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

Bethesda is Celebrating 20 Years!

By God’s grace, Bethesda Outreach is celebrating 20 years of meeting the needs of orphans in South Africa. In celebration of what God has done, we are launching a 20/20 Campaign, with a desire to remember what God has done, renew our vision and to revitalise our current partners. We also hope to develop new partners so we can continue to provide excellent orphan care at Bethesda, quality Christian academics at Jabulane Christian Academy, and developing local church partnerships.

We have developed three major ways in which you can help.

  • Praying:   We will provide a monthly prayer guide with specific requests
  • Giving:     Giving monthly for 20 months or give a one-time gift.
  • Sharing:   Actively telling others about Bethesda.

We will send out a monthly focused email with information on each of the above three areas to help you stay up to date and pray more effectively.

20/20 Campaign

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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.

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