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Mountainside tragedy brings unexpected miracle for Women of Faith speaker

Karen James, whose husband died on Oregon's Mount Hood in December 2006, will talk about her journey of faith at "Imagine,” the 2010 Women of Faith conference set for Aug. 27-28 at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

BY CARLA HINTON Published: August 7, 2010
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Karen James didn't know how she would cope if rescuers didn't bring her mountain climber husband, Kelly, down alive from Mount Hood.

Kelly James and two other experienced mountain climbers had been on the mountain for 12 days in December 2006, and search and rescue crews were attempting to find the men.


Then the unthinkable...

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Editor's note
Women of Faith
The Women of Faith conference, with the theme "Imagine,” will be Aug. 27-28 at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

The event will include two of Women of Faith's original core presenters, Luci Swindoll and Sheila Walsh, and other speakers and entertainers. One speaker, Karen James, shares her story here.

For the story of Michelle Aguilar, a contestant on "The Biggest Loser: Families,” and more information about the conference, see Page 3D.


Going on
Women of Faith Conference
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 27 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28.

Where: BOK Center, 200 S Denver Ave., Tulsa.

Cost: $99 per person; $89 for groups of 10 or more.

Information: (888) 493-2484 or www.womenoffaith.com.

Featuring: Speakers Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Lisa Harper, Karen James, Marcus Buckingham and Michelle Aguilar, and entertainers Natalie Grant, Mary Mary and Nicole Johnson.

Registration giveaway
The Women of Faith conference ministry, based in Frisco, Texas, is giving away free conference registration for two for the Tulsa event.

For a chance to win one of two sets of two complimentary registration vouchers, send your name, address and telephone number to Carla Hinton, c/o The Oklahoman, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125, or send your information via e-mail to chinton@opubco.com.

Entry deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 16. Two winners will be notified Aug. 17.

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