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

GOAL:  $100,000 REACHED!


Thanks to you – the many individuals, churches and organisations, Bethesda has exceeded our goal of raising $100,000 to be matched by the Technical Assistance Mission.  This means that we have reached our ultimate goal of $200,000 in order to build x5 new classrooms.  We are praising God!

Click the video to get more details but we want to send a heartfelt thank you to all who participated in this years project.  We are amazed at your generosity and God’s great provision.  THANK YOU!




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