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


You can easily support Bethesda Outreach by getting a MySchool/MyVillage card, linking your current WRewards Card, or adding/changing your beneficiary Woolworths card. Download/fill out the form and then email your signed form to 


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

A Team Members Perspective: One Year Later

I’ve always had a desire to minister to children and had just started thinking about outreach and caring for the most vulnerable around me when I decided to go on a short-term ministry trip with the men's team from our church. I was hesitant and nervous about leaving...

An opportunity to support bethesda outreach

We are so excited to announce a new and very easy way for those of you in South Africa to support Bethesda. We have been provisionally approved for the MySchool/MyVillage programme through Woolworths. We need a minimum of x50 new or existing card members to fill out...


Jack and Maria Msiza are veteran houseparents! They have been raising children at Bethesda since 2009 marking 10 years this past January. They know the ups and downs of parenting a large group of children and continue to trust God and grow in their love for the Lord...

How to Support a Bethesda Child, Family, or Teacher

Bethesda is blessed with the best supporters ever! God stirs up the hearts of people all over the world in the most amazing ways to the benefit of our families and the children in our care. We are in the privileged position of seeing the needs of our small...

A Call to Prayer for Bethesda

I just returned home from 10 days of meetings with the Admin team, board members and staff. Bethesda Outreach is in a special season of challenges, growth and development. What a joy it was to be with everyone and I reminded them that they are the answer to the...


PM has been at Bethesda since she was a baby but is now one of the older girls in her family. She enjoys playing, watching TV and sports – especially running. She is easy going yet also very sociable. When she is in “social butterfly” mode, she is excited about life...

Is there any point in facing hardship in ministry?

Orphan and foster care ministry is a daunting task. No doubt, if you’ve spent much time with a child, you know the task of raising children can be among the most sanctifying things that you can do. In our own strength, no one is up to the task of shaping, helping, and...


SM is an energetic high school student who has many creative outlets such as singing, writing songs, dancing and drawing. He enjoys helping in the kitchen and cooking for his family (x11 people!). At school he participates in different sporting activities and his...

Worship Matters….From the Phiri Family

Our family consists of 8 children with ages ranging between 4 and 15 years. Because of the above, it was challenging to find a balance in teaching the Word of God in one sitting. As we have been serving at Bethesda since 2014 as house parents, it has been our heart...


B is a sweet young lady who has been at Bethesda for several years now. She is the oldest child in her Bethesda family and in Grade 5 at Jabulane Christian Academy. She enjoys being active and plays netball whenever she gets the opportunity. When she’s at home, she...

The latest from JCA

JCA April Calendar 2019

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Cross country held on 5 March Despite the very hot day the runners raced off enthusiastically with all the spectators cheering them on.  There were different age groups and distances and the winners of each race received a medal and a Spur voucher.  There were also...

JCA March 2019 Calendar

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Jabulane Christian Academy Newsletter March 2019

Fun events at JCA Music Makers The Music Makers have been making great progress under the leadership of Mrs McKee.  They meet every second Wednesday and the Intermediate group is practicing the song they have learnt for the Term 2 concert.  The Foundation phase is...

JCA November Calendar

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JCA October Calendar

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JCA September Newsletter

The Office is Changing As everyone will be aware, Miss Small and Miss Rumley are in America for the last term and are planning on returning for the 2019 school year. As Miss Meiring will be teaching grade 3, Miss Muhadi will be assisting in the office. We are grateful...

JCA September Calendar

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JCA August Newsletter

A Busy Office! The school office is usually a very busy place with parents and children coming to enquire about school fees, civvies or needing help with any of a million different things. Sometimes, the grade R’s and grade 1’s even ask us to pull a loose tooth! This...

JCA July Newsletter

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will  receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.“ We trust that all our learners had a relaxing holiday and are looking forward to working...

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