For years, my family has attended the same small church.
I’m not just talking about just my immediate family though.
My sisters and mother go to that church also. We have for years. It’s a poor country church with a small and poor congregation and sometimes I wonder how the church survives. With a little help, I guess. For example, last winter my sister got married in our little church. The week before the wedding ceremony, the church started having problems with the central heating system. We live in a subtropical area and heat is provided by heating coils installed in central air conditioning units. Since our winters are short and mild, that’s all we really need here. But, the week before my sister’s wedding, the heating coil went out on the church’s a/c unit and the space heaters were brought out. We couldn’t use space heaters for my sister’s wedding but it was going to be in the fifty degree range that day and that is cold for us. Yet, my sister was determined not to change the venue at such a late date. So, I went on our local public social media site and asked for help for our little church. There really are some good people out there and a local HVAC technician responded to my post the same day. He offered to do the work for free and even promised a discount on parts. The heating coil didn’t really cost all that much and the day before my sister’s wedding, the heat was up and running in the church again. This is how the church gets by, I guess.