AG Podcast E15: Transformational Loss – Excerpts of an Interview with Markus Watson
In Markus Watson’s interview with Pastor Kevin, they talk about Pastor Kevin’s experience with loss. Even from an early age, Pastor Kevin has lived a life full of pain and loss. He was an insecure child who was being bullied and his parent’s failed marriage and divorce had a huge impact in his life.
His eyes were opened when he heard God’s message in high school. Ever since that day, he had wanted to use his life in service to God, giving his heart to the Lord.
But he didn’t quite understand what God wanted from him. His relationship with God back then was performance based and he was a severe workaholic. His 50 work hours a week became 60 then became a very worrying 70. He nearly destroyed his marriage and their family, and almost killed himself by working so hard all in the name of the ministry.
His worrying workaholic practices were the reason why he was let go from the church that he worked so hard for. It was a painful moment for him but it was also that experience that finally made him understand that all God ever wanted was time with him.
All he really wanted for him was to pursue His presence and that became his ministry, his purpose. He found this during his time in India and that is when he was invited by a group of counselors that ministers to pastors in his area. One of the men left the church and they fell into financial hardships. They couldn’t pay for any of their bills. They had no money but it was also the time when he felt really free to pursue the presence of God so he did.
The need for food grew into something more: to share with others the presence of God. For they may need food but, at least, they knew the Lord Jesus. What about the others? His heart broke and he began to pray for God to give them food, not for them but so others might eat.
That was when God provided, guiding him towards the products supermarkets would simply throw away and, before he knew it, the supermarket had given them donations they could use. They filled their refrigerators and cabinets and he realized that if they hoard it, it goes away, but if they give it away, it comes right back. The next day it happened again and again. Within a year, they were sharing food with over 500 families in a month.
His loss made him a better person, made him a better child of God. His loss brought him to where he is right now, where God wanted him to be.
Loss is not the end but the beginning and Pastor Kevin’s story of loss shows that.
Listen to the entire interview with Markus Watson here.
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Meet Pastor Kevin: Twenty years ago, Kevin White needed food for his family. God said, “Feed others and your family will eat too.” Today the organization Kevin founded, With Love From Jesus Ministries continues to distribute millions of dollars a year in needed resources to high need populations. Kevin’s family never missed a meal, and Kevin went from barely surviving to thriving through Audacious Generosity. For ten years, Kevin has been the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India a mission organization to Indian Nationals. He’s traveled to India fifty times hosting a thousand people on mission trips. Kevin and his wife, Shelly, have three adult children and one grandchild. They live in Cary, North Carolina. More about Pastor Kevin.
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions. Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org