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August 31, 2017 - No Comments!

A Successful Village Outreach

written by Les Ginoza

The August 2017 Short Term Team recently accompanied our bible school and human trafficking awareness team to do a joint outreach to a small village just outside the area of Hot, in Northern Thailand.

The night event where 95 people came in the rain! It rained almost the whole time, yet people kept showing up because of the excitement we created in the house visitations conducted earlier that afternoon!

This village had approximately 100 homes with an estimated 600-700 people.  Our entire team went house to house, meeting and greeting everyone in the village and invited them to our evening outreach.  95 people came out to see our presentation, which included games, dramas, singing, a short human trafficking awareness program and also lots of FUN!  Little did we know, the pastor from the next village over met us to watch the events unfolding and told us an incredible story.

He was amazed at the response of our presentation. His church tried to do an outreach at this same village but the people of the village threw rocks at his congregation!  They were not receptive to the gospel at all!  This was a miracle to see all these villagers welcoming the team and actively participating with us!  The favor of God truly was on this group!

The next day, we presented a human trafficking awareness program at the local school.  It was a day filled with games, crafts, activities, dramas, evangelistic themes and a human trafficking awareness presentation.  There were about 70 children and they laughed, loved and connected with everyone from our short-term team, ZOE bible school and staff.  To top it off, we ended the day by giving every child a goodie bag filled with some of their favorite candies! 

      

Many of the children accepted JESUS and the teachers were genuinely appreciative of everything that we did for the school!  We left the village entirely spent as most of the team simply slept on the way back!  They gave everything they could, but it was ENTIRELY WORTH IT, because GOD was GLORIFIED!

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 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 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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March 13, 2017 - No Comments!

Music Touches All Hearts

by Karen Miyamoto

Several months ago, I had the honor of connecting with an amazing girl named Denae Holler. She heard about ZOE through a friend of a friend and came up with the idea to collect instruments for the children at ZOE Children’s Home in Thailand as a part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.

Karen & Denae with the donated instruments.

Through a series of email conversations with our office, she inquired what some of the needs were and one of the things mentioned was that ZOE was really short on instruments for music therapy. Denae is a musician herself so she thought this was the perfect project for her and that it would be an awesome way to be able to use her passion and skill for doing good.
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March 1, 2017 - No Comments!

Hot Stuff

We are in the last stages of finishing our new vegetable green house, also known as a garden hut by the Thai staff.

This new development is important because it allows us to grow vegetables in the off season which also means we do not have to pay higher prices for these types of crops. With the garden hut, we can grow higher value crops and give our kids a wider variety of food without paying the higher prices. One vegetable that ZOE will appreciate the green house for is chili. 

growingchili

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March 1, 2017 - No Comments!

A Lazy Day at ZOE

staffplayingdominoes

Staff playing dominos.

Sometimes our kids just need some time to unwind and chill!  With school, homework, chores, special events, short term teams, visitors, intercessory prayer, weekly bible study, and more, it can get hectic for our kids. 

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February 8, 2017 - No Comments!

One Very Popular Mushroom 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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September 26, 2016 - No Comments!

Superheroes Everywhere!

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.

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