Today Todd Nettleton joins Perry and Shawna. Todd works with Voice of the Martyrs. He has traveled the world to gather stories from persecuted Christians. And these compelling stories are in his new devotional: When Faith Is Forbidden: 40 Days On The Frontlines With Persecuted Christians. Today’s show will inspire you to pray for your persecuted brothers and sisters and to follow in their foots steps to proclaim Jesus.
So, first Todd shares about some of the perils of his journeys, which includes flying on a plane that really shouldn’t have been called a plane in Uzbekistan and then being stopped at a checkpoint in Iraq where he genuinely thought he would be shot. And Perry shares about his friend Carl who while sharing Jesus in Iraq, was robbed at gunpoint. In desperation he cried: “Lord, what am I doing here??” And God’s answer to Carl was a wake-up call for him and will be for you. Then we hear about sister Tong. When Todd asked her about her time in a Chinese prison for her faith she said: It was a wonderful time.” Wait, what?
Next, Todd shares about pastor Akiel who when asked to reach out to Muslim refugees said, “No way!” But God said, “Yes way!” And because he obeyed, he was able to witness the wonders of Jesus in a Muslim family. Next, we hear about Iman, a believer from Muslim background who was thrown in jail for his faith. He was taken out of solitary confinement and was able to mix it up with 100 other prisoners. This was not a good idea for those who threw Iman into prison!
Then, Todd shares why it’s good news that persecution is on the rise. We also talk about Iran, which has the fastest growing church in the world! Next, we find out how to come alongside our persecuted brothers and sisters. And finally, the story of John Chau, a young man who was martyred in 2018 and a call to pray for the hostile people he tried to reach. Please share today’s show!
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.