BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) - Building up from the ashes. It's what volunteers at the Word of Life church in Bastrop have done after 20 long months.
"The pain the anxiety and the anguish that came with it," said Debbie Vega, member of the church, "I think were standing very well to where we were then."
But they say strength and new life comes from hardship.
"Instead of it being a catastrophe, I would like to see it as a community brought together by a catastrophe," said Deanna Montgomery.
On Wednesday, a half dozen volunteers continued to paint, install counter tops and do some final clean up work to the new church. All part of the resurrection found between these walls and a new name starting next week, Faith Impact Church.
"After we went through the fire it was such an impact in the negative," said Pastor Mike Vega. "But, also in the positive, because it caused us to be able to focus on what got really intended for us."
When it's all said and done, members say they are better people and a better community, brought closer together by tragedy and nothing can ever take that away from them.
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