People always love a good rags to riches story. Why not reverse the fortunes of several characters? Let the poor become rich while the rich become poor. Let the weak become strong while the bullies become helpless. Let the beautiful become unbearably ugly while the ugly become immeasurably beautiful. And let the good church folk become bar hoppers and gamblers while the riff raff get together and create a successful mission outpost. See what happens when all these fortunes reverse.