MCML Podcast E21: Justin’s Story – Prayer and Miracles
Justin was born in Manipur and grew up in Northeast India. When he was just four years old, his dad passed away and his mother had no choice but to move him and his siblings to a rural area. Without any stable source of income, his mother was able to raise and send Justin and his 4 siblings to school. His mother was able to fulfill their needs through prayer and just keeping almighty God on the throne of being the provider for their family.
He talks about his spiritual development and how he came to faith in Christ and was baptized. He was invited by a classmate to become an usher for the UPC church. It was a big church and he had to help with decorating and cleaning the church. He shares that although the work was tiring, he felt full of joy and happiness while working in the church. In 2014, Justin’s mother passed away due to breast cancer. This was a dark period for Justin because he had prayed to the same God that his mom had prayed to his whole life and he saw miracles growing up. But this time he did not get a miracle.
In January 2015, Justin was introduced to Kevin. He became the International Travel Manager of Global Hope India and this paved the way for his renewed faith in Christ. As a support person for GHI, he shared the mission trip alongside the team of Americans that have come over from the US. Their team went on this mission wanting to make an impact for God. And yet it was Justin who was impacted because, in one of the darkest hours of his life, God sent a refreshing blow of grace, beauty, love, and compassion through an American team and the leper colony in India.
If Justin had to sum up how God has used missions to change his life, that word would be “prayer”. Prayer is not just for the answers that we’re going to see before we pass, but we are praying to a God that is eternal, the Alpha and the Omega. And if we do go to heaven before the earth is over, we need to be praying for eternity. Because what matters is the work of God. It’s not what we can do. God is so good and he allows us to do a lot of great things in spite of our sin and our mistakes. He is always faithful.
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