For someone who is a follower of Jesus I believe one of the most powerful things that they can do is to tell their story. The most difficult part of this task though is to tell the parts that we do not want to tell. There are generally two reasons for this.
The first is that we have forgotten them. Humans have an uncanny habit of using their current position both geographically and relationally as their sole point of reference.
The second is that when referencing our past there are quite a few things that if mentioned are not the most flattering to our own personal glorification.