JuLy 2016 Newsletter
 
 
 
Dear HPN,

It’s summer and we hope you are all having a wonderful time with family and friends!  One of my family's favorite things to do is to see as many summer blockbusters as possible…. We've added the list of films below.  Let’s pray for the global entertainment industry and God’s hand of love, grace, peace, joy and salvation to be on everyone involved, especially during this time of racial violence in our nation.
 
 
 
 

Praises:
Veronica's Mission Trip in Spain
Veronica is almost done with her 6 week short term missions trip to Madrid, Spain, where she is working with HPN’s Local Chapter Directors Lilli and Hector Ramirez and their summer Arts Camp at the Aslan/ARS Performing Arts Centre.  We thank God for this opportunity to have Veronica connect with our overseas team and minister, with the Ramirez family, to young people through the Arts.  Check out what they’re up to by clicking the "Read More" Button.
 
 
Read More
 
 
New HPN Chapter in South Africa
HPN now has 102 chapters world-wide and last week was the launch meeting in South Africa!  Mqondisi and Marilyn Ngubane led  an impressive group of film professionals in Johannesburg, and we praise God that they were so encouraged by the prayers and support from both their local professionals, but also from Hollywood. Contact MQ and Marilyn below.
 
 
Connect With MQ and Marilyn
 
 
Updates:
Monsita 
Keep praying for Monsita as she takes a break on her chemo treatments.  She tells us: "I'm doing well, and God is faithful."
 
 
 
 
 
Requests:

Pray for the people involved in the 2016 Summer Blockbuster Films
Pray for all of the people involved in the 2016 Summer Blockbuster Films.  There are 44 blockbuster films that have either opened or are coming out this summer.  That’s hundreds of thousands of man hours creating, producing, directing, editing, negotiating, promoting, distributing and screening these films around the world.  Would you pray for the people behind the scenes, on the screen and in the theatre watching these movies. 
 
The List of Summer Blockbusters
 
 
Pray for the 46th annual Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 22 – 24th
Pray for the 46th annual Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 22 – 24th at the San Diego Convention Center. It’s a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation  of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  It’s grown every year as graphic novels books and films have become so popular again. The expected attendance this year is 150,000 people!  As you pray for the Lord to be present there, check out the details on their site.
 
 
Read More
 
 
Pray for Scott Derrickson who is directing the new Marvel film “Doctor Strange” 
In the vein of graphic novels, please pray for HPN friend Scott Derrickson, who is directing the new Marvel film, “Doctor Strange.”  This film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, opens November 4th, and Scott is the perfect person to direct this dark tale of fighting evil in the pursuit of personal healing.  May the Lord use Scott to not only direct a powerful film, but to touch the lives of everyone he works with along the way. 
 
 
Read More
 
 
The Variety PURPOSE Summit
Pray for the Variety PURPOSE Family Entertainment and Faith Based Summit on July 29th in Beverly Hills.  It’s an annual gathering of Christian leaders and network and studio decision-makers who make family and faith based films in Hollywood, along with other top Studio, Network and Production Executives, Talent and Producers, from many major players such as NBC, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks.  It’s a wonderful venue to talk about God, because the day is focused on faith based films, TV shows, music and the whole niche market.  Pray for the Lord to be present there and to touch the hearts of everyone who attends.  May friendships develop, may there be a spiritual hunger and may they assess and discuss the heart of what makes faith-based projects successful, so that we can produce more quality projects
 
 
Read More
 
 
Hugh Jackman, to Play Apostle Paul

Pray for Hugh Jackman, who is set to play Paul in an upcoming film entitled “Apostle Paul.”  Hugh is a man of faith and says that when he acts he “feels God’s pleasure.”  Let’s pray that this role will be a divine experience for him and even his family and friends. 
 
Read More
 
 
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
We prayed for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to get married and now we need to pray for Johnny and Amber, who have filed for divorce 13 months later. Johnny has been on a spiritual journey for years and we want to ask God to wrap His arms around him and let Johnny and Amber experience His unconditional love, peace, joy and HOPE in their lives.  
 
Read More
 
 
“X-Men” TV series 
The Fox TV Network has acquired the rights to “X-Men” for an upcoming new TV series.  Graphic novels are flourishing after over a decade of hit films coming out of Hollywood.  Let’s pray that people all over the world who are looking for a super hero, will ultimately find Jesus!  In the meantime, here are the details of this new show.
 
