Episode 9: Diversity and Unity
Pastor M and Kevin met in Raleigh in 2015 and within a year Kevin was visiting him and his ministry in Mumbai. GHI has taken over 50 people to serve in Mumbai and his ministry and everyone falls in love with Pastor M.
Pastor M. grew up in a slum in Mumbai and was radically transformed by Jesus Christ. Today he operates an orphan home including those with HIV, a child development center in the red light district of Mumbai, and has started five churches in the slums, and he is developing an amazing project called the City of Hope on a 30 acres located in the middle of what is predicted to be one of India’s smart cities.
Pastor M shares about the incredible journey of ministry so far and describes it as simple as “one life at a time.” The focus on diversity and unity is important for any ministry.
They are able to care for 130+ children in their orphanages.
Most of the children in the development center in the red light district are the children of those involved in human trafficking and the sex trade in Mumbai. They have the opportunity to work with children, many of whom would have spent time in the house with their mothers who are practicing prostitution and provide safety and education for this generation of children.
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.
Living the Dream Podcast: The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven. More about Living the Dream Podcast.
Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Living the Dream 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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