AG Podcast E7: Henry: Freedom Brings Audacious Generosity
Henry from Raleigh, North Carolina and married without children. He is a self-employed home improvement contractor and a master builder of luxurious million-dollar homes. For this episode, Henry shares how God captured his heart in a time of brokenness and immediately began to give him a spirit of generosity that led him to really begin to use what God has placed in his hands for the kingdom and for the mission of God.
There was a time when he was having serious marital problems with his wife. During this time, a client who became a close friend of his invited him to church. He agreed only to quiet her as it’s been her fourth invitation. In his first service, their pastor preached about his issues and it hit him like a brick. He didn’t know then that he needed it badly and it was just such a welcoming feeling, a loving feeling that everyone who approached him was just so kind and open. Ever since then, he has never missed a service and he can’t get enough of God’s word.
The Holy Spirit saw that he was primed for an intervention of our Heavenly Father into his life. The service opened his eyes, lifted the fog of anger surrounding him and finally gave him the clarity to let go. He went to his attorney and said to let his wife have everything. And that is what truly broke the whole spirit of division. What has happened to Henry is evidence, not only that there is God but that God’s strategy is audacious generosity because he went from “give me what is mine” to “let her have it all, I don’t want any of it, give it all to her”.
He came here in North Carolina in 1999 with nothing but an air mattress, a dresser and his tools. They scrapped enough money for a down payment on a house and continued to strive financially. They had everything they could and now they didn’t know what they would do with it. He built their home without any intention of it being their forever dream home and there was a part of him that wondered if it was a waste, a home with no purpose, but everything changed after his first mission trip in India. They decided on a mission trip to India after many other suggested mission trips had to be declined due to scheduling conflict and it changed his life. While he got a culture shock when he came home, he asked God why He blessed them with so much when other people have so little and that was when it hit him that it’s the people that have so much art to reach out and help those with so little. That was when they opened their home to all those in need.
They opened their home to people that were in financial difficulties, letting them stay with them for over a year so they can get back on their feet. Now, they were able to afford their own home. Henry and his wife also opened their home to church gatherings, wedding receptions, birthdays and other different occasions. He believes these people enjoy their home more than they do and they thank God because their home is not a waste. He blessed them with the stewardship of taking care of this home and, in turn, he and his wife blessed other people with the blessing they received from God.
The Audacious Generosity Podcast with Kevin White empowers listeners world-wide for limitless giving. Kevin showcases heart-warming stories of people from around the world as God works through them with audacious generosity to fulfill His mission. Subscribe now for your weekly dose of encouragement and discover how to experience, receive, and give more than you ever thought possible. More about Audacious Generosity.
Meet Pastor Kevin: Twenty years ago, Kevin White needed food for his family. God said, “Feed others and your family will eat too.” Today the organization Kevin founded, With Love From Jesus Ministries continues to distribute millions of dollars a year in needed resources to high need populations. Kevin’s family never missed a meal, and Kevin went from barely surviving to thriving through Audacious Generosity. For ten years, Kevin has been the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India a mission organization to Indian Nationals. He’s traveled to India fifty times hosting a thousand people on mission trips. Kevin and his wife, Shelly, have three adult children and one grandchild. They live in Cary, North Carolina. More about Pastor Kevin.
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org