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Weekly Prayer Focus: Milo Ventimiglia

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Milo Anthony Ventimiglia was born in Anaheim, California, the son of Carol and Peter Ventimiglia. Ventimiglia attended El Modena High School in Orange, California, where he wrestled, acted in drama productions and held the office of president in student government. He graduated in 1995. At eighteen years of age, Ventimiglia studied at the American Conservatory Theater for their summer program. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles as a theatre major.

At 18 years of age, Ventimiglia started auditioning, booking jobs, and working his way up. His first starring role was in Must Be the Music, a short film. From there, Ventimiglia studied at UCLA before landing a role on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He also guest-starred on such television series as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Boston Public. Other major TV show credits include: Gilmore Girls, Boston Public, American Dreams, The Bedford Diaries, Heroes, Mob City, Chosen, The Whispers, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, and This is Us. Milo is advocate for veterans and has been involved with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. For more of Milo’s bio, click here!

Pray for Milo Ventimiglia this week, that he would encounter God’s blessings and unconditional love in a personal way! Pray for God to minister to his heart and put people in his path to bless and encourage him! Pray for Milo to know how much God loves him!

Oscars Prayer Walk 2017

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Join Act One & Hollywood Prayer Network for an Oscar’s Prayer Walk around the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood!

Oscar's Prayer WalkThursday, February 23rd at 7:30 – 9:00pm
Meet at Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge @Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd, LA 90028

We will be praying together specifically for the actors, films and issues involved in the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, which is held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, February 26th.

If you have any questions ahead of time, email Megan@hpnemail.org
If you’re lost or running late that evening, call Karen at 323-462-8486.

Weekly Prayer Focus: Madeline Fontaine

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Madeline Fontaine is a French costume designer. Fontaine is also the president of the French Association of Film and Audiovisual costumers (AFCCA). Her credits include: Let There Be Light, Babel, Amélie, A Very Long Engagement, The Art of Breaking Up, Yves Saint Laurent, A Woman’s Life, Jackie, and TV Series Versailles. She has won the César Award for Best Costume Design twice and is currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on Jackie. 

For more of Madeline’s bio, click here! Pray for Madeline Fontaine this week, that she can encounter God’s love in a personal and powerful way! Pray for God’s blessings over her career and personal life! Pray that she would know how much God loves and values her! And may she find joy in her talents and creativity!

Weekly Prayer Focus: Chance the Rapper

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chance-the-rapperChancelor Bennett, a.k.a Chance the Rapper, grew up in the middle-class neighborhood of West Chatham on Chicago’s South Side. His younger brother, Taylor Bennett, is also a Chicago rapper. His father is Ken Williams-Bennett, who was an aide to a former Chicago mayor. In his freshman year at Jones College Prep High School, Chance formed the hip-hop duo Instrumentality with a friend. He mentioned in an interview that fellow Chicago native Kanye West’s 2004 debut album The College Dropout was the first hip-hop album that he ever purchased and listened to, previously being into soul and jazz.

At Jones College Prep High School, some of his teachers ridiculed his aspirations to become a musician. Following a 10-day suspension in early 2011 during his senior year for possessing marijuana on campus, Bennett recorded his first full-length project, a mixtape titled 10 Day. Bennett released the mixtape on April 3, 2012 and it has since been downloaded over 300,000 times via Datpiff. The mixtape was well received locally and helped Bennett make connections with producers such as Chuck Inglish, Kenny Jame$, and Blended Babies. Prior to writing and recording 10 Day, Chance The Rapper recorded the mixtape “Good Enough” and “The Back to School Pack EP.” Chance released his second mixtape, Acid Rap, on April 30, 2013. Acid Rap was strongly praised by music critics and fans alike. On May 12, 2016, Chance’s third mixtape, Coloring Book (promoted as Chance 3), was released, streaming exclusively on Apple Music. In the first week, the mixtape was streamed over 57.3 million times, which was equivalent to 38,000 units sold, debuting at number 8 on the Billboard 200. It became the first release to chart solely on streams. This album was highly inspired by Gospel artists including Kirk Franklin. He has talked about his Christian faith in different interviews. For more of Chance the Rapper’s bio, click here!

Pray for Chance the Rapper this week, that he may be strengthened and showered by God’s love, grace and peace! May he continue to shine and share God’s love through his music and through his work! Pray for God’s blessings over his life and family!

Weekly Prayer Focus: Janelle Monáe

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janelle-monaeMonáe was born in Kansas City, Kansas, where she spent her early years. She is the daughter of a janitor mother and a truck driver father. She has stated that the fictional character of Dorothy Gale from the film The Wizard of Oz has been one of her “musical influences” and she dreamed of being a singer and a performer from a very young age. She moved to New York City to study drama at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, attending a performing arts camp called Freedom Theatre, which is the oldest African-American theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

After moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 2001, she met OutKast’s Big Boi, and then founded the Wondaland Arts Society with some like-minded young artists, releasing her first EP The Audition in 2003. Although it did not place highly on the Billboard charts – reportedly only 400 physical copies were pressed – it did showcase her impressive vocal abilities and unique Metropolis concept that would also figure in her future releases. Big Boi told his friend Sean Combs about Monáe, and she signed to Bad Boy in 2006. In 2007, Monáe released her first solo work, titled Metropolis. Her two other albums are: The ArchAndroid, The Electric Lady. In October 2016, Monáe made her big screen acting debut in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight. Monáe also starred in the film Hidden Figures, released in December 2016. For more of Janelle’s bio, click here!

Pray for Janelle Monáe this week, that God may bless and encourage her in a personal and powerful way! May God guide her steps in her professional and personal life. May she find her purpose and worth in her Creator and be reminded of how much God loves her!