The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Learn about the importance of providing services to trafficking victims and survivors to help them recover.
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ZOE (a Greek word for “Life”) began as a U.S. non-profit organization in 2002, founded by Michael and Carol Hart. The Harts founded ZOE in response to hearing about the atrocities of modern-day slavery. The Harts sold their custom home and most of their possessions and moved to Thailand. ZOE Children’s Homes was launched in 2003 with 47 at-risk children. By 2004, the number of children being served at ZOE grew to 60. In 2006, ZOE opened its ministry, vocational, language and business schools. These schools are used to train and equip the ZOE children and future Thai leaders to make a positive impact on their nation. ZOE International Foundation, Thailand became official in 2007. This status enables the organization to purchase land and build facilities as a protected foundation and safeguard for its partners. Through the years, ZOE has made solid relationships with government leaders who have endorsed the ZOE leadership and the work they are accomplishing in the nation of Thailand. With generous support, ZOE began construction on three multipurpose buildings which were completed in 2010. ZOE is continuing to make improvements to the lives of the children we rescue and will build additional safe houses and housing as God provides. ZOE has since provided comprehensive aftercare for over 115 children.
To bring the good news of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of the unreached people of the world and to demonstrate God’s compassion through rescuing and caring for orphans and children affected by human trafficking
To fulfill God’s dream that every person on earth will know Him and possess eternal Life through Jesus Christ; and, that in lands where Christ is unknown, His love will be experienced, His Kingdom will reign, His Church will be built, His disciples will multiply and He will be glorified for who He is