An unforgiving sun, a parched earth and a failed economy have left a small Texas town desolate. For 10 years, Promise, Texas has known nothing but one curse after another. It's barren, broken and dying, leaving a town full of despair. When a couple finds a boy walking along a dusty road, alone in the middle of nowhere, with nothing but a mat tucked under his arm, they pick him up in hopes of helping him. What they don't realize is that he has come to help them and the residents of Promise.
No one knows who he is or where he came from. Some think he's an answer to prayer. Others think he's a runaway or a false prophet. Still, the boy holds true to his message: there is no hope without Christ, and Promise can only be remade through earnest communion with the Father. In the end, with his back against the wall - surrounded by skeptics - the boy is forced to reveal his true identity.