MCML Podcast E17: Friends from Manipur – Answering God’s Global Call
I am so excited for today’s episode. Before we welcome today’s guests to the show, let me share some additional context why I was incredibly honored when they agreed to be on the show. That’s right we aren’t going to have 1 guest or 2 or 3. Today we are welcoming 7 guests to today’s show!
As you know, the question, “will you go with me to India” has always been foundational for Global Hope India. We believe GOING is one of the most radical steps of obedience we will ever take to the great commission. The call to go is not an American calling but is global. Every healthy New Testament Church is faithfully sending out people to advance the gospel. This is true for The Church in India too! Over the last 10 years we’ve seen God transform thousands of Americans AND Indian Nationals through missions.
In this episode, we hear from seven (7) Indian nationals from Northeast India who recently joined one of Global Hope India’s teams from America on a short-term mission to Mumbai, India. These Americans and Indian nationals formed one (1) team to serve the church in Mumbai. This further stresses the point that the call to go is a global calling and not just an American calling.
We first talked to Abi, Apem, Apom, Iyam, Nao, and Rinthar who were in charge of various medical tasks such as temperature and blood pressure checks, pharmacy management, and eyeglasses consultation. They shared their individual stories on what they loved most about the trip and how even a short-term mission had transformed their lives. Our friends from Manipur had a wonderful time playing with the children and teaching them action songs. But what resonated most to everyone was the eye-opening encounter they had with the women from the red light district and their children. They talked about how when mothers from the area were asked how the team could pray for them, they answered: “Please pray for my children”. To pray for God to spring into action, rescue the children, and take them away from that environment.
We then talked to Justin from Global Hope India, whose leadership made the mission trip a success. He shared the importance of having Global Hope India partners who provide scholarships for Indian nationals and how this selfless act provides the youth with a great opportunity to serve the people of India. Justin talked about how God continues to use missions to change his life. He believed that God has plans for everyone and everything. He had seen how powerful prayers are and how God works when we pray.
We closed the episode with a prayer for the women of the red light district and their children. We prayed for God to reveal Himself to those women and that area. We thanked God for the team from the US and the team from Mumbai that came together to provide the Gospel in action to all the people that they have been able to share and demonstrate the love of God with. We prayed for God to continue to provide a way for Americans, foreigners, and Indian nationals to come together in missions for the sake of the Gospel.
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 Missions Changed My Life 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