How Good It Is!

High School Youth Choir Trip to Thailand

June 21-July 3, 2018


The choir sincerely thanks the congregation for generous support in resources and funding and asks for continued prayerful support during the trip. Please pray for the Barbee’s continued ministry, sightings large and small of God’s leading, and good health, safety and unity of the team.

Keep scrolling for updates and photos. You can also visit our Facebook page for more photos and videos.


Student Participants

Kate Austin, Graham Bland, Justin Childs, Gracie Ellis, Henry Ellis, Adair Garner, Parker Hall, Jake Isom, Roxana Johnson, Rebecca Little, Samuel Lones, Christopher Lyle, Kate Messick, Kyleigh Pegram, Lindsey Pegram, William Petitt, Kaitlyn Rainey, Joel Reynolds, Melissa Sample, Grayson Smith, Cassie Starnes, Garrison Trotter, Megan Webb, Virginia Wells, Lauren Worsley.


Music Interns

Tia Pennington, Jamell Strickland


Adult Leaders

Catherine Little, Matt and Holly Messick, Phil Barbee and Laura Lomax


Staff Ministers

Doug and Terri Vancil, Sarah Parker

Reflections from Thailand

We’ll be sharing reflections by the FBC Youth Choir and leaders from their experience in Thailand that you all prayerfully supported recently. Click below to read each blog post as it becomes available:

Blog 1 | Reflections from Catherine Little 

Blog 2 | Reflections from Christopher Lyle 

Blog 3 | Reflections from Matt Messick 

Blog 4 | Reflections from William Petitt 

Blog 5 | Reflections from Lindsey Pegram 

Blog 6 | Reflections from Virginia Wells 

Blog 7 | Reflections from Laura Lomax

Blog 8 | Not yet available

Blog 9 | Not yet available

Blog 10 | Not yet available

Departing Greensboro

The group gathers in the parking lot of First Baptist as they depart on their trip.

Boat Ride

Headed down the Chao Praya river.

Wat Arun Temple

The group poses in front of the Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok.

Sharing a Meal

A meal was shared with members of Muang Thai Church.

Making Friends

Our youth make friends with youth from the Muang Thai Church as they practice English together.

Grateful Hearts

From Terri: “It is with grateful and prayerful hearts that we watched the sun go down on the city of Bangkok from the rooftop of the Bayoike Tower, realizing that God was at work today.”


Our youth (plus Thai translators) taught 270 children at English camp!

We're Proud

We are so proud of the work that our youth and leaders are doing in Thailand!

English Camp Take 2

Another round of English camp!


Stopping by the Figtree at day’s end to pray for the Thai Christian owners/pastor and wife and sing a verse of Shine On Us. Let your love come over us, your grace fall on us, your light shine on us.

Food & Fellowship

Sharing food and fellowship at the Figtree Coffee & Food.

Itinerary Highlights


Thursday-Friday, June 21-22

»  Travel


Saturday, June 23

»  Bangkok sights including Chao Phraya, Wat Pho Museum Siam, Baiyoke Tower
»  Alliance Mission Guest House (overnight)


Sunday, June 24

»  Lead Morning Worship at Muang Thai Church, Bangkok
»  English Activities with Life Center students
»  Chatuchak Weekend Market
»  Alliance Mission Guest House (overnight)


Monday, June 25

»  Bangkok sights including China Town, Golden Mount Temple, Wat Traimit, Lumpini Park
»  Full Concert and Testimonies for Wattana School, Thailand’s oldest boarding school for girls with 3000 students.
»  Alliance Mission Guest House (overnight)


Tuesday, June 26

»  Fly to Roi Et Province
»  Tour Home School where the Barbees live and work
»  English activities with High School Students
»  Bible Study at Barbee’s home.


Wednesday, June 27

»  Two English Camps for Elementary Students
»  Present Full Concert for the Home Welfare School


Thursday, June 28

»  English Camp for High School Students in Nog Phok district
»  Present Concert and attend Thai students Kickboxing demonstration


Friday, June 29

»  Cleaning and Painting English Center in Aatsamat district


Saturday, June 30

»  Music and cultural exchange with traditional Isaan band Worship and Activities with children of the English Center.
»  Mushroom collecting in the forest with Isaan students
»  Overnight at Fifth Jomtien Pattaya Resort


Sunday, July 1

»  Closing worship and celebration
»  Rest and Relax on a beautiful Thai Beach


Monday, July 2

»  Return to Bangkok


Tuesday, July 3

»  Return to Greensboro