Volunteers give gift to local church - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/27/10

Volunteers give gift to local church

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Gusty winds couldn't stop 2 groups from making sure a local church got the roof it needed Saturday. Members of True Worshipper's House of Prayer have spent the past several years praying for a new roof.

"This church has been working so hard at trying to come up with the funding for a new roof and just us having the opportunity to help them out, that's what we're out to do," said Kent Leatherwood, one of the volunteers. 

Betenbough Homes and Experience Life came together to build a new roof for free. Pastor Robert Griggs says when he got the phone call he didn't believe they would really come and fix the roof.

"It hadn't really set in until we were up on the roof actually doing the work," said Griggs. 

When the roofers and volunteers showed up with the tools and shingles Griggs felt overwhelmed by the blessing. He's spent many hours trying to make the repairs on his own to stop the leaks.

"Patches, try to patch up a little, we went on the roof and tried to patch it. We tried to catch the water to keep it from ruining the carpet," said Griggs. 

For the past five years the roof has suffered damages from mother nature creating cracks and leaks inside the church.

"As you can see it's falling apart up there. So it was just awesome that the team came in to help us out. A person can't really concentrate with water falling on their head.  I might be up there preaching but I'm going to lose them," said Griggs. 

After 2 hours volunteers completed the roof, so now Pastor Griggs can preach the good word protected from the rain.

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