Sunday, January 31, 2010

Monday Micro: My cousins, arrested in Haiti

I'm posting my Monday post a bit early because it is urgent.

You may have heard of the Americans who were arrested in Haiti on Saturday, accused of child trafficking. Three of them are my cousins (my late aunt's son, son-in-law, and grandson.)

These are men of integrity. I'd trust them with my children. I trust that their sole intention was to bring practical and spiritual help and love to needy children.

My dad has written an excellent blog post explaining the situation more fully; it is here.

I'm not sure exactly what caused such a tremendous misunderstanding. I don't know whose fault it is. But, wherever the confusion lie, I can tell you one thing. This is not a group of people trying to smuggle children.

If you pray, please pray that they are released. They are scheduled to see a judge Monday.

We believe that God has them safe in his hands. We look forward to them being safe with their families again.

12 comments:

Eternal Lizdom said...

I am praying, Beth. I didn't know your family was connected but I sent up prayers as soon as I heard. I've been so deeply moved by the tragedy of the children in Haiti in the wake of the quake... so much heartbreak and confusion...

Call Me Cate said...

Oh, Beth. I hadn't heard about this - been deliberately in a bit of a news bubble this weekend. I'll be praying for them and will look for your updates as they become available.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Keeping them in my prayers, Beth. You, too.

Melinda said...

I just saw a story about this on the news tonight. These American's (your cousins) and those poor children will remain in my thoughts. What is that saying...no good deed goes unpunished.

2cats said...

Beth,
I have been avoiding the news and had not heard about the Americans. I am so sorry.
They will certainly be in my prayers.

MaryBeth said...

I hadn't heard about this! So sorry and will definitely be praying.

Janell said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this, Beth! My thoughts and prayers are with your cousins. Hopefully everything will get straightened out soon. Please keep us posted on the situation!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I knew your dad had contacts working in Haiti/DR at the moment, but I never dreamed that this could involve your family. I hope it's resolved soon.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

What a frightening situation. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you & your family and that this straightens out real soon.

ElleBee said...

I was just watching this on the news this morning. I can only imagine how frightened the group must be. My prayers are with them and their families (including yours!). God is faithful and will take care of them!

Tiffany said...

Oh Beth so sorry! Praying for all of them! We have a man from a town near us that is also one of them that have been arrested. Praying this misunderstanding gets cleared up soon!

The Clines said...

Beth- I hope the misunderstanding is cleared as soon as possible. I'm sending positive thoughts and (hugs) your way.
Teresa