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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October Child of the Month – G.M.

When you first meet G, you will notice her big smile first! She is a joyful, bright, and interesting young lady. G joined us several years ago and has made some big strides in her life. It is not an easy adjustment to move to a new home with a new family and WAY more...

My Grateful and Grace-Filled Life by G.M.

My name is G. M. I came to Bethesda when I was very young. I thank God for providing me with a home in Bethesda where our daily lives are centered around the Word of God. I have the opportunity to learn and experience the grace of God and the wonders He can do and is...

September Child of the Month – S.B.

S is the youngest of a sibling group here and we were very excited that he was able to join his sister who had arrived several years earlier. S is in his first year of school and learning a lot! He loves to dance, play and run around. When he’s not outside with his...

It Just Takes One…

My journey with the Bethesda transition team started with one step - helping one teen, and finding one organization that runs a work-readiness program. It all started as just one. If we each just took one step and did one thing, we could change the world. Last month,...

August Child of the Month – S.B.

S has just turned 7 years old and is blossoming into a fun-loving and very nice boy. He is currently in Temporary Safe Care with one of our families and has been with us for just over a year already. He is in Grade R and has done quite well with learning English...

Transitioning Youth Successfully

The journey towards adulthood and independence is an inevitable period in a young person’s life and one that every parent hopes won’t come too soon. For the young person, the excitement of having the freedom to do what they like without asking for permission is like...

July Child of the Month – L.M.

A couple years ago, this young boy joined the Bethesda family as an infant. He had been struggling physically with some early developmental issues but very quickly, he caught up and is a joy to his family and siblings. L is the youngest boy in his family. This 4 year...

My Journey, Passion, and Growth in Orphan Care

My wife and I have always prayed for our kids to make the right friends. One day our son told us about his friend David (not real name) that he met at kindergarten. We got to meet David and when his parents came over with David for a play date, we realized they didn't...

June Child of the Month – O.M.

As you can see, O has a beautiful and contagious smile! O is one of 7 year old twins who have been at Bethesda for a couple of years now. She has done well adjusting and we are so happy she is here with her siblings. She enjoys playing with the other children very...

Bethesda Changed My Life

My name is T and I am 16 years old, turning 17 in June. I live with my family at Bethesda and I am in athletics – I love to run. I am currently in grade 11 at a high school in Pretoria. I remember that I came to Bethesda in 2009 when I was 6 years old. I came with my...

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Click the link below to download the registration documents JCA Application Form (full package/New Student) JCA Prospectus 2021 Terms & Fees 2021: Terms & Fees: New Students Terms & Fees: Returning Students Terms & Fees: Family Discount Program Click...

JCA August 2020 Newsletter

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JCA June Newsletter

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JCA March 2020 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians The year 2020 arrived with great anticipation and before we knew it the season changed to autumn and term 1 has come to an end! We hope all 73 new learners and their parents have settled in well into the JCA family. We hope that all our families...

JCA April 2020 Calendar

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JCA March 2020 Calendar

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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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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...

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