Honoring Dads at ZOE

June 29, 2015

ZOE Honors House Fathers Our family structure at ZOE is one of the ways we make sure our kids are loved and cared for. As you may have seen from a past blog post, ZOE’s family units are led by at least two sets of house parents. Many of these couples have had kids of their […]

Leadership Training at ZOE

June 17, 2015

ZOE Ministry School Teaches Leadership ZOE Ministry School is a two-year program designed to train local men and women for ministry in Thailand. For ZOE International, this means a holistic, comprehensive education. Not only should young disciples be equipped with the knowledge of the Word of God, but they should also learn business and management […]

Family is at the Core of God’s Heart

June 8, 2015

Structure of ZOE Families Sometimes it’s difficult for people to wrap their heads around what we call “The ZOE Family.” If you’ve never been to ZOE and experienced it for yourself, you might hesitate to refer to the organization as one giant family. However, once you’ve walked the halls, you can feel the difference. You […]

Transformation of a Young Rebel

April 27, 2015

Young Rebel Turns to Jesus Christ Many teens come through ZOE’s doors, and while all of their experiences are different, the same story of hope and reconciliation connects them into a beautiful pattern the helps describe God’s love for his children. In some cases, the teens embrace ZOE and Jesus Christ with open arms saying, […]

Not “Mush-room:” Our Newest Self-Sustainability Project

April 6, 2015

ZOE Foundation Australia Funds Mushroom Hut Led by missionary Les Ginoza, ZOE is always trying to think of new ways to become self-sufficient. This is derived from the value of stewardship, and we believe that by working hard to become as efficient and self-sustainable as possible, we are better stewards of the blessings God has […]

Practicing Independence

March 26, 2015

Practicing Independence One of the goals of the Life Skills program at ZOE is to give the students a healthy balance of independence and community.  For most of their lives, they have grown up at ZOE, and this means that their Christian community is strong, but their independence could potentially be weak.  So teaching them […]

Beating the Odds!

March 20, 2015

Beating the Odds! written by Andrea Cross, missionary at ZOE Children’s Homes The odds are stacked against the more than 20,000 young people who age out of foster care in America each year. Did you know that nearly half drop out of high school, and those who make it to college rarely graduate? Several studies […]

Coffee & Confidence

March 9, 2015

Coffee & Confidence At ZOE, our Vocational Training & Life Skills Program is designed to equip our students with skills needed for life once they leave the children’s home.  The vocational training gives specific education that would help them get a job, while life skills training equips the students with things that are needed to navigate everyday life […]

The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking

January 29, 2015

The Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking By now, many of you have heard of the statistics surrounding the Super Bowl and human trafficking. According to Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbot  “It’s commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States.” Sex traffickers are drawn to large sporting events like the Super Bowl […]

Preparing For The Future | New Cameras At ZOE

January 12, 2015

Preparing For The Future | New Cameras At ZOE Vocational training is an important aspect of ZOE’s care for our kids. It is important that they be equipped with skills to support themselves when they reach adulthood. It is not ZOE’s intention, however, to merely give the students the bare minimum they will need to […]

Christmas in Thailand

December 8, 2014

Christmas in Thailand Christmas at ZOE might not be as different as you think. Decorated trees have been put up, tinsel and lights have been hung, and one can hear the occasional humming of “Silent Night.”  While there is certainly no snow on the ground or frozen lakes to skate on, the air has changed so […]

Family Fun Week at ZOE!

October 30, 2014

Family Fun Week at ZOE! ZOE is a busy place!  It seems that every day, whether the children are in school or not, something exciting is going on.  There are prayer meetings, worship services, camps, visitors, games, meetings, or any number of things that flow through the day-to-day lives of those who live and work […]