'Carpenters for Christ' Rebuild Ala. Church

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Mountain View Baptist Church in Dekalb County, Ala., is now being rebuilt after a monstrous tornado leveled the building, April 27.  And the work is all being done by Christians.

Despite the daunting reconstruction effort that lies ahead, a group known as the "Carpenters for Christ" in east Alabama isn't intimidated.
    
When churches in Alabama take a pounding from wicked weather, the group of Christian volunteers from all over the state come together and pull out their hammers and power saws all in the name of the Lord. 

"We have a mission, and we feel God has called us to go on a mission trip to help somebody else to share the Gospel and help churches that are in need," said Carpenters for Christ volunteer Terry Randolph.

Piece by piece, these volunteers are putting up the walls to rebuilding this house of God.  Mountain View pastor Brian Harris says watching the 60-man construction team put his sanctuary back together has been amazing. 

"To watch this go up so quickly and to see this many men who love the Lord," Harris said.  "That's why they do it. Not for glory, but for God. And they want to get His house back up, and that's what's happening."
    
At lunch time, the group gathers for prayer before eating their food and then getting back to work. 

"It's a great thing to do to help this church get back the church they lost," said David Sparks, another volunteer. 

The help from Carpenters for Christ has put the church closer to their goal of being ready for services in August.

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