In August I found myself looking for a new church community, one of my friends recommended I check out his friend's in West Hollywood called Radiance International. I had not been to a church service in like 4 weeks so I was willing to try anything and the moment I got there I found a church that looked like the stepped out of the book of Acts. Besides that the church walls were covered with prophetic paintings and one of them had a tree on it that looked super similar to one I drew after a dream I had when I was 9. After that I knew I was supposed to be at Radiance for a purpose. Sometimes during the week members from the church get together and have fellowship. During that time I felt a burning passion to do event photography, which is weird because I haven't had a desire for that since I was 18. I told one of my new friends there and they informed me that the event coordinator for Hollywood ARISE was looking for one to do the weekend. I guess you could say I was down before I already knew about the event.
Hollywood Arise was a 72 hour tent event where people came from all over LA, some flew in from other states and a group came from Toronto. 40 different churches were there in total to pray and release Hollywood into its full destiny.
Thankfully I had some help during the weekend so I could take breaks to edit photos for the ARISE Instagram. (shout out to Dale, Joel, and Felicia)
I arrived at the tent at 10pm on Thursday to help set up things and be there when the event started at 12am.
Sure enough at midnight people started showing up.