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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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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L is turning 11 this year and looking forward to the start of school. He enjoys reading books, going to church and school, and really likes to sing and dance.  He is also a very friendly child who normally has a pretty big smile on his face.  His mom describes him as...

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January 2020 Child of the Month – B. A.

B will be turning 9 this year and is one of several siblings that came to Bethesda quite a few years ago. His smile and cheery personality are always so fun to see. He is very friendly and always happy to carry on a conversation with anyone that he meets. If you have...

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December Child of the Month – T.M.

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November Child of the Month – J.M.

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JCA January 2020 Newsletter

The year 2020 has arrived! A warm welcome to all returning and new families! We pray that all our new friends in class are settling in well and feel part of the Jabulane Christian Academy family already! Many thanks to those parents who took the time to come to the...

JCA February Calendar

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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 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...

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