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Jo-Jo, a past resident of the "big blue house" was the first woman also to utilize a sponsor family. She lived with Les and Cathy, after giving birth to Summer (pictured to left). Summer has recently graduated from college with a degree in Family Studies & Human Development/Education. She continues to spread God's love through her life, recently traveling to Africa on a mission trip.

Bethany House allowed Mom Jo-Jo to thrive and embrace life, and now, decades later, that first baby in our first sponsor family is impacting the world, truly being His hands extended.

Recently, Les, Summer's sponsor family 'father' had Summer on his mind, sharing this: "I was just thinking of Summer this morning, when I ran across this music video. It reminds me of all the mothers that made the hard choice; all the children that have brought us so much pride & joy; all the amazing supporters of Bethany House, all those who worked to make it happen and our own Beth who carried the dream into History. This dream has been duplicated in many places, but here, we have seen over 800 new lives brought into this world. This song is for you and for all the pride & joy our Summer brings – thanks Beth Rhinehart!"

Please, take a moment to watch the video John Elfante's song, This Time, on our Facebook page:




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Bethany House
PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030
Call 503.667.8409
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