May 2018 Newsletter
 
 
 
Dear HPN faithful praying members,

Happy May! This is a big month as schools finish the year, and we’re all wondering when our favorite TV shows will come back. In the summer more young people watch TV, play video games and go to movies than any other time of year, so PLEASE pray for them. Also, did you know that May is all about “TV Upfronts?" That’s when all the TV networks sell advertising for their new season. We know that needs prayer because those decisions affect every single one of us! Before you start praying, click here to read some insight into the Upfronts. 
 
 
 

Summary:​

•  Praise God for the amazing event, LEGACY
•  Pray for TV’s influence during Ramadan this month across the world
•  Pray for Chad Allan, an influential musician who suffered a stroke
•  Pray for Time Magazine's "100 most influential people of 2018"
•  Pray for Woody Harrelson and his spiritual journey
•  Pray for all involved in the 79th annual Billboard Music Awards
•  Praise God for the miracle of ex-Playboy Bunny Andrea Logan White
•  Pray for the heart and lives of professional musicians in America
•  Pray for all for the filmmakers who are at the Cannes Film Festival  
•  Pray for the impact of the first Christian evangelistic film in Thailand
•  Check out some inspirational upcoming events for our community
 
 
 
 
 
Praise:
 
 
 
LEGACY: An Evening of Story and Prayer
HPN and Mastermedia International hosted a miraculous event on the National Day of Prayer on May 3rd called LEGACY: An Evening of Story and Prayer. Over 450 Christian industry professionals gathered on a CBS soundstage for a night of amazingly inspirational stories and prayer, and we are praising God for His faithfulness to our community and for what He's doing in us and through us! You can see some photos and testimonials on our Events page below.
 
Photos from LEGACY
 
 
 
Requests:
 
 
 
TV's Influence During Ramadan
Tuesday evening, May 15th began the month of Ramadan, ending on Thursday evening, June 14th. It’s a time of fasting and prayer for Muslims worldwide, to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. It’s also the biggest time for TV binge-watching for Muslims. TV advertising prices double as shows reach the growing audience that break their daily fasts with dinner and then TV binging! Let’s pray that the influence of television will open all the viewers' eyes and hearts to the love of Jesus during this month.
 
Ramadan is "A Television Event"
 
 
Pray for Chad Allan's Recovery
Pray for 74 year old Chad Allan, an influential Canadian musician who is still struggling with paralysis after suffering a stroke last year. Chad is a strong Christian and was the founding member of The Guess Who and also Bachman-Turner Overdrive. A good friend of Chad and his wife Christine has asked for our prayers for his healing and his continued Christian influence on his family, friends and fans.  For more info:  
 
More Info on Chad Allan's Stroke Last Year
 
 
Pray for 100 Influential People
Pray for the top influencers in Hollywood. Time Magazine's "100 most influential people of 2018" list came out, and we are asking you to use it as a prayer list! There is an "Artists" section of about 20 people that you can focus on for your prayers. Influencers are often lonely, isolated people and they need to hear from the still voice of God to guide them, give them strength and keep their influence positive. Please pray through the list below. 
 
100 Most Influential People of 2018
 
 
Pray for Woody Harrelson
Pray for Woody Harrelson and his spiritual journey. Woody grew up in a Christian home, went to a Presbyterian college and his mother is a committed believer. But he is adamant about not being a Christian, as some celebrities are who grew up in Christian homes. Would you pray for the Lord to renew the hearts of those who know who He is, but have been hurt, turned off or drawn away through the years.
 
Woody Harrelson's Spiritual Background
 
 
Billboard Music Awards on May 20th
Pray for the nominees, the winners, the losers and the fans of the 79th annual Billboard Music Awards that’s airing on NBC on May 20th. Kelly Clarkson is hosting the 3-hour event from Las Vegas and every artist who has made the Billboard Charts this past year will be there. We want the Lord to be present there and for the musicians to find their pleasure and fulfillment in Him, and not in fame, drugs or rock n' roll!!
 
About the Billboard Music Awards
 
 
Pray for Transformative Stories
We praise God for the power of stories. They remind us that no one is hopeless in God’s eyes and we should all be loving everyone around us with the unconditional love of Jesus. We are thankful for the amazing transformation of ex-Playboy Bunny actress Andrea Logan White, who tells of how Hugh Hefner and the dark side of Hollywood led her to Jesus. She is now married to David A.R. White, the co-owner of Pure Flix Entertainment. Never give up on anyone to be touched by the miraculous hand of our God, especially in Hollywood!
 
