In search of summer: Wells family home church hosts service and prayer vigil for missing 5-year-old


KINGSPORT, Tennessee (WJHL) – After Summer Wells, 5, disappeared from her home on Tuesday, the community offered support to investigators and her family, and their normally-attended church is no exception.

Kingsport Seventh-day Adventist Church held a prayer vigil for Summer Wells at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, and News Channel 11’s Amy Cockerham reported there were few seats left after community members and family had filled the benches.

Church is where the family says they normally attend.

“Without God and these people and other churches that have supported us too, the whole family of the church,” said Don Wells, Summer’s father, “It’s very – it’s the most important thing. for me right now. “

In addition to her father, Summer’s mother Candus and her brother were also in attendance.

Don Wells expressed his trust in the faith during what many parents may consider their worst nightmare.

Wells has been the subject of an AMBER alert since Wednesday morning, with ground crews searching from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

The description of the AMBER alert is as follows:

  • Age: 5 years
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: White
  • Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
  • Height: 3 ′
  • Weight: 40 lbs.
  • INCC: M476287498
  • Absent from: Rogersville, Tennessee
  • Absent since: June 15, 2021

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office at 423-272-7121 or the TBI at 800-TBI-FIND.

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