We don't know the particulars or the extent of the damage, but Mike and Rita's house burned overnight. I'll post updates as we hear more. But we wanted to ask our P365 and other blog friends to be lifting them up in prayer, for God's grace and comfort and provision.
Edited to add:Noon update from facebook: Details are in...they lost 1/3 to 1/2 of the house...Mike is in the ER with some burns and major smoke inhalation, and will keep him overnight. The fire started with the pottery kiln somehow.
Edited to add:4 p.m. update via phone call: The doctor insisted on Mike staying overnight because smoke inhalation can be tricky and flare up while you're sleeping. There are burns on his hands and his face looks like he has a bad sunburn. Some hair was singed and his eyebrows are "mostly intact".
Lots of people have called or facebooked to see what they can do to help. Once they know the extent of the damage and what needs to be done, those who offered to help will be contacted.
Meanwhile continue to keep Mike and Rita in your prayers!