There is a young Ukrainian man from Sacramento named Joseph who loves to testify of the saving grace of the Gospel. He asked if he could join us from time to time on campuses and play his trumpet. We were a little surprised, but told him we would let him do it and see how it goes.
On several occasions where there was an unhealthy tension at a college, Joseph would pull out his trumpet and play a hymn or two in the middle of the quad. A calm would sweep over the area and the evil presence seemed to lose its grip.
So our team welcomed Joseph to continue to blow the trumpet which, by the way, is mentioned 64 times in Scripture.
In between classes Joseph will play and it seems to draw students to the quad to see what is going on after their class is done. The hymns sometimes tug at the consciences of those students who have left the faith while in college.
When Joseph plays outside a high school students will gather and Joseph then shares the Gospel with them.
Below is a clip of Joseph blowing the trumpet inbetween classes at Truckee Meadows College in Reno. Enjoy.
"Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my treasure Thou art."