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Missions Changed My Life

89 EpisodesProduced by Global Hope IndiaWebsite

Get ready to celebrate God’s call to GO! Here comes your weekly dose of courage for the missionary in all of us. Buckle up! You’re going to hear amazing stories of radical transformation by actual mission trip participants from around the world. Every episode includes an inspiring word from God craf… read more

89 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

MCML Podcast E88: Partner Update with Pastor Manoj in Mumbai

July 20th, 2021


MCML Podcast E88: Partner Update with Pastor Manoj in Mumbai

Pastor Manoj gives us an update on what the Lord has done and been doing in Mumbai through his ministries. He also gives us a picture of the present condition …

MCML Podcast E87: Chad and Hearing the Voice of God Part 2 of 2

July 13th, 2021


MCML Podcast E87: Chad and Hearing the Voice of God Part 2 of 2

Imagine sitting in a room with an empty chair in front of you and start talking to it. Sounds crazy? That’s how it started with Chad. He did that to …

MCML Podcast E86: Chad and Hearing the Voice of God Part 1 of 2

July 6th, 2021


MCML Podcast E86: Chad and Hearing the Voice of God Part 1 of 2

Chad was packing hygiene kits with his son during Love Week at Elevation church when he felt like there was something more to do than just pack from where …

MCML Podcast E85: Jessica on Missions, Marriage, and Motherhood in India

June 29th, 2021


MCML Podcast E85: Jessica on Missions, Marriage, and Motherhood in India

Jessica went to India as an Intern for GHI in 2013. She got the full grasp of …

MCML Podcast E84: Coach Ashley Launches Sports with a Mission

June 22nd, 2021


MCML Podcast E84: Coach Ashley Launches Sports with a Mission

Ashley had always  felt the tug on her heart for India. On her first  trip, she remembers sitting at a dinner in the hotel, she looked at Kevin and asked, …

MCML Podcast E83: Emily's Story of how Privilege Equals Purpose

June 15th, 2021


MCML Podcast E83: Emily's Story of how Privilege Equals Purpose

One of the wonderful things of a mission trip is the fact that it does not only change …

MCML Podcast E82: Clint: a Yellow Watch and a Boy Named Kapil

June 8th, 2021


MCML Podcast E82: Clint: a Yellow Watch and a Boy Named Kapil

Clint joined a short mission trip but, even if it was a short trip, his eyes and heart opened as God guided him the entire time. Even if it was only a week or …

MCML Podcast E81: Leigh-Andrea's Story of Stumbling on God's Blessings of Missions

June 1st, 2021


MCML Podcast E81: Leigh-Andrea's Story of Stumbling on God's Blessings of Missions

While we are still not able to send missions to India at the moment, let Leigh-Andrea’s story inspire us and show us how a single mission …

MCML Podcast E80: Mike Passaro - the Romeo and Juliet of GHI Missions

May 25th, 2021


MCML Podcast E80: Mike Passaro - the Romeo and Juliet of GHI Missions

Mike has been going on mission trips since he was young. Never did he know that …

MCML Podcast E79: Asking God for the Nations with GHI's International Call to Prayer

May 18th, 2021


MCML Podcast E79: Asking God for the Nations with GHI's International Call to Prayer

Christians from different parts of the world come together to pray in unity as we cry out to God for the nations (Psalm 2:8) so that we …

MCML Podcast E78: The Joy of God with Jason Schmitt

May 11th, 2021


MCML Podcast E78: The Joy of God with Jason Schmitt

Jason always wanted  and prayed to be in a community where people love and care for each other.  …

MCML Podcast E77: Towa - Ballet with the Orphans in Mumbai

May 4th, 2021


MCML Podcast E77: Towa - Ballet with the Orphans in Mumbai

For Towa, a professional ballet dancer, the mission trip to India came unexpectedly. Thanks …

MCML Podcast E76: Kevin, Kourtney, and Justin talk about GHI's Virtual Mission Teams

April 27th, 2021


MCML Podcast E76: Kevin, Kourtney, and Justin talk about GHI's Virtual Mission Teams

