Apache

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 really 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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The Shepherd’s Song – Psalm 23

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.

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The Storyteller Covid-19 Special

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 because of this deadly coronavirus.  Tribal leaders are working hard to protect their communities, including closing borders and imposing curfews.  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 points us to where he has found it, and where you can too.

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Abandoned but not Forsaken. The Testimony of Soapy Dollar (Mescalero Apache)

A young, pregnant teenager leaves her reservation for the city and gives birth to her child. She returns home alone, after leaving her baby in an alley. The child is found by a fortune-teller who takes him home and passes him around for the first five years of his life. Finally, she places him in a home for delinquent and homeless boys. You could say that life had not begun well for this little boy. But God had plans for this abandoned child that no one could have ever imagined. If you need to be reminded today that God is bigger than your circumstances, and unhindered by your past, this story will encourage and inspire you. Listen. Enjoy. Share.

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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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Soapy Dollar (Apache)

Soapy is a Mescalero Apache who was abandoned at birth and raised on a ranch for homeless and delinquent boys. His memories and perspective on Christmas as an orphan are different than most, yet they are good. The significance that God’s gift has had on his life is not lost on him, and he lives to tell about it.

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