MCML Podcast E50: Rebecca’s Story – A Vacation Turned Mission Trip
Rebecca is one of the founding members of the board for Global Hope India together with her husband. They are currently living in Apex, North Carolina with their two cats. She doesn’t just have a bachelor’s degree but a Master’s and a PhD as well! She and her husband attend Hope Community Church and she is currently employed with the US office of personnel management where she is a performance manager. She’s a very active person with her love for soccer and participating marathons. When she was in high school, she carried the Olympics torch as an escort runner for the torch bearers, carrying the Olympics torch from time to time so it would never drop.
While she had been on a trip to six of the seven continents, her first trip to India was in March of 2011 and she had been to India multiple times since then. Each trip to India has been unique for her with different experiences and people to interact with even when she was visiting the same places.
Rebecca has always had a passion for missions and ever since her first mission trip when she was 14, she had always felt like God called to her for short term missions. Her first mission trip was to the Dominican Republic and, as she grew older, it became harder to find the time to do any mission trips. She prayed to God to give her and her husband a chance to serve God and God answered during the time they had been planning their vacation trip to Australia. The opportunity popped up for a mission trip to India led by our very own Pastor Kevin and they had gotten to know Pastor Kevin through the small group ministry which they had gotten involved with because of their trip to the Ukraine. The dates worked out, almost like the same dates they had planned to go to Australia. They prayed on it and decided to go to India and it was there where they found their calling. She hadn’t intended to make India one of the primary locations or countries to visit multiple times. For her and her husband, India was the place where they felt God called them. It wasn’t because it was necessarily a plan to go to India or they ended up falling in love with India and the people there, but God was truly sending them there for a reason.
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