Piano practice leads to divine appointment

Piano practice leads to divine appointment

At the University of Calgary, there’s only one grand piano on campus. And Jeff Bell said he found out the hard way that it wasn’t always supposed to be used.

“The building it’s in is made of glass, and you can hear the piano being played throughout the whole building,” he said. “I found out one morning that I had started playing it too early and maybe disturbed some people.”

But it was Bell’s favorite place — he’s a piano major during the school year at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. And while he was serving as a student missionary this summer in Canada, it also was a place of divine appointments, he said.

One day he wandered into the glass building and found a girl already playing the piano. He stayed to listen, and when she was done, he started applauding. It started a friendship, and he was able to share the gospel with her and one of her friends.

He also was able to play for residents at a local nursing home and start conversations with them about Christ.

“They got to hear my story and why I was there,” he said. “It was another example of God using what He had given me to allow me to share with others.” (Grace Thornton)