The community has lent its support to Hale’s project, says his wife Ronnie. “He’s got a lot of people backing him,” she says.
Foster children they’ve had in the past and Hale’s own two daughters were part of his inspiration, she says. “We have a teenage daughter who went through a rough stage,” she says. “We have two girls, and he pictured something like that happening to them and them not having a Christian person out there to help.”