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Well -- battle to rebuild the church destroyed in the 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado.
For more than a year the pastor fought insurers FEMA and the city.
All in hopes of once again holding services on the devastated property.
Well now construction is finally underway and Elizabeth -- is live in Atlanta to tell us about that hi Elizabeth the holiday season.
Action special for a video church members right.
Yes very special this year because there were dozens of churches which were flattened after the tornadoes and has exclusive -- eleven.
And there were so many churches that just don't have the resource is to rebuild.
82 year old Dorothy Tyner couldn't believe her eyes when she -- the 2011 tornadoes did to her Tuscaloosa church I was -- to -- -- -- -- them.
Didn't after serving the community since 1920.
Alberta Baptist was damaged beyond repair when the storm hit.
And congregants were forced to use another church miles away for Sunday prayer.
-- for the eleventh time 2011.
The heart of our city was ripped apart by this tornado.
But this spirit of service still remains on the old sites parishioners used the parking lot for weekly meetings and community service -- just kind of became the best solution.
People -- coming in from all over the United States wolf.
With supplies -- and with clothing staying in the community is important for everyone involved.
Even a tight budget and zoning restrictions won't prevent them from rebuilding according to church leaders who say this is what they're called to do.
We felt push your work and that god wanted us to come back for -- -- where he had planned this in first place.
So it wasn't -- casual decision.
Now a church members breathing a sigh of relief -- the construction site remain completely unscathed.
After the tornadoes that hit Christmas Day Alabama and Alabama.
-- and Elizabeth -- reporting live for us thank you.
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