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Two kidnapped missionaries freed in Haiti

Two of the 17 members of a missionary group — comprising mostly Americans and five children — who were kidnapped in Haiti more than a month ago have been released, says the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, which sent them on the mission trip.


The two who’ve been freed are “in good spirits, and being cared for,” the ministry said in a statement Sunday while withholding their names, current location or the reasons for their release.

“We praise God for this! Only limited information can be provided,” CAM continued, requesting that those who might have more specific information about the release to “safeguard that information.”

The group of missionaries, including six men, six women and five children, were kidnapped on Oct. 16 by the 400 Mawozo gang, which is demanding a $17 million ransom for their release.

Since the kidnapping of the missionaries, Wilson Joseph, leader of the gang, has threatened to “put a bullet in their heads” if his $17 million ransom demand for their release isn’t met.

“We encourage you to continue to pray for the full resolution of this situation,” CAM added.

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan previously said President Joe Biden continues to be briefed daily about the kidnapping of the missionaries and noted that he was particularly concerned about the five children in the group.


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