...supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families...


Christian Association - since 1971







Welcome to Bethesda's ministry of providing residential, day and family services support in communities throughout British Columbia, Canada

...as we have opportunity let us do good to all people... Galatians 6:10


IN THE NEWS Executive Director Appointment... On behalf of Bethesda’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jody Siebert as Executive Director for Bethesda, replacing the retiring Bert Altena. A 19-year veteran of the community living sector, Jody admirably served in a variety of leadership roles. She brings passion and expertise to meet the challenges of ensuring an effective service delivery system where each person in care receives optimum support. Jody will officially assume the Executive Director position August 1, 2014 and you will have the opportunity to meet her as she works out of Head Office and when she visits the various services Bethesda offers. Take a moment when the opportunity rises to introduce yourself to Jody and welcome her to our ministry. You could also send her an email at Jody.Siebert@BethesdaBC.com Sincerely, Hank Hamstra, President of the Board Wheels for Guatemala... Bethesda Staff and Board Directors raised $12,021 to help Hope Haven Canada cover the cost of shipping containers of wheelchairs and special equipment to Guatemala. SUMMER CAMPS 2014... is in the planning stage... see dates & volunteer opportunities Bethesda President and Friends Build Homes... Eight volunteers - 4 from Langley & 4 from Smithers - built 3 houses, gave out food hampers, and clothing to some very needy Guatemalan families. We also had some fun and visited an Orphanage in Antigua, where unwanted children with disabilities are abandoned. See the video on YouTube Financial Policy... Spending of funds is confined to Board approved services and purchases. Each gift designated toward an approved service will be used as designated with the understanding that when any given need has been met, designated gifts will be used where most needed. Gifts are acknowledged and receipted with a tax deductible receipt. Bethesda is a charter member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).










Quality of Life is regularly reviewed to ensure the well-being of individuals supported by Bethesda. Standard indicators include what the Bible has to say about this important issue such as the following verse:


“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

 Colossians 3:12-14


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