Residents of Tornado-stricken areas in Texas and Indiana spent Easter Sunday giving thanks.
Outdoor services were held at two locations for one Arlington, Texas, church.
The first service took place before sunrise, and the second was just before noon.
In Arlington, people packed St. Barnabas, one of the few churches still standing after the devastating storms.
"Sure it's sad to see our church this way, but we are excited about the opportunities that God has in store for us," St. Barnabas member, Kay Jackson, said.
Rich Cheek, pastor of Rich Creek Church in Henryville, Ind., agreed.
"Yes, what happened happened, and it was horrible," he said, "but at some point you can't keep looking back at that. There's a new day,"
"Easter is a prefect example of that," he said.
The Indiana congregation actually helped to rebuild a storm victim's home. He is now a member of the church.