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The Storyteller - sharing real hope... one story at a time. Storyteller is an audio collection of true life stories of First Nations people from across Native North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation.

The Storyteller - sharing real hope... one story at a time. Storyteller is an audio collection of true life stories of First Nations people from across Native North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation.
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Location:

Bemidji, MN

Description:

The Storyteller - sharing real hope... one story at a time. Storyteller is an audio collection of true life stories of First Nations people from across Native North America who are following Jesus Christ without reservation.

Language:

English

Contact:

PO BOX 1001 Bemidji, MN 56619 877-766-4648


Episodes

Jimmy Murphy (Choctaw) Part 3

4/23/2018
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Standing in front of the court, listening to the Judge telling his lawyer to shut up and sit down, Jimmy realized that this was serious. What was it that took him down this road? And how could he change? Sadly, things only got worse. He became the person he never wanted to be.

Duration:00:14:29

Jimmy Murphy (Choctaw) Part 2

4/16/2018
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Harsh words can cut deep... and they can flow freely when someone is intoxicated. Jimmy knows. He describes the shock and pain of hearing the most important woman in his life call him down. He was used to dealing with the outbursts, but when they began being directed at him, it was something different. Eventually, he reached a breaking point and decided to take matters in his own hands.

Duration:00:14:29

Jimmy Murphy (Choctaw) Part 1

4/9/2018
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Jimmy was affected by alcohol at an early age. For all those who have suffered through the fear and uncertainty that comes when a family member is under the influence, this story will speak to you. Listen as Jimmy recounts his early days, and the struggle he faced as a young boy in his home.

Duration:00:14:29

Molly Littlejohn (Cherokee)

4/2/2018
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Molly's early years were marked with abuse. Alcohol had a hold of her, but she wasn't content. Finally, she decided that she would turn to the Lord... and her life was changed.

Duration:00:14:29

Shannon Sanderson (Cree) Part 1

4/2/2018
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Shannon is from the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. When she was young, both her parents were alcoholics Later on they became Christians, but she got into partying. When Shannon found out that she was pregnant, she tried to turn her life around. She didn't want her kids to see the same things she saw when she was a child.

Duration:00:14:32

Daniel Esplin (Navajo)

3/26/2018
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Daniel grew up on the Navajo Rez in a broken home. He used alcohol, drugs, and relationships to pursue happiness. But in the end he found that they could not satisfy. The pressures of life intensified and so he considered a final solution. Find out what happened to Daniel Esplin as he tells his story in his own words.

Duration:00:14:29

Matt MacIntosh (Creek)

3/19/2018
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Matt grew up as a preacher's kid. He knew lots of things about religion, but with all he knew, he didn't understand what God required. And for some time, he really wasn't interested. Listen as Matt shares how he came to understand that he was lost even though his dad was a pastor.

Duration:00:14:32

Alex Smith (Cree) Part 2

3/12/2018
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Alex observed the genuine faith of his room mate at the outdoor program, "Higher Challenge". He took note of this young man's commitment. Later, at a youth retreat, Alex heard about the fate of those whose names were not found written in the Book of Life. This concerned him. Listen as Alex shares about the outcome of that event and the impact that it would have on his life.

Duration:00:14:32

Alex Smith (Cree) Part 1

3/5/2018
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Alex is from the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. He grew up without a father, and moved around with his mom quite a bit. When they returned to the reserve, Alex ended staying with his grandma who taught him some important life-lessons... including respect. He speaks candidly about his turbulent youth and the impact of a program he got involved with called, "Higher Challenge".

Duration:00:14:32

Charles Paul (Maliseet) Part 3

2/26/2018
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Charlie's childhood experiences of physical, mental and sexual abuse left him a hating, cold and violent person who for forty years succumbed to the empty life of alcohol, drugs, crime and destruction, until one day God caught his attention, and he discovered the source of real life.

Duration:00:14:29

Charles Paul (Maliseet) Part 2

2/19/2018
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Charlie's childhood experiences of physical, mental and sexual abuse left him a hating, cold and violent person who for forty years succumbed to the empty life of alcohol, drugs, crime and destruction, until one day God caught his attention, and he discovered the source of real life.

Duration:00:14:29

Charles Paul (Maliseet) Part 1

2/12/2018
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Charlie's childhood experiences of physical, mental and sexual abuse left him a hating, cold and violent person who for forty years succumbed to the empty life of alcohol, drugs, crime and destruction, until one day God caught his attention, and he discovered the source of real life.

Duration:00:14:29

Darla Shupik (Lakota) Part 2

2/5/2018
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The drinking and drugs so easily could have taken her life. But somehow she survived. Darla tells about how God turned this broken individual into a new creation. He took away the drinking and drugs, the anger and hatred... and now she's a new person. She gives God all the credit.

Duration:00:14:29

Darla Shupik (Lakota) Part 1

1/29/2018
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Darla shares with painful honesty how broken and difficult life was. Hers is a story of simple survival. Abuse, drugs, poverty, anger, hatred... these marked her life. One day she came across an ol' partying friend whose life was now so different. Was it possible that Darla's life could change too?

Duration:00:14:29

Jimmy Hammonds (Lumbee)

1/22/2018
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"A friend of mine who I was raised up with came out of church and he said, 'If you keep hanging with your same friends, you’re going to Hell.' That was the first time I realized that I was on my way to Hell, and it was because he brought it to my attention. It broke that seal, that evil bind that had my heart, it broke it, and I realized then, 'I’m on my way to Hell.' What a joy to know that Jesus Christ can take a broken-down veteran whose life is beaten, battered, and can make you able...

Duration:00:14:29

Ted Kejick (Ojibwe) Part 2

1/15/2018
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Living at home with his biological family was difficult. The longer Ted lived there the less hope he had in life. At age 15 he finally reached a point where he had had enough. He walked out of the house and went back to stay with his foster family where he knew that he was loved and accepted. But while he was there, he would learn about a love that surpassed even that of his foster family.

Duration:00:14:29

Ted Kejick (Ojibwe) Part 1

1/8/2018
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Ted was born with Cerebral Palsy. His mother left him at the hospital because they told her that he would not make it through the night. He was bounced around in foster care and spent a few months with his family, but ultimately was placed in long term care. Ted felt valued and loved when he was in the care of his foster parents. They called him their son and treated him like one of their own. Told that he would never walk, they invested in the belief that he would... and he eventually...

Duration:00:14:29

Mae Moses (I'upiaq)

1/1/2018
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Mae shares her story of faith and recounts what it was like to grow up in a remote village of Alaska. Born in the village of Unalakleet before modern conveniences reached that far, she was aquainted with the ruggedness of life in the north. Fishing and berry picking weren't recreational, they were essential to living. She has good memories of life there. And it was there in the village where she met the most important person in her life... who is still with her today.

Duration:00:14:29

Storyteller Christmas - Tom Claus

12/25/2017
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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.

Duration:00:14:29

Storyteller Christmas - Ryan O'Leary

12/18/2017
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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.

Duration:00:14:29

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