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October 18, 2023

Hearts Set Ablaze: Iran's Encounter with the Holy Spirit

Dr. Mike Ansari was born and raised Muslim in Iran. In 1979 when the Islamic regime seized power he barely escaped being forced to be a child solider at 11. That’s when his parents fled the tyranny of Iran and found refuge in America. And that’s when Mike’s mom had a dream of Jesus that changed his family forever!

What happened in Mike’s family mirrors the amazing move of God going on in Iran right now as tens of thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus.

Now Mike serves as president of Heart4Iran a ministry that’s reaching Iran with Jesus’ love through social media, Mohabat satellite TV, underground church planting, and partners on the ground in Iran.

Not only do we hear Mike’s riveting family story, he also describes in breath-taking beauty the awakening in Iran, and the 19-year-old Iranian shepherd who laid down his life for Jesus. His story is a window into the unsung heroes who are laying down their lives to bring the gospel to Iran.  


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Perry LaHaie

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

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

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.