We invite the entire Carrier Mills - Stonefort community to join us in worship to hear the powerful witness of guest speaker Patty Ferrell. Her heartfelt and uplifting message is entitled, Hope in the Face of Adversity. Patty's message reflects how her faith sustained her in the tragic aftermath of the EF4 tornado that barreled into Harrisburg, IL in the pre-dawn hours of February 29, 2012, killing 6 people, including her beautiful 22 year old daughter, Jaylynn.
Jaylynn Farrell was a Registered Nurse (RN) who had just begun her nursing career in the Special Care Unit at Harrisburg Medical Center. She also taught Sunday School for 3 year olds at the First Baptist Church of Harrisburg.
To honor their daughter's memory, the family established the Jaylynn Ferrell Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Southeastern Illinois College where she had earned her Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN). The scholarship is awarded to one student pursing a degree in practical nursing each year.