In 1969 Elvis Presley recorded a Mac Davis song that was, for him, a major comeback hit. The song titled, “In The Ghetto”, has a line that I experienced for myself this weekend - “On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'…” Everyone that lives in Chicago knows exactly what this means. Now, I do as well.
We flew to Chicago for a missions service. All week, prior to departure, I was somewhat apprehensive about the weather. At least twice a day I would go on-line to see what was being forecast. Each report was about the same. Mild, mid 40’s, and no precipitation. Sitting in DFW Airport on Saturday morning just before flying out I received a text message from our daughter. “Did you know it snowed 8” in Chicago last night?” I couldn’t believe it! The thing that I greatly feared the most had come upon me - snow! And not just a light North Texas-type snow. No, it was 8 inches of snow!
We arrived, rented a car, and, to my surprise, were able to drive to our hotel without any trouble. Even with 8 inches of snow the roads were clear. I guess when you live in these conditions, you are prepared to deal with them. But it was certainly a cold and gray Chicago morning!
We couldn’t possibly visit Chicago without testing the famous Chicago-style pizza. We paid a visit to
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.
It has to be the best pizza I have ever eaten in my life!
We ministered in a great church on Sunday, Church On The Rock. Bryan and Carmen Garfield are the pastors, and they are great people! We enjoyed our time very much and know that much was accomplished for the Kingdom of God! COTR is a missions-minded church that is launching out in an even greater effort than ever before to take the gospel of Christ to all the world!