Compassionate Care for African Orphans

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
—James 1:27

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Harvest 2019

Goal: $80,000/R1Million




Serving Christ at Bethesda Outreach is the perfect place to gain some experience in ministry, to fill a gap year, or bring a team of people for a few weeks. Click here to learn more about how your involvement can make a difference in an orphan’s life.

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Local Church Orphan Care and Bethesda Outreach

A few months ago, Bethesda’s board clarified our vision statement, stating that our vision is: to mobilize churches and individuals to meet the needs of orphans so that they might become disciples of Christ. As I reflect on the previous year, it is easy to count many...

December Child of the Month – T.M.

T is going into Grade 11 next year and she can’t wait. She has been working so hard on her academics and has big goals for her future education. T. is an outstanding athlete and consistently does well in Athletics (Track & Field) as well as in Netball. She is...

Meet Bethesda’s New Executive Director

It is my privilege to introduce to you Bethesda's new Executive Director. The board unanimously approved Rudi to take over the leadership of Bethesda from December, 2019. We wanted you to hear about Rudi from his own perspective. It has been my privilege to lead these...

November Child of the Month – J.M.

J is nearly 12 and looking forward to Grade 5 in January.  J is a good helper at home and helps keep the boys room clean. He enjoys playing soccer, reading, and playing the drums. He will also help outside by cutting the grass and doing some gardening. Overall, J is...

The Extreme Hike that Challenged and Changed My Life

On the 20th to 23rd of September, I was among three dads and seven boys from Bethesda who attended the hiking trip in the Drakensberg Mountains in Durban organized by 4M Group. This was an amazing 72 hours of inspiration, challenge, and adventure. It's a men's...

October Child of the Month – A.M.

A has been a part of the Msiza family for many, many years and he is slowly starting to take some of the leadership in the home. A is a “hands-on, hard-working” type of young man who enjoys working with his Dad doing work around the house (outside) and Bethesda; but,...

Security and Safety at Bethesda Outreach

Psalm 82:3-4 says that we are to “vindicate (defend) the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.”  It often seems in this country that there is a general lack of respect for...

Funding for the Fatherless – Costly Choices

Christian giving to orphan care has grown roughly 3X faster than all charitable giving by Americans — 4 years in a row! (Christian Alliance for Orphans website) Their giving seems to indicate that Bible-believing Christians do have a heart for orphaned and vulnerable...

September Child of the Month – J.M.

J is 16 years old and very quickly growing up! J Is a caring person who does well at helping and caring for the  youngest children in his home. He helps around the house doing various chores and is normally quite happy about life. He is not necessarily an outgoing...

Working Together for Effective Long-Term OVC Ministry

Greetings! My name is Darrel Huff and I serve as chairman of the board for Bethesda Outreach Ministries International (BOMI), a not-for-profit company in the USA. BOMI was formed to support Bethesda Outreach Ministries South Africa (BOMSA), a not-for-profit South...

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JCA April Calendar 2019

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Cross country held on 5 March Despite the very hot day the runners raced off enthusiastically with all the spectators cheering them on.  There were different age groups and distances and the winners of each race received a medal and a Spur voucher.  There were also...

JCA March 2019 Calendar

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Jabulane Christian Academy Newsletter March 2019

Fun events at JCA Music Makers The Music Makers have been making great progress under the leadership of Mrs McKee.  They meet every second Wednesday and the Intermediate group is practicing the song they have learnt for the Term 2 concert.  The Foundation phase is...

JCA November Calendar

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JCA October Calendar

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JCA September Newsletter

The Office is Changing As everyone will be aware, Miss Small and Miss Rumley are in America for the last term and are planning on returning for the 2019 school year. As Miss Meiring will be teaching grade 3, Miss Muhadi will be assisting in the office. We are grateful...

JCA September Calendar

The JCA September Calendar is now available to download SEPTEMBER JCA CALENDAR

JCA August Newsletter

A Busy Office! The school office is usually a very busy place with parents and children coming to enquire about school fees, civvies or needing help with any of a million different things. Sometimes, the grade R’s and grade 1’s even ask us to pull a loose tooth! This...

JCA July Newsletter

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will  receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.“ We trust that all our learners had a relaxing holiday and are looking forward to working...

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