After his dad's death and mom's illness, Isaac struggles to raise his sister in Uganda. Lives are changed when he meets an American missionary family.
After a house fire, disease, and failed crops, Isaac (or Seka, as his mother affectionately calls him) is forced to quit the fancy school he attended in town to help raise his little sister, Grace. Unaccustomed to living in poverty, he now must find creative ways of providing food and keeping his family safe. Through his friendship with Dembe, a local village girl, Isaac learns of an American missionary family with plans to open a new school near his village. As faith is tested, joy is shaken, and hope is challenged, Isaac and his new friends learn acceptance, forgiveness, and the power that comes from facing their greatest fears.