Meet Our Families
The Msiza Family
Jack and Maria Msiza joined the Bethesda ministry as house parents in January 2009. Jack also serves at Bethesda as a member of the maintenance and grounds team. He gained invaluable experience for this role in his former ministry as the caretaker of Grace Fellowship Church in Pretoria where he served for four and a half years. Maria is kept busy in their home with their small children. Before coming to Bethesda she served as a mother's assistant, helping with young children in a local pastor's family. They are currently parenting Moeletsi, Alfred, Rudolph, Siyabonga, Albert, Gontse, Pienkie, Thando, and James. Daily these children are learning what it means to love the Lord and serve Him with all their hearts as they hear God's Word and see their parent's example.
Msiza's Anniversary: December 24
Birthdates: Jack - Dec 16; Maria - March 28; Moeletsi - Feb 2, 1997; Alfred - Jan 6, 1999; Rudolph - Aug 14, 2000; Siyabonga - Aug 22, 2002; Albert - Nov 17, 2002; Gontse - Nov 24, 2003; Pienkie - Aug 20, 2004; Noluthando - Feb 14, 2006; James - July 6, 2009
The Sithole Family
George and Florah Sithole became a part of the Bethesda ministry as houseparents in June 2009. In additional to his role as father to 8 children, George serves in the area of maintenance and grounds. Before coming to Bethesda he worked for a local car dealership. Florah is busy mothering the three boys and four girls that God has placed into their home. Lebo, Julia, Petunia, Goitsemodimo, Mabel, Thembi, Thabiso, Junior, Zoe and Zintle are all growing in their knowledge of the God who loves them and sovereignly ordained each step of their lives as they listen to the consistent teaching of their parents.
Sithole's Anniversary: May 28
Birthdates: George - August 14; Florah - Sep 12; Lebo - June 29, 1996; Julia - Oct 31, 1997; Petunia - Nov 22, 1998; Mabel - Nov 8, 2001; GMS - Nov 12, 2001; Thembi - June 10, 2003; Thabiso - Feb 15, 2006; Junior - Jan 26, 2008; Ntando - April 11, 2010; Zoe and Zintle - Nov 2, 2012
The Matjeni Family
Elias and Mamitjie Matjeni became houseparents with Bethesda in February 2003. In addition to his role as housefather, Elias ministers as a lay pastor and works for the Department of Education. Mamitjie is enjoying the blessing of children and a busy life in the home after working as a teacher in public education for fourteen years. God brought several beautiful children to fill this home within six months of its beginning. Shane, Kgothatso, Konyana and Busisiwe are daily growing in their knowledge of and love for the One who created them.
Matjeni's Anniversary: September 21, 1985
Birthdates: Elias - Aug 15; Mamitjie - May 7; Shane - July 20, 1996; Kgothatso - Jun 29, 1997; Konyana - Aug 9, 2001; Busisiwe - Dec 17, 2002
The Phago Family
Jones and Lenah Phago became houseparents with Bethesda in March 2003. Jones serves in the area of maintenance/grounds at Bethesda, and he also serves as pastor of a local church. Lenah stays active in the home. In addition to their biological son, Neo, Jones and Lenah are thankful for the addition of seven Bethesda children into their home. Sipho, Neo, Johanna, Bongani, Olinda, Thandiwe, Peter, and Lethabo are thriving in a home with parents who model Christ's love and teaching.
Phago's Anniversary: April 8, 1989
Birthdates: Jones - Apr 28; Lenah - Mar 30; Neo - Oct 13, 1993; Sipho - Sept 3, 1993; Johanna - Oct 2, 1994; Bongani - Feb 4, 1998; Olinda - Jan 10, 2000; Peter - Mar 15, 2001; Thandiwe - Jun 30, 2001; Lethabo - Jan 31, 2002
The Shikwambane Family
Fritz and Masello Shikwambane became houseparents with Bethesda in June 2003. At Bethesda, Fritz fills the role of Houseparent Supervisor and pastors a local church. Masello enjoys caring for their seven children. Fritz and Masello have a biological son, Gomolemo, and have welcomed six more Bethesda children into their home. Gomolemo, Tumelo, Lerato, Prudence, Lawrence, Joanna, Maria, and Steven are discovering God's truth as they learn through the godly example of their parents.
Shikwambane's Anniversary: April 11, 1992
Birthdates: Fritz - July 25; Masello - May 27; Gomolemo - June 13, 1993; Tumelo - Nov. 26, 1993; Lerato - Nov. 26, 1993; Prudence - Aug. 4, 1995; Joanna - Oct 23, 2000; Maria - Oct 23, 2000; Steven - February 18, 2002
The Letswalo Family
Peter and Mary Letswalo joined the Bethesda family in August of 2011. Mary has been an assistant Housemother for many years and together, she and Peter have done relief work for Bethesda on several occasions. Peter and Mary bring two of their own children, Gift and Tsholofelo, to join the eight other children in their home. Mary is a dedicated and hard-working mother and Peter is an excellent father to the children. Peter is also serving as the pastor to a local church as well. Being raised in a Christian home, Rose, Gift, Amogelang, Jack, Michael, Bridget, Dipuo, Tsholofelo and Lesego are not only learning what it means to be a loving brother or sister, but more importantly what it means to be a dedicated child of God's family.
Letswalo's Anniversary: June 13, 2008
Birthdates: Peter - November 30; Mary - September 29; Rose - March 26, 2001; Gift - February 7, 2002; Amogelang - June 23, 2003; Jack - July 26, 2003; Michael - March 6, 2003; Bridget - April 13, 2006; Dipuo - August 18, 2006; Tsholofelo - November 7, 2010; Lesego - April 21, 2011
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