Beautiful Talented Hearts~
Collage David and Lexi *please let me know if this is yours so I may properly credit. thx!
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A Bonus Quote on Sunday~
Thank you Lucy for sending this “wisdom” in to us! So happy to share it with everyone!
“The world around us is filled with everything we need, If we are quiet and know how to listen, we will hear the heartbeat, the rhythm and the whispered song…” ~Aaron Paquette~
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David Shares A “Lexi Walker” Snippet
David is (understandably) taken with Lexi Walker’s extraordinary vocal abilities and sweet spirit. Last evening he shared a tiny snippet of her rehearsing “God Bless The Outcasts”( a song by the character Esmeralda from the Disney movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame.) David posted the snippet of Lexi singing both on his facebook page and his Instagram page. Be sure to head over to add your “like” and comment to his posts.
Lexi-Walker-rehearsing-credit-David Archuleta CLICK THE PIC TO VIEW THE IG!!
Lexi Responds to David’s fb Post~
One good fb post deserves another, right? Lexi responded to David’s above post with a little message of her own ; she had great praises for David! #Chivalrous ♥ ♥ ♥ PS~ Thanks Patty-Ann for tagging us on this. ♥
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Lexi Shares a Snippet, a Pic and a Tweet!
Moreeee please!! “God Help The Outcasts” is such a beautiful song, and Lexi’s voice is masterful, sweet, and angelic! Here is the snippet Lexi herself shared from the actual performance last night. Click on the pic to listen~
Below is the original song as performed by the character Esmeralda from the movie~ Would love to hear Lexi sing the song in its entirety. I believe she could rival the voice of any Disney princess or character singing!
Lexi also shared a (tweeted) photo taken Friday night at the event.
Lexi Mae Walker IG pic with David and Kendra 10-24-2014
IG Lexi, David, Kendra shared by LexiMaeWalker
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Gwen Shares her RSO Charity Event Story
photo credit ~Gwen
Gwen shared her excitement and gratitude with us on Friday night after the RSO Charity event! So wonderful she was able to be there celebrating a charity so dear to her and and to also hear David sing!!! Thank you Gwen for sharing your story with us today!
Rising Star Outreach has blessed my life more than words can say~
Five years ago, after listening to David talk about RSO in a video blog, I decided that I had a lot of love in my heart to give one of these special children. My little (not quite so little anymore) RSO child also named David, 13, has brought me so much joy. I have been so fortunate to be just a little part of this wonderful group of special angels called Rising Star Outreach.
Now to the magical evening – I was very fortunate to be invited by Amy Humphrey, Director of Operations for RSO. I’ve called the RSO office over the past five years to discuss donations and small gift ideas for my sponsored child. When I call, I’ve frequently had the pleasure of chatting with Amy. She knows that it was David Archuleta who introduced me to “RSO” and that he was the inspiration for me to sponsor my child, David.
When I called her last week to chat about what to send my sponsored boy, David, for a birthday gift, I once again was able to speak with Amy. After discussing the gift I had in mind, we got to talking about David’s new single “Glorious” and she mentioned (this) upcoming RSO charity event. She told me she’d like to give me the opportunity to come!!! I about jumped through the phone!!
A few days later, I found this beautiful invitation for me (and my husband) in my mailbox!! (see below). It didn’t take me more than a minute to decide I’d love to go, so I quickly explored different options, made a decision, and bought flight tickets to Utah!!.Amy is one awesome sweet gal❤️ ; she’s now, also, my “David angel.” How can I ever thank her enough for this happiness she brought me?
The evening started at the home of Karen and Scott Keller who so generously opened their beautiful home to everyone. About 165 folks were there and shared fantastic food and friendship. It was such a pleasure to meet finally meet Amy and give her an ever so grateful hug. She is awesome and so so was her husband – both so friendly and warm.
Everyone went down to the pool area where David and Lexi were to perform. Sally Reed, President of RSO, gave a lovely talk and shared her enthusiasm and experiences in India with the children. Ron Gunnel, another RSO director, spoke about how he asked David to sing at this benefit when he visited him in Chile. He spoke about how wonderful David is and now that he is back home he is taking the time to plan his future in the way he feels is best for him. Ron then brought David, Lexi and Kendra on stage.
Oh my goodness!! Just seeing David again was absolutely surreal, plus, I was only 15 feet away from him!!! He looked wonderful, even more handsome but still the same David we we all know and love. He spoke about RSO, what it meant to him and how it changed his life when he visited RSO in India! He then introduced Lexi and she sang “Tomorrow” and “God Help the Outcast” – she is such a powerful singer and only 12 years old!
David’s first song was the “The Riddle” which was amazing. Next was “Somebody Out There” and he said that during his visit to India the children sang that song to him and it became “their song”, no longer his. Every time he hears it or sings it he can see those children. So touching and so much love!
Next came the ever so wonderful “Stand by Me” – no hunker down but still oh so great. Then it was time for “Glorious” and I can only say Wow just Wow! It was out of this world wonderful and I was so happy to hear him sing this awesome song. What a thrill to be there hearing this for the first time Live! Thank you again, Amy!!
It was very cold and windy outside and D & L were freezing on the stage. Scott (Keller) went inside and got a jacket for Lexi and gloves for David, you notice this on the video. I was sitting by the fire pit- so thankful. During the intermission and while there were other speakers D & L sat in the audience by the fire pit getting warm and folks he was only about 5 feet from me.
David and Lexi sang an encore together, one of my favorites “Prayer of the Children”
Oh what a glorious performance and one I will never ever forget!!!
We then went inside for desert and picture taking by a professional photographer in the living room. As my turn came up and I approached him my heart was in a tachycardia mode – I said Hello David I’m Gwen and he looked at me and said oh yes, I remember. The moment was over so fast but I did have the opportunity to tell him that Amy invited me and he said how nice of her.
I stayed and watched in awe as David and Lexi took pictures with everyone there, both of them so gracious.
Indeed it was GLORIOUS magical evening! Thanks to each one from RSO that made this happen. A dream come true for me. Still floating on that glorious David Archuleta cloud! My heart was touched and hugged tightly once again. So happy and so grateful❤️ My kind of perfect evening!!
Rising Star Outreach gives so much to so many and most importantly gives Hope to so many children. For just one dollar a day you can bring this hope to a child who otherwise has nothing – a child who has been shunned and cast aside because their parents have leprosy. RSO is a happy place where they can go to school, play, grow and see happiness everyday instead of being hungry and begging on the streets. They can see a future and become part of a loving community. WE can make this happen! Please check their website, www.risingstaroutreach.org, and if this touches you as it has me please share your heart.
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Pattirae’s RSO Charity Event Recap
Pattirae has another great recap of the event posted over at The Voice. CLICK HERE to head over and read hers (and see additional pics) as well~
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A Glorious Cover!
David asked for you to sing “your part” for a Glorious contest, and the entries are already showing up! Posting one for you today by AndreaoffDrea who says:
David, thank you for influencing me in such wonderful ways for the last five years of my life. From the moment my friend invited me to your concert in November 2009, I fell in love. Thank you for being an incredible role model and for singing with such passion and for continuing to do so when everyone else was falling apart. I have and will continue to support you in everything! Thank you for being you. xoxo
I loved her cover! What a smile~ SHE is glorious! Looking forward to hearing more from all of you. We’ll continue to feature them in the days ahead! Wishing all of you a sweet, serene, simply wonderful Sunday! Mary Lou will be back tomorrow to make your Monday mahhhvelous!