A Mission Trip to India: The Greatest Change
by Phil Long, International President
We are excited to report a successful trip to India by a team from Church of the Highlands from Birmingham, AL. A team of six went for almost the entire month of July. It was definitely a trip of “planes, trains, and automobiles.” This was their second year in a row and their team leader, Micah Bowden, said that this trip was one of the most impactful trips that he has ever been on.
The team traveled to Delhi, Ranchi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and back to Delhi before returning home. They ministered alongside our staff and with past GLOMOS graduates ministered both in the cities and in rural areas. They evangelized, taught leaders, held teen crusades, ministered to children, and spent an entire day loving on a village of HIV+ children.
The team not only saw many lives changed but said the greatest change took place in their own lives. We are grateful for their servant hearts and willingness to go anywhere and do anything that needed to be done.
One member of the team said:
“All of us learned and grew so much during this trip. It was enlightening to see how God moves in different ways in a culture different than our own. The way He pursues people and reveals Himself to people in India is not the way He typically does things in America. Our knowledge of God was widened, and our faith grew deeper as we heard many stories of how He had moved and is moving among our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world. If I had to characterize the Indian believers in one sentence it would be this: people with simple faith in God resulting in simple obedience to Him. Getting to know Maxwell and Amit personally and spend weeks of quality time with them added a special touch to the trip. We got to be a part of their lives for a month and see how personally invested they are into this ministry. It is much more than a job to them, and it was a privilege to serve alongside them for a month.” - Micah B.
If you or your church are interested in serving your brothers and sisters in any of the nations where we currently work, please contact our office. We will help you plan your mission trip. We will work with you to go anywhere, for any length of time, regardless of how long or short. We have a variety of ways that you can join our staff and come alongside the network of leaders and support their ministries.
Call or email us today to begin this life changing journey and see the world and ministry through a new set of eyes!