Two of 17 missionaries kidnapped by a ruthless gang in Haiti last month have been released, church officials said.
Christian Aid Ministries announced in a statement Sunday that two of the 16 Americans and one Canadian who were abducted by the 400 Mawozo gang in Port-au-Prince on Oct. 16 were in “good spirits” and “being cared for” after being freed.
“We praise God for this!” the Ohio-based organization said. “We cannot provide or confirm the names of those released, the reasons for their release, where they are from, or their current location.”
The leader of the notorious gang, Wilson Joseph, had threatened to kill the hostages, demanding $1 million for each person, although it wasn’t clear if that ransom pertained to the five