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The pastor -- and Alabama church wiped out by a tornado vowed to rebuild he's keeping his word.
But it hasn't been easy correspondent Elizabeth Fran looks at all the red tape standing between Alberta Baptist.
And a new house of worship.
I heard the weighing 82 year old Dorothy -- couldn't believe her eyes when she -- -- the 2011 tornadoes did to her Tuscaloosa church I was shocked to say how -- -- the game -- 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.
The heart of our city was ripped apart by this tornado that disappeared -- service still remains on the old -- Parishioners he -- the parking lot for weekly meetings and community service we'll just kind of McCain the distribution.
How people -- coming in from all over the United States wolf.
With supplies -- and with clothing.
For more than a year at the -- of the church look.
Look I'm certain roadblocks like resistance from insurance companies and special building permits required by -- threatening to reconstruction plans.
But church leaders worked hard to clear hurdles and cut through red tape so for a long time we did not know if we could actually come back to our original site -- But now that way has been paid -- so we're delighted.
Small church members didn't have a permanent home to worship this Christmas.
They know that with each block delayed this church gets a little closer to that goal John Matthews says -- S state.
Next Christmas will be better in the midst of the worst.
There's some very good things come out because god is always -- despite ongoing construction church members still found time to help -- the community.
They handed out toys and -- to a hundred needy families in Tuscaloosa.
Just in time for Christmas.
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