In the winter our air quality quickly decreases. The “heat” in our city is controlled by the government, so there is a set time when they turn it on and off (no matter what the temperature is outside). The heat is generated by burning coal, as you can see by the evidence of huge piles of coal around the city and the smoke that fills the air.
When they first started to turn on the heat, it wasn’t too cold outside yet and the smoke filled the city. The haze of the smoke just lingered around the city for a few days. You would come in from outside and smell like smoke.
It has cleared up now and some days are smokier than others, but if you visit our city in the winter, you will experience the smell of burning coal in the air.
It isn’t the best for your health, we are aware of that. But there are millions who need the Gospel living in this smoky city. Will we not willingly risk our health to reach others with the Gospel. Are you willing to live your life in unfavorable conditions that others may be reached with the Gospel?