Three more missionaries have been released after being held hostage in Haiti, Christian Aid Ministries announced Monday, Dec. 6. This latest update follows the release of two other missionaries last month.
Twelve missionaries remain captive in Haiti and the names of those who are now free have not been released by the group’s sending organization.
“Those who were released are safe and seem to be in good spirits,” the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said. “As with the previous release, we are not able to provide the names of the people released, the circumstances of the release, or any other details.”
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 urged U.S. citizens still in Haiti to leave immediately while warning others not to travel to the nation.
Focused prayer, fasting
Christian Aid Ministries continues to request prayer for the hostages.
“As announced on Friday (Dec. 3), we would like to focus the next three days on praying and fasting for the hostages. Please continue to intercede for those who are still being held as well as those who have been released,” the mission organization said.
“We long for all the hostages to be reunited with their loved ones. Thank you for your prayer support.”