Missionaries Staged Daring Escape in Haiti
The final 12 of the 17 Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) missionaries who were kidnapped in Haiti in October 2021 executed a daring escape plan after they prayed.
“Over the time of their captivity, God gave various hostages a desire to attempt an escape, but it took them a while to all agree on when or how this should take place. To attempt such a thing would be dangerous! They sought God in prayer over and over again, seeking direction from Him,” CAM spokesman Weston Showalter reveals in a statement.
“Twice when they planned to escape, God gave clear signs that this was not the right time. On both occasions, on the very minute they had discussed, the exact thing took place they had requested as a sign. God was at work, but the timing was not right,” Showalter adds.
The group kept strategizing and praying until they miraculously united and agreed that they would make their great escape from a barricaded house where they were being held on December 15.
“During the night, as God directed, they prepared, put on their shoes, and packed pouches of water in their clothes for the journey,” Showalter says. “When they sensed the timing was right, they found a way to open the door that was closed and blocked, filed silently to the path they had chosen to follow, and quickly left the place they were held, despite the fact that numerous guards were close by.”
Once they were away from the hostage camp, the missionaries moved toward a mountain feature identified as a landmark and journeyed as much as ten miles under starlight. During the times they weren’t sure which way to go, they stopped and prayed, asking God to show them.
The group eventually found someone who helped them make a phone call.
“No doubt your prayers to Almighty God played a part in all the hostages now being reunited with their loved ones,” says Showalter.
Leonardo Blair, taken from The Christian Post.