Gus Jenson (Athabascan)12/22/14
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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 -...
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