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

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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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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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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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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Successful Spur Evening

Recently, our older children spent an evening learning what it takes to be a waiter/waitress at the Spur Steak Ranch Restaurant. Spur has a “Shadow Shift” program where older children can spend an evening shadowing their workers to get a first-hand look at that kind...
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Christmas Offering 2016

The entire Bethesda Outreach Family is rejoicing at God’s provision through the generous response of His people to our 2016 Christmas Offering project. We are happy to announce that our goal of $40,000/R520,000 for boreholes/wells and a community home was...
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Bethesda’s Got Talent 2017

“I Am Not Forgotten” was one of the items performed this year at Bethesda’s Got Talent 2017. It was one song that really stood out as two of our Bethesda children performed a traditional dance routine to it while it was being sung (recording) by a group of orphan...
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Meet Thabo and Johannah Malapile, New Houseparents

Thabo and Johannah Malapile have taken on the challenging and rewarding ministry of becoming parents to seven children plus one of their own, Masego. Johannah has been a houseparent reliever for Bethesda Outreach for many years and has been a faithful helper in our...
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The latest from JCA

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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