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Reflections from Thailand by Laura Lomax

  About a year ago, Doug and Terri Vancil had a brilliant and crazy idea.   Taking 25 young people on a 27 hour plane journey, where the food and language are extremely foreign, to a nation that by definition is Buddhist!   After a year of planning and rehearsals on...

Reflections from Thailand by Virginia Wells

“I serve you, Rebecca, in the name of the Lord.” As we gathered for worship the morning before we left Thailand, emotions were high. We prayed for the people we worked with and for those who had supported us on our trip, we shared stories of where we had seen God...

Reflections from Thailand by Lindsey Pegram

Trying to describe this incredible experience in 200 words is one of the hardest things I have ever done. This trip was nothing short of life-changing. Words cannot describe my gratitude to this congregation, Mr. and Mrs. Vancil, the Barbee family, our chaperones, and...

Reflections from Thailand by William Petitt

Before departing for Thailand I would often question myself about the gulf of disparities between our two societies-the food, the environment, but most of all the people. Specifically, the question that remained the most constant and weighted in my mind was how would...

Reflection from Thailand by Matt Messick

We boarded three vans from the Alliance Center in Bangkok to attend the Sunday morning worship service at the Muang Thai Church in downtown, just a few minutes away. This would be our first exposure to Thai Christian worship in a church of approximately 50 members....

Reflection from Thailand by Christopher Lyle

“My name is Doug, say Doug”. This is what Mr. Vancil would say to every group of kids we had at the English camp, he would always speak very slowly. Mr. Vancil, Joel Reynolds, Kate Austin, Kaitlyn Rainey and I led the music group at our English camp for 7ththrough...

“What Mercy He Has Shown” A Sermon by Steve Pressley

“The same Lord Jesus, who once turned around and looked tenderly into the face of a grateful man, whom he had delivered, now looks to me, also, and he says, ‘Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and what mercy he has shown you.'”

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