Christian Community Not Immune from Haiti’s Turmoil Gang VIolence

Image courtesy of World Concern.

Desperation grows daily in Haiti. Gang violence killed nearly 200 people in one month, and kidnappings are a constant threat.

A believer we’ll call James works with World Concern in Haiti.

“People are getting kidnapped every day. The government is nonexistent. We have no president; he [was] assassinated. Basic products are getting more expensive every day,” he says.

“You can’t describe how hard it is right now.”

The Christian community is not immune from gang violence. “Three or maybe six months ago, the churches were the main target,” James says.

“Every Sunday morning or Saturday evening, or Saturday morning, a pastor or a member of the church, a deacon, somebody at church was kidnapped.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray the hope of Christ will keep people’s eyes on the horizon, instead of the desperate circumstances around them.
  • Pray for Haiti’s government, as well as the country’s political and security situation.