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

NOW YOU CAN USE YOUR WOOLWORTHS’ CARD TO SUPPORT BETHESDA

You can easily support Bethesda Outreach by getting a MySchool/MyVillage card, linking your current WRewards Card, or adding/changing your beneficiary Woolworths card. Download/fill out the form and then email your signed form to bethesda-temba@boi.org. 

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

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...

A Team Members Perspective: One Year Later

I’ve always had a desire to minister to children and had just started thinking about outreach and caring for the most vulnerable around me when I decided to go on a short-term ministry trip with the men's team from our church. I was hesitant and nervous about leaving...

MAY CHILD OF THE MONTH – A.T.

A is 15 years and in Grade 10 this year. A has many skills and interests but is a bit of an introvert and doesn’t mind being by himself or entertaining himself with a good movie or working in the garden. He enjoys helping people at church and is very helpful in the...

An opportunity to support bethesda outreach

We are so excited to announce a new and very easy way for those of you in South Africa to support Bethesda. We have been provisionally approved for the MySchool/MyVillage programme through Woolworths. We need a minimum of x50 new or existing card members to fill out...

SPOTLIGHT ON THE MSIZAS

Jack and Maria Msiza are veteran houseparents! They have been raising children at Bethesda since 2009 marking 10 years this past January. They know the ups and downs of parenting a large group of children and continue to trust God and grow in their love for the Lord...

APRIL CHILD OF THE MONTH – D.M.

DM is 12 years old and currently in Grade 5. She enjoys helping out in her house as well as playing outside with her friends. She especially enjoys playing netball. She is quickly moving into her teen years and all the challenges that will bring. She can be very kind...

How to Support a Bethesda Child, Family, or Teacher

Bethesda is blessed with the best supporters ever! God stirs up the hearts of people all over the world in the most amazing ways to the benefit of our families and the children in our care. We are in the privileged position of seeing the needs of our small...

The latest from JCA

JCA April Calendar 2019

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JCA NEWSLETTER APRIL 2019

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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