Suffering is something we run from. And when we have to go through it, we want out as fast as possible. But maybe we’re missing something? Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrssays we are. We’re missing the power of God made perfect in weakness, and a deep revelation of Jesus’ love that only comes in deep suffering. Todd joins the team to show us the power and beauty of suffering through the eyes of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.
First, Todd needs to keep resetting his identity in Jesus’ love, not his performance. Next, Iman who wanted to be the best soldier, thief, addict. And then he crashed into Jesus. Then, the night Iman was saved by Jesus, Jesus was literally in his room. Next, Todd, Perry, and Shawna imagine what characters they think they’d be in the crowd at Jesus’ crucifixion.
Then, sister Tong spent 6 months in the Chinese prison for her faith. Jesus gifted her with a deep sense of his presence and the honor of leading cell mates to Jesus. Next, Perry asks Todd, “Imagine yourself right in front of the cross, looking up at Jesus. What’s going through your mind?” Finally, Hasan in prison for his faith was on his cell floor many nights weeping because the presence of Jesus was so palpable!
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.