Report 2022

we've moved mountains

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

— Matthew 17:20

Our impact around the world

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United States


South Africa






People Served



Program Expenditures

Our impact at home

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Mid-West Region

Southeast Region


New England

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2022 wins and highlights

  • Over 350 children found belonging and a forever home

  • ReNew expanded into nine locations

  • Bethany was designated as the tenth national voluntary resettlement agency by the U.S. Department of State

  • Two new group homes were opened for refugee youth in need of care

  • 12,496 refugees and internally displaced persons were given lifesaving assistance on their journey through Colombia

  • In Ethiopia, 133 children have been transitioned from care in orphanages and institutions into loving homes

Our mission & vision

Bethany demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.

Bethany envisions a world where all children, youth, and families are safe, loved, and connected.

Children and families around the globe are facing challenges that can be hard to imagine. Your partnership provides the support they need to face and conquer crises such as extreme poverty, violence, instability, and natural disasters.

Our work in the U.S.

Your compassion is fueling innovative ways to help families stay together and grow stronger together. And when that isn't possible, you help ensure children are safe within loving foster and adoptive families.

Children served


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Adults and families served


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48% increase

Our work with refugees and immigrants in the U.S.

Your support gives safety, homes, and community to people around the world who've been forced from their homes by violence, poverty, famine, persecution, and natural disasters.

Our work around the world

Your partnership provides the support that children and families need to face and conquer the crises they face, such as extreme poverty, violence, instability, and natural disasters.

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Our financials

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Change in net assets

Net assets as of December 31




Mark Augustyn

Board chair

Brian Britton

Board vice chair

Larry Herring

Board secretary

Joel Rahn

Board treasurer

Susanne Jordan

Board member

Marben Bland

Board member

Kafi Carrasco

Board member

Lori Hockema

Board member

Peter Kraslawsky

Board member

Steve Mayer

Board member

Maegan Schwindling

Board member

Dr. Deborah Sturtevant

Board member

Roger Shank

Board member

Dan Rink

Board member

Please pray with us

The mountains children and families face are mighty. But bound together by faith, we can continue to move them. Please pray for:

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Global families

The political and economic climate around the globe continues to destabilize as war and violence escalate and natural disasters continue to shake our infrastructures and systems. Please pray critical resources and services remain available to those who need them most.


Pray for God’s peace to reign, that our communities can be stabilized, that families will no longer be displaced, and that we can be properly resourced so that the important work we do together can continue, be sustained, and grow.

Children in foster care

There are currently more children in foster care than there are foster homes available. Recruiting, training, and supporting foster parents continues to be a challenge. Please pray for additional resources to help find and support families who can bring a child who needs a loving home into theirs.

Refugees who’re waiting

The crisis in Afghanistan, war in Ukraine, and earthquakes in Syria have been vicious winds, propelling the refugee crisis our world is experiencing. Please pray for the millions of children, adults, and families who no longer have a place to call home, who’re waiting, and may continue to wait for years to come, for a new chance to find safety, peace, and refuge.

Our staffing

The current economy has created staffing challenges across the nation. Please pray that we continue to recruit and retain staff who’re talented, faithful, and dedicated to making a difference for children and families. Pray that our staff and volunteers around the world will have continued strength and courage to stand in the gap for those we’ve been called to serve.

The strength of family everywhere

Family is God’s plan for us. It is designed to give us safety, love, and connection. It holds the power to give each of us the support we need to thrive. Please pray for the strength and bonds of families everywhere. Because when our families are stronger, so are our communities. Through family, we really can change everything.

Prayers of thanks

Please join us in praising God for the resources, advocates, donors, volunteers, churches, and support we’ve seen pour out for the children and families who need us. We can see and feel God moving. Together, we’ve achieved great things. But the work is not over yet, we still have mountains to move. And together, through faith, we will move them.