CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The heat wave baking the Heartland isn't slowing down a group building a new church in Carbondale.
Over the past week in triple digit temperatures, members of the "Builders for Christ" and members of the Olivet Free Will Baptist Church are hammering away on the new church.
Throughout the week the crews shift in and out of the heat to avoid getting sick.
Church leaders say they are thankful for all the help.
"The help they've given us God gave them and sent them on a mission to help us," said Kendall Woods of Olivet Free Will Baptist Church. "If it hadn't been for them we would not be building the building that we're building at this time."
The old church building will eventually be torn down.
The congregation plans on using some of the bricks to build a bell tower for the church bell which is from the churches first sanctuary back in 1886.