August 21st, 2019
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
Dear HPN prayer warriors,

Happy end of summer! It's already the end of August and we have had a whirlwind of a summer. We're glad you're with us to pray for the new fall television season and the start of school for children all over the world – which means they won't be on social media, YouTube or watching TV as much as they were all summer! Let's pray for the Lord's presence to be all over our world's arts, media and entertainment this fall and let's laugh as much as we can this month!
HPN Chapter Directors Conference

This past Saturday, we hosted our first-ever virtual conference for our HPN local chapter directors around the world. We had nearly 30 chapter directors attend from 8 different countries! The chapter directors had the chance to meet one another, hear updates from other cities and how the creative communities and prayer movements for Hollywood are growing all over the world. They also heard from a few industry professionals about what it's like being a Christian in Hollywood and how to pray for the people here. It was a very encouraging and fruitful three-hour conference that inspires us to host another one, and similar events, in the near future! And for all our HPN members, make sure to check our list of local chapters worldwide and connect with the one nearest you.
Stephen Colbert

We praise God for Stephen Colbert and his faith, and his understanding that we have to be grateful for everything in our lives — even our suffering. He expresses it so beautifully to Anderson Cooper in a very touching interview between two men who have both experienced personal loss.
Christian rapper NF tops Billboard charts

Last week, Christian rapper NF's new album took the top spot on the Billboard charts. Praise God for the platform that NF has to share about his faith and create music that connects with people's hearts. He said, "I don't make music for Christians. I make music for everyone…. I want people to listen to my music all over the world and relate to it and feel it the way I feel it."
Pray for influential young professionals

The 2019 Young Hollywood Impact Report compiled by Variety gives insight into the current most influential young industry professionals. It also profiles some of the adults who have been vital to the development of their platforms. Pray through this list of young actors, musicians, YouTubers, and producers and the impact that they have both on the entertainment industry and on young audiences around the world. Pray that each of them would know God's love and be able to demonstrate it through everything they do and say.
Pray for the people at ViacomCBS

The Viacom-CBS merger was recently put into effect, and big changes have begun for both companies. Let's pray for all the people involved in both companies during the transition. Pray for executives to have wisdom and discernment as they make decisions that will impact the industry. Pray also for the staff and employees as they navigate the mingling cultures of the two companies, as well as face potential layoffs and structural changes.
Remembering Connie Kang

We mourn the passing of Connie Kang, a former LA Times correspondent and member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood - the home of HPN. Connie was a pioneer Korean American journalist who was the first Korean female reporter hired in the United States. She ended her years at the LA Times as their Religion Correspondent, after getting a degree at Fuller Seminary. Please pray for comfort for those left behind, but praise Him that Connie lived her life for Jesus and is with Him right now!
HPN's Prayer Partnerships

If you're interested in a more personal way to connect through HPN, we want to let you know about our One-to-One Prayer Partnership program. Whether you're a praying intercessor or an industry professional, consider signing up as a prayer partner to give or receive the gift of personal prayer. We connect intercessors outside the industry with Christians working inside it to provide encouragement and support for the professional, and a way for the intercessor to tangibly support a Christian working in the Hollywood mission field.
Have a joyful end of August, and know that we get great joy out of having you with us at HPN!

With love,
Karen, Erin, Virginia, and Kim 
Hope4Hollywood Fall Retreat
Saturday, Sept. 28th – Manhattan Beach
Join the ladies of Hope4Hollywood for a Royal Retreat! Identify the myths about your worthiness and learn practical strategies to step into your royal identity as a daughter of Christ.
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Sarah said, "God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me."
— Genesis 21:6
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"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
Victor Borge
HPN's newest YouVersion devotional on YOUR MISSION FIELD is now available. Have you ever thought of yourself as a missionary? Have you ever defined the place where you live or work as your mission field? This week we're going to focus on God's plan for all of us to be missionaries in our own mission field. We don't have to go overseas. We can spread the gospel to the people around us, just by loving them!
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