Church Celebrates Victories Over Trials

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Special songs and dances filled the atmosphere at one local church.

The Salem Missionary Baptist Church celebrated their Friends and Family Day at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Within the last two years, the church has endured some hard times.

The church building was damaged by fire and Pastor Cedric Goodman found himself in need of a kidney transplant. Despite their trials church members remained faithful.

Members worked to make sure services continued and their pastor received a transplant the day after Christmas.

"I'm very grateful for family and friends because they helped us through our tough times," Goodman said.

Goodman says he and the church's experiences are a testimony to God's faithfulness.