Two of the 17 members of a missionary group held in Haiti have been released, according to a statement from their sending organization.
Christian Aid Ministries announced the hostages’ release, but not their names, in a statement Sunday (Nov. 21).
‘Safe’ and ‘in good spirits’
“We praise God for this! Only limited information can be provided, but we are able to report that the two hostages who were released are safe, in good spirits, and being cared for,” the statement said.
Christian Aid Ministries also asked that anyone with specific information about those released, including their names, “the reason for their release, where they are from or their current location,” safeguard that information.
Seventeen people from the Ohio-based missionary group, 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 beleaguered nation.
Christian Aid Ministries asked for continued prayer for the remaining hostages and a “full resolution of this situation.”