God is moving in West Michigan!
Andy Byrd and his wife Holly have dedicated their lives to spiritual awakening in this generation. Andy is part of the leadership of University of the Nations & YWAM Kona. He joins us to talk about how God is working through The Send – mobilizing a generation to surrender their lives to reach the world for Jesus.
Andy shares incredible stories of what God is doing through The Send. All God wants from you is your “Yes”. He’ll provide the rest.
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We largely and often misunderstand this life and why we’re here. Thomas Merton used an image of a cosmic dance. He says, “If we could let go of our obsession with what we think is the meaning of it all, we might be able to hear [God’s] call and follow Him in His mysterious cosmic dance.” Perry and Shawna talk about what it means to dance with God.
Perry admits, "Not everything is as is should be in my life. I have a brother who's suffered for years and he's not getting better." Perry's perplexed but notin despair.
Last, the culture is training us to lose focus. In 2015 the average attention span of a person was 8.5 seconds! That’s less than a goldfish! We need to be trained by the Holy Spirit to keep our attention on 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.