17 Christian missionaries were recently abducted in Haiti, including 5 children. They were returning from an orphanage when an armed Haitian gang stopped their bus. The gang is demanding $17 million for the release of the hostages and has threatened to kill them. Haiti is in the midst of a political crisis, as their president was assassinated this year, and crime has drastically increased. This is a reminder that we should be thankful for the blessings of safety and security we have in our country. And we have the ability to share the faith without fear of harm. Safety and security are blessings that we shouldn’t take for granted. So we join in prayer for the safe release of these missionaries, and their quick return to continue on in their mission work.