Living the Dream

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I remember as a child when New York City and Los Angeles were referred to as the melting pot of the world. Well, that pot has gotten a lot larger. That pot is called the United States and it's happening globally as a result of the opportunity, the gift, and the blessing of being able to get on a plane, travel, and acquire passports and visas. And so today, In 2020, we find that the face of the community in which we lived has changed.

Show Notes

In this episode, we look at this question and deep dive into one of the teaching points of this program. Do you see the face of your community? The representation of community has changed even if you are in rural North Carolina, because of what's happened with the "Me Too" movement, with the Coronavirus, with the racial injustice, and there has been a call for change. Of all the foreign-born immigrants that have been moving into the USA, the numbers have doubled and in some places tripled and quadrupled the number of foreign-born internationals living inside of our communities. 


We are now no longer just seeing a mix of blacks and whites, we are now seeing the mix of the world coming together. And so today in 2020, we find that the face of the community in which we lived has changed. Today, we are seeing churches that used to be predominantly white now becoming a representation of a global mixture. Churches that used to be predominantly black are now a representation of a global mixture. We need to look at our community and ask this question, “Is our church here on earth representing the church in heaven?” 


We also need to pay attention to the value of just becoming friends with a foreign-born international. God has allowed them to come to our home, the USA, to our nation, and we have an opportunity to know their name. We have an opportunity to recognize their faces. This word “face” is something that we are confined to. We need to really see the value of the faces that God is allowing our eyes to see. Do you see the face of your community? 


With every person, the foreign-born internationals in our community have a name. They have a face, they have a value to God, God created them. Jesus died for them. God loves them. It's within His sovereign plan that they are in our community, that they are here. They all have a name. They all have a story. They all have a life. They all have a face and we serve a savior that has identified Himself like a shepherd who would know His sheep. They would know His voice. We should know a foreign-born International's voice. We should have a name. We should know the face. We should have a relationship with them as our savior would desire that they would know Him. 


Do you see the face of your community? I believe you do. 


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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.


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.