Joanne and Connie meet with Mr. Gossamer at the Smithsonian to determine the value of an antique compass, and are disappointed to learn it's only a replica worth around $100. Although initially disappointed, Joanne is certain that God will use another means to provide the money needed to rebuild the church in Sri Lanka that burned to the ground. She realizes once again that, for this stage of her life, her ministry is to love and support Jack, not build churches. After listening to Joanne, Connie thinks her purpose in life must be to help Mitch accomplish his purpose in life.
Janelle Bourland thinks Joanne should get a second opinion about her compass so she contacts an antiques dealer she knows. Much to everyone's surprise, he offers Joanne $12,000.
Just three days before classes are to begin, Mitch learns that he's been accepted into the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest for two years of training. He wants Connie to go with him so he asks her to marry him and she accepts. They quickly begin making plans for their wedding which will take place in three days. Continued in Part 2 to follow.