By Raymond Dunton
WINNIPEG, CANADA (ANS) -- "Raymond
, you're not white.You shouldn't mark that box," one of my coaches told me in front of the whole team.I was quite embarrassed and very angry when I went home.My mom had always told me that when I was asked or had to fill out any papers, I needed to check the box that said I was white because I was Caucasian.
When I got home that day, I asked my mom why she
had me mark the box 'white' when I really wasn't white.My mother finally told me the truth.
Al looked at me and said, "Raymond
, you're the one that doesn't understand.God has already built that boat for you and that boat is His
Son.You just need to be willing to accept that.Make the choice to receive it and come on board the boat and allow God to sail this new life for you.""I like that.I like that plan," I told Al.I prayed at that moment and invited God into my life and I began to realize and really truly understand that I was not a mistake.
...Raymond Dunton, Hopi and Navajo, is Assistant to Neil Anderson at Freedom in Christ Ministries.
...Ray is also director of Wings of Freedom, a Native American outreach which brings hope and freedom to Native peoples.
Indian Life Ministries -- Our purpose is to see Native people come to know, love and worship the true Creator, Jesus Christ, and through Him, find hope, healing and honor.