Kara Sensenig describes how an encounter with the Holy Spirit changed her life, allowing her to be set free and eventually overcome the darkness and oppression in her life. Kara and Larry Kreider discuss how to deal with spiritual dry spells, why we can’t put mentorship into a box, and how to die to the expectations of others.


Kara Sensenig is the executive director of Eastgate House of Prayer in Gap, Pennsylvania, which she founded in 2011. From 2008–2021, she served on staff at Petra Church as the director of prayer ministry. Kara lives in New Holland, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Pete, and their two children.


Quotable Quotes:

  • “God will pour His spirit out.”
  • “If it’s something I can’t do, I find somebody who can.”
  • “We never stop growing.”
  • “As a leader, we’re first followers.”
  • “We’re leading people to Jesus and not to ourselves.”



  • Find a place that will encourage and make room for you.
  • The Lord will often use a group of people to fulfill His purpose.
  • Prioritize your time with the Lord. Guard your prayer life.
  • Submit your internal and external pressures to the Lord. Put your identity in Christ instead of the opinions of others.
  • Take time to process and discern what God is saying. Do not rush to make decisions.


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