Living the Dream

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Jenny shares her story of growing up in China, coming to the US for her Master's Degree where she was exposed to the Gospel for the first time. She shares about the importance of the Bible in her conversion and how if you want to reach foreign-born internationals in your community you should focus on the Word! She also shares about how she and her husband were married and set us up to hear his story in part two of this episode.

Show Notes

Jenny shared her experience of growing up in a poor family in China to a college student in the US. 

Whether a family has financial means or not, being a foreign-born international student coming to the USA is a transition filled with humility and vulnerability for many students.

When asked about what she remembers of Christianity being raised in China, she mentioned that there was very little awareness of Christianity. She remembers a Christmas celebration and some people mentioning it, but very little exposure to the Gospel. In China, the Gospel is restricted and even edited out of public schools, news, and communication channels.

Jenny was invited to Christmas dinner by her mailman and was given the opportunity to go to church with other international students and study the Bible. It was through reading the Bible that she started to feel a spiritual awakening. She also had a roommate at Auburn that she looked up to as a spiritual person that really drew her to continue to read the Bible.

Kevin shares that at GHI they often get accused of going to India to try to convert people, but he believes that he has never converted anyone. A person's decision to follow Christ is between God and them. We should strive to make Christ attractive in the way we live our lives.

"One of the points of our show is just to encourage our listeners to honor God's process, because a lot of times we think of evangelism as talking to someone about their need for Christ and praying with them at that very same moment, almost like drive-through Gospel. And, God doesn't always move like that." - Kevin

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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.