One of the greatest encouragements was sitting with one of them as he took a call from the London Symphony Orchestra. Offers of work from the LSO are the dream of any young musician starting out in the profession. He wrote down the dates and then ended the call. Checking his diary, he noticed that one of the concerts was on the same date that his Bible study group was going away for the weekend. Without hesitating, he crossed the dates out. He had a prior and more important engagement — to be among his Christian brothers and sisters listening to the words of Jesus.