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


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.


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

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...

Giving Thanks for our HouseParents

Fritz and Masello Shikwambane have served the Lord at Bethesda as houseparents since its earliest days. We are so grateful for their work, their stability, and faithfulness in having raised countless children and faithfully teaching them the Word of God. After 14+...

Bethesda’s Christmas Project 2017

Watch the Christmas Project video     A crucial start-up capital kingdom investment opportunity. We are happy to announce Bethesda’s 2017 Christmas offering project!   Your generosity in recent years has been both overwhelming and timely.  We thank God for you and...

November Child of the Month T. M.

This young man has only been at Bethesda for a few years and came to join his brothers who were already here. After some time, he adjusted to his new family well and is continuing the challenge of learning English. He likes playing sport and doing art (especially...

October Child of the Month P. N.

Hi! My name is … well, I guess I can’t tell you that, but I would like to tell you a little bit about myself so that you know me a little better and can pray for me. I have lived with my Bethesda family since I was very little, I think about 3 years of age. Now, I am...

Interns 2017

God always brings Bethesda the right people at just the right time. I’m speaking of the interns that God brought to us during this year. Alyssa Whyard, Anna Cleghorn and Megan Doyle have all been a great help to us in providing help in childcare, photography, crèche...

The latest from JCA

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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Playground for Preschoolers

We are halfway to our goal of $11,500/R138, 000 Bethesda’s school, Jabulane Christian Academy (JCA) has grown in the last years to where we have two Grade R classes (Kindergarten) and in 2018, we will have two Grade 1 classes as well. We have been raising money to put...

JCA September Calendar

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JCA August Newsletter

Greetings! The month of August has flown by! Its hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of Term 3. Please keep encouraging your children to work hard and finish well! JCA Staff Re-registration Payments and New Student Registration Reminder! The early...

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