A message from Bethania Kids President, Steve Zorn
Dear friends of Bethania Kids,
Welcome to the Bethania Kids website!
Bethania Kids began in the mid-1980s as a combined effort between a Christian Indian family and North American missionaries living in India. We are a ministry that seeks to show God’s love and care for the poor and underprivileged children in India. The first program was a children’s home, followed by child care centers for preschoolers and after-school care for school-age children. More recently, the ministry established empowerment programs for women to learn marketable skills so they can support themselves and help their families.
Bethania Kids is a combined ministry with a charitable organization in India (Bethania Foundation India) and a North American charity (Bethania Kids). Why the name Bethania? Bethania is the Tamil word for Bethany, which means “a place of healing.” In Matthew 19:14, Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” In this passage, Jesus welcomes children and makes it clear that they have a place in the Kingdom of God! Likewise, we at Bethania Kids reach out to children and families in India with the healing love of Christ Jesus.
We are deeply grateful to all our donors and value your partnership in this ministry. If you are not a donor, would you prayerfully consider joining us in this life-changing ministry to nurture and equip the children and women of India?
In His service,
Make a difference in the lives of our children today!
There are countless ways to participate in this vibrant ministry and share God’s love with the children at Bethania Kids.