People started gathering around the baggage claim. More suitcases started their trip around the conveyer belt. I waited. Some people with brief cases, some with children, but only one with, yes! a violin! That’s Jonathan! I eagerly made my way over for a grand reunion. I had come into Dallas the day before on the train and jumped on the ride to the airport to pick up Jonathan Monday morning. The two of us have joined a class of 27 eager violinists and violists in developing our technique.
Today was the first full day. A lesson, assisted practice and group practice sessions, observing others’ lessons and a few hours on our own to refine what we have been taught, made for a very full first day.
We topped it off with a fun call home on skype, a game of volley ball (Jonathan and my team won, of course, but it was close! 🙂 ), and a Bible Study as a class on John Piper’s book “Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came To Die”. But the icing on the cake was when the maintenance crew announced that progress was being made on the air conditioning! It’s been in the 80s and 90s here without air conditioning working in our bedrooms and practice rooms, so we were very grateful for the news!
Please be praying that we would make the most of each lesson and be an encouragement to the rest of the team. Thank you all!