How Andrea Met Jesus
 
 
Pray for Professional Musicians
Pray for the professional musicians in America. Composers, orchestrators, arrangers and music engineers who live and work in LA are often forgotten about since many of them are not celebrities. Let’s ask the Lord to bring Christian friends and co-workers to them, that they can encounter the living God, and that they will know that their music is a gift from the Lord and a crucial part of society. Music is the language of the soul and the people who create and produce it need our prayers. For instance, composer, orchestrator, arranger, J.A.C. Redford has written scores and orchestrated for some of the biggest films in Hollywood and he is one of the many committed believers who is making an eternal difference in his life and work. Please pray for J.A.C. and so many others like him, who are being creative witnesses for the Lord. He has also written an amazing book about his journey out of Mormonism and into music, which is our Book of the Month at the end of this newsletter.
 
J.A.C. Redford's Website
 
 
Pray for the Cannes Film Festival
Pray for all for the filmmakers, executives, distributors and buyers who are at the Cannes Film Festival. It began on May 8th and goes through May 19th. Deals are made, films are chosen and rejected and there are lots of parties, negotiating and screenings. It’s the largest gathering of Hollywood and international filmmakers and dealmakers impacting cultures all across the globe, so we ask that you pray for the Lord’s presence, power and wisdom to reign! One of the biggest news items at the Festival was when 82 women walked together in unity in an Equality March on the red carpet to protest unfair wages and the treatment of women. These celebrity women have the power to change culture.
 
More info on Cannes Equality March
 
 
Pray for a Christian film in Thailand
Pray for the people of Thailand as the first Thai produced Christian evangelistic film in their country’s history, entitled Love 13:5, is showing in their theatres.  This is a miraculous, huge platform for the gospel to be made more available in Thailand. So, would you pray that this film is seen all over the country and the gospel message spreads. Watch the trailer in Thai below.
 
Love 13:5 Trailer
 
 
Join YouVersion: HPN Prayer Devotional
Join the YouVersion App for the Hollywood Prayer Journal Devotional. Our most recent 7-day devotional is on "Worship" - click here to view it online! More great topics are already available to every HPN member and friend. Just go to YouVersion and type in "Hollywood Prayer Network," or find them all on our website under "Devotionals." 
 
HPN's Devotionals
 
 
Thanks so much for praying for us this month. Enjoy the start of your summer and we look forward to connecting with you again next month.

With love,
Karen, Erin, Kim, Virginia, and Li Mei
 
 
 

Upcoming Events:
 
 
 
Jun. 3: Greenhouse Studio
Sunday, June 3rd, 7-9:30pm at CBS Radford
The next Greenhouse Studio is coming up soon! Our guest in June is Eugene 'Rod' Roddenberry, the producer of all things Star Trek! He's going to share all his knowledge and experience as the producer of one of the most game-changing science fiction properties of all time. You don't want to miss this incredible opportunity, so click here to register now!
 
 
 
 
June & July: Summer Theatre Camp
Actors Co-op is offering three week-long summer theatre camp sessions this year for kids ages 6 - 13. It's a great way for young people to spend their time being creative, gaining confidence and having fun with the amazing actors at Actors Co-op. Check out this link for details for registration or email any questions to SummerCamp@actorsco-op.org.
 
 
 
 
Jul. 21: Hollywood Film & Faith
Hollywood Film & Faith presents Justin Chang, LA Times Film Critic on July 21st from 1-3pm. This event will take place at CBS Studio Center. Click here for more info and registration.
 
 
 
 
Aug. 5th: Hope4Hollywood Ladies Tea
Save the Date for Hope4Hollywood's Summer Tea — Stories of Hope, Sunday August 5th from 2:30-5pm. The Hope4Hollywood Ladies Tea provides an inter-generational space for women to be encouraged and empowered in their walk of faith in Hollywood. Click here for more info and registration.
 
 
 
 
Nov. 30th: Tour of Israel 
HPN’s Local Chapter Director in Jerusalem, Chris Mitchell, who is the local CBN reporter there, will be hosting a tour in Israel later this year and he’s attached a notice for any HPN members wanting to go. It's called "Israel Through the Eyes of a Reporter." If you know someone you think would be interested please email Erin at erin@hpnemail.org or click here to view more details.
 
 
 
Community Calendar
Check out our HPN Community Calendar in order to pray through the other events that offer professional, spiritual and emotional growth for the 10,000+ Christians in Hollywood. Please email us if you have an event to add!
 
Go To Calendar
 
 
 
Verse Of The Month
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
Psalm 145:1-3
 
 
 
 
Tip Of The Month
Find a personal or family motto so that you can define in one sentence who you are and what motivates you.  The Covell Family Motto comes from the classic film Galaxy Quest – "Never Give Up, Never Surrender!"
 
 
 
 
Quote Of The Month
“The root of all sin is the suspicion that God is not good."
Oswald Chambers
 
 
 
 
Book Of The Month
Composer J.A.C. Redford's journey
out of Mormonism and into music
 
 
 
 
 
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