George Landlord (Yup'ik) Part 101/26/15
George grew up in Mountain Village, Alaska where life can be pretty rugged. One day, while he was out on his snow machine he got caught in a storm. He got lost and, eventually, his snowmobile ran out of gas. He found himself in a potentially deadly...
Leona Olsen (Aleut)
Leona is from the village of Tatitlek on Prince William Sound in Alaska. She grew up in a large family as one of ten children. At the age of 12, her father passed away. Her brother took up fishing to help support the family. Her mother sent her to...
Emerson Falls (Sac and Fox) Part 2
Emerson joined the army and was getting into trouble. One day, some one stole some money from another person's locker. He got blamed. The commanding officer told Emerson he knew that he had taken the money. When asked why he thought that, the officer...
Emerson Falls (Sac and Fox) Part 1
Emerson was raised in the urban area, away from the reservation. But home was where the relatives were... and they would go back often. His dad raised the family Christian after being coming out of the traditional way. Emerson followed, but later...
Tom Claus (Mohawk)
New Years Eve is a very special time in the Claus family. It was on that night many years ago that the family gathered together around the radio and heard something that would change their lives forever. Listen as Tom reflects on the significance of...
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...
Storyteller Christmas - Ryan O'Leary
Ryan shares some of his childhood memories of Christmas. Then he reminds us of the significance of the birth of Christ... and that Jesus came to save all nations, but not everyone will receive this incredible gift.
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...
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...
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.
Don Shugak (Sugpiaq) Part 2
Don tells the story about the 1964 tidal wave that hit his village of Old Harbor, and the people that gave their lives to save his village. He also shares about another potential disaster, his problem with anger. His family was being torn apart. When...
Don Shugak (Sugpiaq) Part 1
Don grew up in Old Harbor, Alaska on Kodiak Island. He knew what it was like to live off the ocean, to hunt seal and bear. He also knew of the darkness that effected the lives of the people in his village. When Don was 12, he saw a picture in the...
Karen Garreau (Lakota) Part 2
While her husband was serving overseas in the military, Karen was invited to church one Sunday. She declined saying that she had her own religion. The invitations kept coming, and eventually she went. What she experienced there was not what she had...
Karen Garreau (Lakota) Part 1
Karen shares openly about the deep issues of life including her struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide. Listen as she shares her journey from darkness to light.
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,...
Jim Rickteroff (Athabascan) Part 2
After drinking for a while, it begins to take it's toll on a man's body. Jim knows... he drank for forty years. He was a wreck. But something happened one day that brought an end to his drinking, recovery to his frame, and a spiritual healing that...
Jim Rickteroff (Athabascan) Part 1
"You can break up a man and not kill him. And so I went looking for him. Everytime I went into one bar, he just left and went out the back way." Listen as Jim shares about his quest for revenge.
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...
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...
C.R. Falls (Sac and Fox, Shawnee)
When asked the question about where he would spend eternity, CR came up short. He didn't know. Many people are in the same place CR was - but he isn't there anymore. Find out what changed and how he now knows the answer to the most important question...
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