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July 12, 2020 - No Comments!

What is Food?

Are animal intestines food? Are leaves food? Are frogs food? Are ants food? And what about cockroaches?

Since moving to Thailand, I have had to rethink the question of, ‘What is food?’

I used to look at leaves as just things that fell off trees and created work to sweep up … and insects were something that caused me to whip off my shoe and attempt to crush.  But now, I’m beginning to wonder if they could actually be tasty treats?

According to www.Dictionary.com:

[food] –noun

  1. any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc.
  2. more or less solid nourishment, as distinguished from liquids.
  3. a particular kind of solid nourishment: a breakfast food; dog food.
  4. whatever supplies nourishment to organisms: plant food.
  5. anything serving for consumption or use: food for thought.

 … I will leave you to decide!

Food For Thought! 

  • Join our ZFA Prayer nights on Monday evenings (email Brett for details)  
  • Cook one of our ‘Taste of ZOE’ recipes, share it on social media, #atasteofZOE and tag us
  • Watch and share videos, blog posts and social media feeds. (here and here)
  • Order a Taste of ZOE cookbook and pass it on to a friend. (order here)
  • Have a Taste of ZOE potluck dinner, watch one of ZOE’s videos from youtube and have a discussion about it. (YouTube)
  • Petition for ZOE’s Year 9 or 10 curriculum to be used in your school. (click here)
  • Parent of a teen? Watch the free online Chapel video with your child. (email Brett for a copy)
  • Person of faith? Pray for ZOE’s work in Prevention, Rescue and Restoration. (join a prayer group or get a prayer guide)
  • Invite a guest speaker. (email)

May 1, 2020 - No Comments!

May Focus: TRANSPORT

What do you picture when you hear the word ‘transport’ in relation to Thailand? Well if you've ever been there on a holiday, you possibly picture chaotic city roads, thousands of motorbikes, tuk-tuks, songthaews, and traffic pollution. If you've had the chance to get out of the cities though, you might also imagine four-wheel drive trucks navigating red, dusty tracks, or unmade roads leading to hidden rice fields and villages.

Our ZOE staff and families experience the extremes of both these types of transportation conditions regularly. From school drop offs, fact finding, meetings with the Police, shopping trips, village outreaches, hospital check-ups, awareness campaigns, visits to relatives, school trips, court appearances, church on Sunday, property maintenance (the list goes on)…ZOE’s fleet of cars and trucks get a lot of use!

In fact, it takes a small team of people to oversee the vehicles and make sure they continue to be in good working order. This team manages the vehicle registrations, insurance, and service appointments. They also coordinate what vehicle will go where, according to the day of the week, destination, number of people travelling, etc. It takes a lot of organization.

This month in Australia, our focus is not only on vehicle transport, but also on just how far your generous donations travel. Our monthly impact giving, helps ZOE to fund all the areas of greatest need. Transport is just one of those areas!

Instead of spending the month highlighting our fleet of cars and trucks (although some people might enjoy this) our social media channels in Australia will cover a broad range of trafficking related content that links in with the both theme of transport, and being transported – ‘moving from one place to another’.

Think beyond just getting from A to B because we want to cover: how transport is used in trafficking, how to spot trafficking in our travels, how trafficking continues to travel during covid-19, just how far ZOE will go to reach and rescue, and the emotional journey from victim to survivor – the restoration process – the child trafficking survivor stories that happen every day. Plus more!

Join us on Australia’s Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up with this month’s theme Transport-ed and please leave us a comment on social media so we know who’s ‘travelling’ along with us!

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