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Category "Thailand"

The Greatest Love

February 18, 2019

ZOE Thailand Brightly colored Valentine’s Day cards, carved fruit, roses and flowers; these were just some of the items for sale at a small “pop up” shop that our vocational students organized as a part of their business management class last week. “Hearts” are a common symbol of Valentine’s Day but often we don’t stop […]

Wai Kru Day

February 15, 2019

  ZOE Thailand By Andrea Cross Teacher’s day is celebrated in many countries around the world but Teacher’s Day or ‘Wai Kru Day’, as it’s called in Thailand, is a day when students show respect to their teachers by participating in school ceremonies to honor their teachers. Many teachers around Thailand are given awards for […]

Daring to Teach

February 12, 2019

  ZOE Thailand By Andrea Cross It has been said that, “Whoever dares to teach must never cease to learn,” so when two educational supervisors from Chiang Mai Educational Service Area were invited to come and do training with our ZOE teachers, the teachers eagerly jumped at the opportunity to learn more. The supervisors helped […]

Helping to Heal

February 11, 2019

ZOE Thailand By Andrea Cross You’ve probably heard it said that “hurt people hurt people,” tending to inflict their hurt and pain on others around them. Past hurts can cause people to become defensive and self-protective; hurting others can become a vicious cycle. At ZOE, we believe that God can help break that cycle. He […]

Dumpster Diving

February 5, 2019

  By Andrea Cross Every week in Australia, 17.5 million steel cans are recycled. That is enough to build 900 cars! Going through the rubbish to find steel cans is not what many of us think of when we picture ways to stop child trafficking but one Aussie man cares so much about the kids […]

Hospitality Training

January 31, 2019

ZOE Thailand By Lori Ortenzi Girls studying at ZOE’s Learning Center began a 6-week Hospitality Course recently. Instructor and ZOE missionary Lori Ortenzi reflected on their first day. The students had no idea what to expect from their cooking class today. There was a mixture of excitement and nervousness as we drove to the market […]

Children’s Day

January 30, 2019

ZOE Thailand By Lori-Ann Tsang In January, Thailand celebrates Children’s Day with a plethora of different activity options for parents to bring their children to. The flurry, busyness, and crowds of the day may seem a little over-the-top and daunting, that one may feel it is not worth the effort to try to bring your […]

New Hope, New Life, New Year

January 1, 2019

New Hope, New Life, New Year As we look towards 2019, ZOE is a place where beautiful stories of rescue, hope, life, and love can easily be found. Testimony With permission to share, we think this powerful testimony of one girl’s journey from rescue to healing, will bring renewed hope for the future and great […]

Celebrating Family

December 29, 2018

Celebrating Family By David Cross I think one of my fondest memories of Christmas Day came a few years ago when our family celebrated Christmas with the young people in the ZOE Transitional Home. The day had nothing to do with presents or food, but rather it was a day that as one big family […]

Breakdown or Breakthrough?

December 29, 2018

Breakdown or Breakthrough?   By Andrea Cross ZOE Thailand Not long ago, half of ZOE’s adult Ministry School students were invited to help at a youth camp alongside another ministry. They went to help them as volunteers; praying for the youth, serving food, and cleaning up. It was a wonderful experience working together and being […]

What’s in a Name?

December 27, 2018

What’s in a Name? By Andrea Cross Many children Many children who come to ZOE’s Child Rescue Center do not have the correct documentation or citizenship papers to attend some educational institutions or, later in life, apply for certain jobs. Without the right documents, children and young adults can feel restricted in terms of their future […]

Better to Give than to Receive

December 24, 2018

Better to Give than to Receive By Abigail Jennerson You may be wondering what handmade Christmas cards, fried banana chips, crafted jewelry, car washing, and a garage sale all have in common… These were all the ways our NextGen team and ZOE kids worked hard to raise money since JULY of this year! Six months […]