First Nations

Featured Stories from First Nations People in Canada

Something wonderful happened to me – The Testimony of Gary Quequish (Oji-Cree)

“So great was the presence of God – I thought we were going to die. So heavy was the load of sin – a crushing – the heavy load on my back. I couldn’t even speak… couldn’t even lift up my eyes. God was in there… and I begged for mercy.” And that’s exactly what God showed Gary – mercy. As you listen to Gary tell his story, you’ll understand why he was begging for mercy, and you’ll understand why he’s never been the same since that day. He also speaks to the truth that Jesus is for all people, including the First Nations. This is a story that everyone needs to hear.

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You can run but you can’t hide – Fred Evans (Cree)

Fred put his trust in Jesus Christ in his youth, but soon got mixed up with the wrong crowd. Alcohol became a serious problem. As you’ll hear Fred share – out on the water one day, it nearly cost him his life. But thankfully that’s not where the story ends! What God did that day was amazing. He used this incident to get Fred’s attention and bring Fred back to Himself. If you’ve wandered away from the Lord and wondered if God would have you back, you won’t want to miss this story. You’ll hear how God’s grace is much greater than our sin and be reminded that there is hope for any of us who repents. Fred went on to serve the Lord faithfully for the rest of his life. His story is a brief but powerful reminder that – whether you belong to the Lord or not – you can run… but you can’t hide.

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A Storyteller Christmas – Tom Claus (Mohawk)

Tom Claus reflects on what Christmas was like growing up on the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, Ontario many years ago. After all the gifts were opened, the family would sit down together and read the Christmas story from the Bible. Tom goes on to read the story for us and then speaks about the gift that God gave to all people – His Son, Jesus Christ.

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Something wonderful happened to me – The Testimony of Gary Quequish (Oji-Cree)

“So great was the presence of God – I thought we were going to die. So heavy was the load of sin – a crushing – the heavy load on my back. I couldn’t even speak… couldn’t even lift up my eyes. God was in there… and I begged for mercy.” And that’s exactly what God gave Gary – mercy. As you listen to Gary tell his story, you’ll understand why he was begging for mercy, and you’ll understand why he’s never been the same since that day. He also speaks to the truth that Jesus is for all people, including the First Nations. This is a story that everyone needs to hear. Enjoy it. Share it!

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From Gang enforcer to Gospel messenger – The testimony of Thomas Ranville (Metis)

Thomas grew up with a lot of alcohol and violence.  He reasoned that jail was a way for him to escape home and so he ended up in the Manitoba Youth Center.  Because he was a good fighter one of the workers they encouraged him to take up boxing.  It became a way to vent his anger, and he became very good at it.  He eventually became a gang enforcer where violence was his trade.  But somewhere along the way, God began to get his attention.  Finally, reeling from one the darkest nights of his life, as he was cleaning up the blood in his clubhouse, Thomas decided to follow Jesus Christ… and he’s never been the same.  Now he shares with gang members, and whoever else will listen, the new life that he’s found in Christ.  His message is powerful because he’s living proof that Jesus saves!

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