Hello everyone! My name is Davina Fuiava and I am the founder of this empowering movement called Beloved. I truly believe that in order for you to fully understand the purpose of Beloved then you need to know where she was birthed from, which is my heart. Beloved is very near and dear to me and I’m excited to share the story of how she came to be.
I love encouraging people. I really do. It’s not for personal gain or anything like that. I just love helping people see situations from different perspectives. I love seeing people continuing on when they thought they had nothing left to give and I love seeing people persevere through some of the toughest things in their life.
It makes them stronger.
It builds their confidence.
It grows their faith.
Speaking of faith, that’s where my love for encouraging people comes from. I believe in God. I believe He exists, I believe He is real, and I believe that He loves us unconditionally.
You’re probably thinking, “what does this have to do with Beloved?” The answer is simple.
I have been very fortunate to have been placed in multiple positions of influence. I am or have been a sister, a daughter, a teammate, a captain, a leader, a mentor, a teacher, a coach, a youth leader, and a friend. In each role I have been able to help so many people and I have often been asked these questions.
“Davina, how are you always so positive?”
“How do you stay so encouraged?”
“Why are you happy all of the time?”
The answer is God. I am who I am today because of what I choose to believe in, and that’s God and His word. It doesn’t mean that I don’t go through things or that I haven’t had my share of dark days, because trust me, I have. It just means that I am able to have hope no matter what I go through because I know that God will never leave me, and guess what? He never has.
Now, back to Beloved. I have always wanted to start a business but never knew exactly what. I follow a lot of women empowerment pages on my social media and a lot of them are about encouraging women to go out, follow their dreams, and become entrepreneurs. Yes, I am all for that, but I knew that wasn’t what I wanted to do. My passion wasn’t for encouraging girls to start a business. My passion is for encouraging girls.
My next thought process was what would I name my business? As I was playing around with different ideas I decided that I wanted it to have something to do with my name. I wanted to make it personal. I wanted this to be something that I could be proud of, but also came from my heart. Obviously, having such a unique name makes thinking of ideas a bit difficult. Nothing fit until I remembered what my name, Davina, means.
It was then that God pieced all the puzzle pieces together for me. I wasn’t going to just encourage young girls, but I was going to empower them through God’s Word and teach them how to encourage themselves. I was going to let them know who they are and that’s God’s beloved.
Beloved simply means dearly loved, and that is what you are by God. He loves you with such a tenacity and fierceness, it’s insane. It doesn’t matter what your story may be, what your background is, or what your past may look like. You are dearly loved by God. I know this because His love is unconditional.
There’s a purpose behind why our logo looks the way that it does. It’s because our hope is in our name. It’s one thing to know that you are God’s beloved, but it’s another thing to allow yourself to be loved by Him. It’s my prayer that by visiting Beloved and getting connected with us that you don’t just start to know God for who He is, but that you come to experience, encounter, and accept the love that He has for you. Speaking from personal experience, there is nothing like it in this world. I pray that you allow yourselves to be loved greatly by Him.
Before you go, I hope you know that by birthing Beloved I am stepping out of my comfort zone and making a bold declaration. This is scary for me. It’s a new adventure that I’m embarking on into unknown territories, but I know the bigger purpose behind Beloved. This is my opportunity to share God with the world. This is my opportunity to tell my story and to share my testimony. This is me exposing my heart to you, and that’s not something I do too often. Although I am a vocal person, when it comes to my dreams and aspirations, I keep those safely guarded but God told me it’s time to breathe life into them.
I want to thank all of those who supported me up until this point and even into the future. Those who listened to my crazy dreams and ideas and instead of telling me that it was impossible, told me to go do it. Thank you for speaking life into me as a young girl myself and for building me up to help build others. Beloved may have been birthed from my heart, but know that her origins also come from yours as well. Thank you.
Also, thank you for stopping by today and for supporting us. This will never be about me. This is for you and to bring God glory. I speak nothing but blessings over you.
Remember, God loves you and so do I.
You are beloved.