Living the Dream

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This is part two of Hamid’s story. We continue our conversation with Justin, our International Travel Manager, as he shares the story of Hamid’s radical transformation and how anyone can reach foreign born internationals like Hamid in our community.

Show Notes

In last week’s episode, we talked about Hamid’s story of coming into faith. As he was finishing his studies in India and about to go back to Iran, their youth camp group committed to pray for him every day as he went back to Iran. Even though he felt pressure from his family, he was resolute in his Christian faith. Justin continued to pray for him so he will never get weak and he will be more strong and faithful to God.


What attracted Hamid was the worship. He was led to a living relationship with God by watching other followers of Jesus worship Jesus. It made him curious and created opportunities for discussion between him and Justin. It was attractive for him to see the believers’ passion for the Lord. Seeing the believers’ love and passion for the Lord made a huge impact on Hamid.


Justin shares some practical things that anyone can do in reaching foreign born internationals like Hamid in our community. Praying for them is the first and one of the simplest acts that anyone can do. Pray for them to give their lives to Christ and point them to Jesus. Another thing is to introduce them to other believers and just let God work in that new relationship. One more important thing is to show them real generosity and to never give up on them. There will always be someone if you'll just keep asking, if you’ll just keep building friendships, there will be someone who is going to be ready. That someone will become a seeker and become a follower of Christ. And when we reach the foreign born international living in the US, we can then partner with them to fulfill the great commission.


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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.


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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What is Living the Dream?

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.