Hunter shares that his motives for missions work were initially for a "millennial-experience that would look good on Instagram," after his trips he experienced a life-changing encounter and now he understands his role in God's plan is more than just travel, but it's his life.
Hunter shared that although he is not on the mission field right now he understands that his current mission field is in Raleigh, NC. He shared a quote he heard from some missionaries at a conference: "God worked on them for nine years before they did any serious ministry abroad." and he believes that where God has him right now.
We discussed some of the differences between US culture and Christianity and what many countries, like India, have to deal with. They may risk losing family, friends, and more by publically following Christ.
Hunter shares a story of being invited to have tea with a family while on the mission field in India. Upon arriving to meet with the man, he was not there. He was invited in and set down with their daughter. It didn't take him long to find out that he was not there just for tea. They were trying to arrange him with their daughter!
Kevin shares a devotional about understanding the call. He remembers a poster from his youth that said "God's plan, my call." Kevin unpacks how to hear and understand God's voice when it comes to your calling. Jesus said follow me, not follow my plan. It's about a person. We are Christ-followers. Remember that you have been called.
Hunter described the awe he felt seeing healings as a result of prayer while on a short-term mission trip to India. He shared his experience of seeing a blind eye healed and a person with scoliosis who saw their spine actually straighten up and instantly see a correction of one leg being shorter than the other instantly healed as a result of prayer.
One of the main ways that Hunter believes his life is forever changed because of missions is his quiet time spent with God is now not an academic exercise but a desire to know God and how to apply his Word to his life.
Hunter prays for young people who are just identifying a call to missions in their hearts. They may be six months or six years from going on a mission trip, but Hunter prays that they would understand their identity in Christ.
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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