Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2021 / 11:55 am
A group of 17 missionaries and family members were abducted in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported. The missionaries were part of Christian Aid Ministries, based in Ohio, and were kidnapped while visiting an orphanage.
In an update posted to its website on Sunday afternoon, Christian Aid Ministries asked for prayers for a “resolution.” It said the group included five men, seven women, and five children; nearly all of those abducted were U.S. citizens, with one Canadian citizen in the group.
“As an organization, we commit this situation to God and trust Him to see us through. May the Lord Jesus be magnified and many more people come to know His love and salvation,” the group stated.
A person familiar with the situation said one of those abducted sent a message via WhatsApp, the Washington Post reported. “Please pray for us!! We are being held hostage, they kidnapped our driver. Pray pray pray. We don’t know where they are taking us,” the message stated.