Native Voices

Our Stories of Hope and Healing

Native Voices is a collection of stories from Indigenous People in various tribes.  These are our stories of hope and healing.  We are a work of God in progress, and hope to be an encouragement by sharing what we are learning and overcoming.  Together we can equip the next generation in our own native communities.

Roy Hawthorne – Navajo Code Talker

An Introduction by Roy Hawthorne, Navajo Code Talker.

Byron Sarracino – Laguna Pueblo

Byron Sarracino is from the Laguna Pueblo in Northwest New Mexico.  Byron shares a moving testimony of growing up on the reservation and finding hope while serving in the Armed Forces.  He is currently residing on the Laguna Pueblo.

Naomi Colelay – White Mountain Apache Nation

Naomi recalls her years as a teenager and how she nearly threw her life away. She is now serving the Lord and has found hope and value in life!

Novak Armstrong – White Mountain Apache Nation

Novak vividly describes the bondage he faced in his younger years and how it nearly destroyed him. He is now living free from the chains of addiction through the power of Jesus Christ!

Joyce Becenti – Navajo Nation

Joyce experienced many difficult seasons throughout the first 40 years of her life. She never had a stable home. Through Christ, Joyce found a permanent and joyful relationship with God that changed her from the inside out!

Clarence – Navajo Nation

Clarence describes how he found deliverance from a life of despair.

Jasper Jones – San Carlos Apache Nation

Jasper Jones is from the San Carlos Apache Reservation. We invite you to watch this video as Jasper tells about the confusion and addiction he experienced as a young man. When he was 33 years old, the Lord Jesus Christ came into His life and changed him completely. Jasper wants you to know that Jesus is the answer to what you are searching for!

Kate Palmer – White Mountain Apache Nation

Kate remembers the times when addiction to drugs, alcohol, and drug dealing were a way of life that she could not escape.  She found deliverance from her hopelessness through the redeeming power of Jesus Christ!

Franklin Gilbert – San Carlos Apache Nation

As a young person, Franklin Gilbert was searching for acceptance and significance in this life. It wasn’t until he came to know the Lord personally that he realized that only God can give meaning to life. Franklin wants to share with you that this world doesn’t offer much, but Jesus Christ offers eternal life, eternal joy, and an eternal home!

Lorna – White Mountain Apache Nation

Lorna shares how she found the way of escape from addictions and family strife!

Rhonda Juarez – Choctaw Nation

Rhonda endured hardship throughout her life and thought that things would get easier once she got right with the Lord. As she found out, that isn’t necessarily the case. However, she found that resting and trusting in God was the path forward. She daily prepares her heart and mind with the Word of God. The armor of God from Ephesians 6 has been a key Scripture for her as she grows in her walk with the Lord!

Nelson – Navajo Nation

Nelson shares how his life was transformed while he was serving in the Navy!

Virgil – Navajo Nation

Virgil shares how his life was transformed and became full of meaning!

Julius Pete – Navajo Nation

Julius shares how he nearly drowned in alcohol.

Ray Perry – Navajo Nation

Ray shares about his past struggles with questions about life and his purpose in this world!

Byron Sarracino – Laguna Pueblo

Pastor Sarracino is a gifted Bible teacher.  If you are a new Christian (or a Christian seeking to grow deeper in your walk with the Lord), you will learn four basic steps that will help you in your Christian life.

This is a true story about Pastor Harold Noble, who as a teen wanted to learn about life and how to be a “good person.” He asked his grandfather, a medicine man and tribal leader, how to do this, but he just didn’t understand. Later he turned to alcohol and ended up in jail. There he discovered what life is all about and he changed dramatically. Harold shares how he found answers for all of life’s questions when Jesus Christ changed his heart!

Native Voices DVD

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