Category "Child Sponsorship"

Newly Rescued Teen Girls Cry Being Able to Make Their Own Choices

February 20, 2020

By Ben Wood, Field Worker, Thailand

One day I was at the Child Rescue Center (CRC) for a meeting. Two girls had just arrived. They had only been at ZOE for about 30 minutes when they were taken to the ZOE “store” by one of our mothers. I was sitting at a distance and watched as both girls proceeded to sit down on the ground and cry. I didn’t know what was happening.

After about a minute of being comforted, they stood up and went into the store. I was curious why they were crying and walked over and asked the mother what was happening.

She told me that it was okay. That their tears were happy tears. They were moved by our love for them and allowing them to take whatever they needed from our store. They also told her that they felt honored that they weren’t being told what to do but instead they were given the power to make choices. 

At that moment, I was also moved to tears. I realized that our little store was more than just a room full of stuff but instead it was an opportunity for us to empower the children we rescue and to show them love as they start their restoration process.

Pray. Share. Give.

October 14, 2019

As an international organization working in multiple countries around the globe, ZOE needs your help to confront the evil of human trafficking. Because human trafficking and slavery happen every day and in every country, we need as many people as possible working together to see it end!

  • The power of your prayers is an amazing thing. Please consider praying for our ZOE Child Rescue Team, our ZOE parents, the rescued children, missionaries, and staff in every country.
  • Please share what ZOE is doing with people that we cannot reach – your friends, family, work colleagues, sports team, mothers’ group, church, school, and neighborhood.
  • ZOE also needs people to fundraise, sponsor a child, and provide the finances for “special projects” in each country.  
  • Consider giving a donation to a ZOE volunteer missionary whose “salary” is primarily based on the donations of those who feel led to support ZOE. 

For other ways to get involved click here or contact us.

Amazing Grace

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Critical Success Factors: Education

April 25, 2011

Critical Success Factors: Education Human traffickers prey on those who are most vulnerable in our society.  Education and awareness training are keys to protecting communities and individuals from human trafficking Greg – ZOE Director of Child Rescue   After rescuing a child from slavery, a significant challenge is equipping that child with not only a […]

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, […]

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 […]