‘US Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti’


Haiti remains dangerous as the following shows:

US Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti

October 17, 2021

A group of 17 U.S. missionaries, including children, has been kidnapped by a gang in Haiti, according to a voice message sent by a religious group that was aware of the incident.

The Christian Aid Ministries, based in the midwestern state of Ohio, sent a message to other missions, saying that the 17 were helping build an orphanage and had left the site when they were abducted.

“This is a special prayer alert,” the one-minute message said. “Pray that the gang members would come to repentance.”

The message said that the mission’s field director and his family and one other unidentified man stayed at the ministry’s base while everyone else visiting the orphanage was kidnapped. The field director alerted U.S. officials.

A U.S. government spokesperson said officials were aware of the reports of the kidnapping. “The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State,” the spokesperson said, while declining further comment.

The latest kidnapping in strife-torn Haiti comes just days after high-level U.S. officials visited the Caribbean nation and promised another $15 million for Haiti’s National Police to help reduce gang violence.

Uzra Zeya, U.S. undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy, and human rights, recently said on Twitter, “Dismantling violent gangs is vital to Haitian stability and citizen security.” https://www.voanews.com/a/u-s-missionaries-and-families-kidnapped-in-haiti-times-reports-/6273895.html

The is kidnapping brought the following, from the Old Testament and New Testaments to mind:

16 He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death. (Exodus 21:16, NKJV throughout)

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, (2 Timothy 3:1-6)

Kidnappings should not take place.

While the situation in Haiti has been dismal for decades, in the past few years it has seemingly gotten worse.

The Haitian situation also brought the following biblical prophecy to mind:

23 ‘Make a chain,
For the land is filled with crimes of blood,
And the city is full of violence. (Ezekiel 7:23)

The violence in Haiti has been a major problem the past few years.

Earlier this month, I was speaking with Herb and Gisele Haddon about the possibility of them going back to Haiti, perhaps for the Spring 2022 Holy Days. Herb Haddon, who was discharged from the hospital a few months ago (see Can Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Be Cured? A Miracle in Canada?), said his health is still improving and that they would like to go to Haiti again if they could–but he and I were concerned about safety and violence there.

Herb and Gisele Haddon visited Haiti in February 2019 on behalf of the Continuing Church of God. Here is a report in the Letter to the Brethren: February 21, 2019:

Herb and Gisele Haddon left Haiti because of the riots, protests, and transportation stoppages there.

Tuesday, he sent me the following photo:

Tires were ablaze on the tarmac

While it is hard to tell (you can see smoke), some protesters even lit tires on fire on the airport tarmac when the Haddons were leaving.

Anyway, Herb Haddon sent me the following report:

Gisele and I have returned from an all too short trip to Haiti. Even though we were no able to get to meet with Moise, we did learn considerable about the plight of Haitians.

We cannot, in this present age, help all Haitians with the considerable negative issues they face but we can help Moise and those of the household of faith.

We are learning of a considerable number who desire to be a part of CCOG. Perhaps even up to 100!

Gisele and I are making plans to return to the country when it is much safer to travel, hopefully soon! We have been tasked to assess the situation and make recommendations where necessary. This part of the mission will, again, require the prayers of the brethren, but this is not why I write to you.

Moise and those God is calling from that country have an immediate need for food and water! That’s right . . . WATER! The country’s water supply is dwindling and also what water that is available is not good for human consumption.

Generally speaking, ALL water must be purified before it can be used for drinking. Personally speaking, this fact came as quite a shock to me. I was brought up in a land of plenty . . . especially where water is concerned! City and town water in Canada and I believe in the US has strict standards that are in place to make water, from the tap, potable. Not so in Haiti!

The capital city, Port-au-Prince, a city of several million, does not even have the infrastructure to get water to the masses! If you want water for a particular area, you drill a well!! That’s right, in the middle of a city of several million, you drill a well!! Unheard of in North America.

As I understand it, in North America, it is prohibited to drill a well in an area where water is supplied by a community. Again, not so in Haiti! Also, by drilling a well, this does not guarantee drinkable water! It is my understanding that ALL water has to be purified before it is safe for drinking.

From personal experience, we were given bottled water to drink while in Haiti. Although the water was probably safe to drink, I liken the taste of it to ‘drinking water from a mud puddle’!

