Haiti - FLASH : Christian Aid Ministries forgives the kidnappers of the 17 American hostages
He also delivers a message to the Haitian people "We say thank you to the many people of Haiti who have expressed their regret for this incident and offered us their prayers and words of encouragement. Although it has been a very difficult time for everyone involved, Christian Aid Ministries wishes to continue walking with you in the future as best we can. You have responded resiliently to the crises that followed, and we sincerely hope that your country will flourish both economically and spiritually."
Finally addressing the kidnappers the congregation offers them forgiveness "We do not know all the challenges you face. We believe that the violence and oppression of others can never be justified. You have caused great suffering to our hostages and their families. However, Jesus taught us by word and by his own example that the power to forgive love is stronger than the hatred of violent force. Therefore, we offer you forgiveness. The hostages made it clear to you how you can also be forgiven by God, if you repent. Our desire is that you and all who hear or read this statement may come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Son of God and the Prince of Peace. Jesus died for all so that all could be saved."
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"Christian Aid Ministries" has been working in Haiti for 30 years, the people taken hostage and our other employees are in Haiti:
In conclusion to answer a question asked many times "Didn't these people know that it is dangerous in Haiti? David Troyer replies "Yes, they knew that, but we go to dangerous places in many parts of the world. Why ? Because that is usually where the greatest needs are. This is what Christian aid ministries have been doing for decades."
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