The pandemic may have caused the world to shut down, affected many lives so badly and brought so much devastation to so many people, …

MCML Podcast E75: Latrice and Team Mama Bear Special Forces in India

April 20th, 2021


MCML Podcast E75: Latrice and Team Mama Bear Special Forces in India

In 2015, a group of 6 women, including Latrice, went on a mission  trip to India. It was a huge risk and sacrifice for a group of moms to go over, say …

MCML Podcast E74: Brooke Franke's Exhilarating Missions Experience

April 13th, 2021


MCML Podcast E74: Brooke Franke's Exhilarating Missions Experience

For Brooke, her mission trip to India is by far one of the landmark events in her life.  In 2018, a group of students went to Hyderabad to serve and love …

MCML Podcast E73: Bryan Returns to India to Pick His Heart Up

April 6th, 2021


Bryan shares an extraordinary story about how that first mission trip to India impacts him a lot even to this day. He was so overwhelmed by the kids’ passion and ability to love anyone and because of that, he’s always …

MCML Podcast E72: Praying John 17 GHI's Monthly International Call to Prayer

March 30th, 2021


MCML Podcast E72: Praying John 17 GHI's Monthly International Call to Prayer

In this MCML Podcast Episode #72 we invite you to join in on one of Global Hope India's monthly International Call of Prayer gatherings. This …

MCML Podcast E71: Nolan and the Fire of Missions

March 23rd, 2021


MCML Podcast E71: Nolan and the Fire of Missions

Nolan, a former Director of Operations for GHI, now a member of the Board of Global Hope India, has …

MCML Podcast E70: Frank's Mission Trip to Freedom

March 16th, 2021


In 2013, Frank and his team from Colorado went on a mission trip to India. They did so many things like doing Kids Jam in an orphanage, planting …

MCML Podcast E69: Kevin's Brave Soul Story

March 9th, 2021


Kevin,  a public school teacher in Alabama shares his experience in working with the children’s ministries in Mumbai India


From teaching …

MCML Podcast E68: Pat's Story of Outreach in the Red Light District of Mumbai

March 2nd, 2021


In 2017, Pat and 6 other women went to India for a mission trip to serve alongside Pastor Minaj, a local Pastor, with his ministry which was directly in support of the women, children, elderly and sick people in a very …

MCML Podcast E67: GHI's International Call to Prayer

February 23rd, 2021


While we at Global Hope India have a special place in our heart for India, we must never forget that Jesus loves the whole world and we dedicate this …

MCML Podcast E66: Hunter & Red Light District

February 16th, 2021


It has been a year and a half since Hunter has been to India due to the pandemic but his heart continues to beat for missions as, with the wisdom and insight given to him by our Lord, his next step is now seminary. He …

MCML Podcast E65: Pastor Manoj - Red Light District Update

February 9th, 2021


The red light district was usually very crowded and the women there would have plenty of business. But when the pandemic began to grow, their …

MCML Podcast E64: Pastor Manoj - Priya is Healed!

February 2nd, 2021


In early 2020, Pastor Manoj and his family kept themselves busy exercising, walking, continuing with their daily life with God’s presence. Priya was …

MCML Podcast E63: God Answers Prayer - Interview with Pastor Pongom Part 2

January 26th, 2021


As of January 2021, by the grace of God, life is almost back to normal. Although there are still some restrictions in the city, churches are actually coming together like before for worship with some precautions taken …

MCML Podcast E62: God Answers Prayer - Interview with Pastor Pongom Part 1

January 19th, 2021


2020 was a year full of challenges as Pastor Pongom attest with the challenges he and his family faced that year. His son, Theodore, was born in 2020 …

MCML Podcast E61: Pastor B's Story Part 2 - 20 Churches in 2020

January 12th, 2021


Pastor B didn’t know why but he had always had this desire to plant churches. He first had the desire implanted in him while he was visiting one of the villages and he was lying on his bed after praying when, all of a …

