VIDEO: Community reacts to First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs opening its doors


BACKGROUND SYSTEM. WE’LL INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION PERHAPS AS EARLY AS TOMORROW.>>A LOOK AT THE CHURCH SERVICE MEANT TO HEAL. TENTS HOUSED HUNDREDS AS THEY CAME TOGETHER FOR A COMMON PURPOSE. TONIGHT — INTO THE GAMBOAS HAD ALREADY BEEN TO CHURCH WHEN THEY CAME TO SUTHERLAND SPRINGS WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS.>>I TOLD MY HUSBAND, I WANT TO GO. I WANT TO GO SEE.>>THE FOUR OF THEM JOINED MORE THAN THE HUNDRED OTHERS WAITING IN NEAR SILENCE, WAITING LIKE THE GAMBOAS TO SEE.>>IT IS AN AMAZING FEELING GOING IN THERE. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. IT IS BEAUTIFUL.>>MAKE EVERY EFFORT SEEM NOW AT PEACE.>>THE PEWS, CARPET HAVE BEEN REMOVED.>>REJOICE IN THE LORD.>>THE SANCTUARY IS FILLED WITH LITTLE BUT THE SOUND OF RECORDED SCRIPTURE READINGS AND ROSES ON CHAIR, MARKING WHERE EACH VICTIM WAS FOUND.>>YOU KNOW, PICTURE THE PEOPLE, THE CONGREGATION SITTING THERE, THE LITTLE GIRLS, HUSBANDS, WI WIVES SITTING THERE.>>WHEN I SIT IN CHURCH WITH MY FAMILY, IT NEVER CROSSES MY MIND WE WILL ALL BE GONE, JUST LIKE THAT.>>THE DECISION TO OPEN THE CHURCH LIKE THIS WAS A DIFFICULT ONE.>>SOME DON’T WANT TO STEP FOOD IN THIS BUILDING AGAIN. OTHERS SAID I NEED TO. HOW DO WE ACCOMMODATE THAT.>>Reporter: STEPPING INTO THE CHURCH IS THE REALITY OF WHAT HAPPENED.>>SHIVERING IN MY BONES, OH, MY GOD SOMETHING LIKE THAT CAN HAPPEN IN THIS CHURCH OR ANY CHURCH.>>Reporter: SOMETHING BENNY GAMBOA WANTS HIS KIDS TO UNDERSTAND.>>THIS IS LIFE. IT IS NOT A FAIRY TALE.>>Reporter: THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR SAYS THAT WHETHER OR NOT THIS BUILDING COMES DOWN WILL BE UP TO THE CHURCH MEMBERS. THERE ARE HOPES FOR A NEW CHURCH, IF THIS CHURCH DOES IN FACT COME DOWN, HE SAYS THAT HE EXPECTS SOMETHING WILL BE PUT IN THE FOOTPRINT AS A

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