MCML Podcast E9: From Selfish Ambition to Holy Ambition – Hunter’s Story
Hunter shares that his motives for missions work were initially for a “millennial-experience that would look good on Instagram,” after his trips he experienced a life-changing encounter and now he understands his role in God’s plan is more than just travel, but it’s his life.
Hunter shared that although he is not on the mission field right now he understands that his current mission field is in Raleigh, NC. He shared a quote he heard from some missionaries at a conference: “God worked on them for nine years before they did any serious ministry abroad.” and he believes that where God has him right now.
We discussed some of the differences between US culture and Christianity and what many countries, like India, have to deal with. They may risk losing family, friends, and more by publically following Christ.
Hunter shares a story of being invited to have tea with a family while on the mission field in India. Upon arriving to meet with the man, he was not there. He was invited in and set down with their daughter. It didn’t take him long to find out that he was not there just for tea. They were trying to arrange him with their daughter!
Kevin shares a devotional about understanding the call. He remembers a poster from his youth that said “God’s plan, my call.” Kevin unpacks how to hear and understand God’s voice when it comes to your calling. Jesus said follow me, not follow my plan. It’s about a person. We are Christ-followers. Remember that you have been called.
Hunter described the awe he felt seeing healings as a result of prayer while on a short-term mission trip to India. He shared his experience of seeing a blind eye healed and a person with scoliosis who saw their spine actually straighten up and instantly see a correction of one leg being shorter than the other instantly healed as a result of prayer.
One of the main ways that Hunter believes his life is forever changed because of missions is his quiet time spent with God is now not an academic exercise but a desire to know God and how to apply his Word to his life.
Hunter prays for young people who are just identifying a call to missions in their hearts. They may be six months or six years from going on a mission trip, but Hunter prays that they would understand their identity in Christ.
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.
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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