Episode Archives

Chester Martin (Mi’kmaq) Part 3

Chester found out that, just because Jesus saves us from our past and gives us hope for the future, life can still be hard. Difficult challenges and choices are part of the journey. For Chester, this included something he was never able to do before… forgive his father for years of abuse and neglect.

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Chester Martin (Mi’kmaq) Part 2

The hate that Chester had harbored for his father since childhood was driving him to drink, despair, and death. Through the intervention of an understanding judge and a Bible-quoting friend, Chester would have another opportunity to face his self-destructive behavior and pursue a new life.

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Chester Martin (Mi’kmaq) Part 1

Chester grew up in Eel Ground First Nation. His troubled childhood left him with deep hurt. He tried to end his life. Thankfully, he wasn’t successful. Listen to part one of his story how which sets the background for his inspiring journey of overcoming alcoholism and hate.

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Jason French (Cherokee)

Like all of us, the Christmas story has a background… and it begins with our Creator. Join us as Jason French starts at the beginning and helps us understand the significance of this day that was first celebrated by angels in the night sky near Bethlehem and now is celebrated by people from tribes and nations around the world.

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Sophronia Crawford (Assiniboine and Sioux)

Sophronia’s life from early childhood was marked by anger at being shipped off to boarding school. Then alcohol took over after her mother died. When she ‘found Jesus’, she told everyone how SHE had won over the battle over alcohol, but until she gave Jesus full credit, she discovered that she really wasn’t free.

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Paul Boskoffsky (Aleut) Part 2

Paul is a full-blooded Aleut, born in Egegik in 1935. In part 2 of his story, he shares about one of his life’s most difficult moments. He lost his precious daughter Jewell to cancer while she was a college student. We understand though that words cannot describe the pain of losing a child that you have loved and cared for. How does one cope with such a loss? Paul was able to because of the hope and peace he had found before she passed away.

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Paul Boskoffsky (Aleut) Part 1

Paul is a full-blooded Aleut, born in Egegik in 1935. Growing up, he lived in the village of Kanatik during the winter. But in the Springtime his family would walk over the mountain and cross the lake called Becharof to go back to Egegik in order to make ends meet. Like this journey, his early life was filled with difficult challenges… but he was an ambitious young man.

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Janet Martinez (Navajo) Part 2

Janet continues her story… sharing about how she was strong-willed but came to realize that she couldn’t do everything on her own. She took some formal training and got a job but didn’t like the work. So, she ended up joining the Marines. Years later she found herself in a relationship and pregnant. Against her boyfriends’ wishes she decided to keep her baby. That choice would ultimately change her life forever.

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Janet Martinez (Navajo) Part 1

Janet grew up on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. In her youth, she was an ambitious and self-reliant young girl who was not afraid to make tough choices. That may be because of growing up in a home with alcohol where she came face to face with fear, neglect, and abuse.

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Wisdom for Life

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12 It is a fool’s pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding’s pleasure. Proverbs 10:23 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man. Proverbs 6:10-11 There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12

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