Children taken by Baptist Group being reunited with Parents

The 33 Children taken by the Baptist Group in Haiti are being reunited with their families. In earlier reports it was thought that the children were all orphans. But it looks like some of the children are not orphans at all. Many of the children said that they had parents, so the current group caring for the children are searching for the parents. Some of the parents have already started coming in to reclaim their children.

The children were picked up last week by a Baptist group called New Life Children’s Refuge (based out of Idaho). They tried to take the 33 children across the border to the Dominican Republic to establish an orphanage. They were arrested at the border.

Laura Silsby, head of New Life Children’s Refuge, told the AFP that the group’s aims were entirely altruistic. She told the AFP that “We came here literally to just help the children. Our intentions were good … We wanted to help those who lost parents in the quake or were abandoned.”

It is still unclear what the charges will be for the Baptist Group. They are currently being detained and may face a charge of criminal conspiracy in Haiti as well as possible charges of kidnapping minors and child-trafficking. It is also unclear what the US will do and how they will get involved. At this point, US consular has visited the Americans and given them food.

There is more to come on this story, so stay tuned.

Related Posts:
Baptist Group arrested for trying to take 33 Children out of Haiti
New Life Children’s Refuge Haitian Orphan Rescue Mission
– *** NEW UPDATE *** Baptist Group in Haiti has been charged with Child Kidnapping

Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti.


7 comments for “Children taken by Baptist Group being reunited with Parents

  1. February 3, 2010 at 9:41 AM

    My family and I feel for this group of Christians, we also have suffered persecution and so we can understand how you had no ill motives, and still come under attack by a heathen government. Christians may start waking up to the fact that we live in a different season and time, in these new TIMES OF CHANGE, just about anything a Christian does can come under fire. Christians, and the good Christians try to do is looked at as a threat by a one world government mentality, which is evil to it’s core. Christians are considered the REAL terrorists by our own government. The name Christian no longer protects us in this country, rather it makes us a target. It’s soon headed towards the days when we will be smuggling bibles in our own country America. Please contact us so we can gather prayer support and money for you.

  2. Keith
    February 5, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    It hurts my heart to see those fine individuals locked in a cage for nothing more than cutting through some red tape. The Haitian government is declaring that this sends a message to the world that Haiti “has a government and people can’t just come here and do whatever they think is good.” I think it sends the message that they have their priorities all out of order. I think that it is clear that these individuals are not child molesters or in the child black market, so they should have simply been allowed to obtain the proper paperwork and encouraged to continue their valuable work. I hope and pray that all 10 make it home soon. I pray that the Haitian government realizes how foolish their actions are and gracefully step back from this. Mostly I pray for those children who are currently starving, bleeding and dying in the streets while people with the will and the resources to save them sit in a jail cell around the corner.

  3. David
    February 5, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    These people prayed for divine guidance but lacked common sense or courtesy in their misguided quest to do the Lord’s work. It’s too easy to claim you are being persecuted for doing good, when you are really doing wrong and getting what you deserve.

  4. rblwthacoz
    February 6, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    I will have to agree with David here. You can’t use God as a blanket covering for doing whatever you may please, regardless of what your “intentions” are. Clean the mess off your own yard before you move to bring your infinite wisdom in “helping” someone else clean up theirs. The ignorance of the church must die. (the sooner the better)

  5. OMG
    October 26, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    What did this group do for the folk in New Orleans when Katrina hit?

    Let me see… White Christians trying to take blacks to their home land? Not a good track record

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