My request of you, brothers and sisters, is to help me find information on water purification that can be built in Haiti (generally called ‘appropriate technology’) or products that may be purchased in North America (bare in mind that price and size is an issue) and delivered/taken to Haiti.

In all this, continue praying for our spiritual family and future spiritual family in Haiti. As well as prayers to help us find a suitable method of making drinking water available. Note that potable water, if produced by volume, may also be sold to provide some income for our family there.

Lots to think and pray about.

And while we may only have a dozen or so who are the most interested, it is great that many more may also be.

The Haddons plan to return to Haiti after the situation improves–they are looking at this April. As far as water purification goes, I made a suggestion to Herb Haddon and others probably have by now as well.

(As far as water matters go, we did send water purification items to Haiti back then and have provided other assistance since.)

Scriptually, we know many things will get worse (cf. Matthew 24:21-22), relatively soon (watch Great Tribulation: 2026 or 2027?).

The old WCG also put out the following:

Where is it all going to end? That was the question the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ posed in the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew. Christ’s answer, known as the Olivet Prophecy, is quite revealing. “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars,” Christ said, referring to one of the prophetic signals that would herald the end of an age (verse 6).

Certainly there have always been wars. And certainly Christ’s words had particular meaning for that day and age. Within a few short decades Roman legions under the command of Titus sacked, burned and pillaged the city of Jerusalem.

But Jesus’ warning about war was also applicable to another period in history. In the book of Revelation, Christ, speaking through the apostle John, amplified some of His previous prophetic statements. In the sixth chapter, John writes: “And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword” (Rev. 6:4).

John was not speaking about the fall of Jerusalem. That war was already some twenty years behind him. John was referring to future events that would bring 6000 years of human history crashing to a cataclysmic close. … John is referring to a time yet ahead of us when “peaceful coexistence” will be a thing of the past. …

It’s no wonder that Jeremiah, in referring to these tumultuous times, stated: “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble …” (Jer. 30:7). (Ritter G. 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse – The Red Horse – War, pp. 48, 52; see also Ritter R. The War that could end it all. Good News, December 1975)

We are getting closer to the start of the Great Tribulation than most people realize.

In addition to praying for the missionaries and their families, my prayer is for the violence in Haiti to reduce to the point people can lead quiet and peaceful lives:

1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

But, also, like Jesus said, we all should pray for God’s Kingdom to come (Matthew 6:10).

Some items of possibly related interest include the following:

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse What do each of the four horseman of the Apocalypse represent? Have they began their ride? Did Jesus discuss the any of this? Might their rides coincide with the “beginning of sorrows? Do they start their ride prior to the Great Tribulation? Did Nostradamus or any other ‘private prophets’ write predictions that may mislead people so that they may not understand the truth of one or more of the four horseman? There is also a related YouTube video titled Sorrows and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
21 items to prophetically watch in 2021 Much is happening. Dr. Thiel points to 21 items to watch (cf. Mark 13:37) in this article. Here is a link to a related sermon video: 21 Items to Watch in 2021.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2021, 2022, or 2023? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede la Gran Tribulación comenzar en el 2020 o 2021? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? A related video is: Great Tribulation: 2026 or 2027? Here is a video in the Spanish language: Es El 2021 el año de La Gran Tribulación o el Grande Reseteo Financiero.
Is a Great Reset Coming? Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum has proposed a societal change that has been basically endorsed by the Vatican and many world leaders. Does the Bible prophesy a major reset? Here is a link to a related video: Will there be a “Great Reset”?
The Times of the Gentiles Has there been more than one time of the Gentiles? Are we in it now or in the time of Anglo-America? What will the final time of the Gentiles be like? A related sermon is available and is titled: The Times of the Gentiles.

Armageddon Who is involved and when will this gathering happen? Here is also a video from Dr. Thiel, from Tel Megiddo in Israel: Armageddon. Other videos include: Armageddon Will it come on Trump’s watch?, Iraq, Armageddon, & Prophecy, Freemasonry, Armageddon, and Rome, Is China paving roads to Armageddon?, and Jordan, Petra, and Armageddon.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing. Here are links to three related sermons: The World’s False Gospel, The Gospel of the Kingdom: From the New and Old Testaments, and The Kingdom of God is the Solution.

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