Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-10-18 22:54:23 –
(LEX 18) — Just two months after talking to LEX 18 about the growing instability in Haiti, Kelly Rowe said she was still disappointed with the current events in the country.
“I was grieved again,” Rowe told Zoom on Monday about the kidnapping of a group of American missionaries in Haiti over the weekend.
NBC News reported that the infamous gang kidnapped 16 Americans and a Canadian on Saturday. The group visited an orphanage as part of the work of the Ohio-based non-profit Christian Aid Ministry.
“Pray with us for the families, friends and churches of the hostages, the kidnappers, and the affected people,” the Christian Aid Ministry said in a statement.
Rowe, the principal of Frankfort’s Good Shepherd Catholic School, made three missionary trips to Haiti.
She remembered when the guide pointed out the gang-dominated areas. But while she was traveling the country, she didn’t feel threatened.
“Unfortunately, there was nothing like it is today,” Rowe said.
This latest development from Haiti took place during a period of political and social upheaval. Haiti’s president was assassinated in July, killing more than 2,000 people a month later in a deadly earthquake.
There have been reports from Haiti countries striking to protest the latest waves of kidnapping and economic and political instability.
“”[The Haitian people] “This is also not representative of the entire Haiti people,” Rowe said.