MCML Podcast E60: Pastor B's Story Part 1 - A Great Miracle That Changed A Life

January 5th, 2021


Pastor B was born in a Christian family but he has never been a Christian and never considered himself to have a personal relationship with Jesus. …

MCML Podcast E59: 2020-2021 GHI Update w/ Kevin, Kourtney, & Justin

December 29th, 2020


2020 has been a very eventful year for everyone. So many things have changed due to COVID19 and we have all been affected by it, some more than …

MCML Podcast E58: Prayer

December 22nd, 2020


Prayer has always been a core value of Global Hope India. We believe that we work but, when we pray, God works. The prayer in this episode is connected to the entirety of John 17. In this specific Bible chapter, Jesus …

MCML Podcast E57: Henry's Story Part 2 - No Limit

December 15th, 2020


Henry’s mission trips to India holds a special place in his heart. He had developed deep and long-lasting friendships during his trip and he …

MCML Podcast E56: Henry's Story Part 1 - Reaching Out Through Art

December 8th, 2020


Henry is a self-employed home improvement contractor from Raleigh, North Carolina where he is the owner and operator of his business. He and his wife …

MCML Podcast E55: Crystal's Story - A Wide World and Family

December 1st, 2020


Crystal’s a dental assistant, in Midland, Texas, and she actually works for the Midland Dentistry For Kids. She goes to Mid Cities Church and she’s a …

MCML Podcast E54: Dylan's Story - High School Mission Trip Experience

November 24th, 2020


Dylan was born in Plano, Texas and is currently living in Holly Springs, North Carolina. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for one and a half …

MCML Podcast E53: Ken's Story - A Connection with the Families

November 17th, 2020


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 …

David's Story Part 2 - Small Miracles

November 10th, 2020


During Pastor David’s medical mission trip, one man stuck out to his memory. There was this one man who was shaking so badly that he could no longer …

David's Story Part 1 - The Cheapest Measuring Tape

November 3rd, 2020


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 …

Rebecca's Story - A Vacation Turned Mission Trip

October 27th, 2020


Rebecca is one of the founding members of the board for Global Hope India togetehr with her husband. They are currently living in Apex, North …

Pastor Manoj and Priya Talk Health & Missions

October 20th, 2020


Priya had been recently diagnosed with cancer and had to get a surgery. She had been suffering for many months and they were very concerned for both Priya’s cancer and the treatment needed. Our community rallied behind …

Kevin's Story - The Beginning of Global Hope India

October 13th, 2020


Pastor Kevin went on his first trip to India in the year 1998 and it was a momentous time for him as it had been his first trip out of the USA, having not owned a passport before then. Before his trip to India, he did a …

GHI 2020 Update

October 6th, 2020


This year reminded us that God is in control and whatever plans we may have had for this year were not necessarily what God had in mind for us. But …

Zach's Story - A Witness to Change

September 29th, 2020


Pastor K's son, Zach, has been in India five times. His first trip was when he was 11 years old in 2001 and he has watched many places in India …

Kali's Story: An Eye Opening Experience

September 22nd, 2020


Kali has an early education degree and is in college pursuing higher education. She’s also a full time nanny and attends Hope Community Church in …

Julia's Story - A Missionary In These Times

September 15th, 2020


Julia is a single college student pursuing a bachelor in Science and Nursing in the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She is currently …

Mary's Story - Touched by Mission

September 8th, 2020


Mary was originally born in Ghana, West Africa and is now living in North Carolina. She’s a widower with two children and two grandchildren. She has …

Hannah's Story: Overwhelming Need for Jesus

September 1st, 2020


Hannah is married to her husband, Brandon, and they have a 20-month old daughter, Mia. They are actually expecting their second daughter in just a …

Scout's Story: On Fire for God

August 25th, 2020


Scout lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and works for the Green Bay Packers as a sales executive. He goes to Green Bay Community Church. Scott is originally from Birmingham, Alabama but after going on a mission trip to …

Amber's Story: A Heart that Trusts God

August 18th, 2020


This episode is special as I get to co-host the show with my daughter, Kourtney, who is also the Teams and Operations Manager for Global Hope India. …

