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

CHRISTMAS PROJECT 2017

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.

HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

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.

Our Blog

Learn more about our families, children and ministry through our blogs. Click here to view more blog topics and news on the latest events.

The latest from Bethesda

April Child of the Month – V. M.

V is a young man in his last year at Jabulane Christian Academy. Next year he will begin his schooling offsite. He has recently had new houseparents come into his home but he has adjusted very well. He loves playing soccer, and biking around the property with his...

Embracing the Call to Care for the Vulnerable

I was a freshman in high school the first time I interacted with children who didn’t have parents. The African Children’s choir came and sang at the college my parents worked at, and two of the kids stayed overnight with us. I loved hanging out with those kids, and I...

Does South Africa still have a need for orphan care due to HIV/AIDS in 2018?

In October this year, Bethesda Outreach Ministries will be 18 years old. That’s long enough to raise a child from birth through to graduating from high school. A lot can happen in that amount of time, so perhaps we should ask ourselves if what we do is still as...

March Child of the Month

K is 12 years old this year and has improved a lot in the years that he has been at Bethesda. He has grown into a strong young man and we are so grateful for his progress. K is a very active person who would much rather be outside playing than doing anything inside....

February Child of the Month

B is going into Grade 3 this year at Jabulane Christian Academy. He is a very social and active young boy who is interested in everything all the time. He loves to play outside with his friends and use the playground equipment around the property. He enjoys his Life...

Why Blog?

It is easy to find a multitude of BLOGS on the internet on virtually any subject; but why blog? And what kinds of blogs are out there? Some are relational and designed to attract an audience, meet and help people, or just stay in touch. Others are entrepreneurial by...

Welcome to our New Houseparents

Themba and Betty Kabeni are new houseparents at Bethesda Outreach. They began working in mid December when Fritz and Masello Shikwambane moved back into the community. The Kabeni’s have known another one of our houseparent couples, George and Florah Sithole, for a...

Christmas Project Update for the School Hall

Jabulane Christian Academy began their new school year this month with approximately 230 students in grades R (Kindergarten) through 7. This is a 140% increase in the last 5 years. We need more space as we reach more children and families in this growing community. We...

Resources FROM You

As the final piece of our water project, we have been able to get a chlorinator & filtration unit attached to each of our boreholes that will make our water safe to drink from every tap. Up to now, our house parents have had to walk to the Team Centre with 5 litre...

Jabulane Christian Academy – Day One

The first day of a new school year is always filled with a wide variety of crazy emotions! Excited talking, loud greetings, silent dismay, whispered excitement, fearful crying (from children AND first time school parents)…. You get the picture. JCA has started another...

The latest from JCA

JCA May 2018 Calendar

The May 2018 JCA Calendar is ready for viewing or downloading. Please click the below link to view or download the May calendar. May 2018 JCA Calendar

JCA April Calendar

The April JCA Calendar is ready for downloading or viewing. Please click the link below to download the April calendar JCA School Calendar_April

March 2018 JCA School Calendar

The March Calendar for JCA is available for download and viewing. Please click the link to download the pdf for March. March 2018...

February JCA Newsletter

A New Face– MISS Meiring No, not Mrs Meiring, you already know her! Miss Meiring has joined us in the school office to fill the gap left when Miss Rumley went back into the classroom. She will be the first face you see when you walk into the JCA office and voice you...

Jabulane Christian Academy – Day One

The first day of a new school year is always filled with a wide variety of crazy emotions! Excited talking, loud greetings, silent dismay, whispered excitement, fearful crying (from children AND first time school parents)…. You get the picture. JCA has started another...

Movie Night at JCA

Don't miss out on an evening of fun for you and your family! Cars 3 is the featured movie for Friday night, 23 February at 6PM at the JCA quad.  There is NO admission charge and our tuck shop will be open for sweets and eats. Plan to have a boerwors roll and some...

JCA January Newsletter

Starting the Year Off Right Welcome to JCA! We are thrilled that you and your family are a part of our Jabulane Christian Academy family. Many thanks to those of you who took the time to come to the parent orientation meetings for new and returning parents. It was...

January 2018 JCA Calendar

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JCA Calendar December

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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...

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