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PRAY: American Christian Missionaries Trapped By Armed Civilians in Haiti

Will Maule : Jul 11, 2018 : Faithwire.com

Pastor tells me his team is running low on food, clean water, and fuel to run the generator. He says conditions are so bad, it's UNSAFE for his team to drive to the airport.

airlift[Faithwire.com] A team of missionaries from a North Carolina Baptist church have found themselves stranded in Haiti after an explosion of violence and rioting broke out on the streets Friday. The protests erupted in response to a sharp increase in gasoline prices, with demonstrators setting fires and barricading major roads across the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. (Screengrab via Charlotte Observer)

Despite Friday being the last night of their trip, a dozen members of North Albemarle Baptist Church were holed up in an orphanage outside the capital over the weekend—their route to the airport blocked off by rioting and general mayhem. "The main concern for our folks is food and clean water, and because of the rioting and violence they're having some difficulty retrieving those things," said the Rev. Brad Lynch, North Albemarle Baptist's lead pastor, as reported by the Charlotte Observer. "Our team is booked on a flight for 9 a.m. Wednesday, but the concern for us is getting them to the aircraft"...

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