Storyteller

I’m Free – The Story of Allen Early (San Carlos Apache)

Allen, a San Carlos Apache, was raised by his father in the traditional way.  He got involved in alcohol, drugs, and gang life and became so violent that his own people wanted him put away. But jail couldn’t hold him. He escaped many times.  Finally, after a successful manhunt, he was put in solitary confinement.  There he tried to hang himself but failed.  So he decided to starve himself to death.  It was then that a man came into the jail and shared his personal story about how Jesus Christ changed his life.  Allen listened through the walls of his cell… and what happened next changed his life forever.

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From Darkness to Light – The Story of Karen Garreau (Lakota)

With a striking level of honesty, Karen shares about her darkest hours amid a deep depression, the despair that had her bound, and the love that set her free.  If you or someone you know has ever struggled with the pain and shame of the past, suicidal thoughts, or any level of depression, then you’ll want to listen to this amazing story.  There truly is hope and healing in Jesus.  Karen is living proof!

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Gus Jenson (Athabascan)

Gus was from old Iliamna Village. He speaks of how life was back in the old days. They lived off the land without the conveniences of modern day Alaska. It was tough, and some didn’t make it. Gus recalls a missionary by the name of Don Stump who had a significant influence on him and Gus had a high regard for this man. Don encouraged Gus to accept the Lord Jesus because it was the only way one could get to heaven. But, Gus didn’t believe him.

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John Bear (Muscogee) Part 2

Drinking and partying was the better part of his life. It didn’t change after he got married and had a family. But something happened one day that would impact the rest of his life. Listen as John shares his journey, and as he looks back at what he used to be… what he no longer is.

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John Bear (Muscogee) Part 1

John was close to his mom and dad growing up. John was a good athlete and played a number of sports. His dad was there for every game. His senior year he got a call from the Texas Rangers. They invited him to a private tryout. That was the best and worst day of his life. Three hours later his mom picked him up from school. When they got home, he got news that would change his life forever.

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Jimmie Fish (Creek)

“I’m ready. If I were to die today, I know that I would go to Heaven.” How can Jimmie say that? And how can she talk so confidently about death? Listen as shares the journey of her life and how she came to place her trust in Jesus Christ.

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Frank Wilson (Cree)

Frank grew up on a reserve north of Winnipeg. At a young age, his dad took ill and so Frank dropped out of school to help meet the family’s needs. Before he died, Frank’s father trained him how to work in the bush. Although his dad was a Christian, Frank wasn’t interested. He lived life his way. He got into drinking and nearly died in a car wreck. But that didn’t change anything. It wasn’t until his own boy asked him to go to church with him one day that Frank began to think his life over.

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Larry Hawkins (Chickasaw) Part 2

In part two of Larry’s story he talks about how when God saved him – he didn’t want to continue living the way that he used to. He wanted to live his life fully for One who loved Him and rescued him from sin. Considering what Jesus did for Him on the cross, it only made sense.

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Larry Hawkins (Chickasaw) Part 1

His was mother was Chickasaw. His father, who was Anglo, rejected him as his son… so Larry grew up in someone else’ home with the stigma of being a “half-breed”. He had heard that these kinds of boys were the worst, and so somehow he thought he needed to live up to that. This is a story with a sad beginning, but thankfully it doesn’t end that way.

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Julius TwoHearts (Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux) Part 3

When people can tell you they see the joy of the Lord or they can see God in you, WOW, that makes it more worthwhile. That just gives me that joy that’s inexpressible, because there’s people that walk up to me and ask me, “Why are you always smiling, why do you smile?” Well, it ain’t really me being happy sometimes; it could just be the joy of the Lord, and that gives me a chance to just tell them who I am and why. That gives me a chance to say it’s all about God.

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