MCML Podcast E40: Amber’s Story: A Heart that Trusts God
This episode is special as I get to co-host the show with my daughter, Kourtney, who is also the Teams and Operations Manager for Global Hope India. Amber is from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a pastor’s wife and her husband, Joshua, pastors Cliffdale Church in Fayetteville. They have been married for 25 years, have six children, and two grandkids. In the midst of being busy with the church, Amber still finds time to be a fourth-grade teacher at the Renaissance Classical Christian Academy in Fayetteville.
Amber is no stranger to mission trips, she and her husband were actually missionaries for a while but prior to going to India with GHI, she has not been to India. India was in fact on her list of places that she never wanted to go. But in 2019, a lady from her church asked Amber if she wanted to go to India with her. Amber thought back then that someone else can go, but she felt God tell her that she needed to go. So she did.
She went to Hyderabad with a strictly women’s team and worked with the John Foundation. Some of the activities they did included Bible school for the children, job skills interview clinics, women’s ministry, and did BIble studies for their staff. But what really captured Amber’s heart was their ministry and the children’s homes of the orphans. It was a joyful experience to see how happy the kids were with what we would think is the bare minimum of survival. They were just so happy to show the little things that they have. It made her realize that things that we easily take for granted.
When asked to describe her mission trip to India in one word, Amber says the word for her is “trust”. She had to trust that the Lord was going to keep her safe. She also had to trust that the Lord was going to use her in ways that she may not even see all the effects. There is so much trust involved in that beyond the supernatural. And in light of what everyone is experiencing right now with the Covid19 pandemic, Amber says that Christians should be trusting the Lord that no matter what, we’re going to follow Him, no matter what and where we are going to be, and trust in Him that He will get us through this difficult time.
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.More about Missions Changed My Life Podcast.
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