Ezekiel 16:12 “And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.”
“My goal is to rescue women, but let’s do it pretty.” Allison Hale’s crowning missions mindset pours out of every pore of her being—physically and spiritually. It is her ideology. Women’s ministry is Allison; Allison is women’s ministry. You can’t have one without the other in the Dominican Republic. It is what her thoughts gravitate to every morning, and what threatens to break her frame when she calls it another night. More than that she is the founder of The Workshop in San Pedro, and operates a potentially dang...
Born in East Tennessee, Allison Hale is a Southern girl at heart who has spent more than half her life in the Dominican Republic actively involved in ministry work.
Having grown up with a missionary father starting churches throughout the Dominican, Hale discovered her passion for ministry young age, later fell in love with the country, and opened a church with her husband in San Pedro in 2003 called Iglesia Bautista Evangélica de Macorís.
However, it wasn’t until 2009 that Hale began taking her women’s ministry to the streets, rescuing and restoring women from prostitution.
“I began spending time with the women of the church and ov...
In San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, women walk the streets as the sun sets.
Many are mothers who have tucked their children in bed, locked the door and left to sell their bodies for the price of the next day's meal. Their worth is priced at 50 to 200 pesos, or between $1 to $4.
Twice a month, a well-dressed woman approaches the prostitutes on their territory at night. She offers to buy them coffee and talk.
This is Allison Hale, founder of Mercy Jewelry in San Pedro de Macoris. Mercy Jewelry is a ministry founded in 2009 to provide women who worked the streets a life with dignity. Through this ministry, they hear about Chri...