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 a degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College and is involved at Cliffdale Church. Growing up in Ghana, there were long term missionaries who came and lived in her city. They taught her the Bible, the word of God at their school when she was just an elementary student. It was truly a selfless dedication and she learned a lot from them. Even now, she could still say the scriptures they taught her and the other children. It was their missionary that had a great impact in her life and influenced her walk with God. She feels that now it is her turn to impact someone’s life.
Her first trip to India, she visited an orphanage and an elderly home for many hours a day. It was during that time that memories from back home came to her and she knew that God was really working in her heart, initiating a call to save. She retired from her job in the banking industry so that she could go on mission trips whenever she had the chance and became a full time missionary, to be ready at all times. She wasn’t even scared about quitting nor was it a difficult decision to make for she knew that God was blessing her.
And last fall, she was on a mission with restoration girls, girls who have been rescued out of some form of trafficking within India. She fell in love with the girls and she loved every second of her time with them. In spite of poverty and the circumstances of their situation, the people still reach for faith and love. Just as the missionaries have touched her heart and she hoped she had touched the hearts of those she had met and been with on her own missionary trips, these girls also touched her heart. There is even one girl in her group that she would like to pray for because her life has changed so much and she is trying to know Christ. This girl would like to go to the Police Academy and change her life. She also wanted to change the life of other people for the better, just like Mary all those years ago as a young girl in Ghana.
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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