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August 17, 2017 - No Comments!

An Unseen Impact

written by Marji Iacovetti

I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching over the last seven years. I’ve learned about child trafficking from survivors, therapists, social workers, and other heroic individuals.

The hardest part for me is the opposite of what I would have expected. When I see beautiful, loving, healthy parenting, I often ache inside.

As I see genuine parental love, I can’t help but picture the enormous number of young people who need and deserve that same love but never find it. I long for every child to see a face light up because he or she just walked into a room. When children know they’re cherished, they are well armed for life’s challenges. They’re also protected from the lies of traffickers and others who might hope to exploit them.

Fighting child trafficking doesn’t need to be complicated. It can be as simple as becoming a helper in a youth group or making room for a young neighbor at your dinner table.

It’s impossible to know this side of heaven the impact you will have when you take the small steps of showing love and treating people like they matter.

July 17, 2017 - No Comments!

Combating Trafficking in the U.S.

written by, Hanne Fellers

Every summer, The U.S. State Department releases the Trafficking In Persons Report. Many of our ZOE staff anticipate the release of this report every year. We’re always curious to which angle the report will take. This years report did not disappoint. It is filled with heart wrenching stories, but also inspiring progress and victories of good people who fought the good fight and won. It’s encouraging to read about what people are doing all over the world to combat trafficking.
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June 21, 2017 - No Comments!

My Voice Being Heard

Hello! My name is Jessica Murphy and this year I had the pleasure of interning with ZOE International. I also had the opportunity to transfer to CSU Channel Islands in Ventura County where I am currently studying Business and Nonprofit Communications.
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June 19, 2017 - No Comments!

We Need Each Other

“Not one of these kids who have succeeded has done it without connection to at least one supportive adult.”

     Nola Brantley
     Human Trafficking Survivor, Advocate, and Educator

An amazing survivor of child trafficking made this statement recently. Her words confirm a basic, well-known truth:

We need each other.

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June 13, 2017 - 1 comment.

Little Heroes Making a Big Impact!

Written By:   Karen Miyamoto


I love highlighting our little heroes that are doing big things!  This months’ little hero is Hope Zazueta.   Hope is 11 years old and has always had loved helping others.  In the past, she and her family have attended ZOE’s Rescue Walk, raised money for ZOE International and donated items like socks during Christmas time.  I had the honor of interviewing this amazing little girl. 

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May 31, 2017 - No Comments!

From the Field

written by Abigail Jennerson

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what ZOE’s been up to”? Well ask no more! Here’s what’s been happening at ZOE Thailand this month!

The kids were out of school for summer break! Which means camps and activities and fun. We had four camps - two Bible camps, Purity Week and Around the World.
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May 10, 2017 - No Comments!

Prevention in America

This spring we’ve been very busy. Locally, in California, we’ve  shared with over 2000 people about our fight to end Human Trafficking. We are so excited that we are now having more conversations with people who say: “Yes, I know about human trafficking. How can I help?”
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May 1, 2017 - No Comments!

Eating Out at ZOE

The front entrance to the 3 restaurant booths.

While ZOE is in the mountains of Thailand, we are actually fairly close to a small village near some mom and pop restaurants. It only takes about 10 minutes by car from ZOE and you can have a quick sit down meal. It isn’t very fancy, but the food is GREAT! Staff and missionaries will go out from time to time and this is a great place for fast, inexpensive, tasty food.
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April 17, 2017 - 1 comment.

Finding ZOE International

¡Hola a todos!

¡Mi nombre es Cristina Amaro y yo soy una pasante de ZOE!

English translation: My name is Cristina Amaro and I am currently an intern at ZOE! I graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in International Studies and an emphasis in Latin-American Studies (I really love tacos). I have also completed two years of Theology studies through Portland Bible College.

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April 3, 2017 - No Comments!

Camp at ZOE

Here at ZOE we have two major school breaks a year. One in October and the other in March-May. This year we are running three different week long camps simultaneously for our children, pre-teens and teens. By separating them into three different age groups, we can develop more age appropriate lessons and activities.  Needless to say, it is a whirlwind at ZOE!  Wherever you look there are activities going on non-stop. From games on the lawn to excursions to various locations, the coordination is simply AWESOME! Between Thai staff, missionaries and our Leadership Training Program students, everyone is going all out!
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