Wellspring Living to Host First Virtual Gala

Paintings put on display at a previous Wellspring Living Gala. Photo credit attributed to Julie Hunter Photography.

Jesus is setting the lives of women of all ages free from sex trafficking through this ministry 

To celebrate the move of God in delivering these women from sex trafficking, nonprofit organization, Wellspring Living, will be hosting its annual Gala, “Stand By Me,” October 18th, 2020 at 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. 

The Gala, which is yearly, will be hosted virtually this year and will be recorded on YouTube live, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Special events and donor relations manager of Wellspring Living, Kimberly Pritchett, expects between 400-500 attendees of this year’s Gala. 

“We have three annual events,” Pritchett tells Atlanta Christian Voice. “Our Gala is our largest annual event that happens on a Sunday in the Fall. This is the first time the event has been done virtually.”

“We have three annual events,” Pritchett tells Atlanta Christian Voice. “Our Gala is our largest annual event that happens on a Sunday in the Fall. This is the first time the event has been done virtually.” 

The mission of Wellspring Living is profound: to transform the lives of those at risk or victimized by sexual exploitation. 

The vision of Wellspring Living is universal: to provide a world where every victim of sexual exploitation has access to transformative care, according to the Wellspring Living website. 

“Stand By Me,” will have the following sponsors this year: Coldwell Banker Realty, UPS, Primerica, CROSBY by Mollie Burch, Charity Guild of Johns Creek, The Link Companies, Northside Hospital, Ironwood, Miller Zell, Winter Construction, Childs Company, Smith & Howard, FACTS of St. Ann’s and Redeeming GRACE from Redeemer Lutheran Church and Renew Day Spa 

Wellspring Living has three types of programs for youth and women victimized by sexual exploitation: the residential programs, the community programs and graduate services. Within those categories, they operate 4 residential programs, 2 community programs, and a graduate village. 

Wellspring Living’s residential programs, “provide women and youth with trauma-informed care in a safe environment where participants receive the education, training, therapy and tools they need for life-long stability and success,” according to the Wellspring Living website.     

The community programs of Wellspring Living equip women and youth victimized by sexual exploitation with critical support services that they need to make positive changes in their lives and their families’ lives and include academic and professional training, life skills classes, mental health services and other dynamic programming. 

The graduate services program of Wellspring Living empowers graduates of Wellspring Living programs with opportunities for continued mentoring and transitional housing assistance. The services offered include therapy, career assistance, transportation support and life skills classes. 

One purpose of the Gala is to raise awareness of the issue of sexual exploitation across our state, and how Wellspring Living is working to provide restorative care to those that have been victimized and are at risk. 

“The Gala is hosted to raise awareness that Wellspring Living has and to our graduate village, which consists of women who have graduated from our program,” Pritchett tells Atlanta Christian Voice.  

Pritchett gives the credit to Jesus Christ for the inspiring testimonies that women, who have graduated from Wellspring Living programs, share each year at the Gala. 

“Our women in the graduate testimonials credit their testimonies to the Lord,” Pritchett tells Atlanta Christian Voice.

“Our women in the graduate testimonials credit their testimonies to the Lord,” Pritchett tells Atlanta Christian Voice.  

To find out more about Wellspring Living and, “Stand By Me,” visit https://wellspringliving.org/ 

Wellspring Living to Host First Virtual Gala
Flowers and an intricate card on display at a Wellspring Living Gala. Photo credit attributed to Julie Hunter Photography.

 

Wellspring Living to Host First Virtual Gala
Two attendees of a Wellspring Living Gala pose for a picture. Photo credit attributed to Julie Hunter Photography.
Wellspring Living to Host First Virtual Gala
More Flowers and another intricate card at a Wellspring Living Gala. Photo credit attributed to Julie Hunter Photography.
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Sarah Dickens
Sarah Dickens is the News Editor of Atlanta Christian Voice. Sarah has a B.A. in Mass Communication from Georgia College and State University and two M.A. degrees in Global Studies and Pastoral Counseling with a focus in Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies from Liberty University. She is currently working on her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and hopes to be licensed to practice counseling in the next few years. Sarah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she humbly serves the Lord, friends, and others at First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Her two greatest passions are ministering to children and serving on the missions field. After working on the mission field in Lebanon, Japan, and Uganda, she hopes to continue taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to other lands. Her favorite hobbies include blogging, ballroom dancing, making and creating art, and reading books by Christian authors while sipping a cup of tea from one of her favorite tea mugs. Her life verse from the Bible is Philippians 4:13, which states, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
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