Adventist Church in Haiti Celebrates the SafeRelease of Abducted Members :Adventist News Online


Seventh-day Adventists in Haiti are celebrating the release of four church members who had been kidnapped on Apr. 1, 2021. They were taken during a live online worship program at a studio next to an Adventist Church in Diquini, Carrefour, in Port-au-Prince.

“We are full of joy and happiness because everyone is safe and sound,” said Figaro Greger, a local church elder who is also founder and director of the Adventist Gospel Krèyol Ministry. The four who were taken are members of that ministry.

Praising God

“The news spread through social media right away and we immediately prayed as we reached my house where two dozen musicians, singers, and family members were waiting for news,” said Greger. “We didn’t go to sleep until 4:00 a.m. this morning, after praying and praising God for His goodness.”

“I have more faith in God now through this experience after spending three nights away from home,” said Aunulus Estimé, presenting during the online program.

It was an ordeal that anguished the church across the country for nearly four nights, said Greger. “We know so many people were praying for this situation and we are so thankful for that and know that the best security comes from God. We do not believe in human power but in the power of God.”

For now, Greger said the studio will be closed while they re-evaluate how to proceed and ensure the safety of all concerned.

Prayer support from around the world

Pastor Pierre Caporal, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Haiti, said feeling the support and prayers of fellow leaders and church members in Inter-America and around the world strengthened the faith of the church in Haiti. “We know God is still on the throne and keeps His Word, and promises to protect His children. He came through with our brothers and sisters.”


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