Brad's Story: Testing and Growing Faith

August 11th, 2020


Brad is a graduate of Appalachian State University in North Carolina with a degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting. He attends Hope Community …

Alita's Story: Jumping in Feet First

August 4th, 2020


Alita just graduated from Senior High School at Cary High School and will be heading into college at North Ridge University for a Nursing degree with …

Caitlyn's Story: A Breathtaking Mission

July 28th, 2020


Caitlyn is a soon to be senior at Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina. She is currently a Sunday school teacher at Crosspointe Church, and …

David's Story - Being a Light in the World of Darkness

July 21st, 2020


David is from Durham, North Carolina. His dad, Chris, is a Global Hope India trip alumni and board member. As a kid, he grew up going to church with …

Rebekah's Story - The Spirit of Excitement

July 14th, 2020


Rebekah is from Fort Worth, Texas. She is a nurse and she graduated from Texas Christian University. She attends the Christ Chapel Bible Church where …

Josh's Story: Miracles and Appreciating Differences

July 7th, 2020


Josh is from Los Angeles, California. His parents were born in Korea, which makes Josh a second-generation Korean American. Josh just graduated from

Melody's Story - Rejoicing Over Generosity

June 30th, 2020


Melody was born in Texas and moved to North Carolina in 1998 when she was four years old. She is a graduate of Regent University in Virginia Beach. …

Translating Christ's Love Through Missions - Alex’s Story

June 23rd, 2020


Alex was born in El Salvador but he is currently in the US studying at Campbell University. He is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2020 right …

Ben's Story - Debt and Stewardship

June 16th, 2020


Ben has traveled to India with Global Hope India. He is a graduate of NC State University and he has a bachelor's in Science and Secondary Mathematics Education. Ben attends the Summit Church with pastor JD Greear. He's …

Savanah's Story - A Breakthrough From Missions

June 9th, 2020


Savanah's Story - A Breakthrough From Missions

Savanah is a barista from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.  She went on her first-ever mission trip to …

Katie’s Story - Faithfulness and Relying on God's Power

June 2nd, 2020


A few weeks ago, Josh shared his story with us, and in this episode, we talk to his wife, Katie. Katie and Josh are from New Bern, North Carolina. …

Emily’s Story - Finding Her Calling

May 26th, 2020


Emily is currently a sophomore at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Public Health with a …

Hayden's Story - Reward in the Midst of Discomfort

May 19th, 2020


Hayden was born in North Carolina. She is 17 years old, attends Green Hope High School where she is a junior, and she worships at Hope Community …

Jayden’s Story: Joyful Through Jesus

May 12th, 2020


Jayden is the only American to ever be baptized in India on any Global Hope India’s teams. She is still in high school at Green Hope High School and …

Emma’s Story- God’s Gift of Fulfillment

May 5th, 2020


Emma is a senior at Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina. She has already been to India two times with Global Hope India. She is involved …

Josh’s Story - A Life of Purpose

April 28th, 2020


Josh is the current President of the Board of Directors of Global Hope India. He and his wife, Katie, have been married for 12 years. They have three …

Marta Learns Unconditional Love for People a Whole World Away

April 21st, 2020


Marta has been to India twice. She is currently a senior in high school in North Carolina.

We talk with Marta about being a senior in the current

Matthew’s Story - From Running to Submitting

April 14th, 2020


Matthew is from Porterville, New York which is a small town in western New York, just south of Buffalo. He attended Alfred State College and works at

Justin’s Story - Prayer and Miracles

April 7th, 2020


Justin was born in Manipur and grew up in Northeast India. When he was just four years old, his dad passed away and his mother had no choice but to …

Pastor Jay - God’s Exponential Impact

March 31st, 2020


Pastor Jay is the middle school pastor at Hope Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a part of their central services team, which leads …

Pauline’s Story - We Cannot Outgive God

March 24th, 2020


Pauline is retired from medical practice and also medical equipment support. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and attends The Summit Church with …

Pricilla’s Story - From Tragedy to Triumph

March 17th, 2020


Pricilla works as an Emergency Room nurse at the University Medical Center of El Paso’s Level 1 Trauma Center. She grew up in Sacramento, California …

