Kidnapped Missionaries in Haiti Tied to Holmes Organization

BERLIN, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A group of 17 missionaries associated with a Holmes County-based Christian organization remains in the hands of a kidnapping gang in Haiti.

The seven women, five men and five children, most of them Americans, were on a bus after doing work.

They were building an orphanage for Berlin-based Christian Aid Ministries.

Most are believed to be from the Amish and similar sects.

A Haitian police inspector told the Associated Press that the 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped the group in Ganthier.

That’s a community that lies east of the capital of Port-au-Prince.