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


Our Christmas offering this year will be designated to help build a school hall. Your gifts provide start-up capital as the school can sustain itself operationally but in order to grow, needs help with capital projects such as classrooms and buildings. Your generosity is a kingdom investment as for years to come this building will be a tool used to assist churches and families in training children to make a difference for Christ in their communities.


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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The latest from Bethesda

Bethesda’s Christmas Project 2017

Watch the Christmas Project video     A crucial start-up capital kingdom investment opportunity. We are happy to announce Bethesda’s 2017 Christmas offering project!   Your generosity in recent years has been both overwhelming and timely.  We thank God for you and...

November Child of the Month T. M.

This young man has only been at Bethesda for a few years and came to join his brothers who were already here. After some time, he adjusted to his new family well and is continuing the challenge of learning English. He likes playing sport and doing art (especially...

October Child of the Month P. N.

Hi! My name is … well, I guess I can’t tell you that, but I would like to tell you a little bit about myself so that you know me a little better and can pray for me. I have lived with my Bethesda family since I was very little, I think about 3 years of age. Now, I am...

Interns 2017

God always brings Bethesda the right people at just the right time. I’m speaking of the interns that God brought to us during this year. Alyssa Whyard, Anna Cleghorn and Megan Doyle have all been a great help to us in providing help in childcare, photography, crèche...

Speak Up for the Children – An Interview with Pastor James Solarek

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9 Speak up!  Some may remember how pumped up you were when you first visited Bethesda Outreach or a place...

Orphan Care Seminar

On Saturday, May 20th, Bethesda Outreach hosted an Orphan Care Seminar at Central Baptist Church in Pretoria. We had seven excellent speakers that biblically and passionately shared about adoption, foster care, local church engagement, and other supportive ministries...

Team Season 2017

God brought many different teams and visitors to Bethesda this year from Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Missouri, as well as a few places in between. We are so grateful for each of the individuals who sacrificed their time, money, and other activities...

Playground for Preschoolers

We are halfway to our goal of $11,500/R138, 000 Bethesda’s school, Jabulane Christian Academy (JCA) has grown in the last years to where we have two Grade R classes (Kindergarten) and in 2018, we will have two Grade 1 classes as well. We have been raising money to put...

Johannah’s USA Trip

Johannah Ngwenya, one of our Bethesda children – now an adult Grade R (kindergarten) teacher, had the opportunity to travel to the USA with Tonya Small, and Heather Rumley. During their 4-week, mid-year break, they did a whirlwind tour to connect with churches and...

The VERY Wet Fun Run

“Rain, rain go away…Come again another day!”  Most of us have heard this familiar phrase but we didn’t expect to use it this past May (since it NEVER rains in May!). This year, however, our Fun Run was graced with rain and thunderstorms so it was very wet and stormy....

The latest from JCA

JCA Calendar December

Click here to download the December JCA calendar

JCA Stationery Requirements 2018

Click the link below to download the stationery requirements. Grade R Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4-7 Click here for more information about registration. Click here to download the registration documents. Please contact us if you have any...

JCA October Newsletter (written by JCA students)

Dear Parents and Caregivers, It’s hard to believe we are looking ahead to November already. The last full month of school. We pray that your students will keep learning, prepare well for exams and end of year assessments, and finish strong! Thank you for allowing us...

JCA Calendar November

Click here to download the Updated November JCA calendar  

JCA September Newsletter

Click here to read the September JCA Newsletter

JCA October Calendar

Click here to download the JCA October Calendar  

Playground for Preschoolers

We are halfway to our goal of $11,500/R138, 000 Bethesda’s school, Jabulane Christian Academy (JCA) has grown in the last years to where we have two Grade R classes (Kindergarten) and in 2018, we will have two Grade 1 classes as well. We have been raising money to put...

JCA September Calendar

Click Here to download the September JCA calendar of events  

JCA August Newsletter

Greetings! The month of August has flown by! Its hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of Term 3. Please keep encouraging your children to work hard and finish well! JCA Staff Re-registration Payments and New Student Registration Reminder! The early...

JCA August Newsletter

Our most recent calendar is now available for the month of August. Click here for the August Calendar

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