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Blake and Katy's journey to reach the students of Dublin. 

Fearless

God sees the way ahead before we could even imagine it. He makes it possible for us to dream bigger than what we can see and influence the generations to come. We can’t let fear stand in the way of such dreams. 

The vision for Zoe was birthed through multiple events. One in particular was a women’s conference in Ireland called “Fearless.” It was, I believe, the first ever large scale multi denominational women’s conference in this country. I had never been to a lot of women’s conferences, so I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. 

The ads for Fearless started popping up around the time when I was terrified about taking Zoe public. I thought, “Maybe I should go to this conference. Nah.” Then, I unexpectedly ran into the lady organizing the entire thing. She put a ton of fliers in my hand and asked me to pass them out at my church. Reluctantly, I joined a bunch of ladies from St. Marks and we attended what I was certain would be full-blown feelings fest. Happily, I was wrong - the conference was amazing. 

The most surprising of all, though, was the fact that God interrupted my fearful questions and called me to get up and start working on Zoe. The main speaker was talking about the analogy of “passing the baton” to future generations. She then spoke prophetically, I believe to a few of us there: “There are children yet to be born who are counting on you to pass the baton to them.” 

That day, God lit a fire under me for the women and children of Ireland. His peace drove fear from my heart and gave me the courage to get started. Passing the baton is possible when he leads us on

Zoe Interest Meeting

Last weekend was the first public interest meeting for Zoe. It was awesome!

Over twenty people came to hear Katy share God’s heart and vision for this ministry, creating a community of courage for women to thrive. Those in attendance heard in detail how they can be a part. They asked questions. They connected to one another.

The next two interest meetings will be in June. The purpose of these events is to inform and attract those who might have a heart to serve women who are in need of support in their local communities. These are crucial moments as Katy focuses on building the volunteer team that is so crucial to seeing Zoe get off the ground. Please pray that the next two meetings go as well as the first.

What an exciting time ahead! It was such an exciting milestone for Zoe Community. We want to share this joy with you and thank you for your prayers and support!

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Movement!

We are excited to be a part of a movement here in Ireland - a movement of people who love Jesus and want others to know him too. We are proud of launching Zoe soon as a way to resource this movement with tools to support those in crisis pregnancy. This past week, CCI held an annual conference called “MVMNT.” There were hundreds of people from across Ireland who gathered to network, worship, and learn together. There were people there who were pastors of churches, university ministry leaders, and workers in fields related to international poverty and resources for women in abusive situations (just to name a few). It was so great to get to chat with everyone in between sessions as well as learn and worship during the main meetings. 

Blake and the team from St. Marks led us all in worship for the three days. It was a beautiful and moving experience. They incorporated creative videos into the mix, as well. I (Katy) helped out a bit with the kids. It was so fun getting to hang out with them and listen to all the stuff they had to say. When a leader was asking them all the things God created, there were shouts of “Birds!” “Airplanes!” “Scarecrows!” 

Needless to say, after our busy week, we are all pretty exhausted! We are happy to be settling back into our normal schedule and gearing up for what’s up next.

This coming Saturday will be our very first Zoe interest meeting. Please be praying that the right people arrive and are inspired to be a part. Thanks for being on the team, you guys! You are all a part of this movement.