Missionaries- including a couple from the U.S.- were killed in Haiti. Here’s what we know.

Missionaries killed in Haiti

According to multiple news sources, missionaries, including a couple from America (Davy and Natalie Lloyd), were killed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this past week. As outlined in this article by CNN, the couple and Jude Montis, were reportedly all ambushed by a gang after they left church this past week.

Details about how the missionaries were killed have not yet been revealed as the investigation is still reportedly ongoing. It is believed that the missionaries were shot and set on fire as a result of gang violence. The trio were said to have been targeted by two separate armed men, as noted in this article by BBC.

Davy called his father one last time during the attack, which reportedly lasted 3 hours.

Missionary couple killed in Haiti

A Facebook post by Natalie Lloyd’s father explained the harrowing situation.

“My heart is broken in a thousand pieces. I’ve never felt this kind of pain. Most of you know my daughter and son-in-law Davy and Natalie Lloyd are full time missionaries in Haiti. They were attacked by gangs this evening and were both killed. They went to Heaven together. Please pray for my family we desperately need strength. And please pray for the Lloyd family as well. I have no other words for now.”

Haiti Missionaries

As the BBC article details, missions in Haiti have been ongoing since 2000. The missions mainly focus on helping Haitian children.

Is Haiti dangerous?

Current travel advice has been updated: do not travel to Haiti. According to outlets, multiple instances of violent crime are common in Haiti and there is poor healthcare infrastructure. Violent crimes are inclusive of murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, assault, sexual assault, and carjacking.

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