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's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!