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Offering a Cup of Cold Water in Jesus’ Name

Mar 03, 2014

Kris Faasse is Bethany Christian Services’ Vice President of Clinical Services. Kris contributes today’s guest blog post on Bethany’s Life Impact Fund. Maggie was 17, pregnant, and had been kicked out of her family’s home. She was “crashing” on the couch at a friend’s place, but she needed a more …

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A God Who Restores

Jan 13, 2014

Brittany had no idea God would work as He did when she faced unimagined trials. “But when you ask God who He really is,” she said, “He shows up.”Three years ago, Brittany’s husband suddenly passed away, and this wife, mother of a 3-year-old daughter, and career woman was thrust both into the grief …

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God’s Hand in My Life

Dec 19, 2013

Today we would like to introduce Kiana Carr, one of our pregnancy counselors. We hope you enjoy learning more about her and seeing how God has directed her path including to Bethany.   I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and I was adopted when I was just 7 months old. So you could say adoption has …

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It Wasn’t Easy, but It Was Right

Nov 20, 2013

November is National Adoption Month, so throughout November we will seek to raise awareness for adoption and the millions of vulnerable children around the world waiting for forever families. As we celebrate the joy and wonder of adoption, as we feel the pain and healing of the process, and as we …

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God Redeems Our Mistakes

Nov 06, 2013

November is National Adoption Month, so throughout November we will seek to raise awareness for adoption and the millions of vulnerable children around the world waiting for forever families. As we celebrate the joy and wonder of adoption, as we feel the pain and healing of the process, and as we …

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Feelings of Home: Ammy’s Story

Nov 04, 2013

I found out about Bethany’s House through a friend of mine. I had confided my situation in my friend, and told her I wanted to have an abortion. She told me she was against abortion and wanted to introduce me to some people before I made a final decision about my pregnancy. Soon after, I received …

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“The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done”

Oct 28, 2013

Each day, we have the opportunity to share stories of God’s miraculous plans to use otherwise unfortunate situations for good.  Today we would like to share a story of a woman who faced an unplanned pregnancy and her decision to give her child life and a loving family.   Andi had been married …

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A Heart for Women

Oct 14, 2013

Juling is the program manager for the Bethany’s House ministry in Modesto. She and her husband Garth are also the live-in house parents. Because of her own experience, Juling has always had a heart for women in crisis pregnancies. When she was 19, Juling discovered she was pregnant with a baby boy. …

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A Voice for Unborn Children

Oct 02, 2013

Bethany, adopted as an infant, is committed to bringing glory to the Lord in many ways, and is especially passionate about being a voice for unborn children. Recently, she was moved to create a piece of artwork aptly titled “IMAGE” for ArtPrize, the international art competition in Grand Rapids, …

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Questions from Expectant Parents

Sep 19, 2013

Here in Modesto, we offer pregnancy counseling services for expectant parents facing an unplanned pregnancy. All our counselors are licensed professionals whose goal is to provide support and information about options for parenting and adoption. Here are brief answers to some questions our …

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