This was the choice given to JP Sundararajan’s father by JP’s Hindu grandfather when JP’s dad decided to embrace Jesus. JP Sundararajan is the Director of Global Mission for the Reformed Church of America. He grew up in Bangalore, a megacity in India.
JP’s father was disillusioned with Hinduism and thought that communism would fill his heart. But when that left him empty he picked up a bible. One of the few Jesus followers at his university saw him do that and said, “Join us by the coconut trees for a bible study!”
He did not want to go, especially when they invited him a second time. But at that 2nd bible study JP’s dad prayed for the first time: “God, these people tell me you exist, but I have no idea. If you’re real, show yourself to me.” And that prayer changed JP’s family forever.
JP joins us to tell his riveting family story that showcases the cost of following Jesus and the power of the gospel to break through the hardest of hearts and the most massive barriers!
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.