Tim and Jennifer Bussio on the ZOE Rescue Walk
“The Rescue Walk matters. It has impact, and if a few hours of our time can make ANY difference to a frightened child, then how could we NOT volunteer?” - Tim and Jennifer Bussio
As seen in the above quote, Tim and Jennifer Bussio are passionate about ZOE International and its mission to fight for human trafficking victims. We asked them a few questions about how they became involved with ZOE and why they are volunteering at the ZOE Rescue Walk for their second year.
How did you find out about ZOE International?
Through our friends Marshall and Stephanie Chabot and The Sanctuary Church.
What made you want to become involved with ZOE?
We both definitely have a heart for children who may not have a voice; they may have no way to cry out for help. We are passionate about helping little ones who, because of size or circumstance, are currently unable to help themselves. It is critically important that these precious children have advocates, have people in their corner who are willing to stand up and say, “I hear you, I see you, I know you are there. Someone is coming. You are not alone!” There needs to be a passionate army dedicated to the rescue of these priceless survivors.
Why are you volunteering for the ZOE Rescue Walk?
Because anything helps. A dollar helps. A shirt helps. A phone call helps. A bottle of water matters. Nothing is too small. It matters. The Rescue Walk matters. It has impact, and if a few hours of my time can make ANY difference to a frightened child, then how could we NOT volunteer?
What would you tell someone who wants to become involved with ZOE and/or the ZOE Rescue Walk?
You may never see or hear or comprehend the impact your contribution makes. That is not relevant. What is relevant, what really matters, is that right now, at this very moment, there are thousands of children who are cold, hungry, alone, desperately afraid, and trying to be brave. They are trying to hope. Mostly, I think they are waiting. They are waiting for that little tiny light—that little bit of difference you can make. Every single one of those children deserves your effort. They were created by the all-powerful and awesome Creator of the universe, and they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Tell us about your experience helping or participating in the walk last year.
Last year, I assisted Tammy Morrell who was directing the walk and Tim did the logistics, setup, and clean-up. This year, Tim and I will be doing logistics together. My experience from the walk is that I realize whatever I do is a drop in the bucket. I only wish I could do more.
How has your involvement with ZOE impacted your life personally?
It lights a fire in my soul and reminds me that amidst great evil, God's love is still far more powerful and mighty than any force on earth. It is good to see His mercy and love at work.
Thank you to the Bussios for making a difference in the lives of human trafficking victims!