Perry and Shawna continue to wrestle with Jesus’ call to follow him without reservation, without distraction, and with complete abandon. First Greg Kelly of World Mission shares how his wrested with Jesus calling him away from a successful business to be part of bringing the gospel to those who’ve never heard. Then Greg shares about how our past can keep us from answering Jesus call to follow him—We learn that Jesus doesn’t use us in spite of our past but because of our past!
Next Shawna shares that following Jesus has been a journey in giving up her need to control, like letting go of her teenage daughter who joined Jesus on mission last summer on the other side of the world. And finally Perry shares how Jesus saves us from ourselves when we listen to his hard words—“Deny yourself, take up your cross, lose your life for me and you’ll find it.”
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.