Following the Faith, Singer Serves Others Through Music

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Currents News Staff

Inspired during a spiritual retreat, Colombian singer-songwriter Cristina Quintero realized her life mission: to use her musical talent to serve others. 

Despite initial fear and insecurity, she decided to follow what she considers “God’s dreams” for her life.

“I felt something in my heart telling me, ‘You can’t do it.’ It was like my mind was saying what I was doing was silly, impossible, too difficult. I felt Jesus answering, ‘Yes you can,’ and I would say ‘No I can’t.’ Then Jesus would say ‘Yes you can. You can because I will help you,” Cristina said. 

She has recorded her first album, and many of her videos have gathered thousands of views on YouTube. She wants her songs to bring people closer to the faith, going beyond the initial emotion that music evokes.

“Our objective as Catholic singers is not simply to entertain with a song. The idea is for the message to transcend and reach the heart, to not only affect the emotions, but to truly move the will to something, in this case to love God,” she explained. 

For Cristina, it is incredible what God can do through music. She recalled a girl who wrote to her saying she almost committed suicide, but then changed her mind after watching her sing.

“God touched her heart and she abandoned the horrible idea to take her own life. She told me to keep making music and to not stop uploading videos. It was like a confirmation of God’s call to me to make music,” Cristina said.

Two months ago she released a new version of her song “Cuanto Vale” with Costa Rican singer Luis Mauricio Vargas. The song talks about the need to above all, feel loved by God.