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

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HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

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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Learn more about our families, children and ministry through our blogs. Click here to view more blog topics and news on the latest events.

The latest from Bethesda

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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New Child Care Administrator

Many of you will know and remember Michele Geurink. She was one of the original Bethesda missionaries who helped to start Bethesda. Several years ago, she went to work at another ministry in Pretoria and now we have the privilege of having her re-join our Bethesda...
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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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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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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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The latest from JCA

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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JCA September Calendar

Click Here to download the September JCA calendar of events...
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JCA August Newsletter

Greetings! The month of August has flown by! Its hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of Term 3. Please keep encouraging your children to work hard and finish well! JCA Staff Re-registration Payments and New Student Registration Reminder! The early...
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JCA August Newsletter

Our most recent calendar is now available for the month of August. Click here for the August Calendar
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JCA July Newsletter

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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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JCA March Calendar and Newsletter

JCA Calendar Click here to download the JCA March Calendar. JCA Newsletter Click here to download the JCA March Newsletter.
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JCA welcomes 189 new students

Jabulane Christian Academy welcomed 189 students to the first day of school today. Tomorrow, we will add more children bringing our number closer to 200. We are welcoming many new students, parents, some new teachers and the addition of a music room and a media...
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JCA Registration Documents

Click the link below to download the registration documents. JCA Application Form JCA Re-Registration Form JCA Pastors Recommendation Form Medication Waiver Photo Release Form Click here for more information about registration. Click here to download the stationery...
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JCA Stationery Requirements

Click the link below to download the stationery requirements. Grade R Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4-7 Click here for more information about registration. Click here to download the registration documents. Please contact us if you have any...
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