The Last Two Miles

July 9, 2018

The Last Two Miles A journey through the desert by Betsy Meenk Facing challenges in our lives are often the best times to learn valuable lessons for living life to its fullest.  It was during a recent 4-day cycling challenge that I learned lessons in selflessness that I hope will help equip me to overcome […]

The Courage to Run

September 14, 2016

The Courage to Run Prayers were answered in a mighty way recently when a 13-year-old girl had the courage to run away from a brothel.  She contacted authorities and gave them pictures of other girls who were still being held in the brothel. ZOE Child Rescue (ZCR) was called along with other NGO’s (non-government organizations.) […]

Ready to Change Lives in Los Angeles

August 17, 2016

After 14 years in the fight against child trafficking we have learned a few things about caring for children who have suffered at the hands of human traffickers. When we first began rescuing children in Thailand, our rescues were considered prevention rescues. In other words, we rescued children before they were trafficked. These children were […]

Half Full or Half Empty?

March 7, 2016

The way you look at things will change the things you look at. This common expression, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” is generally used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty). When we look at the glass half empty, we […]

Born to Fight Injustice

February 17, 2016

Fight Modern Day Slavery When I first met Carol Hart (President and Co-Founder of ZOE International) over 30 years ago, we were both young and ready to tackle the world; Carol more so than me. She had a burning passion in her heart to make a difference in the lives of people being treated unjustly. That […]

On Our Knees

December 28, 2015

Praying to End Human Trafficking “Prayer is the greatest of all forces, because it honors God and brings him into active aid.”  E.M. Bounds Prayer brings God into earth’s circumstances. If ever there was a circumstance that needed divine intervention, it is the issue of human trafficking. January has been declared Human Trafficking Awareness Month […]

Celebrating the Light!

December 21, 2015

ZOE Celebrates Love, Light, and Life In the midst of the darkness there shines a great light and the darkness will never be able to extinguish that light.  (paraphrase of John 1:5) Dealing with the issue of human trafficking can make you feel like you are living in the darkest and most evil of worlds. […]

“I always wondered who He was.”

September 28, 2015

108-Year-Old Man Learns About God ZOE’s vision is to fulfill God’s dream that every person on earth will know Him and possess eternal Life through Jesus Christ; and, that in lands where Christ is unknown, His love will be experienced, His Kingdom will reign, His Church will be built, His disciples will multiply, and He will be glorified […]

Protection for Children in Danger

July 6, 2015

ZOE Child Rescue Protects Children Our ZOE Child Rescue (ZCR) team is constantly taking calls, participating in investigations, making assessments, and following up with families. The children we rescue from human trafficking come from all different types of backgrounds and there is no one solution that works for every child. One child may do best back […]

Save the Date!! ZOE Rescue Walk 2015

June 1, 2015

Change One Story, Rescue a Child Trafficking Victim “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead Change is needed in the lives of the 5.5 million children trapped in modern day slavery today. The path they are on must change for them […]

Our Time at Orphan Summit 2015

May 11, 2015

ZOE Attends CAFO’s Orphan Summit Each year, for the past six years, ZOE has had the privilege of attending Orphan Summit put on by Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). “The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 140 respected Christian organizations and a national network of churches. Working together, our joint initiatives inspire and equip […]

Heartfelt Gratitude

April 1, 2015

Heartfelt Gratitude Written by Betsy Meenk, USA Regional Director Of all the events we do at ZOE, our annual Volunteer Luncheon is my favorite.  It is a time when we have the joy of celebrating the people who give selflessly to ZOE throughout the year.  It is an opportunity to thank people who show up […]