PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Christian Aid Ministries confirmed Sunday that two of the 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti last month have been freed.
“We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were released. We are grateful to 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 organization said in a statement.
Holmes County, Ohio-based, the organization denied that it could confirm or provide the names of those who were released.
“We encourage you to continue to pray for the full resolution of this situation,” the organization said. “While we rejoice at this release, our hearts are with the fifteen people who are still being held. Continue to lift up the remaining hostages before the Lord.”
After the missionaries had established an orphanage, 16 Americans and one Canadian were abducted by the 400 Mawozo gang of Haiti.
The news comes after Ohio state Rep. Reggie StoltzfusRepublican, John McCain, introduced a Columbus resolution calling for Congress and President Obama to swiftly act to send those missionaries home safely.
“You know, it’s been 31, 32 days since they’ve been captured, and that’s just too long. We’ve got to act, we’ve got to do something, we’ve got to bring these folks home,” Stoltzfus said.
Kaylyn Halavaty originally published this story on Scripps Station WEWSCleveland