February 2018 Newsletter
Dear HPN members,

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all of you!!!  WE LOVE YOU!!!! And happy Olympics viewing - we're all watching more television these days!

“We draw people to Christ, not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.”
Madeleine L’Engle – Walking on Water


•  Some celebrities are boldly talking about their faith with joy
•  Pray for amazing prayer warrior, Steve Wistar, who has brain cancer

•  Pray for the family of Jill Messick, a producer who just committed suicide
•  Pray for the women who continue to speak out about sexual harassment 
•  Pray for Snoop Dogg and his new Gospel album
•  Pray for Tom Hanks as he prepares to play Mister Rogers in a biopic 
•  Pray for the impact of Disney’s feature film, A Wrinkle In Time
•  Pray for the Israeli filmmaker Doron Eran, and his film A New Spirit
•  Pray for the believers on the sequel to The Passion of the Christ 

•  Pray for Bruno Mars who won the most awards at the Grammys
•  Pray for the 10th annual Oscars Prayer Walk on Thurs., March 1st 

Celebrities and Faith
More and more celebrities are boldly talking about their faith, with confidence and joy. Thank God for His people in Hollywood who are boldly and lovingly telling others that they love Jesus. Sadie Robertson is one - hear her remarks below.  
Sadie Robertson on Her and Justin Bieber's Faith
Pray for Steve Wistar and Family
Three years ago we prayed for healing for one of Hollywood’s most faithful prayer warriors, Steve Wistar. He was miraculously healed and had 3 ½ great years with his wife and son. But his brain cancer has returned with a vengeance and is now inoperable. Let’s pray for this man of God who has made an eternal difference for all of us in Hollywood because of his prayers. And please pray for Steve’s wife Melanie and their little boy as they prepare to say goodbye. Their response to our prayers is “Thank you, thank you!” 
Jill Messick
Pray for the family, friends, and associates of Jill Messick, a 50 year old producer and studio executive, who committed suicide last week in response to her dealings with the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. May her family and friends find peace and solace in God as they grieve this tragedy. We also need to pray for the other women who can’t handle the blame, shame and anger attached to these disturbing incidents. May the Lord protect these broken people and turn this time into good, healing and breakthrough for everyone impacted.  
Jill's Life and Story
Women in Hollywood
As you pray for these women who continue to speak out about sexual harassment and/or abuse, listen to this powerful song by Kesha that reflects the struggle that so many people are working through. And the article below gives insight into the spiritual journey that so many women in Hollywood are on and their seeking help to heal from the past.
How Kesha Found God in a Hopeless Place
Pray for Snoop Dogg
Pray for Snoop Dogg and his new Gospel album. It’s an exciting announcement at the beginning of this month and yet immediately many Christians jumped in with judgment, criticism and questioning his sincerity. Let’s pray for Snoop Dogg and not against him. We want to rejoice in his spiritual journey and embrace his desire to sing about God. As you pray, read below.
Snoop Dogg's Album "Bible of Love"
Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers
Pray for Tom Hanks as he prepares to play the wonderful Mister Rogers in an upcoming biopic. You Are My Friend is a movie going into production soon about the amazing PhD, Christian and TV personality, Fred Rogers. Ask the Lord to touch Tom’s heart as he plays this man who had a beautiful, eternal impact on children across the globe for decades.    
Mister Rogers Biopic
Pray for A Wrinkle In Time
Pray for the impact that the soon-to-be-released Disney feature film, A Wrinkle In Time, can have on audiences all over the world when it is released on March 9th. The Director, Ava DuVernay, is a powerful African American female role model because of her great talent, success and heart to help and inspire others through her work. The film is based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle, whose works all reflect her strong faith. To learn more, watch below.
"A Wrinkle In Time" Trailer
Pray for the film A New Spirit
Pray for the Israeli filmmaker Doron Eran, who produced and directed the film A New Spirit, a faith-based film telling the true story of Yacov Damkani, an Israeli who became a Christian. The film has been very well received in Israel and yet has become one of the country’s most controversial films due to its subject matter. So we ask that it continues to touch the hearts of audiences all over Israeli and the Middle East, without causing more division. As you pray, read more details below.
Israel's Controversial Film
Pray for The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection
Pray for the team of believers who are producing the sequel to The Passion of the Christ. The new film, currently called The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection is written by Randall Wallace, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel.
More Info on the Film
Pray for Bruno Mars
Pray for Bruno Mars, the artist who won the most awards at the Grammys last month. Bruno is only 32 years old and he is at the top of his game. Pray for the Lord to touch his heart, to protect him from destructive choices and to surround him with loving, wise, godly people who can lead him into the Lord’s arms. Pray for the Lord to show Bruno, a music icon, who he is in God’s eyes. He was quoted in Rolling Stone magazine as saying that his “insecurity has him second-guessing everything”.  As you pray for him, read this article.
Bruno Mars' Grammy Wins
Pray for our Oscars Prayer Walk
Pray for HPN’s and ACT ONE’s 10th annual Oscars Prayer Walk on Thursday, March 1st on the site of the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. About 30 people gather each year to walk the land, bless the workers and pray for everyone who will be walking down the red carpet that Sunday, March 4th. Will you join us in praying, wherever you are that evening, so that our prayers can make a difference in the lives of everyone gathering for our industry’s biggest celebration of the year.
More Info on the Walk
Join YouVersion: HPN Prayer Devotional
Join the YouVersion App for the Hollywood Prayer Journal Devotional. Recently we posted a 7 day devotional on Excellence! 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 Excellence Devotional
Thanks so much for praying for us this month and we hope that you will share Jesus’s love with as many people as you can, not just on Valentines Day, but ALL MONTH!

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

Upcoming Events:
Feb. 14th - Mar. 29th: Lent Retreat
Join the 40 Days of Lent Retreat with "Journey Beyond the Mind" - A Spiritual Fast - an online contemplative retreat for 40 days starting February 14th and ending March 29th. It includes weekly readings, weekly Saturday zoom calls, and more. For more info, click HERE and register HERE.
Feb. 25th: Hymn Celebration
Come to a Hymn Celebration on Sunday, February 25th at 6 pm at Church on the Way, Santa Clarita. Sing the great hymns and songs of the church with Steve and Rachel Ragsdale. For more info, click HERE.
Mar. 16th: John 3:16 Day
Join the movement on March 16th, "International John 3:16 Day" where Christians are being asked to speak out, stand united and be UNAFRAID and speak the word in UNITY. Learn more HERE.
Get Involved with The Greenhouse
The Greenhouse offers seminars, classes and networking opportunities for anyone in Hollywood trying to perfect their craft and find a loving community. Check them out at HERE.
Actor's Co-op - 25th Season in Los Angeles
Actor’s Co-op, the Christian based Theatre company in LA that just won 4 prestigious Ovation Awards, has a wonderful 25th season of shows for LA theatre audiences.  Support their great work HERE
HPN Member Special - Private Pilates Sessions
If you would like private Pilates sessions in your own home, contact LAPPS, an HPN member who offers private sessions, any time, any place – just for HPN members. Be sure to tell them HPN sent you and the network will receive 25% of the proceeds! Email LAPPS HERE.
Community Calendar
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Book Of The Month
"The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back"
Verse Of The Month
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Quote Of The Month
“Dream no small dreams, for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”
— Goethe
Music Video Of The Month
"Praying" by Kesha
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