PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Heavy rains turned a muddy mountain creek behind a Perry County church into a raging river twice this week.
"It's heartbreaking. This time it knocks you back a little more. You just finished cleaning up and then this hits again," said Davidson Baptist Church pastor Peter Youmans.
He says two days before the flood waters rushed into the church, another hard rain dumped a couple inches of water into the church basement.
"It's a rough situation for the church. This is our Sunday School classroom and some of our fellowship area," said church member Charlie Chalk.
Youmans tells us the first flood was bad but he says the second one was worse because it left a thick coating of mud behind. He believes the 1-2 punch has caused thousands of dollars in damage.
Even though it's disappointing, they say they see the flooding as an opportunity to live out their faith and persevere through the storm.
"I believe God brings us through these situations. There's a reason why he's brought us to this point and there's a reason why we'll get through it," Chalk said.
"He ultimately is in control so we're trusting Him and I think out of this good things will happen," said Youmans.
He says this has been difficult but he tells us they've learned that when the waters rise, so does their faith.