Abdiwelli Ahemed came from a long line of devout Muslims in Somalia. By the time Abdiwelli was in high school he was extremely zealous for Islam. But in 1993 in college, he started questioning Islam as he read the bible. The more he read, the more he fell in love with Jesus.
His life was speeding toward a decision that would change his life forever. Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joins us to share Abdiwelli’s story, who from the first day he decided to follow Jesus said, “I am ready to die for Christ.”
And if you’re a parent and you want your kids to fall in love with the bible this summer, author Catherine Parks joins Perry with a conversation about What To Wear, a Kid’s Bible Study on Looking Like Jesus. This 8-week study on Colossians 3:1-14, will empower your 8- to 12-year-old kids to obey Jesus not to get his love, but to obey him because they are loved!
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.
The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.