Chain of Love for Michael Jackson Aug2014

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From South Africa to Neverland to Canada ~ A dream come true ~ “ALL FOR LOVE”

UK Love MJ dedicated a facebook post to Bev Steyn –

To end Michael’s birthday celebrations I would like to dedicate this post to Bev Steyn and her ‘Chain of Love’ ~ as without her dream of a ‘global show of love for Michael’ the ‘Chain of Love Hearts’ for Michael at Johannesburg, Neverland and Canada would not have taken place.

Bev Steyn’s dream began at the beginning of August when Bev invited fans to send messages of L.O.V.E. to Michael which would be pinned to the HIStory statue in Johannesburg, a statue Michael gifted to SANTA – South African National Tuberculosis Association in Johannesburg after his HIStory Tour in South Africa, on Michael’s 56th birthday on the 29th August. After posting Bev’s link I noticed a pic of the support hearts pinned up on the Neverland fences during 2005 trial and wondered if we could do the same once again, primarily as the selling of Neverland had just been announced and it would also provide a means of letting those at Neverland know how much it meant to Michael’s fans.

After contacting Bev with the idea, she was overjoyed with the idea of this ‘Chain of Love’ and we began collecting messages and it was arranged that the messages would be printed off in the US, a plan that fell through initially, but with Bev’s faith and encouragement, and with the amount of messages being received a suggestion that I make the message hearts here in the UK and send to the US, a saviour stepped forward, and Lisa Brisse in the US offered to carry out the pinning of the hearts to the fences at Neverland.

So began the task of making the hearts, Bev in SA and myself here in the UK. Working with Bev on this project was an absolute pleasure as we traded messages via email day and night and spent all available time, cutting and gluing and reading all of the beautiful messages of love for Michael that warmed my heart and made the process of making the hearts an absolute joy. Due to the time factor and post the Neverland hearts were sent earlier to Lisa in the US and an anxious wait before Lisa acknowledged they were safety with her. 17 messages received after the hearts were sent to Lisa were printed out by Lisa on A4 decorated sheets and pinned to the Neverland fences so none of the 210 messages were missed.

Brenda Jenkyns inspired by the project then joined the ‘Chain of Hearts’ and made hearts and invited messages to hang from Michael’s ‘LOVE’ Tree in Calgary, Canada. Brenda’s messages can be seen here ~

https://www.facebook.com/mjeverafter/media_set?set=a.841203709245169.1073741855.100000666440226&type=1

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ALL messages received by UK loves MJ were also put on RED HEARTS for the HIStory Statue and all messages received by Bev were also put on WHITE HEARTS for Neverland, In all the messages combined were 210 message hearts representing 39 countries from around the World. EVERY birthday message received for Michael either by Bev or from members of this page were represented at BOTH sites. Bev kindly photographed EVERY message seen here at the link where you will find your own message. This is a beautiful album which also includes wonderful photos of your hearts on the HIStory statue. The corresponding messages at Neverland compiled from various sources will be posted shortly.

https://www.facebook.com/bev.steyn/media_set?set=a.10204137056363704.1073741855.1144642057&type=3

I know from my part the hard work, cost and time that went into this project from start to finish, and I could not have completed it without the faith, encouragement and inspiration given to me from Bev behind the scenes of the project for which I will be eternally grateful

We would like to thank you all most sincerely for all your heartfelt messages for Michael and taking part in the wonderful project.

A beautiful added touch from Bev was the addition of a country flag to each personal messages on the Red Hearts at the HIStory statue, and 40 hand made larger hearts with flags of every country represented by the messages, a touch to emphasize Michael’s GLOBAL reach and I will leave this post with a huge thank you to Bev for her dream of this project, her inspiration and also with Bev’s own wonderful words, that sum up this project perfectly …….

Michael wished very much to UNITE Nations … and this project was a fine example that we …. Michael’s fans from across the globe …. united in L.O.V.E for him.

May this be a lesson that one small idea … with inspiration from Michael and all he meant to us ….. can blossom / mushroom into something so much bigger ….if we just Keep the Faith, believe in what we want to achieve and try our very best as Michael always did

Thank your Bev Steyn

From South Africa to Neverland to Canada ~ A dream come true ~ “ALL FOR LOVE”

See more info and wonderful pics from Bev
https://www.facebook.com/bev.steyn/media_set?set=a.10204137056363704.1073741855.1144642057&type=1

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3 Responses to Chain of Love for Michael Jackson Aug2014

  1. Silvily says:

    What an incredible trio you are – with deepest heartfelt thanks for all your time, love, work, love, energy, love……..

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  2. Neysa Smith says:

    Why is anyone having ANYTHING AT ALL to do with William Wagener??????????? The man is vile!!!!! I am now very glad I didn’t participate in this. Sorry to come off so negative, but it just burns me that the fan community even recognizes this man’s existence.

    Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:56:06 +0000 To: hopeandprayer42@hotmail.com

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  3. Neysa Smith says:

    Why is anyone having ANYTHING AT ALL to do with William Wagener??????????? The man is vile!!!!! I am now very glad I didn’t participate in this. Sorry to come off so negative, but it just burns me that the fan community even recognizes this man’s existence.Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:56:06 +0000 To: hopeandprayer42@hotmail.com

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