A man in Topeka , Kansas decided to write a book about churches
around the country. He started by flying to San Francisco and started
east from there.
Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making
He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was
Intrigued with a sign, which read 'Calls: $10,000 a minute.' Seeking
out the pastor
He asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this
phone is, in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he pays the price he
talk directly to GOD.
The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued
To visit churches in Seattle , Denver , St. Louis , Chicago ,
Milwaukee, and around the United States , he found more phones, w ith
the same sign,
and the same answer from each pastor.
Finally, he arrived in Mississippi, upon entering a church in
behold - he saw the usual golden telephone. But THIS time, the sign
read 'Calls: 35 cents.'
Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor, 'Reverend, I have been
In cities all across the country and in each church I have found this
Telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I
could talk to GOD, but in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a
Your sign reads only 35 cents a call. Why?'
I love this part.............................
The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, 'Son, you're in the South now .
You're in God's Country, It's a local call.'
American by Birth - A Southerner by the Grace of God.