The lord works in mysterious ways, they say, and I believe for a fact they are right. Of course, by the same token, things are only mysterious if you don’t have all the facts. You can look at something from a modern angle, learn some modern information, and then it turns out to not be so mysterious after all. I say all this as a way of patting myself on the back for doubling the number of children attending the youth group meetings. The thing is, you can’t save souls if you don’t put butts in the pews, so we needed more people attending youth group. I had the proposal to bring in the portable air conditioner I had in our spare room. It was old, and sort of loud, however was still good for cooling down a room. This was right in the middle of the summer, and the heat and humidity was entirely bad this year, making the air quality legitimately sticky and damp all the time. By hooking up this air conditioning in the basement, I made youth group the coolest arena to be. I mean cool in terms of temperature and temperature control of course, not the Fonzie way of being cool. Like I said, the first step was getting more people to attend church, and that little air conditioning component entirely fulfilled that part of the job. Attendance was way up, the air conditioning was frosty enough if even brought in a few teens who I believe went to other churches. I guess our church was just a little cooler.