The current issue of “Grace Connection” from Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, asks prayer for Dr. Tiberius Rata (associate professor of Old Testament Studies at Grace Seminary, pictured), his wife, Carmen, and their two boys, Timothy (7) and Nicholas (4).
The Ratas’ home in Warsaw, Indiana, was struck by lightning on Tuesday evening when severe storms swept through the area. There was extensive fire and water damage to the second floor of the house.
The family was home at the time, but no one was injured. You’re asked to keep the Rata family in your prayers during this unsettling time, and as they work through insurance and housing issues.
An article on the storms and the house fire is available on the Warsaw Times-Union newspaper Web site at