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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

Deborah Bradley (Cherokee) Part 1

8/13/2018
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My mom looked down at his boot and said, ‘What is that?’ And there was a bulge in his boot and I just remember this... I was very young, but I still remember every detail... and he said, ‘It’s a gun,’ and he pulled it out and he showed it to her. And just in a flash, a shot went out.

Duration:00:14:29

Jimmy Murphy Sr. (Choctaw) Part 2

8/6/2018
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Growing up without a dad was not easy. But it was in the loss of his father that Jimmy came to know God as his Heavenly Father. Listen as he reflects on how that happened, and then explains how that can be true for you too.

Duration:00:14:29

Jimmy Murphy Sr. (Choctaw) Part 1

7/30/2018
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It's not often that a boy gets to see his father die. It's even less common to hear someone talk about it. But that's what Jimmy does as he shares what happened the day that his dad unexpectedly took his last breath. What goes on in the heart of a child when they witness something like that? And what does it mean for yet another boy who grows up without a father?

Duration:00:14:29

Hazel Hahne (Lakota Sioux)

7/23/2018
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Hazel grew up on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When her family moved to the town of Dupree, she experienced prejudice for the first time. However, at a young age she ended up getting married to a white guy in order to get away from the abuse at home. The result was not what she was expecting.

Duration:00:14:29

Emerson Horace (Navajo/Hopi) Part 2

7/16/2018
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Drunk, hungover, and sometimes thrown in jail. It wasn't fun... at least not for Horace. But that's how life was. One day, he found himself with his back against the wall. He had a wife, three kids, and lost his job. It was a crisis that usually would have sent back to drink and get drunk, but this time it was different. He turned to God instead. Life is different now.

Duration:00:14:29

Tim Tsoodle (Kiowa/Taos Pueblo) Part 3

7/2/2018
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"I remember him preaching, but I can’t tell you what he preached on. All I can tell you is when an invitation came to make a public profession of faith, I could not help myself. It was as if someone threw me from my chair, pushed me from behind, and I walked up. It was a powerful moment, and I will never forget it, because the release I felt from years of abuse, the pain I felt from never being told, ‘I love you,’ was suddenly lifted off and hope came to me, and I want you to know He came to...

Duration:00:14:29

Tim Tsoodle (Kiowa/Taos Pueblo) Part 2

6/25/2018
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"All this while going to church, all this while walking through society, all this while acting like everything was fine in the family unit, basically living a lie but yet internally screaming out ‘somebody please help me, somebody please help my family, somebody do something. Isn’t there anybody that can see this, anybody that can sense this?’ Screaming out literally at the top of our lungs for all of our children and even my mom, ‘somebody please help.’"

Duration:00:14:29

Tim Tsoodle (Kiowa/Taos Pueblo) Part 1

6/18/2018
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"We began to read into the demeanor of the person who would come to the door, and be able to pick out, “Okay, is this a safe moment or is this a dangerous time? Is this one where we are going to have to huddle?” because a lot of times during abuses, my siblings and I would huddle in the corner. We would just hang on to each other as my mom would take the brunt, as she would try to stand between us and my father."

Duration:00:14:29

Gilbert Tracy (Navajo) Part 2

6/11/2018
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Admitting that he had a problem with alcohol was difficult, but it was necessary. Though his wife stayed by his side and his family stayed together, his drinking had taken it's toll. He felt that he may become another statistic of alcohol. He felt that God was so far from him. But He wasn't. Listen as Gilbert tells how he found forgiveness and restoration.

Duration:00:14:29

Gilbert Tracy (Navajo) Part 1

6/4/2018
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"I used to sit on the hillsides back when we had no electricity or running water in our community I grew up in. And I used to gaze into the sky at night and the only friends I had were my dogs. I would sit there on a hill. I'd wonder where, and why and all these things. My sense of belonging... and all these questions were always there."

Duration:00:14:29

Boyce Locklear (Lumbee)

5/28/2018
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“I was brought up in a good financial home, but I did not have a good spiritual home. My father drank every day of his life and my mother was not saved. Other folks in our community carried us to church. I realized I needed something because I had tried alcohol, I had tried drugs, I had tried crime, and I knowed that I needed something. I couldn’t take it no longer, and I just surrendered to the Gospel, and accepted Him as my personal Savior that day.”

Duration:00:14:29

Cheryl Anquoe-Parnacher (Kiowa) Part 2

5/21/2018
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She tried everything, and couldn't find peace. She even thought of suicide. It wasn't until she connected with the same thing that her Kiowa ancestors learned that Cheryl found what she was looking for. Listen as she shares the rest of her story.

Duration:00:14:29

Cheryl Anquoe-Parnacher (Kiowa) Part 1

5/14/2018
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Cheryl is a Kiowa from Oklahoma City. Her family is originally from Mountain View, OK. In this first part of her story, Cheryl talks about the confusion that resulted from her parents splitting up. She recalls going to church as a child, but as she got older, she chose another way. She got involved in drinking - using it's favors to try to find peace. But it only brought more pain.

Duration:00:14:29

Jimmy Murphy (Choctaw) Part 5

5/7/2018
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Jimmy's life was changed after he surrendered his will to God. Alcohol and drugs no longer ruled his life and this was good for everyone. His family got involved in an area church. Life was really different. But, with all that God had done, He was not finished with Jimmy. Little did Jimmy know the incredible plans God had for him.

Duration:00:14:29

Jimmy Murphy (Choctaw) Part 4

4/30/2018
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Sometimes it takes a tragedy to get our attention. Though he wanted to quit using, Jimmy knew that the alcohol and drugs were affecting his family. One day she gave him an ultimatum... and he had to make a choice. He told her he would quit, and he really meant it. But he only broke her trust again. When she realized that she could help him, things began to change. But it was on a highway headed into Oklahoma City that God finally got Jimmy's full attention.

Duration:00:14:29

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.

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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.

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