The story of Tom Pearl and his family will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow their exciting lives during the fall and winter of 1980. Faith, prayer, and family values guide the Pearl family as they deal with mysterious strangers, stolen money, and a desire to build a new church for their community. Even with all this excitement, they still have time for spiritual growth and neighborly compassion. Come now, and join the Pearl family as they take you on a hay-ride, a treasure hunt, and other fun adventures, as they learn the lessons of life in this heart warming story. A story that will surely touch your heart, make you smile. "This is clearly the best story ever written by this new and inexperienced writer. It will certainly be a number one best seller among his friends and family members." _ The Jordan County Daily Journal _ (The Jordan County Daily Journal is a fictional newspaper found in chapter 12.) Cal Johnson is a retired telecommunications manager who currently resides in Florida. He was born and raised in the Midwest and has no formal education. Since his retirement he has done volunteer work building homes for low-income families in 10 different states as well as in New Zealand, Northern Ireland, and Ecuador. He feels strongly that Christ is in control of his life and that he is truly blessed. He feels that he was led or moved to write this fictional story, but has absolutely no idea why.