MCML Podcast E51: David’s Story Part 1 – The Cheapest Measuring Tape
Pastor David is a dear friend of Pastor Kevin and he’s from North Carolina, having been married to his wife Kelly for almost 26 years. They have two daughters and have been blessed with grandchildren. He also has a large extended family including his own family of five boys and two girls. He grew up surrounded with the love of his family with cousins everywhere he looked and lots of food being prepared everyday for their large family.
Pastor David has had a lot of interesting experiences, some of which includes being a part of a living Christmas tree with Santa’s house underneath and being part of the filming industry in North Carolina which included being an accidental extra in Forrest Gump. He is also a certified history fan, participating in civil war reenactment and sharing historical facts whenever he preaches or teaches.
Pastor David has been in India twice, with his first visit to India being in 2018. His second trip to India was during the end of 2019, welcoming the new year in India. During his mission trip, he was partnered up with a team of engineers that he got to be very good friends with and considers them brothers. They spent the trip helping different towns and people with their engineering issues like designing buildings and other structures including a school and a bus park where the buses would stop in their town and spend some money. He even helped a pastor and his wife by creating some cabinets and shelves. He has also participated in a medical mission trip and he helped by measuring the people who went to get a check up using a $1 measuring tape. For every person he measured, he offered a prayer. No matter how bad their personal situation was, they mostly always say “Pray for my children, that they will get education and that they will have good health”. No matter how dire their own situation may be, these kind people were prioritizing their children. Some days, about hundreds of people were lining up so Pastor David realized that God was allowing him to use the world’s cheapest tape measurement to pray with hundreds and hundreds of people in India.
This is just the first part of Pastor David’s interesting stories. We invite you to come back next week for part two and we hope that you enjoyed part one!
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