aug 3rd
We are excited to announce our mission trip through our partnership with Mitch and Debbie Martinez and United City this summer with a team of up to 30 world changers.

We have set a goal to raise $10,000 to assist with a construction project to benefit the Haitian and Dominican children represented through Mitch and Debbie's ministry. We are extremely excited to have this opportunity to make a difference in lives, as we advocate unity within the body Christ!

For more information on how you can help us meet our goal, click HERE

Interested in joining us? CONTACT US

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D.A. Horton, Director of ReachLife Ministries, announced as speaker at United Conference 2014!!! Jan. 17-19, Lakeland, FL.
Pastor Andrew Gard, Campus Pastor of Southeastern University, announced as speaker at United Conference 2014!!! Jan. 17-19, Lakeland, FL.

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In 2012, Arms Around The World traveled to Haiti with photographer and film maker Douglas Jackson. Visiting Petionville with the organization "PASSION RESCUE MISSION". What was observed presents a deeper reality of the condition of Haiti.

"On January 12 2010, a massive earthquake began to shake the nation of Haiti. Nearly 2.5yrs later, we traveled there to observe and document the situation alongside those making a difference. I didn't arrive with a script or even a shot list, yet voices of the diligent and the hopeful began to emerge. This is my attempt to communicate that to you. ~ D. Jackson"

I am very excited to announce several partnerships to go hand in hand with our re-launch.

The Global Mission Center in IWAKI JAPAN.

Dominican MIssions with Mitch and Debbie Martinez

and United City of Lakeland FL

Stay Tuned for MUCH MORE!


Welcome to our new website.

Two years ago I decided I wanted to get involved in missions. I’d always had an interest and the idea of travel and experiencing different cultures was romanticized through shows like No reservations (w/Anthony Bourdain) and Bizzarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman (I obviously watched a lot of travel and food network).

What I came to understand was the deeper reality surrounding mission and humanitarian work. The countless unnamed soldiers pioneering better futures are zonly recorded in the halls of eternity; I wish to do justice, offer peace and love mercy through an entity that YOU (anyone reading this) can be apart of.

I look forward to sharing updates and news as we move forward.

We have some great things planned ahead.

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