Category "Gospel"

Your Prayers at Work: Witnessing Miracles in Oaxaca, Mexico with ZOE’s Prayer Team

January 4, 2024
The Unforgettable Moment That Changed Everything

For more than a year, ZOE Mexico has been joining a small prayer team from different churches in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico to pray together. Every Sunday, early in the morning, the ZOE team comes together to pray in the main square of the capital, called the Zocalo. The team prays for churches, broken families, and vulnerable children in their community, their government, and above all, that Jesus will be known in their city, country, and the entire world. Recently, the team came together to pray. On that morning their prayer was

“Although we do not have the power right now to free children/people from trafficking ourselves, Jesus does have the power, He has the power and hears their cries and can bring freedom.”

After their prayer and worship time, a couple approached the group. The man had a very tough and mysterious appearance and the woman was dressed provocatively.

“We asked if we could pray for them, and suddenly the man burst into deep tears and fell to the ground, crying,” said the ZOE staff. Embarrassed, he went to go sit on a bench nearby and the team continued praying for the woman.

Afterwards, the man approached the Pastor that was with them and ZOE Regional Director’s husband and told them that he was tired of the life he was living. When the man heard them pray and sing, he felt that they had to come closer (the presence of God was felt so clear to them) and said to the woman that they needed to go to the group.

That morning the man said he was taking the woman to a hotel for a client because he was her trafficker. Pastor Fernando invited him to his church, the man accepted Christ, and was determined to leave his old life.

ZOE Japan Team On a Mission to Bring the Gospel to the Japanese People

May 2, 2023

More than 3 billion people have never heard of Christ worldwide. The first part of ZOE’s mission is to reach as many people living without hope and in darkness with the life-transforming message of Jesus.

ZOE reaches every person by bringing the good news and training followers of Jesus. One of the countries ZOE does evangelistic work in Japan. Considered to be the second largest unreached people group in the world, this means that there are not enough Christians locally for the gospel to spread organically. There is only one church for every 16,700 people, compared to 1 church for every 800 in the USA.

Recently, ZOE Japan had the opportunity to participate in the annual Church Planting Institute conference, where they joined approximately 200 participants who are passionately working to plant more churches, evangelize, and disciple the nation of Japan with creative God-given ideas.

Many people visited the ZOE booth to pick up educational content about child trafficking and learn more about the free online testimony resources at thegoodnews.jp. Our ZOE Japan team speaks at different venues, such as schools, churches, and social clubs, to share the gospel and teach kids and adults about the danger of human trafficking and how to prevent it.

Thank you for your steadfast prayers and for opportunities like this to forge new relationships and share the good news of the gospel in Japan!