The good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, seeks and finds His lost sheep. Kanousky is a poor Indian boy who survives a battle. Lost and alone he stumbles upon some farmers who merely called themselves Christians. An encounter with God's Word leaves a great impression that grows throughout his trials and adventures. David Brainerd was a sickly orphan who was concerned about his salvation. A few months after his conversion he began his studies at Yale only to be expelled. He began to preach to the Indians nearby. The story tells of his labours and growing faith among the American Indians.