CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — Fifteen members of a missionary group held in Haiti remained captive as of Dec. 2 after two hostages were released.
The Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries announced the hostages’ release, but not their names, in a statement Nov. 21.
Seventeen people, including five children, were taken hostage Oct. 16, along with their Haitian driver, by the 400 Mawozo gang. A Nov. 10 security alert from the U.S. State Department urged U.S. citizens still in Haiti to depart immediately and warned others not to travel to the nation.
Prayer and fasting
Christian Aid Ministries observed a day of prayer and fasting for the captive missionaries Nov. 30.
“Our hearts are heavy as we think of the 15 precious missionaries who are still being held,” CAM said in a statement. “We are praying for a hedge of protection to be round about them and for the Lord to open the eyes of their captors. May the captors see and experience Jesus through our brothers and sisters in Christ.”