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What is Food?

April 19, 2011

What is Food? Since moving to Thailand, I have had to rethink the question of, ‘What is food?’ Are animal intestines food? Are leaves food? Are frogs food? Are ants food? And what about cockroaches? I used to look at leaves as just things that fell off trees and created work to sweep them up… […]

Smell the Garlic!

March 30, 2011

  Self-Sufficient Living: Garlic At ZOE International, we really like garlic. Seriously. We love the stuff! Returning from a recent shopping excursion, our staff unloaded 1,500 kilos of the pungent bulbs. (That’s 3,300 pounds or 1.65 tons!) Either they ran into one heck of a garlic salesman or our staff has big plans for garlic! […]

Sponsor a Child. Change a Life! Guardian Alliance

March 7, 2011

Sponsor a Child. Change a Life! Guardian Alliance “At school my society teacher asks many questions and I can answer them. I am a good student”-Bui (ZOE child) When I think about sponsoring a child I automatically see the images that have been shown on television for years.  I feel guilty sitting comfortably at home, […]

Learning to Love and Loving Learning!

February 14, 2011

Learning to Love and Loving Learning! Diplomas, awards, speeches and a delicious lunch were the order of the day as five ZOE students graduated from the 6th Grade at the school they attend in northern Thailand.  Greater than the pomp and circumstance however was the assurance that ZOE’s children are not only receiving a good […]

Through the Lens

February 2, 2011

Through the Lens Noelle Shumer’s thoughts on her time in Thailand at the ZOE Children’s Homes   “My heart’s longings always urge me to undertake a journey to visit the country of a foreign people far across the sea.” — The Seafarer As I sit here and try to think of how to sum up […]

Please Respect the Rights of the ZOE Children

January 13, 2011

Please Respect the Rights of the ZOE Children Dear Friends of ZOE, Our heart has been and always will be to rescue orphans and other vulnerable children from human trafficking. We have further committed ourselves to raise them in God’s love – free from the shame and trauma of the past. We treat every child […]

A Toddler Trafficked: Nicha’s Story

January 7, 2011

A Toddler Trafficked: Nicha’s Story One of the brightest, most inquisitive, and energetic children at ZOE Children’s Homes is tiny Nicha.  She is smart, quick witted and is fond of telling everyone she meets, “I go to school!” Her preschool teacher reports that Nicha is attentive and engaged.  It is hard to believe this is […]

More Than a Shelter…It’s a Home

January 5, 2011

More Than a Shelter…It’s a Home It was a sight to behold:  As the representatives and donors from Life Outreach International drove out of the forest and pulled up to the new ZOE Children’s Home in Northern Thailand, they stood speechless, tears of joy in their eyes, at the site of the newly completed “House […]

Full Circle Success

January 5, 2011

Child Trafficking Story: Nung Reunites With Mom Our heart at ZOE International is for our children. We are always considering what is best for each individual child. Sometimes, what is best for a child brings an ache to our heart even as we celebrate another success story. Nung came to ZOE when he was eight […]

You’ve Spoiled Me for the Ordinary

October 28, 2010

New Perspective After Short-Term Missions Trip You’ve spoiled me for the ordinary… This was the comment one man said at a team debriefing this morning when he reflected on his visit to ZOE over the past week. I knew what he meant. I sat, close to tears, as each member of the short-term missions team […]

Sponsor a Child With Guardian Alliance

October 16, 2010

  ZOE International Launches Guardian Alliance Sponsor a Child Rescued From Human Trafficking When I see children rescued from human trafficking running and laughing throughout the house, I am reminded that ZOE International is aptly named. ZOE in the Greek language means “life” and our children are overflowing with new life and energy. It is […]

ZOE Receives Award From the Children’s Hunger Fund

October 13, 2010

  Children’s Hunger Fund Award ZOE ZOE International founders Michael and Carol Hart were thrilled to receive the 2010 Children’s Champion Award for ZOE’s work rescuing children from human trafficking, helping them recover, and empowering them with a new future. Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) has closely partnered with ZOE Children’s Homes since 2008. Through this […]