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VIDEO: Moore, Oklahoma, Woman Leaves For Mormon Mission in Wake of Tornado

Forty years ago, Glenn Orr built the Orr Family Farm, a farm-themed amusement park and horse stables that attract thousands of visitors each year from Oklahoma and beyond. But when a powerful tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma, on 20 May, the Orr Family Farm was decimated.

Amid the chaos and cleanup, family member Shelby Orr is leaving for 18 months of service as a Mormon missionary — a tough thing to do in light of what needs to be accomplished before reopening the farm. Her family fully supports her decision to serve. "We have faith that the Lord knows exactly where we need to be at the right time, and this is the time for her to be [a missionary]," her mother says.

Watch the full story below.

 
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