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Christian Aid Ministries releases statement on kidnapped missionaries from Ohio

The 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti were in the poverty stricken nation working for...
The 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti were in the poverty stricken nation working for Christian Aid Ministries which is based in Millersburg, 80 miles south of Cleveland.(Source: 19 News)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 2:20 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Christian Aid Ministries, based in Holmes County, released a statement regarding the Ohio missionaries who were kidnapped in Haiti.

Management of the organization, plus Haitian and U.S. authorities “are working diligently” to bring the kidnapped missionaries home safely, according to the statement.

The ages of the adult being held captive range from 18 to 48 years old and the children are 8 months, 3, 6, 13 and 15 years old, according to the statement.

The organization asked for prayers for the missionaries and the authorities working to resolve the tragedy.

The group of people were “committed to minister throughout poverty-stricken Haiti” and their work had including supporting school children, distributing Bibles and Christian literature, supplying medicines, teaching Haitian pastors, and providing food for those who needed it, according to the statement.

Recently, they were involved in a project for rebuilding homes for those lost in the August 2021 earthquake.

The group was returning from a visit to an orphanage when they were kidnapped, according to the Christian Aid Ministries statement.

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