Pastor Manoj and Priya Talk Health & Missions

Season: 1
Episode: 49
Priya was recently diagnosed with cancer yet they never lost strength or hope for they knew that as long as they have faith, God will provide.
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Priya had been recently diagnosed with cancer and had to get a surgery. She had been suffering for many months and they were very concerned for both Priya’s cancer and the treatment needed. Our community rallied behind them and supported them with prayers and financial aid. The cancer may not be cured yet but, due to the support of the community, Priya’s suffering was eased and her current treatments and necessary fees are now brief now. They are so grateful to the community that supported them in their time of need. Not only that but Priya has seen the pain and side effects of the other patients for their continued treatment but Priya herself is doing well, feeling no pain or side effects. She knows that God is with her, giving her strength and helping her. She is thankful to the Lord and Jesus Christ. She and Pastor Manoj are also grateful from the depths of their heart for the community and how they stood with them, supported them, prayed with them and became a source of hope and light together with God during one of the darkest moments of their lives.

And it is because of the strength she got from God and the community that she sent her husband back out onto the mission field for there are families in need and they could help them with meal kits, food kits and so much more. Priya had always encouraged and supported her husband in the ministry and became his rock during the hard times. Even when they had not a single dollar in their name, she heard the voice of God and they decided to trust the Lord and serve Him by faith. He had been with her the entire way when she was diagnosed with cancer. She told him that she was okay now, the surgery was done, and he needed to get back out there for there were people who needed help. Even after the pain and tribulation, the mission stayed in her heart. With her support and pushing, he was able to prepare a lot and have completed the distribution for the first area, distributing even during heavy rain. Even during such terrible weather, he could see the happy faces of the people who received a packet, receiving it tightly. They were so grateful and shining with hope. But Pastor Manoj is not stopping there. They have been talking about it and praying for guidance for the last three to four weeks. They want to do something that can reach the patients, particularly the children who are cancer patients and outstation patients. They want to be able to reach out and feed them, maybe create a temporary program where they can come and stay while they’re pursuing treatments. They are still thinking about how to proceed but they know that God’s Will will be their guiding force behind any programs or plans they make.

Even in the midst of COVID, Pastor Manoj and Priya truly exemplified what it meant to have faith in the Lord. They found strength to face the situation and never lost hope. They trusted the Lord and God sent the community to them to pray and support them. For even in the darkest of nights, in the most terrible of storms, as long as we have faith and trust in our Lord, He shall provide.

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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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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.

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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. 

3 Exciting Elements of the Show:

  1. Compelling Stories of Radical Transformation from Ordinary People: Captivating interviews with actual mission trip participants from around the world.
  2. An Inspiring Word: 20+ years of real life mission trip devotional moments with Pastor Kevin – GHI’s Founder & Executive Director.
  3. Practical Tools: to empower & equip you as God uses missions to change your life.

Beverly: Listen in as this Corporate Executive shares how God led her to share her story of sexual abuse with students at a government high school in Manipur India and what happened next.

Tadhg: Hear how this 20 year old college student found himself in a grieving family’s home in Chennai India and how all of a sudden he saw God use his brother’s tragic death to comfort others.

Becky: Listen as this former exotic dancer shares how God took her to the Red Light District in Mumbai India to tell hundreds of women, “you are not alone”.

Kyle: Listen how God took Kyle to the mission field in India when he was unemployed in preparation for him 2 years later to be moved to Salt Lake City Utah where only 2% of the population is Christian.

Richard: Hear how God took this mission trip host for a church in Uganda on 2 mission trips to India within 1 year and how it changed his life forever.

Jennifer: Hear how God has taken this native of the Dominican Republic on 3 mission trips to India. Each were extremely different, but all were radically life-changing. 

Lisa: Hear how Lisa went on a mission trip to China and Nepal and immediately returned home and changed her major and career. Listen as she articulates her call to be a missionary for the rest of her life.

Picture a small team on an international mission trip in India. They had breakfast and are in route to their scheduled program for the day. They are singing along to Elevation Worship over the speaker. After one of the songs Pastor Kevin says, “Ok team, let me share a word of encouragement with you.” The team cheers and says, “come on now” and Pastor Kevin says, “today’s word is…”

You’re invited into these real life mission moments. These brief devotionals will fuel your passion to be the missionary God as called you to be.  You’ll love that Pastor Kevin understands your calling. Get ready as each “Word” inspires you toward radical faith and obedience.

7 Examples:

  1. Listen
  2. Comfort
  3. Presence
  4. Sent
  5. Power
  6. Freedom
  7. People

Raising support? Get ready! We have resources to help you.

Is this really God speaking to me? Trust us! We understand this question and have tools to help you be confident about God’s ability to guide you.

Too many interpersonal conflicts distracting you from the mission? We’ve got you covered with practical tools certain to bring unity and freedom.

God keeps pointing me toward India – what next? Trust us, we hear this all the time and have the perfect opportunity waiting just for you!

Wait until you hear my story! Oh, we’d love to hear it! And if you need we can help you effectively articulate how God has used missions to change your life.

—- Each episode comes with free and practical tools in the show notes that are sure to empower and equip you to be the missionary you’re called to be.

The Missions Changed My Life Podcast is NOT a lecture or sermon. Designed entirely out of relationships with ordinary missionaries, audience participation is required. Well ok, required isn’t necessary. The point is we want to hear from you! Watch out for our fun interactive giveaways.  Get ready to text us your ideas. Submit your own stories of how God has used missions to change your life! We can’t wait to hear from you. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll be featured in one of our next episodes. 

On his first trip to India in 1998 God planted part of his heart there. Now over 20 years later Kevin’s perhaps the only person in the world whose been to India 50 times! (Click Meet Pastor Kevin and check out his whole story.)

Having grown up in a broken and dysfunctional family, Kevin never dreamed he’d be flying over 1 million miles around the world on mission trips. A native of North Carolina, he doesn’t remember any geography lessons about India in school. In 1998 when he first went to India there were no Indian Nationals living in North Carolina. Kevin hoped to have a positive impact on the people of India. Little did he know at the time how God would use India to change his life forever.

Today, Kevin has taken nearly 1,000 people on short-term mission trips to India. Counting these and the team members within The Church in India he has discipled thousands of people during mission trips. 

Pastor Kevin believes that if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ then you are a missionary. You’re either a good one or a bad one. Why not be a good one! Kevin loves missionaries and encouraging them to live on mission for God. Whether you’re preparing for a mission trip, considering going on a mission trip, or are actually on a mission trip, Kevin believes God has spoken a Word just for you!

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