As I sat at Catch the Fire church in Toronto, ON listening to Heidi Baker pray, I was laying on the ground in between two rows of chairs, with no one else around. I was pressing into God, pouring out my love for him, and an overwhelming sense of thankfulness came in my heart. I began praying in the Spirit and a sense of peace rested on my body and I heard the scripture “Be still and know that I am God.”
I then had an encounter with Jesus himself and I know that my life will never be the same. I heard God clearly speak into my spirit; He said ‘I am calling you to Thailand, on a one-way ticket in August’ He also said to me that ‘tonight he was confirming the call on my life to end human trafficking’. Right after I heard this, I began to laugh with the joy of the Lord, where I couldn’t control or help myself. All I could do was laugh.
After this encounter ended, I headed out to my car to drive home. I was completely undone and speechless from what happened. After I returned home from Africa (end of August) I knew that I had a call to build relationships with young children, young adults, and adults that are working in red light districts. For months, God has been giving me very intense visions and dreams about human trafficking. They started while I was in Africa and still to this day continue to happen. The dreams and visions happen to the point where I can’t do anything but cry out and intercede for these precious people that are being sold multiple times a day.
As I was driving home, I felt God tell me to sell all my possessions including my car before going to Thailand. I answered God back and said ‘YES, YES, YES’.
God then began to flood peace through my mind and body, as I rested in bed that evening. I realized how my life had just been completely turned upside down.
Though what God has been teaching me in this preparation season has not been easy, I am so excited. It’s been tough, but God is building my character more and more each day. As I continue to walk through this preparation season in my life, I am excited to experience and learn new things about my Father; even through the difficulties, I will keep my eyes on the prize.
I cannot even fully explain how honored I am for Jesus to call me to Thailand. It is such a privilege and a joy to be called, to become his hands and feet, for the one who is worthy of my whole life. Will it be difficult at times? Most definitely. Yet, I know what I heard while laying on that floor at Catch the Fire church and I know that I had an encounter that will get me through those difficult times. I just have to stay low, stay in the secret place, and remember that he is more than enough.
Do I know how everything will work out? Nope, not at all. However, one thing I do know is that I serve a HUGE God where absolutely nothing is impossible. In the natural there are so many things that are saying no. Thank goodness we as Christians are called to live and walk in the supernatural. So my response is ‘YES LORD, of course I will do it. You saved my life. You have set me free. It’s my privilege and joy to lay down my life here in Canada and go to Thailand.’
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