Remembering October 2, 2006...15 years later.
October 2, 2021

Please take a moment today to remember and pray.

Today, October 2nd, is the 15 year anniversary of the tragedy at West Nickel Mines Amish School in Bart Township.

As part of the mass casualty response dispatched that morning by Lancaster County 911, White Horse EMS in Ambulance 49-1, was one of the first arriving emergency medical units at the school that tragic day.

Remember the girls that the Lord called home: Naomi Rose Ebersol, age 7; Marian Stoltzfus Fisher, age 13; Anna Mae Stoltzfus, age 12; Lena Zook Miller, age 7; Mary Liz Miller, age 8. Pray for their families as they continue to deal with the loss of their beloved girls, and look to the day when they meet again.

Pray for the girls who were injured and survived: Rosanna King, now 21; Rachel Ann Stoltzfus, now 23; Barbie Stoltzfus Fisher, now 26; Sarah Ann Stoltzfus, now 27; Esther King, now 28. Pray for their families.

Pray for the responders that day: Fire, EMS & Police; as they continue to remember their involvement that day.

Pray for the Roberts and Welk families, as they too have suffered since that day.

Pray for the community as a whole.


This is a horrific tragedy that shook the foundations of the entire community to its core; Amish and "English" alike. It can indeed happen to anyone at any time.

We must never forget. We will never forget.


Armando Mirante October 02, 2021 at 8:15 PM
So sad.... 15 years already!..was in the area when the bodies were being taken into the cemetary and observed the funeral procession. Looking forward to welcoming these children back from the dead on resurrection day when Jesus will call them out of their graves.

"Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth" John 5:28-29

"And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust".
Acts 24:15