Lak Ka Che Hoo Mashe Ahfachkee
The new year is on its way and it is already Jan. 8, 1998. Hope all of you had enjoyable holidays and visited all your families and friends. There is hope that this new year will bring you better things than last year. That is why we make resolutions.
Today, if you are a drinker or use drugs, see that your children are in a safe place before you go out. In the past it would be reported than young children were on the streets past midnight. There is nothing worse than to hear a child got hurt or is lost.
You don't want to have the regret of being that parent if something does happen to your child. Instead of ignoring your children, take them fishing or on some other outing.
I've seen one family caught in a life of alcohol abuse and saw how it destroyed the family. I would see them out on the streets stealing to get money in anyway to support their habits. It's sad, as they are good looking kids.
I told their father once, "don't lose your children out in that world." He told me he wasn't going to change. He is no different and his children are following in his footsteps. Sadly, they're all still drinking.
If you don't have God in your life you can't lead your life or your family. You can enjoy it without everything being messed up. I know a lot of you have seen many of our people lose their lives this year. Think before it's too late. You are all smart. This is what I pray for you all.
If you need help with a problem, go to the Christian people. In Hollywood, at the Chickee Church, we have lots of Christians who are willing to come to you if you call.
This is the time to make a resolution. Don't let Satan control your life or the lives of your children. You can turn your life around this year before it's too late!