Amazing Grace

August 29, 2011

Amazing Grace Well, Grace Baptist, you certainly were fun to hang out with!   As a long-term missionary at ZOE, I just love having people come and help us as we care for orphans and rescue children from human trafficking.   When teams come, it injects life into all of us. I liken it to […]

Khantoke Dinner -with Grace Baptist

August 29, 2011

Khantoke Dinner -with Grace Baptist I’m the sort of person who needs to hear something many times before I can memorize it. I need to drive somewhere several times before I can remember where to go and … sometimes I even need to meet people a few times before their names and faces are familiar. It’s a […]

It’s almost Mothers Day!

August 10, 2011

It’s almost Mothers Day! For many children around the world, the first word that they learn to speak is some variation of ‘Mom’, ‘Mum’, ‘Mama’ or, in Thailand, ‘Mae’. Although the word might vary in different languages, the name given to one’s mother signifies a special relationship with the one who loves unconditionally and cares devotedly for […]


August 4, 2011

  team·work [teem-wurk]   noun 1.  cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause. The interests of a common cause brought together Anaheim Free Methodist Church and Crossroads Baptist as they came to minister at ZOE last week. It […]

Human Trafficking Stats

August 2, 2011

Human Trafficking Stats Human Trafficking is commonly referred to as today’s “Modern Day Slavery”. Federal law defines “severe forms of trafficking in persons” as: Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of […]

MOMS Club Silent Auction for ZOE

July 25, 2011

MOMS Club Silent Auction for ZOE We are so grateful to the members of the MOMS Club of Canyon Country South for choosing to support ZOE Children’s Homes through their annual silent auction. This caring group of women provided supplies for children rescued from trafficking. They also raised over $2,600 to help fund our local […]

A ZOE Summer Internship

July 19, 2011

A ZOE Summer Internship I did not expect that I would spend part of my summer dressed like a frog! When I became an intern at ZOE International Ministries this summer, I never expected that I would get the privilege of being Hero the Frog, the official mascot for ZOE’s Kids Helping Kids program. Hero […]

Keeping Culture Alive: Part of ZOE’s Fabric

July 12, 2011

Keeping Culture Alive: Part of ZOE’s Fabric   The Karen people have been weaving beautiful fabric for hundreds of years. They cultivate cotton and from the harvest they spin their own thread.  To create the many vibrant colors on display in any Karen village, the women explore the nearby jungles and forests for a variety […]

Kids Helping Kids is a Blast!

July 5, 2011

Kids Helping Kids is a Blast! This summer has been an amazing ride for ZOE’s Kids Helping Kids program.  Launched in 2007, this program was created by ZOE to help American children learn the value of money and also for them to learn about giving to others who are in need.  There is a whole kit […]

Sewing Classes with Evergreen SGV

June 28, 2011

Sewing Classes with Evergreen SGV I love it when “shopping†becomes part of my job! A few months ago I was asked to go and purchase fabric from the day market suitable for making some fitted sheets for the girls’ and boys’ rooms at ZOE Children’s Homes. I was so excited! Taking my assistant Dave […]

You Have to See It To Understand It. By Pam Noritake

June 23, 2011

You Have to See It To Understand It. By Pam Noritake As short term teams, we blow in, blow up and blow out…but to see what breaks God’s heart will stay with us for a lifetime.  Our desire is to share this “burden” with you our family, friends and supporters so we can understand more […]

Playing Hairdressers

June 4, 2011

Playing Hairdressers I remember as a little girl getting out all the hair accessories, brushes and combs and playing hairdresser with my mum.  How funny it was one night when the pastor of our church called around to our house unexpectedly and my mum had to answer the door with a very strange looking hair-do!  […]