The rigors of the first winter for the Mayflower Pilgrims are well-known to most students of American history (1620-1621). Nearly half of the original 104 settlers died during that intense season of sickness, suffering, and sadness. Yet, God providentially intervened in several remarkable ways throughout the following spring and summer by providing help in the midst of their infirmities.
The Pilgrim Fathers: Thanking God for His Providential Care
During the cool weeks of November that lead up to Thanksgiving Day there is great delight in many American homes when the exciting stories of the Pilgrims are read. Who were these people and what motivated them to endure such grievous hardships?
How could it have been possible for an English-speaking, God-fearing, lonely-hearted Indian to emerge out of the dense forests of New England to assist the starving Pilgrims? . . .