LTD Podcast E4: When Wendy from Vietnam Shares Jesus with Nelson an Asian American from Korea
This is a compelling story that should be an encouragement to church staff and volunteers about how God is on the move. He is bringing the mission field into our communities. God moved a young woman from Vietnam to a school in North Carolina and moved people from Korea decades ago so that Wendy and Nelson could now know Jesus.
Nelson was born in Durham, North Carolina. He holds a Bachelors in Chemistry from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and just like Wendy he too is employed with AstraZeneca. Nelson is also very involved in the community. This is part 2 of the story between Wendy and Nelson story. If you missed last week’s episode you’ll want to go back and catch it as you’ll see God used Wendy in making today’s episode with Nelson possible.
“I was certainly exploring my spirituality at a certain point. I just recently moved from Asheville to Durham to the triangle and so I was getting adjusted to working a new job. I had just left my friend group and was struggling to find a new one. Outside of work, there wasn’t much going on in my life aside from, occasional visits with family, but other than that, it was pretty lonely, so I started reaching out thinking about going to Churches and religious organizations to see how spirituality fit would fit into my life. Because I would say I certainly was agnostic until I met Wendy and it really wasn’t until she took me to church that I really felt that I could identify with Jesus.” – Nelson
“I think it was very easy for me to get caught up in the smaller things in life. The Superficial things in life, and it really wasn’t until I met Wendy and I went to church with her that there’s so much more to what we can do with our lives. There’s so much more we can do to serve our community and there’s so much more that we can do to help others and spread the word of Jesus and to learn that was a very humbling experience for me.” – Nelson
Also mentioned in this episode:
- The importance of serving in your local church to have a sense of connection
- Being a part of a small group is a source of encouragement and community for Nelson
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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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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.
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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.
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