MCML Podcast E66: Hunter & Red Light District
It has been a year and a half since Hunter has been to India due to the pandemic but his heart continues to beat for missions as, with the wisdom and insight given to him by our Lord, his next step is now seminary. He has all the trust in God that the knowledge he learned during his time in India will be used to further His goal and His calling in Hunter’s life for missions.
During his mission trips to India, Hunter has been to the red light district of India in Mumbai. For him, the people in the red light district were people engulfed in darkness, void of any hope. They sell their bodies to provide for themselves and their families. The only piece of hope they could muster was the hope that someone would take their offer and pay them. There was no love in it, simply a physical and monetary transaction. He could see that none of them wanted the life they have now. They were there because they had no other means of providing for both themselves and their families.
But he still believes that there is hope for everyone in the red light district: for the women, for their children and for their families. It is because Jesus didn’t shun nor shame any prostitute. Instead, he welcomed them with open arms and guided them towards God’s love. That is why Hunter urges us to go hang out with these people and show them God’s love. Even if it’s hard, even if you don’t want to see it, even if you don’t want to experience the darkness or even if you hate the fact that people go there, not the women themselves, but the people who are taking advantages of these women, come and see them, talk to them, show them that God cares and He loves them as well.
They feel trapped there. They didn’t ask to do this. And they deserve to have hope. They deserve to feel even just a glimmer of light in the darkness surrounding the entire district. Especially now that no one is going to the red light district because of the pandemic. We can show them that God cares and He hasn’t abandoned them. We can tell them that no matter how hard things are right now, no matter what happens, God will be there for them no matter what.
That is why we invite you to share the love of Jesus with vulnerable women. By giving them a month of groceries, your generosity not only blesses the women and their families but allows the church to make Christ known to them. $25 provides groceries for a whole month and each of these packets comes with the proclamation: Jesus loves you, Jesus is here for you.
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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.
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.
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