|Sharon, and espresso shots|
|Gorgeous espresso shot...|
|This was the Kenyan drip coffee. It kind of looks like I'm drinking coffee in the shower.|
|Latte with pretty art|
The concert went well. I think we played well, and our colleagues, Tim and Miho and three church members did a great job of welcoming the guests. It was an honor to be a part of Nayoro Grace Church’s first outreach concert.
|Playing Debussy with Shino|
|After the concert, with one of the church members and one of Tim and Miho's kids. Somehow we didn't get a picture with Tim and Miho...|
This time I played a favorite hymn (How Firm a Foundation) on Shamisen; before I played, I read Isaiah 41:10 and 43:1-2, the passages on which the lyrics are based, and told a story of how the song had encouraged me. I hope that through this simple testimony I was able to encourage an attitude of curiosity in members of the audience.
Well, time to go to the airport!
p.s. I actually wrote this yesterday, since I had time to kill. I made it home safely and on time, and yes, I got the shakes from too much coffee. Oops.
|The sunset from the plane was beautiful... much more beautiful than this picture.|