Notorious Gang Kidnaps 17 ‘Christian Aid Ministries’ Missionaries in Haiti

In the image, team members stop for a photo during a 2018 short-term missions trip hosted by For Haiti With Love. (Photo courtesy of For Haiti With Love)

The struggle against gang violence intensifies in Haiti. Christian missionaries from the United States and Canada were kidnapped this weekend in Port-au-Prince.

Twelve adults and five children were working in an orphanage supported by Christian Aid Ministries when a notorious gang abducted them. Authorities from the U.S., Canada, and Haiti exchanged calls yesterday, working jointly to secure the believers’ safe release.

Fear and chaos have taken control of Haiti following the deadly attack on President Moïse in July and a devastating earthquake in August. Heavily armed gang members forced Prime Minister Ariel Henry and his security detail to leave a commemoration event on Sunday.

“People who live there would not encourage short-term mission trips into the south, particularly not into Port au Prince, because it just isn’t safe. There’s no order; it’s ruled by the gangs,” For Haiti With Love’s Eva DeHart says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Ask the Lord to strengthen believers in Haiti so they can help people in the Name of Jesus.
  • Pray for peace, and pray God will intervene to combat fear and its ill effects.