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 she was not a campus pastor or worship leader but she could pray and she could start a small group. That small group grew to two small groups, then a host, which lead to an Elevation Campus, and now two Campuses with thousands worshipping together in only four years. She is an incredible example of simple obedience.
"God can do so much with the tiniest move of faith." -Beverly.
She is a successful corporate leader, a mother, and a wife on top of helping grow a thriving church. You would think she would consider herself too busy for missions work, but when presented with the opportunity to go and serve in India she jumped at the opportunity.
"God can use anybody anytime, anywhere anyway. He wants." - Beverly
Beverly shared that one of the biggest changes to her life after a foreign mission trip was she came back as a person with a very small capacity to complain.
From being scared of public speaking as a 13-year-old to giving a talk to over 400 young women in India about her struggle with alcoholism and sexual abuse she felt like God used this trip as a full-circle moment to knock off the rough edges of her heart.
"One of the things we say over and over on this show is that we go on a mission trip really, trusting God to use us to impact the lives of others. And he absolutely does that. Yeah. But it's. Not uncommon at all to get on that trip and realize God's really ulterior motive is to change us." - Kevin
Beverly sums up what she learned as God has taught her that surrender is the best posture to have with Him. Surrender and then get out of His way.
"I'm just more attuned to understanding what God's priority is with every person, and that's to bring them into a knowledge of him. I'm more likely to look for his agenda with a person and listen for his voice." - Beverly
It's easy for us to think that mission trip is something for a teenager, not a professional... Beverly breaks through this mold and models the impact that a trip could make in your life.
Also mentioned in this episode:
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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