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All Posts in My Gen My Fight

April 12, 2018 - No Comments!

Being Good Stewards

It’s been a busy winter/spring season for all of our MyGenMyFight leaders and friends. If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen some of our instagram stories from our local outreaches and events.

We were so grateful to be a part of Biola University’s Mission Conference this year and to have our wonderful, past ZOE/MyGenMyFight Intern, Cristina Amaro serve with us during this event.

We had several hundred people stop by our table and had many people grab our brochures.  Several people also signed up to learn more about ZOE.

On the last night of the conference, Cristina had set up a meeting with a student named Caitlyn. She let me know that Caitlyn had asked her about ZOE/MyGenMyFight. Cristina also told me Caitlyn wanted to give me a check for ZOE.
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February 19, 2018 - No Comments!

Bringing Young Leaders Together

by Hanne Fellers

The beginning of the year is usually a busy time for our U.S. office due to January being human trafficking awareness month. We were able to help spread awareness about human trafficking to over 500 people just on January 11th - which is the national human trafficking day in the US declared by the President since 2010.
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November 10, 2017 - No Comments!

Honest Reflection

Written By - Hanne Fellers

I’ve been in a season where I am reflecting and constantly being reminded of why I am in this work. Before I get into some of the things I’ve been reflecting on, I just want to THANK YOU, ZOE friends, for engaging with us. Without YOU, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We are so grateful for your support.
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July 17, 2017 - No Comments!

Combating Trafficking in the U.S.

written by, Hanne Fellers

Every summer, The U.S. State Department releases the Trafficking In Persons Report. Many of our ZOE staff anticipate the release of this report every year. We’re always curious to which angle the report will take. This years report did not disappoint. It is filled with heart wrenching stories, but also inspiring progress and victories of good people who fought the good fight and won. It’s encouraging to read about what people are doing all over the world to combat trafficking.
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June 21, 2017 - No Comments!

My Voice Being Heard

Hello! My name is Jessica Murphy and this year I had the pleasure of interning with ZOE International. I also had the opportunity to transfer to CSU Channel Islands in Ventura County where I am currently studying Business and Nonprofit Communications.
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May 10, 2017 - No Comments!

Prevention in America

This spring we’ve been very busy. Locally, in California, we’ve  shared with over 2000 people about our fight to end Human Trafficking. We are so excited that we are now having more conversations with people who say: “Yes, I know about human trafficking. How can I help?”
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September 21, 2016 - No Comments!

Connections

We constantly meet new people at ZOE. We’re always amazed at how people come to know about ZOE. Often it’s “word of mouth”, other times it’s from a ZOE staff member sharing at a community event, school or a church. Sometimes people hear about us through a friend sharing one of our posts on their social media. We are so thankful for all our ZOE friends who passionately share about human trafficking and the work we do to their sphere of influence.

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October 21, 2015 - No Comments!

Wisdom Doesn’t Always Come With Age

Youth Can Stop Human Trafficking

Last year, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel peace prize for her global advocacy for millions of girls being denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal, and political factors!

Josiah was 8 years old when he became king, and he reigned 31 years in Jerusalem. (2 Kings 22:1)

Ryan Hreljac built his first well for kids in Africa when he was 7 years old. Today, Ryan is 20 and his foundation has brought access to clean water and sanitation for more than 714,000 people!

When Om Prakash Gurjar was 13 years old, he was awarded the International Children's Peace Prize for his work in bringing freedom and education to Indian children.

Some young, bright people have proven that wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Youth have demonstrated their ability to change the world with their creativity, energy, and ideas.

At ZOE Thailand, we have 40 students at the ministry school with the majority of them being 20-26 years old. They are creative and engaging, and regularly do local outreaches to reach as many people as possible with the love of God and spread human trafficking awareness.

ZOE is working to open a home for trafficked children and teens in Los Angeles.

Next year, we will be launching our outreach tool “My Generation, My Fight” to not only actively engage the young generation to join us in the fight against human trafficking, but also engage every generation to help end modern day slavery.

If you would like us to share at your high school, college, or youth group, please email Hanne.

Be encouraged that no matter your age, you are capable of making a difference!

July 22, 2015 - No Comments!

My Generation, My Fight

Help End Modern Day Slavery With ZOE

We love the term ”My Generation, My Fight” because it tells us that we have a responsibility to fight for what is right in our generation. It affects everyone and not just the new, younger generations. No matter which generation you were born in or where you were born, the term should engage us all to do something.

We are really excited for what is to come at ZOE! We believe that more and more people will engage in the fight to end modern day slavery. This fall, there will be numerous opportunities for YOU to get involved in the fight against human trafficking!

We invite you to attend Step of Hope on August 1st. It's a benefit dance show to spread human trafficking awareness and raise funds for ZOE through the arts. We also welcome you to join us for our 4th Annual ZOE Rescue Walk on November 14th in Sylmar, CA, to bring awareness to the issue of child trafficking, as we bring focus to “Change One Story.”

By simply sharing with your friends and family about modern day slavery and becoming involved, you make a conscious action to make the term: “My Generation, My Fight” a reality in your own life!

April 16, 2015 - No Comments!

Reaching Your Generation

At ZOE International, we have adopted some values that undermine everything we do: passion, excellence, gratitude, love, humility, integrity, and unity. We highly value people who have these same values and are passionate about people and the fight to end modern day slavery. Our friends at The Underground Church and Word in Motion Dance Company are prime examples of people who have a heart to reach our generation with the love of God. Last year, they went on a short-term mission trip to Thailand and were able to do some special outreaches using dance, DJ skills, singing, and skateboarding as tools to share “The Good News” and work with the ZOE Child Rescue team to spread human trafficking awareness at local schools in the Chiang Mai area. The Underground Church team represents all of the values ZOE has adopted, especially passion and excellence.

The pastors of The Underground Church successfully worked in the Hollywood Dance Industry for years and many of the team members still work in the entertainment industry. By utilizing their creative gifts to introduce people to the love of God, they are able to reach many who have never stepped foot inside a church. They continue to train and equip their team members in excellence in their arts and teach them to use their gift for God to reach their generation.

Word in Motion has performed at local high schools, events, and conferences in the Los Angeles area, and is planning more outreaches this year. They have joined the fight to stop human trafficking by hosting “Step of Hope,” an annual benefit dance concert to raise awareness about human trafficking and finances for ZOE. They plan to go back to Thailand soon.

Do you have any talents or gifts you believe can be used as tools for God and to spread human trafficking awareness? Maybe you like to cook or bake? Maybe you like singing, playing sports, writing letters, knitting, or hosting parties? All of these things can be used to bless someone. Everyone can do something. If you enjoy music and dance, reserve August 1st in your calendar and invite a friend to “Step of Hope.”