 
Read More
 
 
Denzel Washington in “Fences”
Pray for Denzel Washington as he is in post-production – as Actor/Director/Producer - for the feature film, “Fences,” based on the play by August Wilson, of which Denzel won a Tony for his performance on Broadway in 2010.  This is Denzel’s first feature Directing job and the film is very timely with its theme of racism.  Let’s pray that this piece can bring healthy conversation and healing to our racially unsettled country.
 
Further Reading
 
 
Thanks so much for praying with us!  Have a great July and we’ll be back next month…
 
In His Grip
Karen, Megan, Veronica and Connor
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events:

"Up, Up, and Away, a Musical Fable"
“Up, Up and Away, a Musical Fable” - Tomorrow, July 16, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. are performing in Marina Del Rey.  It's a free concert!  Bring your blanket or low lawn chair with a picnic basket if you like and enjoy their great music.  More details HERE.
 
 

4th Annual Worship Song Contest
The Cantinas Foundation is hosting its 4th Annual Worship Song Contest. The main winner will win 20K in prizes but all three top winners will win an all expense paid trip to Nashville, Tennessee to attend the Dove Awards. Submit your song today for The Cantinas Music Video Contest. Upload your song HERE or upload your video HERE.
 
 
 

HOPE4HOLLYWOOD Ladies Tea
Hope4Hollywood encourages women to continue to create spaces for authentic connection, healing and spiritual refreshment. You and a friend are cordially invited for a special Ladies Tea Connection on Sunday, Sept 11, to share Stories of Faith. Early bird tickets are now on sale HERE.
 
 
 
 
Awake California - Bakersfield, CA
You are all invited to Awake California on August 27th at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA.  It will be a day of Prayer for California with a focus on the Hollywood Entertainment Industry.  Register for free on-line at their website

 
 
"Let Hope Rise" - Film
Hillsong’s “Let Hope Rise,” the movie, is being released on Sept. 16th in theatre's across the country.  It’s produced by members of HPN and tells the story of the Australian church that has exploded across the world.  More information here

 
 
 
Community Calendar
It’s a quiet summer here, but check out the Bible Studies, community gatherings and seminars that are happening this month! 
 
 
Go To Calendar
 
 
 
Tip of the Month

In light of recent news about Christian pastors “falling”, let’s not get mad at or judge a Christian leader too quickly:
http://philcooke.com/what-you-might-not-know/
 
 
Listen Here
 
 
Quote of the Month
“No rock band has heard, and no all-star athlete has seen, and no elite actor has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” George Whitefield’s version of 1 Corinthians 2:9

 
 
 
 
Verse of the Month

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."  2 Corinthians 4:16-18
 
 
 
 
 
Easy Ways to Donate to HPN:
Donate online, or send a check to us at: 
1760 N Gower St, Hollywood, CA 9002
 
 
Donate Today
 
 
Sign up or Renew your Ralph's/Kroger card to Donate to HPN!
Log in to www.ralphs.com and sign up for the Hollywood Prayer Network to be your non-profit of choice to have automatically donated .5% of everything you spend.
 
 
Sign up or Renew
 
 
Give while shopping on Amazon!

Would you take 30 seconds and sign up to have .5% of all of your AMAZON.COM purchases get donated automatically to HPN?  Here’s all you have to do to help:  Instructions to contribute to HPN using Amazon.com-
Log in to your Amazon account
Go to- http://smile.amazon.com
A window should instantly pop up, asking you to "Select A Charity"
Type in "Hollywood Prayer Network" 
Choose "Select" when Hollywood Prayer Network is shown
 
 
Give With Amazon Smile
 
 
 
Donate Through Welzoo

We now have an easy and new fun way to donate to HPN by just opening your internet browser! All you have to do is visit Welzoo.com, follow instructions to create an account and then search for Hollywood Prayer Network on the list of organizations. Once that is set up, you make Welzoo.com your homepage and each day you go online and open your internet browser, Welzoo will donate 3 cents to HPN! 
 
 
Donate With Welzoo
 
 
 
 
 
 
(323) 462-8486  |  www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org
1760 N Gower St | Hollywood | California | 90028