MCML Podcast E53: Ken’s Story – A Connection with the Families
Ken was born and raised in Taylorsville, North Carolina. Ken has been a board member twice, serving his second term at the moment. He is married to Anita and they have been to India with Global Hope India. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business from UNC and he and his wife worship at Mount Vernon Baptist Church. He and his wife are both Youth Sunday teachers and Ken is also a deacon there. He is also a CPA and managing partner with Stancil CPA and Advisors.
Back in 2017, Ken and his wife did a ministry trip in a predominantly Christian village in Northeast India, working with the church in the village and helping out with various ministries. They spoke and taught at the Sunday services, working during the week with the young people, with the ladies’ ministry and with the children and youth. There was even a day when other local pastors came in for some training, focusing mostly on discipleship ministries. Each day there was an experience with different teams, different groups to work with and each day they had a great time. They even had a friend, John, who conducted a medical clinic throughout the week during that time. Their other friend, Eva, helped in the teaching ministry and she was an artist. She painted some murals on the wall and also did other paintings, beautiful artworks that the villagers appreciated and were enthralled with.
The highlight of their week was working with the children. His wife has a lot of experience working with children and doing kind of like a Bible school type setting. The children really responded well to the stories and she would teach them crafts they would do together. At night, they had a more informal ministry with the children, teaching them Bible stories. At the end of the week, they had a community night where the children’s parents all came to watch the children perform creative skits for different Bible stories.
Their ministry with the children was a huge success for both the children and the parents and they were invited to come back again, for a whole week sometimes. They had been talking about it and wanting to do it again but that was when COVID happened. But even that will not deter them. It might not be this year or the next but they plan to going to India again as soon as they can. Because the experience they had during their trip to India was wonderful and they truly felt that God is telling them to do it again, to go to India and help spread the word of God’s love and Jesus Christ to the children and their parents.
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