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WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.” Sidlow Baxter 

Weekly Prayer Focus: Anton Yelchin

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 Yelchin was born March 11, 1989, in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, were pair figure skaters who were celebrities as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. Nationally, Yelchin’s parents were the third-ranked pair team; they thus qualified for the 1972 Winter Olympics, but were not permitted to participate by the Soviet authorities. Yelchin’s family moved to the United States in September 1989, when Anton was six months old, after receiving refugee status from the United States Department of State. Yelchin’s mother worked as a figure skating choreographer and his father as a figure skating coach, having been Sasha Cohen’s first trainer. Yelchin’s uncle is the children’s author and painter Eugene Yelchin.

In December of 1989, Yelchin’s mother stated “A woman came up, saw Anton, and said, ‘He’s beautiful. He will be actor.'” Yelchin began acting at the age of 9 in the independent film A Man is Mostly Water. His earliest roles include Jackson in A Time for Dancing, Milo in Delivering Milo, Tommy Warshaw in House of D, and Jacob Clarke in the miniseries Taken. In 2011, Yelchin portrayed Charley Brewster in the remake of Fright Night, directed by Craig Gillespie, starred in the romantic drama Like Crazy, and voiced Clumsy Smurf in the film adaptation of The Smurfs and its sequel. He reprised the role of Chekov in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016), and played the lead in the thriller Odd Thomas. For more on Anton’s bio, click here

Yelchin passed away recently on the morning of June 19, 2016. He will be remembered for his tremendous talent and loving personality. 

Pray for Anton’s family and friends this week, that they may encounter God’s presence, unconditional love, grace, and peace. Pray that his family will feel loved and supported. 

Weekly Prayer Focus: Lupita Nyong’o

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Christian Dior : Outside Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o. Nyong’o and her family moved back to their native Kenya when she was less than one year old. She grew up primarily in Kenya, and describes her upbringing as “middle class, suburban”. When she was sixteen, her parents sent her to Mexico for seven months to learn Spanish. Her family was later forced to leave Kenya because of political unrest. Nyong’o grew up in an artistic family, where family get-togethers often included performances by the children in the family, and trips to see plays. She attended Rusinga International school in Kenya and acted in school plays, with a minor role in Oliver Twist being her first stage appearance. At age 14, Nyong’o made her professional acting debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in a production by the Nairobi-based repertory company Phoenix Players.

Nyong’o later attended St. Mary’s School in Nairobi, where she received an IB Diploma in 2001 before attending college in the United States. She graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in film and theatre studies. After working as a production assistant on several films, she graduated from the Yale School of Drama’s acting program. Immediately after graduating from Yale, Nyong’o landed her breakthrough role when she was cast for Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013). For this role, she was awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first African actress to win the award. Other film credits include: Shuga (TV Mini-Series), Non-Stop, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book, and Queen of Katwe. For more of Lupita’s bio, click here!

Pray for Lupita this week, that she would encounter God’s unconditional love, mercy, grace and peace! Pray for God’s protection over her career and life! Pray that she would find her worth and purpose in Her creator and may God bless her and encourage her in a personal and powerful way!

Weekly Prayer Focus: Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series. He made his acting debut at 10 years of age in BBC One’s 1999 television film David Copperfield, followed by his cinematic debut in 2001’s The Tailor of Panama. At age 11, he was cast as Harry Potter in the first Harry Potter film, and starred in the series for 10 years until the release of the eighth and final film in 2011.

Radcliffe was born in West London, England. He is the only child of Alan George Radcliffe, a literary agent, and Marcia Jeannine Gresham, a casting agent who was involved in several films for the BBC, including The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Walk Away and I Stumble. His father is from “a very working-class” Protestant background in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. His mother is Jewish, and was born in South Africa and raised in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Her family had originally come from Poland and Russia. Radcliffe’s parents had both acted as children. In a 2012 interview, Radcliffe stated: “There was never [religious] faith in the house. I think of myself as being Jewish and Irish, despite the fact that I’m English.” He was educated at two independent schools for boys: Sussex House School, a day school in Chelsea’s Cadogan Square, and the City of London School, a day school on the North Bank of the River Thames in London’s financial district. For more of Daniel’s bio, click here!

Today, Daniel continues to act and influence people around the world. Our prayer is for God’s guidance and blessings in his personal and professional life. Pray for him to find his worth and purpose in his Creator!

Weekly Prayer Focus: Anton Yelchin

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 Yelchin was born March 11, 1989, in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, were pair figure skaters who were celebrities as stars…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o. Nyong’o and her family moved back to their native Kenya when she was less than one…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor who rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series. He made his acting debut…

Weekly Prayer Focus: Adele

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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London, the daughter of Penny Adkins and Mark Evans. Evans left when Adele was two, leaving her mother to…