This story is about hope and love and trust and the wonder of life.
Mary and her baby, Joseph, have very little as they continue along the Oregon Trail toward a new life. Her husband was killed in an attack before their journey and she does her best to provide for her son, by herself, until a mysterious character joins the train. Even though he also has precious little other than his tools, he tells her that the Lord will provide if she has faith in Him.
Bartering his services for things like food and a bright red sweater, Mary grows closer to Henry as their journey progresses. The latter makes toys for the baby and shares his bounty with Mary. The emotional ending of this story highlights how every human being has it within them to be generous within their souls, and that love can come easily, both for others and God.
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