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Speak Up for the Children – An Interview with Pastor James Solarek

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9 Speak up!  Some may remember how pumped up you were when you first visited Bethesda Outreach or a place...
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Lawrence’s Story

Lawrence Aphane, now twenty-two years old, was placed at Bethesda in the same month that he turned twelve. He had waited for five years for a permanent placement and as he reflected on his arrival at Bethesda, he recalls many thoughts and emotions including: fun,...
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Thanking God for Papa Don and Mama Fran

Don and Fran Stoffel have made a huge contribution to caring for the fatherless by doing what they enjoy doing over and over again. Don and Fran, from Marilla, NY, are both retired and have invested much of their retirement years’ time and energy in serving the Lord...
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What is Your Orphan Care Something?

Bethesda Outreach is focused on helping followers of Christ respond biblically to the plight of millions of orphaned and vulnerable children. A Christ-like view of these children will stimulate hearts of compassion that leads to obedience in caring for the...
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What’s an orphan? Our Bethesda children, who are they?  Frankly there are many kinds and types of orphans.  In fact we now use the term orphaned and vulnerable children as a way to include all types of children who “face the world without the provision, protection and...
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EVERYONE can do SOMETHING in Orphan Care

You can imagine my delight when I visited a church in Edwardsburg, MI to present Bethesda Outreach last fall, opened the bulletin and read that they were offering a free babysitting night to area foster parents! Here is an article by Stephanie Graham describing how...
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Bethesda – What We Do!

Welcome to our refreshed and updated website! We want to be a part of the world-wide, gospel focused orphan care movement that God has been stirring up within his church for His glory and for the joy and well being of vulnerable children. What does Bethesda Outreach...
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Child of the month

A monthly publication that features one of our Bethesda children. Click here to read more.

September Child of the Month

N came to Bethesda several years ago after singlehandedly caring for his younger brother for a period of time. It took some time for him to settle into being a child again and trusting others to take the role of the primary caregiver for his young brother. He is a...
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August Child of the Month

We love watching B. grow up! She has changed tremendously during the years she has been at Bethesda. She loves attending her church and it is important to her so she participates in everything that she can. She is a great helper in the kitchen and she really enjoys...
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July Child of the Month

This young boy arrived at Bethesda this past March and overall, he has adjusted well. Moving homes and changing parents, siblings, bedtimes, routines, and food (among other things) is always a big adjustment and takes time. He now has the opportunity to get to know...
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June Child of the Month

  M has been at Bethesda for many years now and is the oldest girl in her home. Because she is the oldest girl, she is taking more responsibility in the kitchen and is very aware that she is an example that the younger children are following. M really enjoys...
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May Child of the Month

May 2017 L.M. L is in her first year of school and thoroughly enjoys Grade R (Kindergarten) this year with her teacher, Miss Johannah (one of our Bethesda graduates). She has had to adjust to new houseparents in the last few months but has done very well. She is quite...
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April Child of the Month

April 2017 – O.M. This sweet girl is in her first months of living at Bethesda. Overall, she has adjusted very well and enjoys  playing with toys, singing around the house and coloring. She has also had the chance to go to our crèche and likes participating in...
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March Child of the Month

March 2017 – L. M. This young boy came to us at nearly one year of age but was severely underweight with basic development like that of a 3-4 month old rather than an 11 month old. In the time since he has been with his new family, he has learned to sit up, eat...
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January & February Child of the Month

God was so gracious to allow Bethesda to rescue and provide a stable, solid Christian home for these two girls. Please pray for these two sisters as they adjust to their new lives and family here at Bethesda. Click here to read these stories....
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Raised to Praise Update

A monthly/bi-monthly update with articles, information, and pictures showing all that has been happening at Bethesda Outreach. Click here to read more.

Orphan Care Seminar

On Saturday, May 20th, Bethesda Outreach hosted an Orphan Care Seminar at Central Baptist Church in Pretoria. We had seven excellent speakers that biblically and passionately shared about adoption, foster care, local church engagement, and other supportive ministries...
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Team Season 2017

God brought many different teams and visitors to Bethesda this year from Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Missouri, as well as a few places in between. We are so grateful for each of the individuals who sacrificed their time, money, and other activities...
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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...
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Johannah’s USA Trip

Johannah Ngwenya, one of our Bethesda children – now an adult Grade R (kindergarten) teacher, had the opportunity to travel to the USA with Tonya Small, and Heather Rumley. During their 4-week, mid-year break, they did a whirlwind tour to connect with churches and...
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The VERY Wet Fun Run

“Rain, rain go away…Come again another day!”  Most of us have heard this familiar phrase but we didn’t expect to use it this past May (since it NEVER rains in May!). This year, however, our Fun Run was graced with rain and thunderstorms so it was very wet and stormy....
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Orphan Care Seminar

Mark the date in now!  Saturday, May 20th from 9am to noon, Bethesda will be hosting a one day Orphan Care Seminar at Central Baptist Church in Pretoria, SA! The purpose of this morning is aimed at helping those who are asking questions about a greater level of...
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Coming Soon to a Place Near You

This is Johannah Ngwenya and we want you to meet her in person! Johannah is one of our first Bethesda children (now adult) who has grown up into a beautiful, Christian, young woman. She is now one of our Grade R (kindergarten) teachers. She is the oldest (and only)...
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Our First Team for 2017 – Purdue Team #1

Teams at Bethesda play a vital role in helping Bethesda and they are a huge help to us; but, we don’t want that to be the only focus of their trip. The problem of orphaned and vulnerable children is a global problem—and there are many children in all of our own...
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3rd Annual Fun Run and Family Day

SAVE the DATE!! Saturday — 13 May is our 3rd annual Fun Run and Family Day. We will be offering both a 10K race as well as a more gentle 5K race/walk for those who just want to enjoy a nice morning in the bush. There will also be rides, food, carnival games, a Rocket...
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News from Jabulane Christian Academy

Many of you know that we built two additional classrooms in the last months of 2016 so we could start the 2017 school year with the addition of a media center as well as a music room. These two classrooms and the computer lab were our 2015 Christmas Project. We have...
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Our Mission

Glorify God by assisting local churches in orphan care through... (1) A working model of functional Christian families magnifying Christ. (2) Training and encouraging churches, pastors and parents.

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