When I was a child growing up in the mountains, I went to a little church way up on a hill, but it’s pretty hard to get there. You have to drive straight up an ancient gravel road plus there’s literally a cliff off of one side of the road and then a sheer rock face going straight up on the other side! So it’s not exactly an easy drive! Plus the dust and the dirt from the unpaved road blow through the air vents of your motorcar and it makes you feel all dusty and dirty before you ever even get to church. Once you get there, though, it’s worth the drive. However, when I was a kid, we never had a/c in the church. That’s because we didn’t need it since the building sits up on a hill way on top of a mountain. There’s typically a slight breeze blowing plus the high altitude keeps the temperatures nice and very cool. The people at church would typically open the stained glass windows up so the breeze could come in. Occasionally when it was the middle of summer, we would turn electric fans on too, but that was it. The people at church and I didn’t even have window units in any of the Sunday School rooms. I can’t imagine going to a church without a/c this day and age. It seems that a state of the art HVAC device is a must in every house of worship these days. But back when I was a kid, we didn’t have anything of the sort. We all just liked to use God’s a/c.
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