Editorial: Mission Georgia helps churches to reach state's most vulnerable


Georgia Baptists pull together through Mission Georgia to share the gospel with some of the state's most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people.

Fueled by the generous giving of Georgia Baptists, Mission Georgia provided nearly $392,000 in 2022 to ministries that provide direct care to children, mothers-to-be, victims of human trafficking and international refugees.

Beth Ann Williams, lead strategist for Georgia Baptist Women, said the state's churches' support of Mission Georgia is further proof that they are willing to give and to go wherever there is need.  

Through those grants, Mission Georgia has been able to be the hands of Jesus to some of the neediest in our state by:

-- Rescuing teenage girls who have been forced into prostitution by human traffickers.

-- Helping orphaned children who are stuck in the foster care system to get the support they need until they can be returned to their families or adopted.

-- Providing prenatal care and counseling to mothers-to-be to help them deliver healthy babies.

-- Assisting elementary-age students who can’t read in getting the educational help they need to not only catch up with their classmates but to excel in the classroom.

-- Coming alongside international immigrants and refugees who settle in Georgia to help them find homes, get jobs and learn English.

“We’ve touched a lot of lives this year,” said Mission Georgia mobilizer Lorna Bius. “We were able to provide hands-on ministry to people in need.”

And that was able to happen because Georgia Baptists provided the financial support needed to make it happen.