Molly's Song

Date: May 3, 2014 - 10:40am

Minneapolis, MN - With the soul of a poet and the heart of a musician, Molly Kate Kestner told a powerful story of hope and promise the best way she knew how: in a song. Propping up her badly cracked iPhone on the family’s ancient, out-of-tune piano, she recorded her ballad to post on Facebook.

“‘Everything’s gonna be alright,’ she whispers to herself…,” the words welling up from a place of compassion deep inside.

The rest is history. In just two weeks YouTube viewers of Molly’s winsome “His Daughter” exceed 3 million, the count mounting by the minute.

“This is probably my favorite song I’ve ever written,” she noted on her original Facebook post. “I hope you are inspired as I was when I wrote this.”

It would seem that Molly’s hopes have been realized. Indeed, the attention has taken her by surprise. Had she any inkling, she says, she might have chosen to preserve her song using something other than her old phone and piano. “But you don’t need to be perfect to make a difference,” she observes. “Even when things are imperfect, they can still be beautiful.”

What’s next for the Austin, Minn., high school senior? This fall, Molly plans to enter North Central University, Minneapolis, as a freshman in Youth Development Studies. The North Central community congratulates Molly on the warm reception her budding talent has garnered. Students, staff, and faculty look forward to welcoming her and all incoming freshmen into the NCU family.

North Central University is a private, Christ-centered university serving 1,300 students in the heart of Minneapolis. Offering more than 120 academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, College of Ministry, and College of Missions, North Central also offers advanced educational opportunities through its graduate studies program and the Institute for Biblical and Theological Studies.