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Vicksburg church holds Sunday Service despite storm damage

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A Vicksburg church holds Sunday morning service despite a tree damaging its chapel.

"The building is just the church house," says Pastor Joe Harris of Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church. "The church is actually on the inside of us."

Pastor Harris moved Sunday service to a new venue this week: right downstairs in the fellowship hall at Pleasant Valley. That's because a huge oak tree crashed down on their chapel, damaging the roof, ceiling and wall.

"One of the members said it was three limbs that came through the church: God the father, God the son and God the holy spirit," says Pastor Harris.

The change of scenery didn't stop the congregation from singing and worshipping. They praised God the damage to their chapel wasn't as bad as it could have been.

"I never question what the Lord does," says Pastor Harris. "One thing I say is He does things for a reason."

He spoke about it being a blessing in disguise in his sermon appropriately titled "A message in the mist of the storm."

"We need to become more serious about Him and be about His business," he says. "We need to love one another for unity in the church."

Pastor Harris doesn't know how long it will take to repair the damage, but cleanup starts Monday.

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