Can we build it? Yes, we can!

March 19, 2019

ZOE Thailand By Brandon Kim A few months ago it was brought to our vocational teacher’s attention that when working on computers, the students’ posture could be improved with the correct ergonomics. This led to a search for the right monitor stand but ended with the conclusion, “We could make one just like that for […]

The Greatest Love

February 18, 2019

ZOE Thailand Brightly colored Valentine’s Day cards, carved fruit, roses and flowers; these were just some of the items for sale at a small “pop up” shop that our vocational students organized as a part of their business management class last week. “Hearts” are a common symbol of Valentine’s Day but often we don’t stop […]

Thankfulness is ZOE Culture

November 20, 2018

Thankfulness is ZOE Culture This time of year we are reminded to ponder the things we are thankful for.  God has called us to be continually thankful which is something we should all strive to do.  Although Thanksgiving is an American Holiday, the act of ‘thanksgiving’ is very much Kingdom culture and also ZOE culture. […]

ZOE Rescue Walk Comes to Hawaii

October 23, 2018

ZOE Rescue Walk Comes to Hawaii Contact: Gaile Nitta – ZOE Rescue Walk Hawaii Coordinator 808 542-0850 ZOE International (, a non-profit organization that rescues and cares for child victims of human trafficking, is pleased to announce Hawaii’s first-ever ZOE Rescue Walk. Begun six years ago in Los Angeles, this year’s annual ZOE Rescue […]

Sowing Tears Into Japan

August 24, 2018

Sowing Tears Into Japan Last month, ZOE Japan sent their very first Japanese short term missions team to ZOE Thailand. Below is a beautiful testimony of one of the members that joined the trip. I left ZOE Thailand having shed tears, yes. But the tears I shed were not the tears I expected. Psalm 126:5 […]

Japan’s Needs are Unique

May 22, 2018

Japan’s Needs are Unique As we face the problem of human trafficking among Japanese children, we discovered many problems related to sexual exploitation, such as force of appearances for pornography and other sexual exploitations. The background is different from other countries that are havingissues of sex trafficking due to poverty. The situation in Japan is […]

Why Short Term Missions?

May 7, 2018

Why Short Term Missions? by Betsy Meenk (STM Global Missions Manager) At ZOE, we have been conducting short term mission trips since 2004.  Hundreds of people have traveled to Thailand to see and participate in the work God has called us to do. They have come from all countries, all ethnicities, and all walks of […]

Not So Flashy

May 4, 2018

Not So Flashy by Marji Iacovetti Obtaining accreditation for a nonprofit organization is a daunting task. The process can take 80 personnel hours each week for 18 months. It is also a new legal requirement for organizations that provide residential care for youth in California…so ZOE is beginning theaccreditation journey. We purchased manuals that describe […]

National Social Work Month

April 2, 2018

  National Social Work Month By Vickie McCoy Did you know that March was National Social Work Month?  I did not, until today when I attended a Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Service Providers Roundtable meeting and the facilitator started the meeting by thanking all the social workers in the room for the work they […]

Take a Tag!

December 21, 2017

Take a Tag! by Karen Miyamoto This year, ZOE decided to launch our very own Giving Tree!  15 churches, schools and businesses are currently taking part in this project.  To date, we have raised over $1500 through this project.  Just like other Giving Tree projects, participants are given tags to hang on their tree of […]

Christmas time at ZOE!

November 27, 2017

Christmas time at ZOE! by Karen Miyamoto With Christmas just weeks away, ZOE Children’s Home located in Thailand, is in full swing, ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! Christmas time is always special at our home. Rooms get decorated and trees get put up, much like the way we celebrate Christmas here in […]