Meet Kara. . .
HOW MANY YEARS SHE’S ATTENDED SHE RISES CONFERENCE: 4
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE CONFERENCE: Hope-giving, excellent, creative.
WHY SHE KEEPS ATTENDING: I attend the She Rises Conference to serve alongside our amazing team to provide an atmosphere of worship and excellence for every single woman who attends the conference. Seeing God speak life, hope and courage is the most amazing blessing that I can ever imagine!
HER FAVORITE CONFERENCE MOMENT: My favorite moment is seeing every single woman worship with all their heart-fully surrendered and full of hope.
WHAT SHE WOULD SAY TO SOMEONE CONSIDERING ATTENDING CONFERENCE: I would tell them that every single aspect of the conference from the speakers, worship, decor and so much more is done with excellence. And most importantly, to come with an expectant heart because God will reveal dreams, heal broken parts of their life and pour out courage and hope! Lastly, they will meet amazing women that our going through the same journey and they will be reminded that they are not alone and that God carefully orchestrates every single detail of their lives.
HER STORY: I have been a Christian all my life. I grew up in a very conservative church back home in the Philippines and when I was only 5 years old, my mom left to work here in LA so that she could provide for my education. Growing up without my mom and not knowing who my biological father is, I learned how to be independent but I didn’t realize that I learned how to wear a mask and pretend that everything is okay but deep inside I was insecure, lonely and fearful. I found out about Oasis through my co- worker and the moment I stepped foot inside the theater I instantly knew that I was home! Pastor Philip was preaching about giving oasis a year. Three months into attending, I signed up for the internship program and since then I have been serving for about 5 years now. I have never encountered a community of people who will hold your hand through your journey of healing, people who speak life and love into you and people who will challenge and encourage you to pursue your God- given dreams. Oasis have given opportunities for me to step into leadership roles that gave me freedom from fear. I learned that joy comes from God alone and that every single person has a story and all we need is to remember is that God will never leave us nor forsake us. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”