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Confessions of Faith April 24 Bernard Dale

"Welcome to hell"

John Holtz

“Welcome to hell!”

What? You maybe didn’t expect to read that in Forward in Christ. Admittedly, I never, ever thought about writing it. Until now.

Until I heard Bernard say those words when he told his story during a mission festival presentation.

Bernard (pictured with me above) is a 30-year-old Apache man of the White Mountain Apache tribe. Soft spoken. Genteel. Polite. He’ll admittedly tell you he was not born a public speaker; his experience has made him one.
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