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Katy Perry’s Mom Hosts Arise Women’s Conference

A couple times a year, Mary Hudson, mother of Katy Perry (Hudson), hosts a women’s conference called Arise. The theme of this year’s conference is “Sound Waves,” based on the book of Acts in the Bible about the Holy Spirit and the sounds of heaven.


And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. (Acts 2:2)


From the event web page:

“The sound from heaven changed the whole atmosphere in the Upper Room. The Arise Conference theme this year is ‘Sound Waves.’ The smallest particle in the universe is a ‘quark,’ which is essentially a sound wave. Your voice is a sound wave. What you say out of your mouth creates your life. Allowing the Holy Spirit to dominate your words will bring life to your life. Join us for the first conference of the year in Newport Beach, Feb. 1-3, 2018, for a gathering of the generations. Arise always sponsors women from shelters to become ‘Diamond Girls’ that they can shine for His Glory. We are also emphasizing millennials, with older and younger women ministering at all four sessions. Join us to bridge the generations together, both Thursday and Friday nights are free.

“Mary [Hudson] loves to see women arise to who they are in Christ. A prophetic word prompted her to start the Arise meetings 12 years ago, 45 conferences ago. Mary and her husband, Keith, have been ministering prophetically together for 38 years. Her book, Joyful Parent, Happy Home, will give you 14 insights into parenting with joy.”


The conference will be held at the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview. Registration opens on February 1 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to get tickets if you are going to be in the Newport Beach area (Orange County) in California in February.

Some of the main speakers for Arise in Newport Beach are Pastor Becky of Free Chapel Church (Pastor Jentezen Franklin’s church), Pastor Caressa, Tina Konkin, MaryAnn Lawrence and Tiffany Dooley.



This year Arise will be hosting three additional conferences in Kona, Hilo, and Maui, Hawaii. If you are in Hawaii and want to be a part of the women’s event, click here for more information.

For information on the Arise Conference in Kona, Hawaii in May 2018, click here.

For information on the Arise Conference in Hilo, Hawaii, click here.

For information on the Arise Conference in Maui, Hawaii, click here.


Conference gatherings are so useful in getting deeper knowledge and revelation of the Lord. When we gather in corporate worship, there is power in unity, vision, prayer, reading God’s Word and having a fresh revelation of the Bible! God is amazing! Church gatherings are so significant, but these annual special events really fuel your fire with the Lord and there can be some great benefits and takeaways.

I know that Mary Hudson and her husband, Keith, are also helping women in need who have been called to speak life to people who have faced hardship or who need the truth of God. This is a wonderful event and ministry to support and pray for. Let’s keep them lifted up, PI Girls.

The overall theme and main Bible verses for the Arise women’s conferences are:


Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come,
And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you…

For in fact, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness will cover the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you [Jerusalem]
And His glory and brilliance will be seen on you.
(Isaiah 60:1-2)


According to the Hudsons’ official website: “Over 30 Arise conferences have empowered women in such diverse locations as Hawaii, Malaysia, France, Belgium, Panama, Switzerland and the USA … Women from domestic violence shelters and drug rehabilitation homes are invited to attend and be transformed from victims to victors. Prophetic words are downloaded to Mary as she ministers throughout the congregation. Her ministry of encouragement has brought many out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Wow, the Arise Conference sounds amazing, inspiring and so impactful! God calls us to heal the brokenhearted and to bind up their wounds. If you cannot attend, maybe you can pray for the Hudsons, Katy Perry, the family, the ministry and the Arise mission. Amen?!



To give or contribute to Arise and Hudson ministries, click here.

PI Girls, would you want to attend the women’s conference or donate to the women in need? Comment below for any prayer requests and if you have ever been to a women’s church conference. Jesus loves you!

Image: www.ariseconferences.com


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