More Than a Shelter…It’s a Home
It was a sight to behold: As the representatives and donors from Life Outreach International drove out of the forest and pulled up to the new ZOE Children’s Home in Northern Thailand, they stood speechless, tears of joy in their eyes, at the site of the newly completed “House of Destiny.” Life Outreach International raised and donated the money to bring into reality the first phase of ZOE International’s vision of a 150-acre campus that will one day provide a safe home, education, and spiritual mentoring to 2,500 children. It was very humbling to be present that day in January for the dedication of the House of Destiny and a powerful reminder that with God, nothing is impossible!
A prayer of dedication was read by all those present, in English and Thai.
Our prayer is that this will be a safe home for thousands of children for generations to come.
Truly touching was to see the ZOE kids, many of whom were homeless not so long ago, standing in front of their beautiful new home now filled with joy and happpieness.
During the celebration, 12 year-old BanYat came forward to share his testimony. He thanked the Life Outreach International visitors telling them: “I have nothing to give back to you. But I promise that when I grow up, I will follow your example of helping others.”
ZOE Children’s Homes (zoe means “life”) is committed to stopping child trafficking, as well as to the rescue of orphans and children in harm’s way, while raising global awareness of human trafficking. We are dedicated to providing homes that offer hope and a future to those rescued. Every child has his or her own story and we are so privileged to be helping these children to become all that they were created to be.
ZOE exists to make a transformational difference in children’s lives. As little BanYat promised, we are certain that when our ZOE kids grow up, they will be a powerful force to combat the evils of human trafficking and the child sex trade as leaders within their own nation. The impact that the House of Destiny is already making will be felt far beyond the borders of Thailand, stretching around the world!