When missionaries from the United States move into the village, and even on the same street where Sooky lives, there is a great deal of excitement among the people who live there.
Why have these foreigners moved into their village? Was the rumor true that they are teaching about a strange new God? The villagers already have many different gods, and they are not interested in yet another one.
Sooky's parents and their neighbors are uneasy and afraid. Sooky is afraid too.
This story spans several years, showing through Sooky and her parents' eyes the influence and impact the Mennonite missionaries have on a little Philippine village on the island of Luzon.
The culture and lifestyle of Sooky's family and neighbors, their fears, their hunger for peace, and their response to the true Gospel will hold the interest of the young reader in this interesting and informatively written story.
It will especially be enjoyed by junior-aged children.