Sam Martinez was a man devoted to Jesus Christ. He knew the importance of attending church and encouraged his granddaughter to attend with him. He began taking her to Sunday service. Soon, her friends became curious and wanted to attend also. As much as he could, "Grandpa Sam" would pile the children into his small car and drive them to church. Eventually, the number of children outgrew the space in his car, and Sam reached out to his friends Bobby Barker and Linda Foraker for help and advice. The three began working together to bring all the children to church.