Friends from Manipur - Answering God’s Global Call

March 10th, 2020


I am so excited for today’s episode. Before we welcome today’s guests to the show, let me share some additional context why I was incredibly honored when they agreed to be on the show. That’s right we aren’t going to …

Andrew’s Story - Taking a Leap of Faith

March 3rd, 2020


Andrew Jarman grew up in a small rural town in eastern North Carolina. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. He …

Jim and Mary’s Story - Going Where God Leads You

February 25th, 2020


Jim and Mary have been married for 52 years. Jim is a retired meat manager from Winn-Dixie, while Mary is a retired teacher from Rutherfordton …

Lyn’s Story - Living Sent with Urgency

February 18th, 2020


Lyn is a recently retired career advisor from Fayetteville Tech Community College and an ordained chaplain. She has 3 adult children and 2 …

Rose's Story - Overcoming Spiritual Warfare

February 11th, 2020


Rose is a freshman at the Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia where she is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Zoology and Wildlife Biology with a …

Jenn - We're all Called to be Missionaries

February 4th, 2020


Jenn and her husband Kyle committed to go on a mission trip and shortly after, Kyle found himself unemployed. Instead of abandoning the trip they pressed in and found community with their team, and the generosity of …

Daniel from Guatemala to India

January 28th, 2020


Daniel shares his story of moving to the US at 16 from Guatemala with his family. After a short while in LA they moved to Raleigh and Daniel found a church where he got connected. It took a couple of years for him to …

Be a Part of His story in Order to Make History - Jennifer's Story

January 21st, 2020


Jennifer, who was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, moved to the US at age 10 and felt a calling to go to India years later while at University. When she got to go on her first trip to India she felt loved by …

From Selfish Ambition to Holy Ambition - Hunter's Story

January 14th, 2020


Hunter shares that his motives for missions work were initially for a "millennial-experience that would look good on Instagram," after his trips he …

Prayer is No Small Thing - Lisa's Story

January 7th, 2020


Lisa describes how an internship at her Church's missions department set her life on a new course. She found herself doing ministry in Nepal where Christianity is illegal. She likes to say that she didn't know what …

Bethany- I am Intentional About Seeing Needs Now

December 31st, 2019


Bethany shares about her experience on a medical trip to India, and what she learned working in a country that doesn't have access to the same …

Missions is a Lifestyle - Not Just a Trip

December 24th, 2019


Kyle and his wife went on a trip with Global Hope India even though Kyle had recently lost his job. They felt called and didn't let their current circumstances stop them from that calling.

In that situation, they learned …

The Pointy End of the Stick - Beverly's Story

December 17th, 2019


Beverly shares her story about feeling led to help plant a Church in Raleigh with Elevation. They sent her a manual to read through and she felt like …

Richard from Watoto in Africa

December 10th, 2019


The Watoto Church went from humble beginnings in a hotel suite in downtown Kampala, Watoto Church is now, on average, a 27000-strong congregation …

Called to Orphan Care - Kourtney's Story

December 3rd, 2019


After going to India one Summer and South Africa the next, Kourtney knew without a doubt that she was called to orphan care ministry overseas. She …

From Tragedy to Comfort - Tadhg's Story

December 3rd, 2019


From Tragedy to Comfort: 3 Trips Changed Tadhg's Life:

"So the general concept of a mission trip is that it's actually poorly looked on by a lot of people as you're flexing how much money you have and you're just showing …

From Exotic Dancing to Red Light District Missionary

December 3rd, 2019


From Exotic Dancing to Red Light District Missionary:

Becky has been on staff at Hope Community Church for 17 years. She currently is their medical and safety coordinator. She loves reading and jogging. She is recently …

BUCKLE UP! Here's Comes Missions Changed My Life Podcast (Trailer)

September 24th, 2019


Hello! I’m Pastor Kevin, Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Mission Changes My Life Podcast.

Ok so listen to this… it’s really a miracle! I just returned from my 50th trip to India in …

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