17 Missionaries Remain in Captivity One Month After Kidnapping

Photo courtesy of For Haiti With Love

Today marks one month since a notorious gang in Haiti kidnapped 17 missionaries from the United States and Canada. The group includes four children younger than 15 years old.

There’s little to no public information about the safety and well-being of the believers. For Haiti With Love’s Eva De Hart says the ongoing drama raises concern among Haiti-focused agencies like hers.

“A lot of the [agencies] became aware of how dangerous a setting they have sent people into. They realize it could easily happen to the people they sent down there, too,” De Hart says.

The U.S. and Canada withdrew nonessential embassy staff last week from offices in Port-au-Prince. American Airlines’ flight reductions began today. “There is no law and order in the capital; Port au Prince is being run by the gangs,” De Hart says.

“It’s really, really dangerous. There’s no moral code to the gang rule, and you never know what to expect.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for a strong leader in Port au Prince that can get the gangs under control.
  • Pray for renewed financial partnerships between Haiti-focused nonprofits and Western believers.

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