Storyteller

Don Robinson (Tuscarora)

Don was born on the Tuscarora reservation in New York. His parents split up when he was young and for a time ended up living off the reservation when his mother remarried. As you’ll hear, those were interesting days. But the most significant event of his life took place at camp.

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Gary Quequish (Oji-Cree) Part 2

A miracle happened the day that Gary met the Lord. Everything changed. Some might say that he chose the whiteman’s religion. Gary says no. Jesus came for all people. The change that came into his life, and the life of his family – is pretty challenging evidence to ignore.

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Gary Quequish (Oji-Cree) Part 1

What the listener should know… Gary recorded this testimony shortly after he was told he only had weeks to live. Regardless of whether the doctor was right or not, Gary’s faith in Jesus is unwavering. And when you hear how he came to that faith, you will understand why.

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Sam Herman (Cup’ik) Part 2

“Ten horse is not fast enough for going, 22 foot long wooden boat”, Sam said as he recalled the moments after his side had been laid open by a shotgun blast. When your injury is life-threatening, things like that seem to matter more.

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Sam Herman (Cup’ik) Part 1

I born Cup’ik, real Eskimo. I didn’t born in the spring but I born at grass. No, no spring brat. Sod house, and my blanket is all those grasses put together, and those are my mattress.

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Fred Evans (Cree)

Have you ever been so close to death that only the hand of someone else could save you? That’s what happened to Fred. In a drunken state, he stumbled off a boat and fell into the water. Had his friend not tried to grab hold of him one last time, Fred’s story would have ended there. It didn’t… and because of God’s mercy, things would never be the same.

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“Why you always smiling?” The Testimony of Julius Twohearts (Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux)

Julius Twohearts – Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux: Julius grew up on the Spirit Lake reservation in northeastern North Dakota. From his youth, his life was a toxic mixture of anger and alcohol. He eventually went to prison for attacking a police officer – sending him to the hospital. Years later, while Julius was drinking under a bridge, a stranger came and told him about Jesus. After that it seemed no matter where he went people would talk to him about Jesus. Slowly, his hard heart began to soften… and he opened it to the Lord. It’s been a long and painful journey, but today, Julius is known for his smile. As you listen to him share, you’ll actually hear him smiling. Find out why… maybe you’ll smile too.

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No Turning Back – The Story of Herman Williams (Navajo)

Herman was born and raised on the Navajo reservation. His grandparents brought him up in the Navajo language, culture, and tradition. As a teenager he jumped in the back of a truck for a two-week work opportunity, and headed off the rez for the first time in his life. He was surprised and intrigued by what he saw… and decided he wanted to explore this new world. Two weeks turned into two years… and what happened in that time changed his life forever. Listen as Herman shares about his culture, his faith, and the amazing adventures he had as a follower of Jesus Christ. Herman is home with the Lord now, but his story continues to inspire and challenge those who hear it. We hope it will do the same for you.

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Charlotte Evans (Saulteaux)

Life at home was not what Charlotte wanted. The alcohol made it difficult for her to be there. So she ran away looking for something better. She hoped that in doing so the authorities would place her in a foster home. They didn’t. So she eventually moved out. Did she find what she was looking for?

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The Shepherd’s Song – Psalm 23

In times like these… we all need a Shepherd These are challenging days across Native North America and throughout the world. For many First Nations and Native American communities, the prospect of contracting Covid-19 is frightening. Underlying health conditions put many Native people at greater risk with this deadly coronavirus. Tribal leaders are working hard to protect their communities and we’re grateful. The uncertainty of life is very apparent in times like these… and so is the shadow of death. So where do we turn… where do we find hope when things are so difficult? Soapy Dollar, Mescalero Apache and host of The Storyteller radio program points us to where he has found it, and where you can too.  Listen as he shares his own personal story, what he learned about sheep in his youth, and what we all can learn from Psalm 23… an ancient song written by a good shepherd. Transcript Show Notes: Many people are very much afraid these days of many different things. But in particular we’re looking at the threat to our health and to our very lives, but if the Lord is your Shepherd. He brings assurance. He brings peace. He brings confidence that you know that you belong to Him and that He is going to walk with you through whatever danger we might face. Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall lack nothing. He makes me lie down in Green Pastures. He leads me beside Still Waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his namesake, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil for You are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the…

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