Atlanta Braves helping Georgia Baptists build tiny homes for survivors of human trafficking


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A Mission Georgia initiative to build 15 tiny homes for survivors of human trafficking will get a financial boost on Sunday from the Atlanta Braves during the franchise’s annual Faith and Family Day.

The Braves will present a check to Wellspring Living, the nonprofit organization that the Georgia Baptist Mission Board is partnering with to build the homes south of Atlanta. 

“The Braves dedicated a portion of the ticket sales from Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies to help build  the tiny homes,” said Beth Ann Williams, the state Mission Board catalyst who oversees Mission Georgia.

Williams told the Georgia Baptist Executive Committee about the Braves’ help with the initiative at a meeting in Lawrenceville on Tuesday.

The Braves’ Faith and Family Day coincides with Mission Georgia emphasis month, which includes special offerings to support the spread of the gospel within the state the same way that the Annie Armstrong and Lottie Moon offerings are used to share Jesus across North America and around the world.

Through Mission Georgia, orphaned children are being fostered and adopted by loving Christian families who share the gospel with them, mothers-to-be are getting the prenatal care and counseling they need to deliver healthy babies and find hope in Christ, and international refugees settling in Georgia are finding homes, getting jobs and learning about Jesus.

“When you look at all the needs, it’s really easy to feel overwhelmed,” Williams said. “But we really can meet these needs as we work together as Georgia Baptists.”