MCML Podcast E18: Pricilla’s Story – From Tragedy to Triumph
Pricilla works as an Emergency Room nurse at the University Medical Center of El Paso’s Level 1 Trauma Center. She grew up in Sacramento, California and has very strong ties to her Mexican heritage. She is a solo traveler, an adventurer, and an adrenaline junkie, and she loves the Dallas Cowboys. As a child, she remembered not knowing God at all and not having any kind of relationship with Him. She went through tumultuous and traumatizing experiences not just as a child but as an adult as well.
She was recently exposed to extreme hatred when the El Paso mass shooting occurred on August 3rd 2019, where a gunman shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 others at a Walmart store in El Paso. Pricilla talked about how her church’s pastor, Pastor Terry Gray of the Cavalry Chapel Sun City, went to the ER and prayed for the victims. That was God’s way of shining His light on a dark day in El Paso. That experience made her realize that God was the alpha and the omega. Everything was in God’s hands and He was always watching over His children.
Pricilla remembered how God was really calling her to become a nurse. She talked about a vision that she had while she was in her car and she suddenly saw herself being surrounded by many children. She then promised God that she gets accepted and finish her nursing program, she will go on medical missions. She firmly believed that if He puts something in your heart so strong, you can run away from it or you can run towards it with all of your heart. And when you trust God, you can really do anything.
Going on missions with Global Hope India gave Pricilla the sense of that vision being fulfilled. She saw children in need of a safe place and hope, and it was an honor to pray with them. She also interacted with women from red-light districts and prayed with them. She firmly believes that when God plants things in your life, He gives you a sense of direction. You can open doors for others to make them see what they would not have seen if you did not go on missions. Missions change your future. Trees are sprouting and it’s like a little garden is growing in her heart. And she can’t wait to see what grows because all these different seeds are planted by the different things that she has seen in the missions.
Meet Pricilla: She lives in El Paso, TX. She is an ER Nurse and was there in El Paso On August 3, 2019 when mass shooting occurred at a Walmart store in El Paso. A gunman shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 others. The FBI determined the shooting to be an act of domestic terrorism and hate crime. A few month’s later Pricilla is on a mission trip with Global Hope India. She has Mexican heritage. She was born in California. She is a nurse at University Medical Center of El Paso – a level 1 trauma center. As a follower of Christ she worships at Calvary Chapel in Sun City. She is a solo traveler adventurer adrenaline junkie. She loves the Dallas Cowboys.
Missions Changed My Life Podcast: A weekly podcast for the missionary in all of us. Everyone wants to make a difference in the world. Changing the World is a daunting task, but when we go on an international mission trip God can use that to change our world forever. Fellow travelers share real-life stories of radical transformation as a result of going on a mission trip. Find yourself right in the middle of a missions team being transformed by God. Receive practical resources as God uses missions to change your life. 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.
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.
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
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