“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John‬ ‭4:11‬

My word for the year is Beloved. The God of the universe has chosen to love us, not because of who we are or what we have done, but because of who He is. It is hard to accept unconditional love, perhaps because the things of this world only offer us conditional love. I have been through many trials and tribulations- from my biological father leaving my family, all the way to not being able to attend the college I had dreamed of. I have also been filled full of happiness and joy- from having a single mom who showed me double the love, to being called to fight for freedom. From the moments that brought be to my lowest points, to the moments that brought me to my highest points, the Lord has shown me unconditional love. We are called to BE-LOVED. The Soteria Initiative hits close to my heart, because I feel God has called me to help end human trafficking and fight against sexual abuse and exploitation. I am wearing the change to be the change!

-Kylee Pierpont