Dallas Church Reopens Two Months After Storm

By Christine Lee
|  Sunday, Jul 6, 2014  |  Updated 5:50 PM CDT
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It was a joyous Sunday for New Beginning Covenant Ministry, which officially reopened its front doors almost two months after a storm ripped it off.

Christine Lee, NBC 5 News

It was a joyous Sunday for New Beginning Covenant Ministry, which officially reopened its front doors almost two months after a storm ripped it off.

It was a joyous Sunday for New Beginning Covenant Ministry, which officially reopened its front doors almost two months after a storm ripped it off.

The church, located on Canada Drive and Westmoreland, showed off its newly renovated look to its congregation of 120.

“When it looked like everything was all lost I decree and I declare that this building will be built back in order Praise God,” said Pastor Vincent Young.

The church goers were displaced for seven weeks after the May 8 storm destroyed their place of worship. Parishioners said this was the second time that a storm has devastated their church. This time, they had to reconstruct the entire front of their building.

“We were out here helping to move bricks, clean bricks, and from doing the frame and working electrical work we did all just tried to be a part of everything,” said Young.

Cedar Hill resident LaDonna Harlan said she never lost faith that her church will stand up again soon.

“God always has an answer, he always has a way of escape, he will always provide, so don’t look at it from the negative perspective, just go with expectation that God is going to do something great,” she said.

Harlan said other churches, neighbors, and organizations stepped in during their time of need.

“They donated money, they donated their time, another facility donated their building for us to have worship, and it’s like we never missed a beat,” she said.

She said her faith got a boost during the process of rebuilding, and the congregation is coming out stronger from the experience.

“I’m excited. He showed out once again, so not only do we get a new building, I mean it’s really an upgrade compared to what it was before, so it’s amazing,” she said.

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