Northeast Georgia is known for its series of sleepy, historic, small towns and beautiful mountain views. This beautiful area is also home to the Adventures in Missions main campus and headquarters, specifically located outside the city of Gainesville.
Gainesville is one hour north of Atlanta, home to the busiest airport in the world. Due to this large activity, Atlanta has become a hub for human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Unknown to most of its residents, Gainesville is quietly, yet actively caught up in this tragic activity as well.
Your time in Northeast Georgia, will be spent working with women who are survivors of this sexual exploitation and living in a recovery group in Atlanta, as well as women from other local ministry partners.
Will you come and be a part of helping women experience the healing power of Christ through empowering them to share their stories and encourage one another?
You’ve got a story to tell. It’s significant, powerful, and you want it to count for something.
You know about women who are suffering and being victimized, and your heart breaks for them.
That's exactly how Ruth and her team felt on the very first Beauty for Ashes trip in 2014. They wanted to see women set free from the lies they had believed for years. On that trip, Ruth met a woman named Nancy. She realized this new friend had a story in need of God’s redemption. After her time with Ruth, Nancy began believing God's truth — her story does matter.
Psalm 107:2 says “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” Since 2014, Beauty for Ashes has reached over 5,000 women in 25 countries because of people like you, who are willing to share their story of redemption. We’ve hosted hundreds of retreats and small groups around the world, and have seen our curriculum proven as an effective tool God is using to foster lasting change in the lives of women.
God longs for His daughters to join Him in an intimate relationship. He desires to walk with them through healing and remind women of the identity and hope they have in Him.
If you want to join a Christ-centered community of women committed to taking God’s love to all of the nations, then it’s time for you to join us in Northeast Georgia.
As a participant on this domestic mission trip, you will join your team in North Georgia, enjoying the warmth of new friends and the expectancy of how God will move. You will personally experience Beauty for Ashes ministry through a time of authenticity, vulnerability, hope, and healing as you allow God to use your story to empower you and your team.
You will then have an opportunity to share the freedom you’ve received at a Beauty for Ashes retreat. Your team will host retreats for women who have experienced homelessness, various forms of abuse, and survivors of sexual exploitation, who are now in the loving care of local residential programs.
Your team will:
Host Beauty for Ashes retreats, creating spaces for God to bring hope, healing, and redemption to the stories of local women.
Be equipped to share about topics such as worth, identity, healing, and forgiveness with others through storytelling and vulnerability.
Build meaningful relationships with your team and those with whom you minister.
Your team will lodge at a retreat center located in NE Georgia. This is a serene location with a small lake, mountainous views and meadows. Everyone will need to provide their own bedding, pillow, toiletries and towel.