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Group clings to faith as US works on Haiti kidnapping case

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The FBI is helping Haitian authorities recover the 16 Americans and one Canadian

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti is asking supporters to pray and share stories with the victims’ families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover them entered a sixth day.

Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries issued the statement a day after a video was released showing the leader of the 400 Mawozo gang threatening to kill those abducted if his demands are not met.

The FBI is helping Haitian authorities recover the 16 Americans and one Canadian. A local human rights group said their Haitian driver also was kidnapped.

As reported earlier in the week, the hostages include a family from Oceana County. The parent and four children attend Hart Dunkard Brethren Church.

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