Who is Your Suresh?

Season: 1
Episode: 8
Pastor Kevin shares a real-life story that serves as a parable of how a simple relationship can lead to a significant impact in the life of a foreign-born international living in the United States.
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Full Show Notes

Who is Your Suresh? What relationship are you focusing on to help someone in your community understand the love of God?

Do you feel intimidated by striking up conversations with people with different faces than your own? Do you feel intimidated by asking someone to join you for a church service?

Let me encourage you, you don’t need a seminary degree or expert knowledge of theology. You just need to be a friend. You can do it.

Enjoy this real-life example of what it looks like to share simple acts of friendship and how a relationship can develop over time.

In this podcast, you’ll hear how Kevin formed a relationship with a foreign-born international from Nepal, living in the United States. Relationship building is so important. Trust is important. Being open and vulnerable is important. Pastor Kevin shares his personal experience and what he has learned thus far.

Once again we ask, who is your Suresh?

Learn how to build a relationship with internationals using tools found in the GHI Resource Center.


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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