During Pastor David’s medical mission trip, one man stuck out to his memory. There was this one man who was shaking so badly that he could no longer work. He couldn’t do anything and Pastor David asked the translator to ask what he would like him to pray for this shaking man. The man asked that Pastor David prayed for his shaking so he took the man’s hands and started to pray for him. Before he could finish his prayer, God answered and the man’s hands stopped shaking. Pastor David didn’t know how long it lasted but he will never forget feeling such a blessing to him to see the man receive healing immediately. And through this small miracle, the shaking man realized that God is real. In the midst of the many other beings being worshipped in India, the one who answered his prayer had been Jesus Christ. Many similar things happened during that time, letting them know of God’s presence.
Pastor David also became part of the ministry in the red district together with the others and he would see the ladies who work there bring their children every day to them. Pastor Manoj, who has done an episode for this episode together with his wife Priya, had set up the ministry where he’s feeding the children and helping them get ready to go to school. Pastor David also did a medical mission team for these children and checked their weight and condition so the ministry could immediately address any issues that they found.
They also gave out medication and checked their blood pressure as part of their medical mission trip. A lot of them have never even been weighed before or their current age. People of different ages and religions came to their medical mission trip. No matter what religion they had, they still asked that their family and children to be prayed for. They believe in prayer and some of them become emotional during the prayer.
There are a lot of people who may think that they aren’t a medical doctor or they don’t have any experience with building and architecture, what would they do on a mission trip? You don’t have to do any of that part to help on a mission trip, even on a medical mission. You could do what Pastor David did and take their weight and height. You could even just pray for them. You can just be there and play with the children.
You don’t have to be a doctor but you can be a healer.
What they need and want is your time. In India or in any other country, it’s the same thing. Go to the children, go to the people. Tell them about Jesus. Talk to them. Pray for them.
Do whatever God guides towards you and you’ll be doing the right thing, the blessed thing.
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.
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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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