MCML Podcast E37: Caitlyn’s Story: A Breathtaking Mission
Caitlyn is a soon to be senior at Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina. She is currently a Sunday school teacher at Crosspointe Church, and she works at the Triangle Aquatic Center where she is a Site Manager. As a Site Manager, she oversees the daily maintenance and the staff.
Caitlyn has gone on a 10-day mission trip to Hyderabad with Global Hope India. She was able to serve with our church partner and connect with the kids there at the orphanage by teaching classes and performing with the children. Caitlyn also shares the story of her connection to Hayden and Emma (both have also shared their stories on the MCML podcast). Hayden was Caitlyn’s very first friend when she moved to Cary. In fact, it was Hayden who convinced her to go on a mission trip to India.
Caitlyn shares a funny story from her mission trip experience where she and Hayden had to sleep in the “swamp room” of a three-star hotel. You need to listen to her story to find out why it’s called the “swamp room”. She also shares some of the adjustments that she needed to make while in India which includes getting used to wearing pants every day. India’s modesty level is a lot higher than the US and so all the females were encouraged to not wear shorts outside their hotel room to avoid being stared at.
When asked how missions have changed her life, Caitlyn says that she started praying more than she did before. Where she used to pray for a meal, before going to sleep, and maybe once or twice a week during her day; she now talks to God every day – when going to work, coming home from work, and even while working she tries to talk to God as much as she can. If she will describe her mission trip in one word, the word would be “breathtaking”. Everything that she saw in India was mind-blowingly beautiful and their culture was something to be admired.
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.More about Missions Changed My Life Podcast.
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