And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
To uplift, encourage, and deliver hope and love to those diagnosed with COVID-19.
We will accomplish this through personal care packages and creating a safe place for sharing and uplifting those battling the challenges of coping with COVID.
About the beloved project
The Amplified Version of 1 Cor 13:13 reads something special...
love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me]
This is why the Beloved Project exists, to unselfishly spread love in a world that has so many dark spots and moments.
This project was birthed out of our founder's personal experience with COVID-19. Read below as she shares her heart behind the project.
When I found out that I tested positive for COVID, I had all sorts of emotions running rampant, on top of grieving the loss of a beloved family member. My symptoms were similar to that of a bad respiratory/sinus infection, meaning I could weather them at home, with over the counter medicines, along with my breathing treatments. Yet, a few days in, I began to feel that the mental symptoms were more unbearable than the physical ones. I know many people that had severe cases, which left them hospitalized and fighting for their lives, who would more than likely disagree, yet we can all agree that the mental symptoms are challenging and not readily treated or even acknowledged. As I navigated through the isolation, fear, and worry, I remember saying, “There needs to be a support group or something to help people get through this! I’m struggling!” I had this strong sense that I was not alone with these feelings, yet I really couldn’t find any support outside of Facebook friends, brave enough to share their experience with COVID. I knew that God was stirring something, but I couldn’t figure out exactly what it was. One day, while speaking with a colleague, I shared that I hadn’t been around due to contracting COVID. She asked me a few questions and commended me for being brave enough to talk about my experience. I explained how important I feel it is for others to understand how people suffering through this may feel and how bad the isolation was affecting me. I just wanted someone to deliver me some flowers or a card; just something a little extra to feel that I was loved and cared for. That’s when the vision for Beloved became clear.
(This photo is Soleil on her birthday this year as well as her first day re-entering back to normalcy post-COVID. She wants you to remember, through anything life throws at you - FIND YOUR JOY!)