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Living the Dream

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The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! … read more


When Wendy from Vietnam Shares Jesus with Nelson an Asian American from Korea

This is a compelling story that should be an encouragement to church staff and volunteers about how God is on the move. He is bringing the mission field into our communities. God moved a young woman from Vietnam to a school in North Carolina and moved people from Korea decades ago so that Wendy and Nelson could now know Jesus.

Nelson  was born in Durham, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelors in Chemistry from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and just like Wendy he too is employed with AstraZeneca. Nelson is also very involved in the community. This is part 2 of the story between Wendy and Nelson story. If you missed last week’s episode you’ll want to go back and catch it as you’ll see God used Wendy in making today’s episode with Nelson possible.

"I was certainly exploring my spirituality at a certain point. I just recently moved from Asheville to Durham to the triangle and so I was getting adjusted to working a new job. I had just left my friend group and was struggling to find a new one. Outside of work, there wasn't much going on in my life aside from, occasional visits with family, but other than that, it was pretty lonely, so I started reaching out thinking about going to Churches and religious organizations to see how spirituality fit would fit into my life. Because I would say I certainly was agnostic until I met Wendy and it really wasn't until she took me to church that I really felt that I could identify with Jesus." - Nelson

"I think it was very easy for me to get caught up in the smaller things in life. The Superficial things in life, and it really wasn't until I met Wendy and I went to church with her that there's so much more to what we can do with our lives. There's so much more we can do to serve our community and there's so much more that we can do to help others and spread the word of Jesus and to learn that was a very humbling experience for me." - Nelson

Also mentioned in this episode:

  • The importance of serving in your local church to have a sense of connection
  • Being a part of a small group is a source of encouragement and community for Nelson

Also check out these articles by Global Hope India:
International are Increasing
Asians are Waiting to Know Christ
Why you Need Internationals in Your Church

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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.

Living the Dream Podcast: The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven. More about Living the Dream Podcast.

Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Living the Dream 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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