NOTE: I temporarily pulled a blog due to the ‘information link’ between Jeriah Mast’s crimes, CAM leadership’s knowledge and handling of those crimes, and the current tragic situation. This morning I searched online and found it that link had already been made by a much more powerful new source than my blog (Read here). I am therefore reposting my blog. That connection is inevitable due to how the case was handled, which drew far more attention and criticism than it would have if there has been a healthier response. I’ve seen criticism of people who bring that up now. While I understand that criticism when the JM case becomes the focus and the kidnapping victims are forgotten, it is pretentious to think people don’t remember. Both can be remembered at the same time. There is no need for denial. But there is a need to prioritize the victims of the kidnapping, first and foremost.
Seventeen Christian Aid Ministries Missionaries have been kidnapped in Haiti, along with some children, by a gang. The News article contains very few details, as very little is known at this time.
There is a request that people would pray for the gang members to repent. I would add that we pray that Christian aid ministries as an organization repents as well. (Forgive me… Why was there never a public request for people to pray that Jeriah Mast and those hiding his crimes would repent? Why is there only concern now when it isn’t “our people” committing the crimes?) It is always tragic when people pay the price for the sins of others. That is true in the case of this gang kidnapping. And it is true in the case of the victims of Jerish Mast. While I have no reason to believe that the missionaries were targeted because of Jeriah Mast’s crimes, spiritually I believe there is a very significant link.
Pray for those kidnapped. Especially the children. They should not have to pay for gang activities.
As always… Love, ~T~