Caitlyn is a soon to be senior at Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina. She is currently a Sunday school teacher at Crosspointe Church, and she works at the Triangle Aquatic Center where she is a Site Manager. As a Site Manager, she oversees the daily maintenance and the staff.
Caitlyn has gone on a 10-day mission trip to Hyderabad with Global Hope India. She was able to serve with our church partner and connect with the kids there at the orphanage by teaching classes and performing with the children. Caitlyn also shares the story of her connection to Hayden and Emma (both have also shared their stories on the MCML podcast). Hayden was Caitlyn’s very first friend when she moved to Cary. In fact, it was Hayden who convinced her to go on a mission trip to India.
Caitlyn shares a funny story from her mission trip experience where she and Hayden had to sleep in the “swamp room” of a three-star hotel. You need to listen to her story to find out why it’s called the “swamp room”. She also shares some of the adjustments that she needed to make while in India which includes getting used to wearing pants every day. India’s modesty level is a lot higher than the US and so all the females were encouraged to not wear shorts outside their hotel room to avoid being stared at.
When asked how missions have changed her life, Caitlyn says that she started praying more than she did before. Where she used to pray for a meal, before going to sleep, and maybe once or twice a week during her day; she now talks to God every day - when going to work, coming home from work, and even while working she tries to talk to God as much as she can. If she will describe her mission trip in one word, the word would be “breathtaking”. Everything that she saw in India was mind-blowingly beautiful and their culture was something to be admired.
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.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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