Jesus pushed it deep in his heart to go to a small unreached tribe of people on an island in the middle of nowhere to bring the gospel to them. He prepared for years. When he finally set foot on the shore in 2018 he was killed by that tribe. Was it all for nothing? Not a chance. Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joins the team to share the riveting story of John Chau.
First, when news of John’s death hit the world, he was completely thrown under the bus. Then, a major criticism of John was that he was he was totally unprepared. Was he? Next, John had a plan A for his mission: “It will take years for me to plant the gospel here.” And a plan B: “I might be killed.”
Then, first contact with the tribe: A boy from the tribe shot an arrow at him and it stuck in his waterproof bible on Isaiah 65: “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’”
Next, that night John wrote in his journal, “Father forgive them if they kill me.” Then, November 16th, 2018: The day John’s body was planted as a seed on North Sentinel Island. Next, the growing movement of prayer for the Sentinelese tribe because of John’s sacrifice. Last, if God has put a kingdom dream in your heart, start preparing now! Please share this show if you’re moved by it.
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!