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Lincoln church headed to Moore, Okla.

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By: Megan Palera

Crossbridge Christian Church has traveled all around the country helping people affected by natural disasters. Now it's time for them to mend the broken hearts in Moore, Okla.

Friday night they met for one final check-in: water was stacked and ready to go, safety gear was packed up and the group already had on their red disaster response shirts.

"What's awesome is that people don't say are you going? But their questions were, when are you going and how can I help?" Team Leader Vern Schulte said.

Although the city has come a long way since the EF-4 tornado rolled through Moore nearly a month ago, there is still a long way to go. The Crossbridge group is preparing for the worst.

"Expecting to see just complete and total devastation. Which is why we're going because our church has always talked about setting things right one heart at a time and this is a place that needs to be set right," Lindsey Mueller said.

There's a personal connection for the disaster response team this time around. The church's pastor has family in Oklahoma City. Luckily, none of them were injured or had property destroyed but Mother Nature hit a little too close to home.

"Trying to remember that God is there for them. Remembering that we're there helping them and helping them get through this and they're not on their own," Amanda Albers said.

So they rounded up a small team and changed course - instead of heading to Colorado as originally planned the group is heading south. They hope to bring comfort and prayers to a city and a state whose pain has been felt by everyone.

The group leaves Saturday morning and will stay a week in Moore. They've already planned two more disaster relief trips to Oklahoma; one in July and one in August.

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