A group of 17 Christian missionaries, including five children, were abducted by an armed gang in Haiti on 16 October while returning from a visit to build an orphanage there. At the time of writing only two of the party have been released. The notorious 400 Mawozo gang, known for carrying out kidnappings and killings in the region, abducted the group, comprising 16 Americans and one Canadian, as they travelled to the airport where some were due to fly home. The missionaries, who travelled to Haiti with the US-based Christian Aid Ministries, were seized when the gang set up roadblocks east of the island capital, Port-au-Prince. Haiti has the worst global record for kidnapping. At least 328 people were reported kidnapped in the first eight months of 2021, according to figures from the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti. Call out to the Lord for Christians held against their will throughout the world. Ask that the missionaries still being held will know His perfect peace as they keep their minds focused on God (Isaiah 26:3) and that they will soon be released. Pray that the light of Christ will shine brilliantly in all the group and that the forces of darkness will not be able to withstand it (John 1:5).