All posts tagged: Haiti

Remaining 12 Haitian missionaries released after two months of captivity

The remaining 12 of the 17 missionaries and their families that were kidnapped by the 400 Mawozo gang in October were released this week after nearly two months in captivity. The gang had previously released two hostages in November and three earlier in December due to health reasons. The group, which included six men, six women, and five children, was part of the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries (CAM). They were kidnapped on Oct 16, 2021, as they were visiting an orphanage in Ganthier, Haiti. Reports indicated that the gang was demanding a ransom of $1 million for the release of each hostage. It is uncertain if CAM paid a ransom for their release. CAM released the following statement on its website: “We glorify God for answered prayer — the remaining twelve hostages are FREE! Join us in praising God that all seventeen of our loved ones are now safe. Thank you for your fervent prayers throughout the past two months. We hope to provide more information as we are able.“ READ: 2 Christian missionaries released …

Haiti: Elderly pastor still held hostage, & gang threatens to kill 17 missionary hostages

With 17 missionaries and their families, including five children, still being held hostage by the Mawozo gang in Haiti, concerns are being expressed about an elderly pastor kidnapped a few weeks earlier. CBN reports that Pastor Jean Pierre Michel, 79, was kidnapped nearly four weeks ago in broad daylight in front of the church he helped found, Jesus Center, in Port-au-Prince. Even though the family and church paid the ransom, Pastor Michel has still not been released. According to reports, the kidnappers are now demanding more money. There have also been more developments on the kidnapping of the 17 missionaries working with Christian Aid Ministries (CAM). According to reports, the Mawozo gang is demanding $1 million for each person, though it is uncertain if this includes the children. A leader of the notorious gang also released a video stating that all 17 would be killed if the ransom demands are not met. He also threatened Haiti’s prime minister and chief of police. READ: Abducted Elderly Pastor Still Held After Ransom Paid, Haitian Gang Threatens to …

An angel unaware, maybe, but definitely God’s protection

CBN recently reported on the incredible rescue of missionaries ministering in Haiti?  Some wonder if an angel was involved. Probably not, but at the very least it was divine intervention. The economic collapse of Venezuela due to its Marxist policies has severely impacted Haiti. For years, the country has benefited from low cost gas from Venezuela, but with its own economic collapse Venezuela stopped those shipments last year resulting in Haiti’s gas price shooting up by over 50%. Haitians took to the streets protesting the increase and since then there has been a growing unrest as warlords and gangs have set no go zones in the country. But that hadn’t stopped missionaries from Living Waters Ministries from continuing their work in some of the more dangerous areas of Haiti. Led by Fred Chalker, the ministry was building a community center at a location outside Port-au-Prince and was transporting supplies and computers to the center with two vehicles. As they drove down the road, they encountered over 100 armed Haitian men, many with guns, who had …