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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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September 08, 2023

Daniel Gil, American Ninja Warrior

Daniel Gil is the 2020 American Ninja Warrior Grand Champion, and a seven-time national finalist for ANW. He’s also a motivational speaker, a worship leader, and a ninja Obstacle Course Race trainer. And he’s the author of Kingdom Ninja: A Warrior’s Guide to Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health. He and his wife, Abby, live in Houston, TX.

Daniel knows all about perseverance. He’s experienced victory. He’s overcome obstacles. His story transcends sports and speaks to the human experience. His commitment to living a purpose-driven life serves as an inspiration to us—across generations, encouraging us to pursue our dreams with unwavering faith. 

Daniel joins us to tell us his story of faith, his career as an American Ninja Warrior, and what it takes to glorify God, win or lose. He says “The greatest words of love we can tell the Lord are ‘I trust you.’”

Also in this episode, Shawna shares what she’s learning as she’s spent the last month reflecting on Jesus’ invitation to keep company with Him and to learn to live freely and lightly (Matthew 11:28-30). Perry admits, “I have often felt unworthy to come to God.”

Shawna admits that doing life with others is hard! In Romans Paul prays that God would give us endurance, encouragement & the same attitude towards one another that Jesus had so that God would be glorified through our unity. Last, Perry shares, “In the times I feel that I’m better than you, I’ve found only one remedy. The gospel.”


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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.