It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Up to 17 U.S. missionaries and family members kidnapped in Haiti

page: 1

log in


posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 04:11 AM
Following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise earlier this year Haiti has been spiraling into anarchy , now reports that American missionaries and their families have been taken by an armed gang and are likely being held for ransom , with the current situation in the country one can only hope for their safety and a peaceful resolution to their situation.

The kidnapping happened after the missionaries left an orphanage in the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation, the New York Times and CNN said.

The Washington Post reported that an audio from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said “men, women and children” associated with the group were being held by an armed gang.

“The mission field director and the American embassy are working to see what can be done,” the audio was quoted as saying. “Pray that the gang members will come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.”

The victims included 14 adults and three minors, CNN said, citing an unnamed source in Haiti's security forces.

Personally I question the wisdom of taking children on such a mission to a country in turmoil but that choice was made.

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 06:10 AM
There were also 2 U.S. missionaries that died in a plane crash along with 4 other victims. Plane was leaving Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. That was in early July, only 4 days before the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

More than meets the eye?

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 10:56 AM
It was God's will.

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 11:19 AM
"Trusting" the U.S. State Department these days is a challenge and high risk 🎃

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 11:28 AM

originally posted by: gortex
Personally I question the wisdom of taking children on such a mission to a country in turmoil but that choice was made.

Proselytizing religious fanatics typically don't display much in the way of wisdom.

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 11:33 AM
Usually nothing good happens when you travel to a s...hole. May they rest in piece because our current admin. does not give a crap about Americans...

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 11:40 AM

originally posted by: ATSAlex
May they rest in piece...

Resting in pieces is the likely outcome considering what a dumpster fire that country is.

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 11:47 AM
a reply to: gortex

other than some short term missions trips, most missionaries go to countries for years at a time. so chances are these missionaries were there long before the assassination of the President. and to be perfectly honest, if they had tried to book a flight immediately after the president was assassinated, chances are the would still have been there waiting for that flight. if you don't know it, international travel has been badly screwed up ever since airlines abandoned their passengers all over the world for months at the start of the pandemic. not to mention they also jacked up airfare at that time, not sure if they have lowered their prices back to normal yet. so there is even a chance they couldn't afford to go home.

and lets be honest about it, while these things do happen, it is not all that common,and it's not just missionaries at risk. when for example was the last time Americans or other foreigners were kidnapped there? not really a common occurrence there. and something that can happen anywhere, just look at the Canadians China kidnapped as hostages not too long ago. and as for having kids with them, would you want to be away from your children for years at a time? and just so you know, my parents and at least one other North American escaped an attempt for terrorists to kidnap them in another country. and a family fried was kidnapped and murdered by such terrorists. so i rather do know a little about these things.

and lets face it, would they have been any safer in the US? the US also has a lot of political turmoil at the moment, that could spill over into violence at any time. such as all those politically motivated riots that went on for how many years. or all the people killed by gangs and their shootings. or mass shootings, random crime and murder, as well as things like home invasions. and of course we can't forget about the 3/4 of a million people killed by covid in the US in the last year and a half. those are all a lot more common occurrences than being kidnapped by terrorists in Haiti.

the sad part is that it is the US government, that should be working to free/rescue their citizens (with the help of the Haiti government or not). but good luck with biden and the democrats in control, we have all seen the lengths they go to, to not rescue Americans, they don't even try to help their embassy staff, an actual arm of the government. or just look at all those they abandoned in Afghanistan to terrorists.

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 11:54 AM
a reply to: generik

They should have joined the migrant chain to Texas....lots safer apparently

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 11:57 AM

off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 12:05 PM
Did they flash their Covid card, or were they religiously exempted, asking for a friend.

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 12:25 PM
I'd imagine that US special ops are being prepped.
Dunno if I'd want to be one of the kidnappers right now,

posted on Oct, 17 2021 @ 03:43 PM

originally posted by: canucks555
I'd imagine that US special ops are being prepped.
Dunno if I'd want to be one of the kidnappers right now,

Nah probably just going to send in a handful of Marines. The Marine Corps owns Haiti’s ass unofficially.

posted on Dec, 16 2021 @ 04:30 PM

The remaining members of a U.S. missionary group who were kidnapped two months ago in Haiti have been freed, Haitian police and the group said Thursday.

The spokesman for Haiti’s National Police, Gary Desrosiers, confirmed to The Associated Press that the hostages had been released, but did not immediately provide additional details.

"We glorify God for answered prayer — the remaining 12 hostages are FREE!" Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement. "Join us in praising God that all 17 of our loved ones are now safe."

very happy to hear
some people really going to have a good holiday

posted on Dec, 21 2021 @ 09:50 AM
they weren't 'freed' or 'released'


Twelve missionaries who were abducted in Haiti managed to get away on their own, their organisation has said.

The group escaped their captors at night and used the stars for navigation to trek through dense bush for hours, a spokesman said.

Christian Aid Ministries announced the group were finally free last week, after being held captive since October.

The gang that seized them had demanded a ransom of $1m (£740,000) per hostage. It is not clear if any money was paid.

In total, 17 missionaries and their families were abducted, after they had visited an orphanage in the town of Ganthier, east of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Five others had already been released.

Their ordeal brought international attention to Haiti's growing problem of gang abductions.

good for them
shame on the Haitian government, Biden administration, etc for not getting them released

new topics

top topics


log in