God gave us an amazing opportunity to encourage a couple of churches here in Oklahoma City by playing a violin quartet. Last Sunday evening, we played a hymn together at Southern Temple Baptist Church, and this Sunday, we played an arrangement at Western Hills Baptist Church. We've had so much fun practicing together and we've learned a lot about blending parts, overemphasizing dynamics, and mirroring bow movement.
Sarah Espinida played first violin, Esther Staddon played second violin, Barbara Sutton played third violin, and Sarah Waller played fourth violin. All four of us sound so good together, and God really blessed our effort and dedication. One dad came up to us after the service and said that he watched the intent faces, deep concentration, and determination, and would be sure to remind his kids later that that's what it takes to play their instruments well.
The neatest thing was how God put the service together. The speaker gave a sermon on the power of God's Holy Spirit, and then we played a special on "Abide With Me". So amazing to watch God piece the whole thing together to His honor and glory. It is so wonderful to be used by God in such a way when He could easily use someone else or do without. What a God we serve!