Gen Z has a hunger for Jesus. One of the things that stand out about this generation is when they get a hold of Jesus they are all in. Fifty percent of those who have had a real encounter with Jesus are willing to consider going to the nations for their job.
As leaders gathered to pray over 200 American Cities to discern where there is already a move of God happening, Grand Rapids came up as #2 on their list.
Andy Byrd is part of the leadership of University of the Nations, YWAM Kona and is committed to the nations, and one of the leaders of The Send. He joins us in this episode to share how he was set free by the love of God and to share about The Send.
The Send exists to gather and mobilize Gen Z into their missional calling to reach every high school, university, nation and community around the world with the gospel. The Send is happening in Grand Rapids on Saturday, September 2 from Noon-10pm at Van Andel, Arena.
Also, when life is going well, we probably won't surrender to God. But when it's hard, we likely will. Shawna shares why the word “peace” means so much to her and how you can experience that peace. And Perry admits, "Busyness, and creating, and achieving, and succeeding gets in the way of my intimacy with God."
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.