MCML Podcast E19: Pauline’s Story – We Cannot Out give God
Pauline is retired from medical practice and also medical equipment support. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and attends The Summit Church with pastor J.D. Greear. She has been on two mission trips with Global Hope India. She grew up in a Christian family and didn’t really have her own faith until some years later. She believes that Jesus is the reason that she can move, breathe, and have life. The sacrifice that Jesus has made and the grace that has been poured on her has made her want to reach out and give that to others as well.
She saw missions as an opportunity to use her skills as a nurse. It was an avenue that she saw where she could tangibly give back and become involved in people’s lives. She saw that as a gift from God and it seemed like a glaring opportunity to just say yes. Pauline talked about her experience the first time she went on a mission trip to India. She remembered feeling very overwhelmed when God was calling her to focus on India. She saw so much need, so much opportunity, and they can only do so much. But God was very good and showed them that experience as a catalyst for life change and transformation.
Pauline shared her favorite story from a mission trip where they established a connection with the families that came to the orphanage. This relationship led to the families accepting Christ and being baptized. Aside from helping people with their illness, it was the long-term impact they had in these families’ lives that resonated with her most. This is a reflection of how one plants seeds and harvests seeds for the gospel.
One of the takeaways that she had from a mission trip was the power of prayer. Pauline shared why she is now a prayer warrior for missions. For she has seen how giving some pills and other medications can help with physical healing, but there is still that greater need for more than just physical healing. And this only comes about when they realize their need for Christ, and that can only be exposed through prayer. The reason that we’re so passionate about prayer, the reason that they lay hands on everyone and pray with them before the clinic is because salvation belongs to the Lord.
Pauline talked about how working with Global Hope India has made her realize that she cannot outgive God. She continues to be amazed at what God can do with what little she gives. There is nothing that returns void when the gospel is involved. She hopes that when she gets to heaven, she can look around and see that people that are there as a result of some of the work that she has done or enabled. And she is just grateful that God has put her in this place and in this season.
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