A group of 17 Christian missionaries in Haiti was kidnapped by a gang on Saturday because the non secular group was coming back from a go to to an orphanage.
Christian Support Ministries launched an audio recording stating that males, girls, and youngsters in Haiti had been kidnapped by a gang and requesting prayer for the scenario. These kidnapped included workers and a number of the workers’s relations. Of these kidnapped, 16 are Individuals and one is Canadian, in accordance with the Washington Put up.
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“It is a particular prayer alert,” the one-minute message stated. “Pray that the gang members would come to repentance.”
The gang that kidnapped the missionaries is known as the 400 Mawozo, recognized for focusing on non secular teams.
In April, the gang kidnapped 5 clergymen and two nuns, main Catholic universities and faculties to shut in protest, the outlet reported.
The U.S. State Division stated it’s conscious of the kidnapping reviews however was unable to offer further particulars in the interim, in accordance with the outlet.
The kidnappings of the 17 missionaries come after a number of months of hardship for Haiti. President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in an assault at his house on Jul. 7 that additionally left his spouse hospitalized.
The nation additionally skilled a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and a tropical storm in mid-August, with the earthquake leaving roughly 1,200 residents useless.
Christian Support Ministries didn’t instantly reply to the Washington Examiner’s request for remark.