The new year gives Mission Georgia new opportunities to bring the gospel more deeply into our own Georgia communities. While special promotion is given to our State Mission Offering and Prayer emphasis during September, it is only a preamble to the work that will take place in the year ahead. Because churches have given sacrificially to the Mission Georgia Offering during 2021, Mission Georgia is able to mobilize more churches and ministries in 2022 for gospel impact.
A key emphasis of Mission Georgia is bringing the gospel to those who are farthest from it. But the distance is not created by geography as much as it is created by circumstance. Many of our neighbors have not had the opportunity to hear and see the love of Christ. They are the very ones Mission Georgia is seeking to reach.
Fighting Human Trafficking in 2022 with the Power of the Gospel
This year we will give focused attention to fighting human trafficking by helping churches in every region know how to recognize, prevent and minister to those who are being exploited. The issue of human trafficking in Georgia may be daunting, but God is at work amid this tragedy.
Through Mission Georgia, Georgia Baptists will help provide housing with Wellspring Living and its tiny homes initiative. Rahab’s Haven in Albany and iCare in Augusta will be some of the ministries we’ll connect churches with to serve their communities.
Plans are underway for the annual Lobby Day at the Georgia State Capitol in February when we will gather to be a gospel influence among our legislators. Mission Georgia will also bring Human Trafficking Ministry 101 training events throughout the year and in various locations.
Fulfilling Acts 1:8 While Caring for Afghan Refugees
We are grateful for refugee ministries with ties to our Georgia Baptist family who are meeting our new Afghan neighbors – assessing needs, organizing ministry and sharing the love of Christ with them in word and deed. Mission Georgia is collaborating with these ministries to connect teams and individuals from our churches to help them serve newly arriving Afghans.
Whether it is delivering a Welcome Box to a family, helping an individual shop for clothes or giving a baby shower, we have many opportunities to share God’s love among people who have had little to no access to the gospel – until now.
Interested? Get Involved in 2022
As we give priority to the issue of human trafficking in 2022, our work in the other areas of Mission Georgia continues as well. If you are interested or involved in any of Mission Georgia’s focal ministries, including pre/post natal care, childhood literacy, foster care/adoption, or refugees and internationals, please contact us through the Interest Form on missiongeorgia.org.
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