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...

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...

CAFO Summit 2018 – What Matters Most

From May 8-11, five of us from Bethesda were able to attend this year’s Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit in Frisco, TX at the Stonebriar Community Church. Michele Geurink, Don and Fran Stoffel, and my wife, Kate, and I joined over 2,000 orphan care worker...

Listen to Mom! Speak up!

A look at Proverbs 31:1-9 “What are you doing?”  That’s the question King Lemuel’s Mom asked him.  The words of the King’s mother begin with this haunting and riveting question . . . what are you doing?  Perhaps this is something his Mother said to him...