A Look Back at Bethesda’s Fantastic 2017!
Posted on: December 22, 2017 | Posted by: Andy Turner
Success, happiness, and, yes, love, were in abundance across Bethesda in 2017. Over the past 12 months, people we support have reached goals, found faith and overcame struggles, and Bethesda has forged ahead in its mission to make a difference in their lives every day.
Please take a look back with us at the many memorable people and events from Bethesda’s 2017:
- Stephanee, a person we support in Missouri, pursued her dream of competing in a pageant, gaining a true sense of independence in the process.
- Innovation and growth are key for Bethesda and our host home services, which continued to expand in 2017, exemplify this goal. Meet a person we support in Colorado Springs and their host home provider. They have no regrets.
- Our employment supports are another area we grew in 2017, and Ron, a person in Wisconsin who received support from our job developers, found great success.
- Two time capsules from 1936 and 1981 found on the Bethesda campus helped us reconnect with our past and reaffirm our mission to support people with disabilities and share the good news of Jesus Christ.
- Siblings Evan Goodsell and Mary Kolodziej were two extraordinary people we introduced this year, sharing their story about the hard road they took to Bethesda and the positive impact our organization had on their lives.
- Meanwhile, our wonderful volunteers, who are essential to Bethesda’s success, helped us out again, again and again.
- Bethesda College graduated another outstanding class in 2017, and we also announced a partnership with Concordia College New York, where a program modeled on Bethesda College begins in 2018.
- Our Religious Life team also announced an exciting partnership with Concordia Publishing House to expand availability of our faith resources.
- We also met Ricky, diagnosed with autism at age 2, and his mother, Tanja Eggum, who is thankful to Bethesda for helping her son live a more independent life.
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