#Christian Aid Ministries

Law’s Juscelino Colares gives insight on hostage crisis in Haiti

Hostages released, but what may be next for those who remain in Haiti?. WOIO: Juscelino Colares, the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law, weighed in on the hostage crisis in Haiti. Northeast Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries announced that two of the 17 hostages being held in Haiti had been released.
Picture for Law’s Juscelino Colares gives insight on hostage crisis in Haiti

They Confirm That All Former Hostages In Haiti Returned To The US

All the victims of a US missionary group who were kidnapped in Haiti have already left the country after two months of ordeal, announced the leader of his organization based in Ohio, who extended an offer of forgiveness to the captors. “Everyone, including a 10-month-old baby and two boys ages...
Picture for They Confirm That All Former Hostages In Haiti Returned To The US
Ladysmith News

Family describes being taken hostage in Haiti

One month has passed since an Ohio Christian mission agency announced its members, including a Rusk County family of four, successfully escaped from armed captors in Haiti. Since, then the Rusk County father is speaking publicly about their captivity, enduring faith and deliverance. Ryan and Melodi Korver and their children,...
Picture for Family describes being taken hostage in Haiti

Story on Christian Hostages Freed in Haiti Continues, AP Confirms Ransom Paid

Now Associated Press reporter Peter Smith’s story on Jan. 5 confirms that indeed a Good Samaritan came forward to pay a ransom. Christian Aid Ministries, (CAM), the Ohio based organization who had sponsored the Haiti mission, had denied or refused to answer questions about whether a ransom was paid in the days leading up to the Dec. 20 release of the last 12 of the 17 hostages.

Paying for freedom

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Wednesday, January 12th. We’re so glad you turned to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Coming next on The World and Everything in It: mission work and ransom money.

Missionaries Say Some Ransom Was Paid In Their Release From Haiti

NEW YORK — After 17 kidnapped missionaries were released in Haiti last year, local law enforcement sources reported that a ransom was paid for their release during the negotiation process. But until recently, the nonprofit Christian Aid Ministries did not acknowledge any ransom payment made to the 400 Mawozo...

Amazement at the gate

The Book of Acts records two miraculous jailbreaks. In Acts 16, an earthquake throws open the prison doors, prompting the release of Paul and Silas. In Acts 12, chains fall from Peter’s wrists and an angel leads him out, right past two guards. The annals of bold breaks from...

‘Ransom paid’ to free missionary hostages in Haiti

Workers with Christian Aid Ministries said a ransom paid by an unidentified person led to the release of three missionaries in Haiti who were among the group taken hostage in October, the Associated Press reported. The Ohio-based mission organization announced Dec. 16 that all remaining hostages had been freed. According...

Ransom freed some Haiti hostages, CAM workers say

Christian Aid Ministries workers confirmed an unidentified person paid a ransom for three CAM hostages released on Dec. 5 in Haiti, the Associated Press reported on Jan. 5. The workers said an agreement was supposed to have led to the release of all the captives. They said the person who...

Haiti hostages: Kidnappers reneged on ransom deal

COLUMBUS – Workers for an Ohio-based missionary organization say an unidentified person made a ransom payment that freed three of their kidnapped colleagues from a Haitian gang in early December. That ransom agreement was supposed to have led to the release of all 15 of the North American hostages.

Unknown paid ransom for missionaries in Haiti

An unidentified person paid the ransom to free three missionaries who were kidnapped by a gang in Haiti, with a deal that was supposed to result in the release of the remaining 15 hostages early last month, workers from the religious organization confirmed to the missionaries belong. The person who...

Ransom was paid for missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A ransom was paid for the missionaries held hostage in Haiti, said the husband and father of six of the now-released hostages. “There had been a ransom agreement reached with the hostage takers,” said Ray Noecker, whose wife and five children were among the 17 people kidnapped by a Haitian gang on Oct. 16. Noecker was speaking at a Jan. 2 prayer luncheon held in thanksgiving for the release of his family.

Anonymous donor paid Haiti missionary ransom

Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries confirmed Thursday that an anonymous person paid a ransom to the gang that kidnapped 17 missionaries in Haiti in October. The gang, known as the 400 Mawozo, had initially demanded $1 million per person. At a Dec. 20 news conference, ministry officials revealed someone offered to pay the ransom. In public remarks since then, staffers saif the organization has a no-ransom policy and tried instead to offer food boxes for the captives. Eventually, the ministry agreed to negotiate with the gang leaders through a third party.