Dear Entertainment/Media Community:
The Bible begins with these words, “In the beginning, God created…,” (Hebrew: Bereshit bara Elohim…,”) God is a Creative God. In creation, He established His order and ordained man to “…have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, an over every living thing that moves on earth.
“(Genesis 1:28 b) He clearly gave each man/woman creative abilities, and the authority to use the gifts that would bring forth the evidence of His imprint in our lives. Along with the creative gifts, He gave man the power to have authority over all creation, as he/she partners with the Word of God and the order that is set forth in it!
You are creative! You are gifted! You have been given authority to use your gifts for God’s purposes; to shine as jewels that reflect the beauty and creativity of the Lord!
I am a minister of the gospel of the Lord, Jesus, the Christ (Messiah) and I am asking you, Hollywood, and all those who are involved with entertainment and media, to forgive the Body of Christ, the Church of the Living God, for refusing your creative gifts, for misunderstanding the God-intended influence that you are meant to have in Hollywood (and all related venues) and for not loving you with God’s extravagant love!
You are an exceptional group of people that have outstanding gifts and you use them! Instead of encouraging you and teaching you to be a divine influence for God and His kingdom, the Church has, most often, maligned you, rejected you, tried to stripe you of your giftings and discouraged you from being in the “mission field” (Hollywood) that has been forgotten for so many years!
Perhaps, many of you have even left the Church because you felt unwanted, unloved and misunderstood!
Would you forgive us, the people who proclaim to be His children, for our lack of wisdom, sensitiviity, for rejecting you or causing you to feel rejected and most of all, for not showing you the love that God has for you, which is infinite and eternal!
You are God’s precious children and He wants to make Himself known to you in great measure so that you can affect nations, people groups and individuals, throughout the world, impacting all for good and for the gospel that says, “Jesus saves and God is Love!” The temporal love that the world portrays is fleeting, but God’s love for you, is infinite and
Father, thank You for Your heart toward Hollywood and all that are intricately involved with this community! Lord, forgive us, Your people who have been blinded and have acted out of judgmentalism and criticism, instead of loving these beloved ones with Your generous heart of love! Show each individual who works in the media/entertainment and related venues, Your great love for them and meet each one of these precious and gifted people, as they give their lives to you, for Your purposes to be fulfilled in and through them! Manifest blessings untold to all these precious ones, as they learn of You and come to know the goodness of Your saving grace, in Jesus’ Name, Amen!
In His Love & Service,
Rev. Lorraine D. Coconato
Leaves of Healing Ministries
A missions trip was organized for a small group consisting of students and faculty of Regent University, hosted in Hollywood by Karen Covell and Caren Bream of HPN. The trip lasted from March 2-7 and involved the students in activities such as prayer walks/gatherings, attending TV show tapings, and interacting with/hearing from Christian ministry leaders and Christians in the industry.
Hollywood Prayer Network L.A. and D.C. sponsored “Affecting Culture Through Prayer: A Powerful Prayer Gathering Professionals in Government and Entertainment”, an event held in Washington D.C. A discussion and prayer was led by Karen Covell followed by a Q&A.
Act One also hosted a 4-week screenwriting intensive class (Act One: Writing for Hollywood) at George Washington University.
Karen Covell was a guest for “Shakin’ the Salt With Dr. Debra Peppers” on the KJSL radio station in St. Louis, MO. There she talked about her upcoming book, The Day I Met God, which was released July 30, 2001.