Several years ago, IBEM began ministering to the women on the streets of San Pedro and the surrounding regions. Through the Mercy Workshop, they were able to provide a dignified job as well as education, skills training. When a woman enters the Mercy Workshop she is paired with a woman from the church to begin with her in Bible study and eventually discipleship. The women are placed into a Workshop job where they can begin earning a salary almost immediately.
This is the MERCY Center
So often during outreach we encounter women and girls who need a place to go where they will be safe. Safe from pimps, safe from drugs or safe from an abusive situation. These women are not equipped to begin a job or skills training right away. They need counseling and a refuge to rest and recover. They need a quiet place to hear God’s Word.
God provided the funds for the construction of this facility! We broke ground and will begin construction this month! MERCY Center is a short term transitional place for women in crisis to recover. They will receive counseling and discipleship as well as life skills to help them re-enter society on strong footing.
By the end of 2015 we are praying to have the MERCY Center furnished and staffed. Please pray for this new arm of the Mercy Women’s Ministry here in the Dominican Republic.
Pray about sponsoring a room!
Pray for the women that are waiting for a place like this.
Pray for our team of workers that God will provide wisdom and strength for this new ministry.
How can you help?
Why not sponsor a room to be furnished or decorated? This is a great project for a small group, Sunday School or Bible study group.