12 missionaries in Haiti escaped yesterday
In the providence of God, the remaining 12 hostages taken captive in Haiti escaped yesterday morning, ran ten miles into the mountains, and called a friend at 7:40 am to get a ride!
The group of Christian Aid Ministries workers had been abducted by the 400 Mowozo Gang while on a trip to visit an orphanage on Saturday, October 16. The gang was seeking $17 million for their release.
And, tragically, it was not an isolated incident. According to Reuters, criminal gangs in Haiti kidnapped 119 people, including the missionaries, during the first half of October alone.
The ministry, based in Berlin, Ohio, cited Exodus 15:1 on their website.
“I will sing unto the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously!”
If you prayed for their safe return, thank you for calling upon Almighty God on their behalf. He heard our cries and answered them.
I can’t wait to read the book and see the movie which will document the goodness of God in the midst of a trying circumstance.
8 states mandate masks again
With the advent of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, eight states — California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington — now require most people to wear masks in indoor public places, whether or not they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, reports the AARP.
Washington is the only state with an outdoor mask order, requiring face-covering at outside events attended by 500 or more people.