Pastor David is a dear friend of Pastor Kevin and he’s from North Carolina, having been married to his wife Kelly for almost 26 years. They have two daughters and have been blessed with grandchildren. He also has a large extended family including his own family of five boys and two girls. He grew up surrounded with the love of his family with cousins everywhere he looked and lots of food being prepared everyday for their large family.
Pastor David has had a lot of interesting experiences, some of which includes being a part of a living Christmas tree with Santa’s house underneath and being part of the filming industry in North Carolina which included being an accidental extra in Forrest Gump. He is also a certified history fan, participating in civil war reenactment and sharing historical facts whenever he preaches or teaches.
Pastor David has been in India twice, with his first visit to India being in 2018. His second trip to India was during the end of 2019, welcoming the new year in India. During his mission trip, he was partnered up with a team of engineers that he got to be very good friends with and considers them brothers. They spent the trip helping different towns and people with their engineering issues like designing buildings and other structures including a school and abus park where the buses would stop in their town and spend some money. He even helped a pastor and his wife by creating some cabinets and shelves. He has also participated in a medical mission trip and he helped by measuring the people who went to get a check up using a $1 measuring tape. For every person he measured, he offered a prayer. No matter how bad their personal situation was, they mostly always say “Pray for my children, that they will get education and that they will have good health”. No matter how dire their own situation may be, these kind people were prioritizing their children. Some days, about hundreds of people were lining up so Pastor David realized that God was allowing him to use the world’s cheapest tape measurement to pray with hundreds and hundreds of people in India.
This is just the first part of Pastor David’s interesting stories. We invite you to come back next week for part two and we hope that you enjoyed part one!
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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