Church Services Bring Damaged Communities Together
11/25/2013 6:25:37 AM
By Mike Cocquit
One week after the deadly tornado outbreak many people are continuing the healing process at their local churches. One twister blew the roof off of St. John's Lutheran Church in New Minden, so parishioners gathered in the basement of a nearby school house yesterday. St. Paul's Lutheran church in Gifford was filled beyond capacity, as many in the community feel blessed. A tornado leveled one-quarter of the homes in the community east of Rantoul but there were no serious injuries. Six people were killed in Illinois as at least 24 tornadoes ripped through the state.