A spark notes update

Things have been super busy! Here’s a little update as to what’s been going on!

  • umbrellaI have learned a Thai dance, and in 2 weeks I will be performing it with the ladies from my church. (I am officially not a youth and in women’s ministry.)
  • We have 3 teams here at the moment.
  • There will be 6 teams in December.
  • Franklin Graham is coming out for 3 days for The Abundant Life Festival and we are pestering the city to try and get as many people to come out to it!
  • There is another event that we are having a table at and we are busy trying to create, print and fold/cut every flyer and brochure for this event to share about what we are doing to help the local community.
  • I am no longer studying Central Thai but now focusing on learning Christian Thai and the Northern Dialect. I miss learning regular Thai.
  • I dream in Thai now and do math in Thai! Fun fun fun! It’s not uncommon for me to forget a few words in English or even think I am speaking English when I am really speaking Thai.
  • My church wants me to help translate their services….we’ll see about that.
  • I have had a chance to take members of a small team here on dates. It has been fun to create a date that is specific to them and to really honor and love them. (a blog to come about this)
  • We are busy preparing at church to go out to a few villages and do a Christmas program out there. We want to leave gifts for the children, and share about Christmas.
  • Yesterday was Loy Gratong. The sky was covered in floating lanterns.

floating lanterns

Prayer Points

Harvest-We hope that many people will be able to encounter God at this Franklin Graham event. Pray their hearts would be open to receive Him.

Sleep– Not only is there a lot to do, I have been waking up super early and unable to sleep for more than 4-5 hours.

Healing- My left shoulder was bothering me in the States before leaving, but was able to go to a chiropractor for help. There is no chiropractors here and it is really bothering me.

Peace-With everyone going full speed all around us, it can get overwhelming. Pray that we all will have peace and rest.



About lizolson

I love people, culture and languages! I have served in Thailand for 5.5 years helping to empower women and children who are at risk of being trafficked or who are working in the sex industry. Everyone deserves a second chance....
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8 Responses to A spark notes update

  1. LOVE this direct update. so proud of you and love hearing all that He is doing there!

  2. Jacci says:

    Praying for peace, rest and healing!

  3. joy says:

    Praying for healing in your shoulder…pls ask around about Chinese acupuncturist/deep massage/Chi Gong specialists near where you are. They are awesome usually much better/more effective than the western doctors in this regard. You are a lefty…spending too much time on the computer in one same position again?
    Thanks a bunch for your kind and lovely B-day card, Liz!
    Joy Cuciak

    • lizolson says:

      I will look around. They have Thai massages everywhere but they hurt alot. I tried a head, neck and shower massage and it was ok until the last 5 minutes where they did some traditional Thai stretches.

      I’m glad you got your birthday card!!!

  4. Alys Seay says:

    Wow, sounds like such a rich place. Remembering you with a smile and lifting you up:)

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