LTD Podcast E30: Pastor Tamran – Using Language to Bridge Gaps
Pastor Tamran and his wife, Annette were born in Pakistan. They led a thriving ministry there until God sent them to the USA to help the church here reach Pakistanis living in the US. He and his wife have two young sons and they live in High Point, North Carolina. He also pastors the Point Church Urdu in Cary, North Carolina. He shares his perspective on how the ministry looks like now in 2020. He believes that God has allowed millions of people to come to the US so that they can be shown the love of Christ. His ministry’s role is to share the gospel with this international community.
Pastor Tamran shares his belief that the local church must use its authority to pray for the international community. They need to engage with that community and to use language to bridge gaps. This language would help in inviting them and bringing them into the church. They want to reach their community and change the world. Yet if they are not reaching the whole community, they are really shooting themselves in the foot and in their strategy. There’s no limit to what God can do through the international communities – they can become the next Billy Graham and they can become church planters.
He also talks about how he has seen God’s work and the transformation stories that he has seen. Pastor Tamran shares the story of how one guy from a Muslim background had a dream where Jesus came to him. Because of his dream, he started reading the Bible and started following Christ. His life was changed and he started sharing the gospel with his family. This is one perfect example that you’ll never know when God will use a moment to change a person.
Pastor Tamran believes that the best international community is the Bible and there’s no other better resource. Pastors are one of the resources that people can go to and those in the High Point area can be in contact with Pastor Tamran. And if God can do this in High Point, He is also doing that all across the US. There are pastors in other communities raising up training and encouragement as they reach the foreign-born internationals that God is moving into our community.
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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