Another new minister begins at Walton's Mountain. The church is in disarray, but he gets the community involved. The Walton family finds out Toni is a Jew and are unsure of how to react. Toni questions her own faith.
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[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
The pattern of our lives was broken by the war and the old ways of the past became less a part of us when we returned home. So long as our mother and grandmother were there to shepherd us, the church was central to our lives. But without them on the scene, some of the family found it easy to backslide, and as interest in the church slipped away, it didn't seem possible that events would join to bring them back again.