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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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January 17, 2024

Go as Far Ahead as You Can See

When God puts a dream in your heart, it’s not just for you and your family. It’s for the nations! God has blessed you to be a blessing to the world. Being a blessing to the world doesn’t happen overnight, it happens one step of faith at a time over months and years.

God put a dream in Dominic Carola’s heart as a teenager to become a filmmaker. Through the years he just kept going as far ahead as he could see. And today he’s the director of the Animated Story of Jesus that releases Christmas 2025. It’s a film that Jesus is going to use to bring millions into his family.

Dominic never knew his journey would put him in this position. He just put one foot in front of the other. And when you do that, God will make your life a blessing to the world. Dominic shares his journey to inspire you with your God dream.

He also shares about this ground-breaking film and why animation will be the key to its massive reach.  He shares about the team God has put together to create this film—A team whose credits include Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars.

And we take a few minutes to dream about how Jesus might use this film in the years ahead. You can be a part of blessing the world through this film by downloading the ASJ Insider app. It’ll enable you to follow the creation of the film and more important, how to pray to maximize its impact!


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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.