About a year ago, Caroline felt that the Lord was leading her to switch directions from her part in the Crossroads Boer Goat business to focus on some other areas of her life. One of those areas was her piano endeavors. She had recently stopped her formal lessons, and she really wanted to continue learning on her own and pushing herself in certain areas of her music. One of these areas involved leaving the comforts of reading the notes on her music, and launching into playing from chord charts for making playing for church worship easier. She is so grateful for the teaching she had from her 2nd teacher, Mrs. Holmes, in acquiring the skills to do this!
The other area is really focusing on using her music solely for God's glory, which for her, means concentrating more on playing and performing spiritual songs and hymns. She has also pushed herself in being able to glorify God with the abilities He has given her in playing for others. (She has never really desired to play solo as a "performer," and now especially, she wants to be sure that when she does, that the focus in on the Lord!)
Recently, she took a huge step of faith, and auditioned to play "I Sing the Mighty Power of God," at the upcoming annual Christian homeschool conference. This was and is super intimidating for her, as the number of attendees could be between 3,500 - 4,000! (Just a wee bit different from playing it at our little country church for the 100 kind folks in our church family! :-)
She just received word this week, that she was one of several that have been selected to play at the conference! Oh my!
As she thought about playing this song for our church's Christmas Talent Program this past Christmas, the Lord gave her an idea to put together a slide show of pictures which show His mighty power and creativity in all that he has made. This seemed to really help take the focus off of her playing, and onto our Lord's majesty! I'll include the audition video here, although we greatly apologize for poor video sound/quality! Caroline Playing "I Sing the Mighty Power of God"
All this to say . . . . or kindly ask :-) . . . . will you please pray with us for Caroline, for this big step of faith that she is taking? It really is quite nerve-racking for her, and she really needs all the prayer support we can give her. Pray that she will have peace and confidence knowing that the Lord will be with her, and that she will play it better than ever . . . all for God's glory! The date that she will be playing is April 30th. Thank you soooooo much!