Archives for February 2017

February 13, 2017 - No Comments!

Being the Change

anthony sandersHi all! My name is Anthony Sanders and I am one of the new interns at ZOE for the Spring 2017 semester. I am currently in my last semester at California Lutheran University, with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Ethnic Studies. Throughout some classes at my university, I have realized how big of an issue human trafficking has become and how I want to be part of something to help fight the issue.

I was introduced to ZOE through a friend and former ZOE intern, Nicole Bird. She told me about how great the internship was and how she felt like she was making a difference by helping the victims of trafficking. Knowing this, I didn't think twice about wanting to be a part of ZOE and making a difference myself.

So far during my internship, I have realized the importance of being aware of human trafficking and that if more people know about this horrific crime, then more people will be willing to fight. I’m beyond grateful for ZOE allowing me to raise awareness about this issue, while contributing to the fight through different research projects.

ZOE has also allowed me to make great connections for my future in law enforcement. After school I plan on becoming a police officer in Southern California so I can continue to make a difference in our communities. As a law enforcement officer I want to help people in many different ways by being a role model, and fixing the broken relationship between law enforcement and the communities they patrol.

This internship is something that has become truly important to me and plays into my passion to help people and by the grace of God, I am thankful He lead me down this path.

February 8, 2017 - No Comments!

One Very Popular Mushroom Farm

Mushrooms

Here is a picture of the VERY FIRST mushroom to sprout from the entire farm!

While we have many self sustaining agricultural projects around ZOE, one that's very popular amongst the family are mushrooms.  Our ZOE family loves mushrooms so much they just can't get enough of them! Mushrooms are fairly expensive, but thankfully, we have a huge mushroom farm to keep our tastebuds satisfied. 

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February 1, 2017 - No Comments!

307 Children Trafficked in California

The National Human Trafficking Hotline reported that 307 cases of child trafficking were identified in California during 2016 [http://humantraffickinghotline.org/state/California].

Some children who have been trafficked are able to return to loving families – families who can help them heal from the trauma. Research indicates, though, that home is not a safe place for many young survivors of trafficking.

This information confirms the need to open ZOE Children’s Homes – Los Angeles. The home will be a place where children who have endured the trauma of trafficking can experience safety, love, and hope – a place where their restoration can begin.

Please keep ZOE in prayer as we move forward with fundraising and licensing efforts to make ZOE Children’s Homes – Los Angeles a reality.