Most people who know about ZOE are aware of the trafficking side of our work.
But have you ever wondered why a name that means ‘life’ was selected?
Did you know that the Greek word for ‘life’ is ZOE? It’s no coincidence that founders Michael and Carol Hart chose the name with this in mind when they began fighting child trafficking back in 2002.
The Vision of ZOE is that every person we reach and every child we rescue would experience God’s LIFE for them.
In the Bible, the word zoe ζωή refers to eternal life with God but in fact, it changes our earthly lives in every good way too, and is offered free for all who believe and accept Jesus.
As a Christian organization, we want the whole world to have the opportunity to have this kind of abundant LIFE with God.
So how do we actually bring this ‘zoe-life’ to the world?
We reach people who do not yet know about God’s love.
Oftentimes this looks like bringing practical help, meeting physical needs and sharing God’s love with people in vulnerable and challenging situations.
But we also help rescue children who are orphaned, trafficked, or abandoned. (ZOE works alongside law enforcement and government and non-government agencies to rescue children).
We fight child trafficking through prevention, rescue and restoration.
When we see freedom and healing, it brings us so much joy of course, but when we see people choose to receive God’s ‘zoe-life’, we know that they will experience freedom and life forever!
At ZOE, we are on a mission to show people God’s love, and have them experience His LIFE, for themselves.