Two young women from the Grace Brethren church in Lititz, Pennsylvania (Scott Distler, pastor) are students at Union University in Tennessee, which sustained significant tornado damage last evening. David Dockery, the school’s president, is a Grace Seminary alumnus, and was interviewed extensively by CNN and other news organizations. Here is an excerpt from an e-mail update sent today by Pastor Distler:
By now I am sure you have heard of the tornados that swept through the south last evening. You may also have seen on the news that Union University in Tennessee sustained significant damage.
We have two young ladies from our church who attend this Christian college. They are Melissa Leisey and Laura Spotts. Both of these young ladies’ moms work here at Lititz Christian School.
Melissa and Laura are fine but their dorm (and most all of their personal items) is gone. They are currently staying in a home off campus. Below is a link to an article on the damage:
Please pray for these young ladies as well as their parents. Melissa’s father, Daryl, wrote this to me this morning in an e-mail:
“I am reminded of the statement, that it is better to be in the center of God’s will in the most dangerous place in the world than to be out of God’s will in ‘the safest place’. We are extremely grateful!!”