By Lori-Ann Tsang
I’ve been contemplating the concept of “home” lately. What are ways we try to make a place feel more like home? In thinking about the structure and physical building itself, unless you are an architect or a builder, your first chance at this happens after the structure has been built and is completed. We bring in furniture, plants, rugs, shelves, and other personal belongings to help us feel at home.
Long before any plans were drawn up or the first brick was laid for our ZOE home in Thailand, our leaders, planning team, and architects began thinking about this concept of “home.” They knew the building itself would need to be unique and special because of its purpose. It would be place where children rescued from human trafficking could feel safe, secure, and loved…a place they could call home.
“The inside is beautiful and very livable!! I love the layout and the building very much. I want a house like this of my own, someday!”
~ Recently rescued youth about ZOE Thailand’s Child Rescue Center
So much planning, prayer, and preparation goes into the building of every structure on each ZOE campus. It is done with love and care, knowing that it will have a far-reaching impact on the precious children who come through the doors.
This reminds me that we have a perfect home being prepared for us. One that is beyond our wildest dreams. “… looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10, NIV).
Find out more about our newest HOME being built in LA: https://gozoe.org/our-work/los-angeles/