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.