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 was 12 years old when she felt this burden on her heart.
Kourtney shares her story of how God placed this call of orphan care ministry on her heart and what life looked like after. It may be odd to hear that a middle schooler was so sure that God was leading her to do something, but the "call" was really just God breaking Kourtney's heart for those who He would later use her to minister to. Life didn't dramatically change after those mission trips, and Kourtney faced many disappointments that eventually led her to have an incredible testimony. Hear how God fulfilled His promise to Kourtney in ways that she never dreamed possible!
There are no right or wrong answers that we can give to God. He knows each of our hearts and simply saying "Here I am Lord, send me" is an attitude God will honor. God can and will use heartbreak and disappointments to bring Glory to Himself and to reveal His heart for the fatherless. As you'll hear in this episode, Kourtney's story was not the one she wrote for herself, but looking back, she wouldn't change a thing about it.
Now, Kourtney, an NCSU Graduate, thrives in her role as Trip & Teams Manager and is honored to get to send individuals to India to experience the same heart transformation that she experienced. Apply for a GHI trip and you'll hear from her!
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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GHI Instagram: @globalhopeindia
GHI Twitter: @globalhopeindia
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