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Parishioners Keep Faith as Bloomington Church Rebuilds

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The Assembly of God Church in Bloomington is still recovering three months after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. We spoke with their Pastor about how this small congregation will get through this time of need.

"It's where my heart is, it's where I found God," said church member Sally Bailey.
It was a shock to Bailey after seeing her once beloved church left in a state of destruction
"We were all heartbroken when we saw the sanctuary," said Bailey.
"Everything was ruined, our pews, our pulpit, I'm going to cry and get emotional about it," said Bailey.
Pastor Johnny Knight says the with the congregation being so small...
"We couldn't afford insurance and all the damages are not covered by insurance," said Knight.
Leaving the church to rely completely on donations.
"You know $100 here and $200 there and then you know a few generous gifts that actually helped us pay for the roof and get doors to secure the building," said Knight.
The first step to recovery was getting the roof fixed,but there is still a long way to go.
"Its just going to be a slow process everything had to be torn out, and its just going to be a long term goal to get us back in this building. the fact that we're where we're at is nothing short of a miracle.
A miracle is exactly what happened as their outreach building next door was...
"The only thing on blocks here in Bloomington that did not get blown over," said Knight.
Which is now where the small congregation meets every Sunday.
"God's hand was on that little building to keep it from being blown over," said Knight.
Pastor Knight hopes to bring in some funds to get the sanctuary up and running..
"We're thinking once we get past the holidays, we could have some sort of benefit concert have some of the area talent to come help us out to help us over the help and get these things taken care of ", said Knight.
The next step is to repair their fellowship building next door when they outgrow the coffee shop building.
The Bloomington Assembly of God Church is currently accepting donations.
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