When Ryan Skoog was a boy he was tormented by anxiety, night after night. Then he saw the light and heard the words that chased the fear away forever. Ryan’s the founder and president of Venture, a non-profit bringing the gospel to the toughest places in the world where the gospel’s being heard for the first time!
On the podcast Ryan shares astonishing stories of Aslan on the move first from his own family. Then, the Badi people are treated like refuse. They believe they deserve to be treated like refuse because of the sins of their former lives. But Jesus is shattering the lie! Next, Colonel Ral was exterminating people until Jesus appeared to him in a dream.
Then, Esther thought she was worthless until she heard the gospel. Now this twenty-something is hiking through tiger-infested jungles to bring the gospel to those who’ve never heard. Next, Hannah, the little girl rescued from sex trafficking, then embraced by Jesus and raised up to share the gospel with the president of her country.
Then, as he was beaten by extremists he said, “I will die or plant a church, but I am not leaving.” Last, the haters of a group of new believers asked, “Why aren’t you dead, we poisoned you!” Jesus is pushing back the darkness in the darkest, gospel-less places in the world through Venture. Join what he’s doing!
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.