Archives for December 2017

December 21, 2017 - No Comments!

Take a Tag!

by Karen Miyamoto

This year, ZOE decided to launch our very own Giving Tree!  15 churches, schools and businesses are currently taking part in this project.  To date, we have raised over $1500 through this project.  Just like other Giving Tree projects, participants are given tags to hang on their tree of choice and invite members in their church or employees to take a tag off the tree of a ZOE need and make a donation.

Some of our needs this year that are highlighted on the tags are funds for our Los Angeles home, our Child Rescue Center in Thailand and to fight child slavery.  Being able to give donors the choice to take a tag that resonates with them is a really exciting opportunity!

We are praying that not only will donors be able to choose the area they would like to make an impact in but also spread the word about human trafficking.

We hope to incorporate our Giving Tree project allowing churches, businesses and schools to adopt ZOE during the holidays every year.  So plan ahead!  If you are interested in bringing ZOE’s Giving Tree to you, keep us on your calendar for 2018!

Didn’t get a chance to participate in ZOE’s Giving Tree this year but still want to make a donation?  No problem, CLICK HERE to pick a virtual tag online to give.  We pray that you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

December 17, 2017 - No Comments!

Compelled to Give

by Hanne Fellers

December is so many things.  It can be extra busy with finals, extra holiday activities such as plays and events, gift shopping, decorating and more. But December is also such a month of joy, festivities and family. My heart feels many different things in December. I often reflect on the year. It’s a time of reminiscing and thanking God for His continued blessings. Feeling grateful to not be doing this work alone, but to work in partnership with Him who holds our souls.

I love the holidays. From being a young girl, I always had a thing for lights, candles, colored strings of lights, big lamps and chandeliers. So of course I loved christmas trees. I asked my parents over and over when we could finally set-up the christmas tree. I remember listening to christmas music, drinking hot cocoa, eating yummy meals, going to church and receiving presents. I have such fond memories of the holidays. I still look forward to it even as an adult.

My heart also feels heavy for the people all around me who don’t have a loving home to be in during the holidays. There are many who don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. There are many who are hurting from loss of loved ones. And yes, there are many enslaved, children forced to do unspeakable things.

Although I know how to enjoy my holiday, I can’t help but feel like I have a responsibility to care, give, do something for someone in need. This season I am compelled to give, financially, yes, but also of my time, and taking the time to listen to someone.

I often think of the scripture that says: “Don’t you know? When you cared for one of the least important of these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you demonstrated love for me.” (Matt 25:40). Passion Translation (TPT)

I love that many give extra during this season. Would you consider giving not just during this season, but giving to ZOE monthly? We need your help now more than ever in this work so that we can continue to rescue children and bring healing and restoration.

Thank you to all our faithful supporters. We hope and pray you all have a wonderful holiday season.


December 5, 2017 - No Comments!

Relentless Leaders

by Marji Iacovetti

ZOE representatives were invited to speak briefly at the last two meetings of the LA County Board of Supervisors as our top county officials considered motions related to human trafficking. We were honored to share insights based on ZOE’s experience. 
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