What is Zoe Empowers?
- Zoe Empowers is a group that helps empower orphaned youth. They equip vulnerable children and youth led families with solutions to overcome extreme poverty and achieve self-sufficiency.
- Zoe Empowers has empowered 150,000+ young people since 2007
- Our three-year holistic empowerment model provides lifelong impact for only $8/month.
See more on their Website!
Gulf Central Mission with Zoe
We are excited to announce that the Gulf Central District will be partnering with Zoe Empowers over the next three years to sponsor an orphan empowerment group in Rwanda.
Zoe Empowers equips vulnerable children and youth-led families with solutions to overcome extreme poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. You can learn more about Zoe from this 2-minute video.
We have already been matched with a group and they have begun meeting. Our group’s name is translated “Togetherness” and it is made up of 76 children in Rwanda. Over the next three years, they will learn about health and hygiene, business skills, child rights, and more. They will receive help to enroll in school, to be reunified with any existing extended family members, and they will receive spiritual support through student-led prayer and Bible study. Zoe breaks the cycle of poverty and dependency on charity, forming young people for a lifetime of self-sufficiency.
Churches who join with us in this effort will receive regular reports on how our group is doing, resources from Zoe (VBS curriculum, Lent and Advent devotionals, etc.), opportunities to video chat with our group, and more. Additionally, Beth Potter will be going on a Vision Trip with Zoe to Rwanda this summer, and I will be going next summer. We’d love to have you or some of your church members join us to see Zoe Empowers in action.
Abishyizehamwe "Togetherness" Kinihira Empowerment Group
This is the group our district will be supporting! What an idea of growing in togetherness. It is with God's will that this group of children were guided to a group like Zoe Empowers and we cannot wait for more congregations to get involved and work together to help this mission.
Each group is unique and this program is different in that we are working along side these children to overcome hardships and find self-sufficiency. To learn more about the group, names and pictures, CLICK HERE!
How can your church get involved?
The minimum financial commitment is $125 per church, per year, over the next three years. You can make that contribution the same way you pay your apportionments, whether by mailed check or online through Vanco. Using this form, you would list under Conference Apportionments – Other – “113017 - Gulf Central District Zoe Empowers.”
If your church is interested in contributing more than $125, options include:
Sponsoring your own group
Sponsoring a half-group; Zoe can match you with another church
Make an additional contribution to the District project. If we receive more than is needed, we will work with Zoe Empowers on how to best direct those funds.