A Violin for His Glory

For four years, I had shared videos of myself playing the violin to the world through Youtube. Today, I share my story --- one which I hope will reach the wonderful people I had been able to meet due to the grace of God.

(That includes you! :D)

The past few years have been times of great opportunities and many privileges for me. Constantly receiving support from my family, friends, and church, I was able to attend the Juilliard School, win competitions, play at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center, debut with two orchestras, have three solo recitals, serve churches as a gospel violinist, and play in missionary concerts in Mexico, Argentina, and Paraguay. Between these events, I uploaded videos of myself and my violin on Youtube, for I had seen how God's praise can stir people's hearts.

Many of you may have noticed my inactivity in Youtube these days. This is not because I am too busy, nor is it because I do not have the time... but because I currently do not own a violin.

During the previous years, I used a violin sponsored by Juilliard. However, ever since late-May, I was no longer able to use the wonderful instrument. Thus, my parents spent much of their time visiting violin shops, researching websites after websites, contacting a diverse list of people, all just to find a violin for me. However, after many failed attempts, we were forced to face the hard truth: the value of a violin for me was financially unbearable.

With your help, I will receive a full-size violin I can use for the rest of my life. Superficially, this seems to be a personal gain. However, I hope that this will bring more good to the audience more than me. As a musician, I had learned to give --- to give the result of many hours of practicing and hard work, to no one else but the audience before me. With a violin, I want to inspire people, I want to plant a small seed of hope in someone's life. I want to translate God's message to a language anyone can understand.


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Jennifer Jeon 
Palisades Park, NJ
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