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Church agency: Captive missionaries made daring escape

Dec. 20, 2021 15:16 PM EST

Berlin, OH (AP) — Captive missionaries in Haiti found freedom last week by making a daring overnight escape, eluding their kidnappers and walking for miles over difficult, moonlit terrain with an infant and other children in tow, according to the agency they work for, officials said Monday. ...

All from US missionary group freed in Haiti, police say

Dec. 16, 2021 20:06 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The remaining members of a U.S. missionary group who were kidnapped two months ago in Haiti have been freed, Haitian police and the church group said Thursday. The spokesman for Haiti’s National Police, Gary Desrosiers, confirmed to The Associated...

Prayer for kidnappers deeply rooted in mission group's faith

Oct. 28, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

When Amish gather for worship each week, they regularly sing the solemn, German-dialect hymns that their spiritual forebears composed nearly five centuries ago in a condition akin to that of 17 missionaries recently kidnapped in Haiti — captivity. Those hymns emerged...

Prayer for kidnappers deeply rooted in mission group's faith

Oct. 28, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

When Amish gather for worship each week, they regularly sing the solemn, German-dialect hymns that their spiritual forebears composed nearly five centuries ago in a condition akin to that of 17 missionaries recently kidnapped in Haiti — captivity. Those hymns emerged...

Michigan vigil prays for missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Oct. 24, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

HART, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 people gathered Sunday in a small Michigan town to pray for the safe release of a local family among 17 members of a missionary group kidnapped by a gang in Haiti more than a week ago. The vigil in the western Michigan community of Hart...

Group clings to faith as US works on Haiti kidnapping case

Oct. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims' families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover them entered a sixth day. ...