Shawna was getting her heart ready for a prayer service she’d be serving in. She asked God to reveal any unknown sin in her life. And He did! Not to shame her, but to love her. “ If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1John 1:7-9).
Perry wonders, “Why does God love me, especially when there are so many reasons for him not to.” Then, it’s easy to get caught up in the here and now and lose sight of eternity. Jesus says “Anyone who loves their life will lose it while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” How can we live with eternity in mind?
Next, before Jesus, we were like “a lifeless form, after a dreadful storm.” But the Spirit breathed his life into us! And last, is missions about humanitarian work or winning souls for Jesus? Should our efforts be focused on meeting physical needs? Or sharing the good news of God’s love? Noel Brewer Yeatts says, “Both!”
In her new book Both: Living Outside the Either/Or of Your Faith Noel presents a compelling vision for what modern missions can be: a robust and holistic expression of embodied faith “on earth as it is in heaven.”
Noel shares compelling stories of people overseas whose lives were changed, first, by meeting thier immediate felt needs. Then, by the love of Christ that compelled someone to meet those needs.
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.