Category "Child Trafficking Rescue"

A Classic Case of Human Trafficking

July 20, 2015

Human Trafficking Story It’s a textbook case of human trafficking: deception, a network of handlers, border crossing, imprisonment, forced labor, debt servitude, threats, and abuse. Five daughters shared a one-room house with their parents. Things were tight. A woman from another village visited numerous times to persuade the family to send the 15-year-old girl to […]

Protection for Children in Danger

July 6, 2015

ZOE Child Rescue Protects Children Our ZOE Child Rescue (ZCR) team is constantly taking calls, participating in investigations, making assessments, and following up with families. The children we rescue from human trafficking come from all different types of backgrounds and there is no one solution that works for every child. One child may do best back […]

The Boy Who Cried Out To God

February 16, 2015

The Boy Who Cried Out To God The story below is true, but the name has been changed to protect our child’s identity and dignity. Considering that the U.S. State Department estimates that 2 million children are enslaved in the global commercial sex trade, it would be all too easy to throw up our hands […]

Find The Children, Part 1

February 2, 2015

Find The Children, Part 1 written by our Director of Child Rescue I’ve received orders before.  If there’s one thing I know how to do is follow orders.  The Marine Corps instilled that discipline in me and it was refined by twenty years in law enforcement.  But something in these words that I received from ZOE […]

Through the Eyes of Another

November 4, 2013

Through the Eyes of Another I want to share a story about a man I saw a few weeks ago in the Emergency Room of our hospital.  This man came into the ER after overdosing on his psychiatric medications, saying he wanted to kill himself.  I asked him why he did it, and he started telling […]

A Happy Heart

November 29, 2011

A Happy Heart It is very traditional in Thailand for young boys to spend several weeks or months as a monk apprentice as the local temple. They will shave their head, beg for alms, and study Buddhism. After the prescribed time, the boys will return to their homes and resume their normal lives.   So […]