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LDS members in Joplin try to rebuild church, homes

The LDS bishop stood with the church at his feet — a place of peace left in pieces.

Dave Richins surveyed the damage, pointing out where the stage once was and how the biggest beam in the building that was such a pain to get into the building was now resting in the parking lot. To the tornado that ripped this building apart and tossed its innards out, the beam was like a toothpick.

As a spiritual leader to a flock of about 400 Mormons, he knew he would have to shepherd them through this disaster. He would have to see them through rebuilding.

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