Alita just graduated from Senior High School at Cary High School and will be heading into college at North Ridge University for a Nursing degree with the US Navy. She is employed at Chik-fil-A as well as the Taylor Family YMCA. She attends Hope Community Church and just returned from India.
Alita shares her experiences from her first mission trip to Hyderabad, India. She talks about jumping into the culture with two feet first and immersing herself in the culture. She got to connect with the young minds of the children at the orphanage, and also got the chance to connect with women who were learning how to get jobs. For Alita, it was such a dynamic experience that she never knew was possible. She also talks about a memorable experience where she had to be taken to a hospital in India where she met an Indian national who had the Galatians 2:20 verse tattooed on his arm. She found out later on that her mom has the same tattoo with the same bible verse. When Alita got back to the US, she got the same bible verse tattooed on her wrist. This has become another way for her to share the gospel even more. For when people ask her about her tattoo, she gets to tell them the amazing story behind it.
Alita knew that she had wanted to go into the healthcare profession. She has always loved medicine and wanted to help people. But when she went to India and saw how other medical systems work, it made her yearn to help them. Her experience at the hospital in India just cemented her decision to be in the medical field and become a nurse. It made her realize that not everyone can get the same kind of healthcare.
When asked to describe her mission trip experience in one word, Alita says the word for her is “faith”. She believes that she could not have gone through that hospital experience if she did not have faith that God would take her through the other side. When she called her parents from the hospital, they showed faith. When she called Hunter, he pointed Alita to faith. It was God’s way of telling Alida to just have faith.
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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