Hi 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. Read more
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.
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. Read more
We recently received a letter from a boy named Kado Kliewer, in Hastings, Nebraska. This is a great reminder that it doesn't matter how old (or young) you are. Everyone can do something to make a difference in the lives of others.
A big THANK YOU to Julia Wang and the youth at Chinese Baptist Church of Orange Country (CBCOC) in Anaheim, CA for hosting a rummage sale to raise funds for ZOE International. Julia’s church heard about ZOE through a few of their church members who work at Liferay, a software company that also supports ZOE. After hearing about ZOE, they were interested in learning more about how they could get involved as well.
Hi there! My name is Nicole Bird and I am one of the new interns at ZOE for the semester. I am a senior at California Lutheran University and am studying Criminal Justice. Most of my professors have incorporated human trafficking into their courses. They have realized that this understated crime is in desperate need of attention and solutions.
Last month, I had the privilege of sharing about ZOE and our Kids Helping Kids program to a small class of students that are a part of the Pioneer Club at Valencia United Methodist Church in Santa Clarita, CA. This small but mighty class has been collecting funds that get donated to our Children’s Home in Thailand for the past 6 years! Wow! Their passionate leader, Kim Fisher, has been the driving force behind continuing this program for the Pioneer’s Club.
During the month-long school breaks when all the ZOE children stay on campus, the Children’s Ministry Team puts together an eventful and activity-filled week for them. This past year, it was SUPERHERO week at ZOE. The kids sported SUPERHERO t-shirts, rotated throughout different rooms fully decorated as SUPERHERO CITIES, and engaged in SUPERHERO-THEMED stories, crafts, games, and music.
We constantly meet new people at ZOE. We’re always amazed at how people come to know about ZOE. Often it’s “word of mouth”, other times it’s from a ZOE staff member sharing at a community event, school or a church. Sometimes people hear about us through a friend sharing one of our posts on their social media. We are so thankful for all our ZOE friends who passionately share about human trafficking and the work we do to their sphere of influence.