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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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...

August Child of the Month – M.M.

M is 15 years old and loves to play soccer. He is an outgoing person and enjoys being outside with other kids. He is also a caring person who patiently helps his younger sister with homework. He really  enjoys gardening with his dad and likes to cook—especially...

Baby Steps in Temporary Safe Care

On June 14, Bethesda sent out an email update that read, “Open now to see our newest arrival.” In that update, many read about Bethesda’s first Temporary Safe Care home being officially opened. My wife Kate, our girls and I were very excited to welcome Baby M! In...

July Child of the Month – R.M.

R is the oldest sibling in her home and has turned into such a sweet young lady. She loves to sing in the choir at her church and has a beautiful voice. She enjoys baking and cooking—especially making pizza, and has begun helping with the grocery shopping. She’s keen...

Now Go Find Your People! (CAFO 2019)

"Now go find your people!" That was a phrase we heard often this year at the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Conference held in May, in Louisville, Kentucky. You should know that it is not easy to find "your people" in the midst of 2000 other people! Thankfully,...

June Child of the Month – M.B.

My name is M and I’m thankful that you are praying for me. I enjoy doing puzzles or listening to music. I also like to watch movies when I get the chance. I don’t really love school but I like to study and learn. The subjects I do in school are Tourism, Geography,...

My Raised to Praise story

I am grateful for a Heavenly Father who rescues and restores. This month, we want to pull back the curtain a bit and see just a glimpse into what God is doing in the lives of one of the young people here, in her own words. If you’ve been following our blog, or...

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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

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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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