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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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Julius TwoHearts (Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux) Part 2

All this time these people are witnessing to me, telling me Jesus loves me, then I start finally understanding what they meant. They told me that Jesus came here and died for sinners. He died on the cross because of the human race rebellion and sin – that we needed a Savior, we needed to be born again spiritually. That’s when the Lord opened up my eyes to what it meant that I needed to be born again, because I was lost and I needed salvation, and Jesus provided that when He came to earth and died on the cross for our sins.

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Julius TwoHearts (Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux) Part 1

I started running around as older adults do when I was a teenager, and we got caught one night, and we had an open container; I was only fourteen years old and I got judged as an adult, and I had to sit in jail. They wouldn’t let me out of jail for seven days. It hurt me, and that’s where, I believe… that was the turning point where I wanted to get even with society. I wanted to get even; I wanted to rebel against any kind of authority or law.

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Carrie Herman (Cup’ik)

Carrie was born in 1929 on Nunavik island, the second largest island on the Bering Sea. There were no white people, no stores, no running water… nothing that resembles the conveniences of today. Life was challenging. Listen as Carrie recounts her experiences and the rich culture of growing up on the island. And listen as she shares her spiritual heritage… something she didn’t leave behind when she left the island.

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Albert Tenario (Acoma Pueblo)

Albert’s heart was hard… by his own admission. He had a hateful feeling towards anyone who would try to speak to him about Jesus. He was mean to his wife who was a Christian. He even burned her Bible. But through it all, she stuck with him, and prayed for Albert. His sons began to follow his lead to the bottle, and his life was empty. One day a preacher asked him, “Who do you think you are?” That got his attention. Listen as Albert shares about how change came into his life.

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Ed Groat (Mohawk) Part 2

“I tell people that I had a drug problem when I was young. Our church was Sunday afternoon on the reservation. I got drug to church on Sunday afternoon, and I got drug to church on Sunday evening, and I got drug to church on prayer meeting night. So that was my drug problem.” Ed shares candidly about his life at boarding school, church, and the truth he embraced that changed his life.

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Ed Groat (Mohawk) Part 1

Ed was raised by his grandma until she died when he was fourteen years old. His uncle was as close to a dad as he ever had. He doesn’t know who his real dad is. Listen as Ed shares some of his early life experiences growing up in the Six Nations area of Ontario.

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Connie Hayes (Colville, Creek, Cherokee)

Connie grew up without knowing her father. When she was three years old, he was shot and killed. She was raised by her grandparents in rural Oklahoma. Listen as she shares about what it was like to grow up in that stable, loving environment… and the impact that her grandparents had on her life.

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