The remaining missionaries held hostage in Haiti have been released, according to media reports.
Their Ohio-based organization, Christian Aid Ministries, said in a statement released Dec. 16, “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.”
This latest update follows the release of five hostages in recent weeks.
The group of 17 missionaries, which included five children, were taken hostage Oct. 16 by the 400 Mawozo gang. The group’s Haitian driver was also taken captive. In mid-November, the U.S. State Department had urged U.S. citizens still in Haiti to leave immediately while warning others not to travel to the nation.