Pastor Manfred Bahnert and his wife do not always have it easy. Manfred is an outspoken pastor with strong political opinions, often resulting in him being transferred. His family is now attempting a fresh start in a village near Hamburg. Meanwhile, four prisoners break out of a nearby correctional facility. One of them committed a diamond theft years ago, stowing his high-carat haul in the ruins of the local church for later retrieval. The church, however, has since undergone restoration, and Manfred Bahnert is now the pastor there.