Supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in British Columbia since 1971
Best wishes in 2015. Your continued support of Bethesda's ministry is gratefully appreciated.
"...as we have opportunity let us do good to all people..." Galatians 6:10
IN THE NEWS
Bethesda is seeking an ACCOUNTANT to work full-time as a member of it's accounting team providing management and oversight to all accounting and payroll related aspects of the organization...please See CAREERS
HOCKEY NIGHT IN CHILLIWACK
The “Chilliwack Christian Junior Hockey League” raised $1,880 for Bethesda at their “Annual All-star Invitational” Hockey Tournament.
DUSTIN is a charismatic young man with a zeal for life and adventure.
He has a big heart and is quick to notice the needs of others around him and lend a helping hand. He often takes the time to share a word of encouragement, a story or a laugh with others around him. He has a way of making people feel included and welcome where ever he is. Dustin's second passion is sports. Dustin competes in several Special Olympic Sports and competed Nationally in the Canada summer games that were held at UBC this past summer.
One of Dustin`s dreams is to be a `working man` so we explored several potential job sites and looked at his interests and passions. Dustin is a huge Canucks fan and so naturally the first place we looked for work was at local hockey arenas. Dustin is completing a work experience/coop program at an arena helping with maintenance and housekeeping . He looks forward to his shifts and enjoys telling his friends about all his new adventures....continue reading
WHEELS FOR GUATEMALA... Bethesda Staff and Board Directors are raising donations to help Hope Haven Canada cover the cost of shipping containers of wheelchairs and special equipment to Guatemala. You can help.
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.
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 from 2 Peter 1:5-7
"...make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love."
40 EMPLOYEES & VOLUNTEERS were recently recognized for their years of service of 5 to 30 years. Approximately 150 people attended the evening's event to thank and cheer on each employee and volunteer for their kind and compassionate support of individuals entrusted into their care.
A VALUABLE SITE FOR REFERENCE
"Whether you are a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, a family member, a volunteer, an educator, a health or social service professional, or an interested researcher, this site will provide you with reliable information on autism and referrals to many helpful services and resources. ASC puts special focus on providing information, referral and resources for parents and other family members who are seeking support for children with autism. This site also provides news, resources and links for youths and adults on the spectrum." (from ASC webpage)
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