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Haiti Ransom for 17 Missionaries is $17m

Haiti Ransom, Christian Aid Ministries Photo, Antioch Report

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There are currently 17 people (16 people from the United States, one from Canada, including five children) being held for ransom in Haiti.

17 people, $17 million dollar ransom. It hurts to consider the situation they’re experiencing, exacerbated by the fact that the children are 8 months, 3 years, 6, 13, and 15

It’s been 5 days since these 17 Christian Aid Ministries workers were abducted during their visit to an orphanage. CAM is giving frequent updates about the hostages and is working diligently with government authorities to bring all 17 of them back home safely.

🙏 Today, October 21, 2021, CAM associates will have a special day of fasting and prayer if you would like to join.

  • “We invite believers around the world to join us in seeking God for His mighty hand to work.”
  • CAM asks for continued prayer for the victims; for “endurance, faithfulness, and a spirit of Christlike love.” They also request prayer for the kidnappers and the government leaders.

The Haitian government has continued deteriorating since the assassination of Jovenel Moïse in July. Mitch Albom has traveled to Haiti every month for over a decade and says there is enormous risk right now just to get from the airport to the orphanage.

“Some friends that we were with, started getting WhatsApp messages from people on [their] bus and said there are people outside right now trying to kidnap us please tell everybody,” he said.

Unfortunately abductions like the above are getting worse in Haiti.

Being a Christian missionary, whether to plant churches, serve in underserved cities, or a combination of the two, requires courage and faith. Let’s pray for a quick and complete return of all 17 hostages and for their continued faith to go and serve in this honorable and necessary capacity.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.”

1 Corinthians 1:3-5
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Daniel Berk

Daniel Berk

Daniel Berk is the Managing Editor at The Antioch Report. A student and teacher of the Bible, he is a lover of theology, church history, and... TV. Follow him on Twitter @danielcberk. Daniel and his wife Courtney reside with their Bernedoodle in Charleston, SC.

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