My wife, Jan, and I love our church. When we moved into our community, we found the Sunday church services that were held at the top of the street to be so comforting. Some of our closest friends are parishioners there. Our priest conducted our son's wedding and will baptize our granddaughter when she is born.
The other day, I was catching up with my friend, Sam, on the phone. He lives in Mississippi and we've known each other for years. In fact, we met at the church my wife and I currently attend.
I was asking my buddy how everything was going and he told me he was settling in just fine. But, he did say that he heard about one story that occurred in his town that made him a little nervous to go back to the church he had attended services at since he moved to Jackson.
Apparently, thieves broke into and stole the air conditioning unit in The Cathedral of Faith Church at Siwell Road and Highway 18. Sam said that the news report mentioned that it appeared as though the robbers backed a truck onto the church's property and cut through bars to get to the appliance. What's more unbelievable is that the tubing that connected the air conditioner was also cut.
My friend also mentioned that other churches in the Jackson area have had their air conditioners stolen.
When Sam finished his story, I couldn't believe it. I don't know anyone that would steal anything from a church! During dinner that night, I told Jan about my conversation with Sam. She was equally enraged and we even discussed buying Sam's church a new unit.