Joseph was betrayed by his own brothers and sold into slavery, then rescued by God from prison and brought into a new position of calling and influence that would under-gird the birth of a nation. Though, not quite of an equal Biblical epic proportion, Squanto’s tale and destiny was about to take a similar dramatic turn when he least expected it, earning him a starring role in our American His Story.
But, this forshadows the end of our story – and, we have yet to begin!
The scene opens in 1614 when the Patuxet Indians numbered in the thousands. They had been living peacefully on the land they had cleared and built up for their thriving village. Water was nearby and all things vital to their survival were readily available to them in the beauty of the Massachusetts Bay.
Providentially, though, God prepared a way for Squanto. Some Christian brothers who ministered there saw the plight of these Indians and risked their lives to free them. They cared for their needs knowing how difficult it must be for them to have been taken from their foreign homes and brought to such a strange new land.
The Brothers found a way for Squanto to go to England where he learned the language and the ways of the English hoping to return to his Patuxet village and be an agent of peace between the Native Indians and the new settlers arriving in the New Land.
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