HPN CALL SHEET
September 2, 2020
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
 
 
 
 
Dear HPN members,
 
This is a month of celebration. We launched HPN in August of 2001, so we are 19 years old this month. YAY! It was a unique time in history because one month later was 9/11 and the world changed. We are now in another amazingly unique time in history when our country is dealing with heightened division caused by three extreme issues: politics, due to our upcoming presidential election; racial divide, magnified by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake; and the health and financial crisis, due to the coronavirus. We need to choose how we, as followers of Christ, will respond to the issues in our day, and ask the Lord to use us to bring His hope into our world, bring unity in our communities and offer peace and love to our neighbors, friends and family members. Let’s pray for that for ALL of us this week! And let’s all be able to look back after the pandemic ends and feel the peace and confidence that comes with knowing we used this time for God’s glory!
 
 
 
 
 
PRAISE
 
 
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God is moving in Hollywood!

Though this Call Sheet includes many prayer requests, we want to take a moment to encourage you that we at HPN are seeing God moving in Hollywood! He has blessed some of our members with work opportunities and productive, safe film shoots; good health; community and spiritual breakthrough. Recently we got to have a Zoom call with some of the young industry professionals in our community, and it was such a sweet time of getting to celebrate all that God is doing and building community in this isolating time. Praise God that He's still here in the midst of a pandemic.
 
 
 
 
 
UPDATES
 
 
 
 
Industry Lay-offs

Please continue to pray for the growing number of professionals in Hollywood who have lost their jobs because of COVID-19. As of July, over 230,000 arts and entertainment employees in California have filed for unemployment. The numbers have only continued to escalate through August. HPN continues to support and pray for people who have reached out because they can’t pay their rent or have been forced to move or change careers due to a lack of work. Pray that God continues to cultivate the spirit of creativity in these people, even if creative work is hard to find right now. All we know is that God is faithful!
 
 
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Natural Disasters

Please pray for all the HPN members whose houses have burned down in the California wildfires or were destroyed in Hurricane Laura. We have HPN families in both areas of the country who are trying to pull their lives back together, and your prayers for them are appreciated. 
  • The house of Emily and her husband in Texas was damaged in the hurricane, and she asks us for prayers of provision for her family, her neighbors and her city. If you feel led, you can donate money to her through Venmo (@emosswilson).
  • Tonya and Ethan Roschen and their three daughters lost their home and everything in it during last week’s fires in Northern California. They were one of hundreds of homes that were lost and so we ask that you pray for the Roschens and the other families who need the Lord to do miracles in rebuilding their homes and lives.  ROSCHEN FAMILY GOFUNDME>>
  • You can also support relief in a major U.S. filming location, through the church Healing Place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are rebuilding homes and feeding disaster victims. DONATE TO HEALING PLACE>>
 
 
 
 
 
REQUESTS
 
 
 
 
In Memoriam: Chadwick Boseman

We lost a great actor and wonderful role model this week: 43-year-old Chadwick Boseman passed away on Aug. 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Would you pray for Chad’s wife of one year and their family as they grieve their loss. Chad was most known for his role of King T'Challa in Black Panther.  But he made many other films after that, showing up between chemo treatments and surgeries, fulfilling his purpose before the Lord took him home. Let’s also pray for his friends and fans, who were touched by and inspired by Chad’s deep faith in Jesus and his love for life. He was a hero, both onscreen and in real life!
 
 
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Six Basic Needs

An HPN member sent us this meme as encouragement to pray for Hollywood. Humans have six basic needs which are heightened in entertainment: People need to feel that they BELONG, that they are ACCEPTED, that they can LOVE & BE LOVED, that they can find TRUTH, give and get FORGIVENESS, and experience JUSTICE. Would you pray that entertainment industry professionals have their needs met in these six areas, whether they know Jesus or not. If our basic human needs are met, we can more easily accept Jesus into our lives and grow in our relationship with Him!
 
