MCML Podcast E47: GHI 2020 Update
This year reminded us that God is in control and whatever plans we may have had for this year were not necessarily what God had in mind for us. But that does not mean that we don’t know our mission. Global Hope India has always had the mission to make Christ known among people that have limited access to learn and know about Jesus. We’ve been focused on the country of India but, while our mission has stayed the same, part of the mission has definitely changed completely so that we can complete this mission.
One of the high values that we have when discipling people who wish to go on a mission trip is flexibility. This is even written into our trip preparation manual. When you apply to go on a trip with Global Hope India, you’ll go through a six to eight month discipleship process where you prepare not only your luggage but your heart as well. Our plans for 2020 may have changed and we may not be in control but God is very much in control. Our plan for 2020 was to be full of teams going on missionary trips – lots of teams with lots of new faces. Over 15 teams were planned and we were super excited to meet new people but these trips had to be canceled.
We might not be able to go physically but every single day we are hearing of how God is at work. India shut down because of COVID19, closing everything down quickly without notice while most of the workers in India were migrant workers. These people were left to walk on the hottest month of May with public transportation shut down. It was an eye opening experience and a heartbreaking moment, seeing so much suffering. But listening to the missionaries and pastors we have there working on a mission field, God’s really using the church to empower the people during these trying times.
Even through it all, there is still hope. It is a testimony to God’s will and love that the church is still able to step up and continue to stay strong. Facilitating short term mission trips is a very high priority to us but God made it clear years ago that we must have a strategy: PRAY, GIVE, GO. We might not be able to GO but the two other very valuable things that we have been called to do we can still do and we would like to share them with you on this episode.
In other news, I have also started to write a book last January and, even before the word COVID had entered our mind, God has pressed me that I needed to spend the first quarter of 2020 writing. With the help of such awesome people, the book Audacious Generosity was completed in May and will be released on Amazon on November 17. Go to kevinwhite.us and get the links there for the book, including a free pre-release version you can download.
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.
Missions Changed My Life Podcast: A weekly podcast for the missionary in all of us. Everyone wants to make a difference in the world. Changing the World is a daunting task, but when we go on an international mission trip God can use that to change our world forever. Fellow travelers share real-life stories of radical transformation as a result of going on a mission trip. Find yourself right in the middle of a missions team being transformed by God. Receive practical resources as God uses missions to change your life. 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