Some residents in the town of Vinton say their prayers have been answered.
Last fall, town council voted to close its pool which is located behind the Vinton War Memorial.
But the pool is back open this summer after all, thanks to a local church.
Three thousand people typically visit Vinton's pool every year.
Town leaders say that number needs to rise and a nearby church is diving right in to help.
Vinton voted to close the pool because of budget cuts.
"I think you would have had a lot of sad kids. So many people get to come here and enjoy their summer here. I came here when I was a kid," says Jamie Gray, who uses the pool.
But kids are in luck, thanks to Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church.
Members spruced up the pool by painting buildings, planting flowers, and staining the picnic tables.
They also put in a concession stand and beginning next week the church will add a craft area and provide free dinner every Wednesday night.