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 mission trip to Louisiana. The chance to go to India came when he had been in church one Sunday morning and he sensed God was whispering to his spirit to join the upcoming pastors conference in India as a prayer partner that had just been announced in his church. He encountered a lot of problems then. He had never had a chance to travel out of the country, he had no resources or money, his children were still so young and he was unemployed at the moment.
That was when God showed him that where He guides, He provides. Pastor Kevin went and got a passport and a visa. Before he knew it, some of his friends from church had handed him an airplane ticket, saying that God would have us pay for his ticket so that he could go so they did. He ended going to India on a life-changing trip.
God radically changed his life with this trip. He might not have been part of those who preached during this time but he surrendered himself to that desire to preach. He made some friends and, along the way, he was able to speak truth into people’s lives and pray with them, building relationships between them and God as well as with him as well. One of the relationships he had been able to build was the elder of their church that he went with, Tom, the first Indian Partner that became one of the foundations of Global Hope India. Pastor Kevin spent most of their time out with him and his ministry, his orphanage and his group of pastors just really ministering out there. It was during that time that Pastor Kevin met Raja. As of today, Pastor Kevin and Raja have been friends for over 20 years and partners in ministry. They were like families living across the world, writing letters to one another, sending Christmas cards and, when the internet became a common thing, they emailed each other regularly, sending greetings and happy birthdays for their children.
Pastor Kevin wanted to share his experience with his children, show them how the children in India lived so they could know the true peace and joy found only in Christ. He prayed to God that his three children be able to see His work in India and God answered. From that, his mission grew to show everyone God’s love and guidance in India, to create Global Hope India the way it is now. It was because of God’s love and the support of everyone around him that we are now here with you, spreading God’s love and guidance, spreading our mission and we will continue to do so for this is our mission. This is where God has guided Pastor Kevin and everyone here in Global Hope India.
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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