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February 21, 2020

Freedom Friday with Jean Watson

Jean Watson joins Perry and Shawna to share a story that for us, ranks as one of the most compelling we’ve ever heard.  Jean is a speaker, recording artist, classically trained violinist, radio host in Ireland, author and plays in the Kalamazoo Symphony, (whew)!  Jean shares how her passion was to play in a world class symphony as a violinist.  How that dream was sidetracked and she found herself in Kalamazoo, divorced, depressed, on food stamps, and suicidal with 4 children.  In her desperation she cried out to Jesus.  In our first conversation Jean tells us how Jesus responded to her immediately after she cried out; and a door that opened that was the first step to her being restored.

Then Jean shares how her landlord handed back her December rent money after hearing her sing and said:  “Use this money to record an album!”  Her music struck a chord (pun intended) and now is heard around the world.  Next Jean shares about being invited to the UK and Ireland to share her music.  She thought she was going as an entertainer.  But Jesus showed her it was all about his plan to use her mightily.  That was made clear when Jesus healed a deaf girl after one of her concerts there.  And finally Jean shares the amazing story of her drug addicted son being delivered from addiction when Jesus showed up in his dream.  You’ll be saying “Wow” after you hear this.  And probably shedding some tears.

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Perry LaHaie

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.

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Shawna Beyer

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.

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Perry and Shawna Mornings brings you the usual morning show lineup with great music, weather, traffic, news, and sports—and then takes you deeper. Join Perry LaHaie and Shawna Beyer for music, interviews, and listener conversations that remind you of the Gospel and help you become a blessing to our neighbors and to the nations.