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A Truly Christian Act

Posted by bethany on Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Written by Bill Blacquiere, President & CEO Each day, I am privileged to bear witness to the joy and satisfaction that flows from helping to create a healthy, thriving family. I am reminded of the quote by writer Richard Bach: “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” This quote captures the spirit of so much of what we do at Bethany Christian Services, including the One Family program. This global ministry …

A Truly Christian Act

Posted by bethany on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Written by Bill Blacquiere, President & CEO Each day, I am privileged to bear witness to the joy and satisfaction that flows from helping to create a healthy, thriving family. I am reminded of …

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Family Bond

Posted by bethany on Monday, November 03, 2014

Contributed by Dr. Rhonda Littleton, who serves as Minister of Children for First Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina, and leads A Home for Me foster/adoption ministry. Over the past ten …

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A God-Sized Dream . . . Welcome Home, Michael!

Posted by bethany on Monday, October 27, 2014

by Kelsey Golden, adoptive mother and strong advocate for vulnerable children waiting for their families. Two years ago, Dan and I didn’t know if we’d have children. But then I saw his …

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The Power of Community

Posted by bethany on Monday, October 06, 2014

Today’s blog is contributed by Dennis Feaster, PhD, LMSW. Dennis is an assistant professor at Hope College in the Sociology and Social Work department. People probably get tired of hearing me …

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A "Heart-Knit Home" for Michael ... One of These 400

Posted by bethany on Wednesday, October 01, 2014

We are thrilled to share with you one of our first placements from the These 400 Campaign! Little Michael has found his forever family with Dan and Kelsey Golden. Here, Kelsey holds her son …

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Change for Change: What One Boy Could Do

Posted by bethany on Monday, September 29, 2014

Luke is ten years old. He has two adopted sisters, Darvi and Jemila, and a brother, Caleb. His sisters were adopted from Ethiopia, and all four children have also become friends with other adopted …

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Family Identity: Transforming the Dream

Posted by bethany on Monday, September 15, 2014

Today’s guest post is contributed by Dr. Steven Timmermans, executive director of Christian Reformed Church of North America. Dr. Timmermans is the husband of Dr. Barb Timmermans, a father …

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A Big Hairy Audacious Goal: These 400!

Posted by bethany on Monday, September 08, 2014

When Bethany began the These 400 campaign early this year to focus on finding forever homes for children with difficult placement needs, little did we imagine God would bless our efforts and these …

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