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.

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The latest from Bethesda

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...

Listen to Mom! Speak up!

A look at Proverbs 31:1-9 "What are you doing?"  That’s the question King Lemuel’s Mom asked him.  The words of the King’s mother begin with this haunting and riveting question . . . what are you doing?  Perhaps this is something his Mother said to him when he...

Everyone Loves a Grandma!

Grandma Karen Berger, is one very brave and gentle lady who had the courage to brave many unknowns to spend 3 months serving God in a short-term ministry here at Bethesda. All children, including orphans and vulnerable children, need different kinds of people to be...

January 2018 Child of the Month – J. J.

J has been at Bethesda since she was a baby and it has been a blessing to see her grow and change throughout the years. J is working now to learn skills that she will use to help her in her life. Academics has always been a challenge so our prayer for her this year is...

December 2017 Child of the Month – S. N.

S has been with his Bethesda family for several years and  is going into Grade 2 in January 2018. He is a very happy child who sings the whole time he is doing his chores. When he has some free time, he enjoys playing games or putting together   puzzles. His very...

Word of Life Camp 2017

Word of Life camp is one of the highlights of the year for our teens. Most of our older kids will be heading a couple hours south of Bethesda to spend a week filled with great teaching, incredible activities, good food (from what we hear), and opportunities to develop...

New JCA School Hall…One Desk at a Time

Mrs Sara Perkins, a former missionary in South Africa, has helped to make awareness, sacrifice and service to orphans and vulnerable children more of a reality in the lives of her pre-teen (T&T) girls in the AWANA program at her church, Calvary Bible Church in Ann...

The latest from JCA

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...

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

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JCA September Newsletter

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JCA October Calendar

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