Danielle Rose

Music Missionary

During my 10 years of travels as a music missionary, I have been privileged to meet many courageous individuals who have been given a burning desire to make the world a better place. It is inspiring to see how their lives become like candles in the darkness of suffering, poverty, and injustice–and how it is possible to change the world one person at a time. However, in the face of widespread economic crisis, it is easy to become disheartened by the complexity of the multi-layered problems and urgency of needs associated with building a just and moral society and caring for its members. How often the unsung heroes of our society feel as though they are alone! What if we brought together these amazing people—these individuals, these organizations, these missions–who are by themselves, singing a beautiful song that only a few people are privileged to hear? What if these independent melodies could join together and become a chorus of change, a symphony of solidarity? Imagine the power of the beauty that would come forth when, no longer divided, no longer trying to carry the melody on their own, these people chose to work together to make the world a better place? But who will bring these beautiful people together–how can this be done? I believe that this is the mission of The Guiding Star. Like the conductor of a symphony, The Guiding Star seeks to gather together the individuals and organizations who can together be more instrumental in serving the needs of others to build a culture of life. In my faith as a Catholic Christian, I remember that Joseph and Mary struggled to find anyone who would welcome their family in Bethlehem at the time of crisis when Mary was about to give birth to Jesus. After his birth in a cold cave, they faced imminent danger and threats upon their safety with the political agenda of Herod in his bloodthirsty quest for power. Like the little star of Bethlehem that helped lead the angels and shepherds and wise men to come meet and care for this newborn child–The Guiding Star helps lead and unite the efforts to serve mothers, fathers, and children in their vast array of needs. *On a personal note, I am grateful for the efforts of The Guiding Star in helping to fundraise for my current album in progress, “Culture of Life” which will seek to address and shed light upon the many interconnecting issues related to building a culture of life. Thank you, Guiding Star, for allowing me–for inviting us all to share in your mission!

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