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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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God, I don’t want to live like this anymore – The Story of Chug Garreau (Lakota)

Chug grew up on the reservation in the ranch and rodeo life.  He also grew up with alcohol which caused a lot of problems in his home, and eventually, in his own life.  He was only a junior in high school when he left home after a fight with his dad.  But that didn’t fix his problems.  In fact, they were really just beginning.  Years past and his troubles grew worse.  As time went on Chug could see that his rebellion and addictions were bringing him down… and that it was taking a toll on his young family.  The pain and shame of his actions – it was all catching up with him and he wanted to find a way out.  His wife discovered...

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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,...

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