 
 
 
SAG-AFTRA Health Insurance

Recently, SAG-AFTRA downgraded the health insurance of many union members, and actors are feeling the loss of these benefits. In the coming months, roughly 3,500 participants and more than 2,800 of their dependents will lose coverage. Please pray for the thousands of actors who will no longer have medical insurance through their union and that the Lord will supply for them, both financially and spiritually.
 
 
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Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli

Pray for actress Lori Loughlin, who has just been sentenced to two months in prison, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who has been sentenced to five months, for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, as part of the college admissions scandal. Would you join us in prayer that their hearts would be opened to Jesus, and that He would protect and care for them and their children while they are both in prison. May the Lord transform Lori and Mossimo by His unconditional love, forgiveness and healing. And may Christians reach out to them with the love of Jesus, during this vulnerable time.
 
 
 
 
Actors

Please pray for the actors and actresses in Hollywood who are struggling to find work that aligns with their personal and moral convictions. We know several actors who have turned down roles because they require nudity or other uncomfortable content. Some actors are even questioning if they can continue in their careers because they are turning down more roles than they are accepting.  We believe a breakthrough is coming, especially (and somewhat ironically) because of the filming limitations being implemented due to COVID-19. Please also pray with us that the Christian actors can embrace their vocation with joy and confidence, make a solid living and continue to be salt and light in Hollywood.
 
 
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We thank you so much for your prayers, for passing this on to praying friends and family and for lifting up to the Lord the people, the projects and the issues in the world’s most creative city and most influential marketplace! We are SO thankful for you!

With love to you all,
Karen, Kaelyn, Virginia and Kim
 
 
 
 
 
LOCAL EVENTS
 
 
 
HPN Weekly Friday Prayer Call
Fridays | 12-1 p.m. Pacific | Zoom or phone call
Please join our Friday prayer calls! They are a powerful time of praise, prayer and community connection from HPN members globally!

The Hike to End Homelessness
Saturday, Sept. 19 |9 a.m. | Online - hike from anywhere!
Join HPN member Tony Hale and the thousands of people who are committed to help end homelessness in Los Angeles.
MORE INFO>>

Kingdom Now: Prophetic Worship Night
Saturday, Sept. 19 | 5 - 9 p.m. PST | Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Locals, join Dan Sherstad Ministries (formerly The Shift Hollywood) for a night of worship and prophecy. Space is limited due to coronavirus, so make sure to register!
 
 
 
 
Alpha Hollywood
Alpha Course
Sundays starting Oct. 4 | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. PST | Online
Navigators Hollywood is offering Alpha online for entertainment professionals to explore the Christian faith. Hosted by entertainment professionals, Alpha is a safe place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and share your point of view. If you’d like to host an online group or have questions, contact allen@navigatorshollywood.com.
 
 
 
Local Events
Don’t miss our other (virtual) local events on our Hollywood Community Calendar. VIEW LOCAL EVENTS>>
 
 
 
 
 
FEATURE PRESENTATIONS
 
 
 
 
  • Don’t miss Fatima, starring Goran Višnjić (ER, Timeless) , Lucia Moniz (Love Actually) with Sônia Braga and Harvey Keitel (The Irishman) and co-written by HPN member Barbara Nicolosi.  Based on true events. Fatima is an uplifting story about the power of faith when a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary in Portugal. FATIMA WEBSITE>>

  • Join our new HPN Facebook page: Pray for Hollywood, run by HPN member Angel Maffucci, if you have a heart to pray specifically for Hollywood celebrities.  They are our greatest influencers so we want to pray for them.

  • Check out this inspirational video: Being In The Storm, by Trent Shelton, former NFL wide receiver who is now considered one of the most impactful speakers of this generation. He reaches over 60 million people weekly through hard hitting videos and unprecedented engagement.
 
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QUOTE:
“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.
Dorothy Parker
 
 
 
 
VERSE:
“For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our city in heaven which is yet to come.” 
Hebrews 13:14
 
 
 
 
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DEVOTIONAL:

Check out the 40|50 Project devotional and follow along throughout the 40 days, as we fast and pray for healing for the racial divide in our country and world:

 
 
 
 
 
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