Priya had been recently diagnosed with cancer and had to get a surgery. She had been suffering for many months and they were very concerned for both Priya’s cancer and the treatment needed. Our community rallied behind them and supported them with prayers and financial aid. The cancer may not be cured yet but, due to the support of the community, Priya’s suffering was eased and her current treatments and necessary fees are now brief now. They are so grateful to the community that supported them in their time of need. Not only that but Priya has seen the pain and side effects of the other patients for their continued treatment but Priya herself is doing well, feeling no pain or side effects. She knows that God is with her, giving her strength and helping her. She is thankful to the Lord and Jesus Christ. She and Pastor Manoj are also grateful from the depths of their heart for the community and how they stood with them, supported them, prayed with them and became a source of hope and light together with God during one of the darkest moments of their lives.
And it is because of the strength she got from God and the community that she sent her husband back out onto the mission field for there are families in need and they could help them with meal kits, food kits and so much more. Priya had always encouraged and supported her husband in the ministry and became his rock during the hard times. Even when they had not a single dollar in their name, she heard the voice of God and they decided to trust the Lord and serve Him by faith. He had been with her the entire way when she was diagnosed with cancer. She told him that she was okay now, the surgery was done, and he needed to get back out there for there were people who needed help. Even after the pain and tribulation, the mission stayed in her heart. With her support and pushing, he was able to prepare a lot and have completed the distribution for the first area, distributing even during heavy rain. Even during such terrible weather, he could see the happy faces of the people who received a packet, receiving it tightly. They were so grateful and shining with hope. But Pastor Manoj is not stopping there. They have been talking about it and praying for guidance for the last three to four weeks. They want to do something that can reach the patients, particularly the children who are cancer patients and outstation patients. They want to be able to reach out and feed them, maybe create a temporary program where they can come and stay while they’re pursuing treatments. They are still thinking about how to proceed but they know that God’s Will will be their guiding force behind any programs or plans they make.
Even in the midst of COVID, Pastor Manoj and Priya truly exemplified what it meant to have faith in the Lord. They found strength to face the situation and never lost hope. They trusted the Lord and God sent the community to them to pray and support them. For even in the darkest of nights, in the most terrible of storms, as long as we have faith and trust in our Lord, He shall provide.
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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