July 2017 Newsletter
 
 
 

“I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.”

Psalm 40:1-3


Dear HPN Family,


It’s July in Southern California and we hope you’re having a joyful summer. It’s the season for summer blockbuster films, hiatus from network TV shows, and Emmy nomination announcements. But it’s also the time of year where we ask you to pray for entertainment families to spend time together, love one another, and seek truth, beauty and peace in their lives. Please pray for our industry to experience God this summer! Let’s pray Psalm 40 over all of the Hollywood professionals.


Summary:​ 

• We are praising God for celebrities who are bold about their love for Jesus
• Our wonderful Veronica has left HPN, after 3 years
• HPN wants to welcome Sarah, who has taken over some of Veronica’s tasks
• Pray for stuntman John Bernecker, who died during a stunt for "The Walking Dead"
• It’s Emmy season and the nominations were just announced last week
• With sadness we say goodbye to HPN member and friend, Gary Johnson
• Please pray for a serious issue amongst celebrities in Hollywood: Stalkers!
• Pray for supernatural peace and healing for Maria Menounos, of E! News
• Pray for God’s hand to be guiding the incredibly fast changes in our industry
• Pray for Mark Zuckerberg and his message to people everywhere
• We have to pray for the fight for equal pay to minorities in Hollywood
• Pray for the impact of the new Museum of Narrative Art coming to LA
 
 
 
 
Praises:

Celebrities Who Are Bold In Their Love For Jesus
We are praising God for the growing number of celebrities who are boldly talking about their love for Jesus. The more we hear others speaking out about their faith, the easier it is for the rest of us to speak up and talk about our faith. So, join us in thanking the Lord for giving strength and boldness to more and more visible believers in our industry!
 
Watch Some Bold Celebrities
 
 
 
Updates:

Veronica No Longer Works At HPN

Our wonderful Veronica has left HPN, after 3 years, to pursue her career in Hollywood in development and editing. Would you pray for her pursuits and thank God for her time at HPN. She was a joy and a gift to all of us and we miss her already!

 
 
 

Welcome Sarah To The HPN Team

We want to introduce Sarah to you, who has taken over some of Veronica’s tasks. She has brilliantly rebuilt our website this month after a disastrous crash, so we are very thankful to her. Welcome Sarah!

 
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Requests:

John Bernecker, A Stuntman on The Walking Dead, Passed Away 
Pray For Stuntman John Bernecker's family, friends, and show cast & crew after his death last Wednesday from a fall while doing a Stunt on The Walking Dead. Being a Stunt professional is a dangerous job and safety is crucial, along with our prayers for God's protection on them. A friend of John's and a good friend of HPN, Laurie Singer is still suffering from a near fatal stunt accident last year. So, may we pray for the safety of stunt professionals, complete healing for Laurie, and for the cast, crew and staff of The Walking Dead who are mourning John's death. May the Lord fill up the hearts of all of the grieving family members, friends and co-workers.
 
 
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Pray For All The Emmy Nominees
It’s Emmy season and the nominations were just announced last week. Would you pray for all of the nominees and ask the Lord to touch their hearts and show them their identity can’t be in their awards or credits but in whom He created them to be. Would you pray that they open their hearts to Jesus and that they have Christians around them to be godly, loving influences in their lives. Here is the list to pray through:
 
Emmy Nominees
 
 

Gary Johnson, 64, Passed Away
With sadness we lift up a wonderful writer and member of our Christian Hollywood community, Gary Johnson, who passed away last month after battling cancer. He is survived by his industry family, wife Joan, also a writer and his brother, producer Dave Johnson, along with other family members and so many loving friends. At Gary’s memorial service it was clear that the one thing he wanted most of all was for people to know His Savior. May the Lord use Gary’s life and death to draw people to Himself.
 
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Pray For Those Affected By Stalkers
Please pray for a serious issue amongst celebrities in Hollywood: stalkers. HPN is currently praying for two members of our community who are struggling with the invasion of stalkers in their lives. Pray for those affected by the Stalker Law, which often ends up protecting the stalker more than the victim. May the Lord protect the celebrities who have to endure this struggle. One HPN member says, “It's unsettling and often life altering. They have to get restraining orders and continue to close accounts and even move, to protect themselves from these relentless people. Some women are so gripped by fear that they can't live a normal life.” “…A very few people reach what's known as the 'borderline pathological' stage, in which they believe they have a close relationship with their favorite celebrity and take that belief quite seriously. When asked if they'd do something illegal at the request of their favorite celebrity, these people say ‘yes.’" Read the rest of this article at:
 
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Pray For Maria Menounos
Would you pray for supernatural peace and healing for Maria Menounos, who has stepped down from her anchor role at E! News, as she recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor.
 
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Pray For God's Guidance In This Rapidly Changing Industry
Pray for God’s hand to be guiding the incredibly fast changes in our industry as entertainment, media, and technology all come together with no noticeable distinction between them. Many jobs are lost as well. As you pray, read this article about the most recent blurred lines between MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT and TECHNOLOGY....
 
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Pray For Mark Zuckerberg

Pray for Mark Zuckerberg and his insightful, yet concerning message to people everywhere, that social media is like church and the community we build through social media is like going to church. Mark says, “We can fill the role that churches once filled.” May the Lord show Mark through his message, that we need God's community, and that Mark will see the difference and grow hungry for God!


 
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Pray For Equal Pay For Minorities
We have to pray for a hot button issue in Hollywood today: the fight for equal pay to minorities. The most recent example, that we ask you to pray for, is that two long-time stars of “Hawaii 5-O” are leaving the show because CBS unwilling to pay them the same as the other two Caucasian co-stars. This is a brave move by Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park to walk away, and surprising that CBS has let them go.
 
 
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Pray For Positive Impact On Our Culture
Pray for the impact of art, beauty, and entertainment on our culture as construction begins for a new addition to Los Angeles, created by George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson: The Museum of Narrative Art. Lucas talked extensively about his vision for the museum, and of the importance of the visual arts, including filmmaking, in shaping history, perception and myth. He told the council members that the showcase of popular art “appeals to people emotionally, but also tells you something about who you are.”
 
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Pray For An Industry Professional
Become an HPN Prayer Partner. We want more Christians working in Hollywood to be prayed for by prayer warriors living outside of Hollywood. If you would like to be matched with ONE industry professional to pray for as your Media Missionary, please email Megan, prayer@hpnemail.org, and she'll match you up. 
 
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Thank you so much for praying with us this month. Enjoy your summer and know that we are praying for YOU!!!

With love,

Karen, Megan, Kim, and Sarah

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events:

Epiphany Space
Welcome to Epiphany Space! We are a community of artists and freelancers in Hollywood sharing a creative co-working space, offering 'Old Hollywood' charm. We encourage you to build community in our meeting space, editing space, filming locations, and more! For more info, email Becky by clicking below. 
 
 
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Video Of The Month​: 
Here are five celebrities who don’t believe in God. PLEASE pray for them as you...


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Tips Of The Month
Bono & U2’s “Forty” song was written based on Psalm 40 and they end all of their concerts with it… 


 
 
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Quote Of The Month

“Lord, whatever this day may bring, Your name be praised.” Dietrich Bohoeffer


 
 
 
 
Verse Of The Month

“I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.”

- Psalm 40:1-3

 
 
 
 
 
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