LTD Podcast E23: David Opoku part two | Returning to Ghana to Spread the Gospel
Immediately after realizing his purpose was to take the gospel back to Ghana, David jumped on a flight during a break at school and got a speaking engagement at his high school where he was kicked out of a student. He prepared his talk on the plane on the way over, but as soon as he started speaking, he felt the Holy Spirit take over. He gave a gospel presentation, and 300 out of 1500 students said they wanted to give their lives to Christ.
One week later, he got an opportunity to speak at a Catholic school. He was just supposed to give a motivational speech and had about 15 minutes to talk. At around 7 minutes in, he felt the Holy Spirit tell him he was not a motivational speaker, and he used the remaining time to share the Gospel. Six hundred eighty students decided to give their lives to Christ. With tears in his eyes, he realized he had found his calling.
After returning from his trip back to Ghana, he felt discontentment about his life in America that he knew he was called to be a missionary. He knew he needed to get back and preach the Gospel to students who were living just like he was living before Jesus changed his life.
After years of ministry in Ghana, this one man who came to the US and received the Gospel has gone back to his home country of Ghana and the seed that was planted in him has produced over 60,000 people in Ghana calling Jesus Lord.
But after seeing so many decisions, he felt like God was calling him to get involved in discipleship. For many, the decision to follow is easy, but discipleship is a harder journey. So he set out to this task.
Pastor Kevin and David discuss why there is no one better to share the Gospel with people than people who are similar to them. Walmart went to Germany to set up Walmart, and it didn’t work? Why? They did it the American way. The moral of that business case is that they should have relied more on the locals.
You’ve been blessed to be a blessing. The proper response to the Gospel is generosity. We have an opportunity to respond in love and grace the same way God has treated us.
“You cannot tell how many oranges are going to come out of one seed.” – David Opoku
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Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Living the Dream Podcast. He’s a poor kid from rural North Carolina, but get this… He just returned from his 50th trip to India in 20 years. If he doesn’t yet hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most trips to India then he’s got to be close. He’s flown over a million miles to 27 different countries. He’s taken nearly 1,000 people on mission trips to India. Global Hope India has seen thousands of Indian Nationals and Americans radically transformed by God through missions. The miracle continues! 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