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WILL MAYO

PASTOR AND FORMER ATHABASCAN INDIAN CHIEF

Will Mayo, an Athabascan Indian, grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska in an alcoholic home with a single parent. At the age of 5, he was sexually molested and physically abused, and sadly, it was not the last time. As a teenager, Will filled his life with alcohol and drugs, trying to desperately escape the shame of his abuse. At the age of 17 he decided to take his own life — but God had other plans. One day a man asked Will, “Do you know Christ?” This began a transformation and healing in Will’s life that eventually lead him to Bible School and missionary work in the rural Alaskan villages. He became an Athabascan Indian Chief and represented his tribe in front of Congress and the President. Today he is a pastor with a heart for reaching young people struggling with abuse.