Scout lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and works for the Green Bay Packers as a sales executive. He goes to Green Bay Community Church. Scott is originally from Birmingham, Alabama but after going on a mission trip to India, he decided to move to Green Bay. He grew up going to a Church of God church for about ten years. Eventually, their pastor left to start his own non-denominational church called Acts 2 Church and this is where Scout’s family still goes and this is what Scout calls as his home church. He went to the University of Alabama with a degree in Marketing.
Scout grew up in a Christian home where missing church on a Sunday was not an option. There was no doubt in his mind that God existed, but it was during his college years when his relationship with God became stronger. Whenever he was going through a difficult time, he found himself praying and just felt the weight being lifted off his shoulders. This was when he realized that he cannot go through life without having a strong relationship with God.
A co-worker who goes to Hope Community Church invited him to go on a mission trip to India, and this is where he met Kevin and the rest of the GHI team. Scout shares that going on the mission trip to India in July 2018 were one of the best decisions that he has ever made in his entire life. He went to Mumbai where he was able to go to the red light district and also met some awesome kids at an orphanage. It was a humbling experience for Scout to see the people in India so on fire for God. He even feels that he got more out of the trip than those who they interacted with while on the trip. Seeing people worship God even when they feel like everything is against them was so humbling for Scout. Coming back to the US, he felt really blessed to have everything and everyone that he has. It was moving for him to see people be on fire for God.
Scout shares the story of how he came to live in Green Bay. His grandfather lived in Green Bay. Towards the end of his grandfather’s life, he lived with Alzheimer’s and dementia where he could not remember a lot of things - even their family members’ names. Through all that, Scout and his grandfather always had a connection with watching Green Bay Packers games. This was an amazing way for them to still have their grandfather as he can still remember and talk about the details of the Green Bay Packers games. Scout wrote a letter to Bart Starr and asked if he and his grandfather can swing by their place as his grandfather is a huge fan. Bart Starr invited them and it was amazing to see Scout’s grandfather talking to Bart. Scout also shares the story of how Bart Starr became instrumental in his employment with the Green Bay Packers.
When asked how missions have changed his life, Scout shares that it definitely humbled him and put things in perspective. It started making him question his plans for his life and if they are aligned with what God had planned for him. It made him think about what he can do to be more on fire for God and made him want to continue God’s plan for his life. Going to India on a mission trip just reignited the fire within him to want to do more with his life and for others.
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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