This is a short story about John and Margaret Posvar, farmers in the great American Midwest. They have kept alive the values of family and community sent down the ancestral line since their people came over from the Old World 300 years ago even though most of their neighbors have forgotten. The ancient mission of someday sending a blessing back to the Motherland finally becomes a possibility when their harvest is the biggest on record. Yet their farming community is preoccupied with the threat of foreigners entering their closed community. They are hostile toward the Posvars for befriending the new, foreign neighbors and for contributing a large portion of their harvest to the needy overseas. While the Posvars risky venture of charity is enriching their familys world view, the local backlash threatens to bankrupt their farm and disinherit them.