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 in caring for the fatherless. We have received exceptional feedback from all the speakers, the six orphan care ministries represented, and from many of the 100 or so participants who came from a number of different churches in Pretoria and Johannesburg. For many, connecting and networking with others who are also interested in beginning or continuing in orphan care was one of the biggest sources of encouragement.
A huge thanks goes out to the many volunteers and those who were praying for the seminar. We are looking forward to how God will continue to use the time we had together to impact even more orphaned and vulnerable children with the Gospel in South Africa.