After graduating from Northwest University in 2012, alumna Keila Garza is keeping busy and pursuing her love of music now more than ever. Most recently, she got the opportunity to record her own album and promote it internationally as well as perform in Kirkland at her alma mater. Keila says she is blessed to "share God's good news wherever He takes her."
Garza's self-titled EP came out on September 10, 2013. To celebrate the release of her debut album, the singer/songwriter performed three separate concerts in Washington state with her band. Keila shared the songs from her EP, singing in both English and Spanish. The Northwest University community had the special treat of worshipping with Keila on the evening of October 7. She mixed her own pieces with some of her favorite worship songs from her time as a student at NU. Keila also shared some special memories with the audience that night by recalling tours she took all over the United States with NU Crossing, the student-led worship team, and NU Choralons, the campus choir.
The focus of the release concert at NU pointed directly back to Christ for his providence, faithfulness, and healing in her and her family's lives. Keila says she cultivated her love of music from her parents who traveled in their own Christian music group when she was young. That evening, Keila shared part of her testimony about a terrible sickness that almost took her life when as a little girl, but God miraculously healed her. "I was called to ministry at the age of 8 and dreamed of having concerts one day and telling people about Jesus and how he healed me," Keila said. "The dreams and the calling God places in your life are not in vain. They will come true and if you're faithful in the little, He will be faithful in the much."
To see more photos of the release concert at NU, visit our Flickr Gallery.
The songs featured in the video below are clips from her release concert at NU. They are called "A Mi Corazon Tranquilizaras" and "Hold On" straight from the Keila Garza EP. You can find Keila's music on iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify!
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013