Weeping at the feet of her dear ten-year-old Christianna who had just died unexpectedly, with the sword of grief severing her soul, Jesus spoke, “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world.” Today the heart-wrenching, hope-creating story of Christa Murphy, M.D. From the age of six Christa dreamed of caring for the physical and spiritual needs of children. Her dream was realized when she and her husband Rob, and five children moved to Zambia to care for the least of these.
But four years into the dream everything went horribly wrong. Christa was betrayed by a close friend, her Christianna died unexpected, and her dream died as Christa and her family moved home to drown in grief. But as the kernel of wheat had died and gone into the ground, life was about to emerge. This, we think, may be a story you need to hear several times and share with everyone you know. Christa is the founder of Joy Family Health whose vision is to restore joy to healthcare by providing simple, personalized, affordable health care where patients are treated like family.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.