LTD Podcast E41: What Face Do You See?
In this episode, we look at this question and deep dive into one of the teaching points of this program. Do you see the face of your community? The representation of community has changed even if you are in rural North Carolina, because of what’s happened with the “Me Too” movement, with the Coronavirus, with the racial injustice, and there has been a call for change. Of all the foreign-born immigrants that have been moving into the USA, the numbers have doubled and in some places tripled and quadrupled the number of foreign-born internationals living inside of our communities.
We are now no longer just seeing a mix of blacks and whites, we are now seeing the mix of the world coming together. And so today in 2020, we find that the face of the community in which we lived has changed. Today, we are seeing churches that used to be predominantly white now becoming a representation of a global mixture. Churches that used to be predominantly black are now a representation of a global mixture. We need to look at our community and ask this question, “Is our church here on earth representing the church in heaven?”
We also need to pay attention to the value of just becoming friends with a foreign-born international. God has allowed them to come to our home, the USA, to our nation, and we have an opportunity to know their name. We have an opportunity to recognize their faces. This word “face” is something that we are confined to. We need to really see the value of the faces that God is allowing our eyes to see. Do you see the face of your community?
With every person, the foreign-born internationals in our community have a name. They have a face, they have a value to God, God created them. Jesus died for them. God loves them. It’s within His sovereign plan that they are in our community, that they are here. They all have a name. They all have a story. They all have a life. They all have a face and we serve a savior that has identified Himself like a shepherd who would know His sheep. They would know His voice. We should know a foreign-born International’s voice. We should have a name. We should know the face. We should have a relationship with them as our savior would desire that they would know Him.
Do you see the face of your community? I believe you do.
Global Hope India: For over 20 years we have been watching God radically transform thousands of Americans & Indian Nationals through missions. We’ve taken nearly 1,000 Americans on short-term mission trips to India. We work with 12 long-term indigenous church planting partners located in North, South, East, & West mainland India as well as Northeast India. We empower the Church in India to make Christ known through leadership, child, & village development projects. Global Hope India is a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Morrisville, North Carolina. All gifts are tax-deductible. More about GHI.
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