About Me

Swadee Ka!  สวัสดีค่ะ (Hello)

My name is Elizabeth, though many people call me Liz. I am currently a missionary serving in Northern Thailand with Lighthouse in Action to help women and children in need.

Lighthouse in Action has 3 main areas of ministry: Zion Cafe, Love Acts and XLife.  Thailand has the highest percentage of Human Trafficking (slavery) in the World and I’m passionate about changing this!

I am 27 years old. I love popcorn, sour candy and chocolate.  I love going to the market on the weekends here and trying out new Thai foods and bartering for everything.

I went on the World Race in 2010. I got sick a little over half way through and was sent home to recover. After 6 long months, I finally found my way back out to Thailand.

I then served with  SHE, in Phuket, Thailand for 2 years as the Training Manager. I helped women who were interested in coming out of a life of slavery. I taught English, Hotel and Food Services Training, How to write a resume, Job interview skills and more.

I truly love my ‘job’. I get to invest into others and give them  practical training to allow them to have a better lifestyle for them and their family.

11 Responses to About Me

  1. Laura says:

    Hey Liz, I randomly stumbled across your blog while searching for Christian Mission blogs on wordpress. What a wonderful ministry you have here. I experienced the red light districts of both Cambodia and Thailand in January of this year when I was on a short term trip with my college. We were studying human trafficking & child exploitation. I have to say after experiencing Bangkok, I was pretty traumatized. God Bless you for reaching out to this women each day, befriending them and ultimately creating and building bonds to where you can speak the truth of Christ into their lives. That life is not for the faith of heart. May Christ continue to empower you and provide for your needs.
    -Laura

    • lizolson says:

      Thank you so much Laura for these encouraging words! I pray you will never forget what you have seen and experienced in Cambodia and Thailand so that you will continue to battle on your knees for these beautiful people!

  2. Hey Liz! Thanks for following my blog :) I thought I’d introduce myself. I just got back from the World Race in June and have been praying into doing MTS with SHE in January. I still go back and forth with deciding, but your blogs always make me want to go! I’d love to hear more from you about your experience with SHE and what you think of MTS. I would’ve sent you an e-mail, but I couldn’t find it on your blog so please feel free to e-mail me at sarah.ruplinger@gmail.com. Thanks!

  3. andthreetogo says:

    I am so glad you found my blog! I love the posts I have read so far. It truly is a small world, one of the people I go to church with here in Phuket are affiliated with SHE. I am so thankful that there are people like you helping others to live a better life and spreading the love of Jesus! I look forward to reading more of your posts and getting to know you better! :)

  4. Hey, I like your blog a lot and nominated it for an award! Check out the post here – http://joyfilledwander.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/the-liebster-award-recognizing-new-bloggers/

    I’m also in Southeast Asia working to prevent trafficking here. Hoping to move here longterm one day. Love what you are doing!

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