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Missionaries kidnapped by a gang in Haiti sneaked past guards and used the light of the stars and moon to escape over rugged terrain, Ohio agency says


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Kidnapped missionaries make daring escape in Haiti


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Church agency: Captive missionaries made daring escape


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Haitian gang demands $17M in ransom for abducted missionaries


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17 missionaries kidnapped by gang in Haiti


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American missionaries were kidnapped by gang members in Haiti


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Up to 17 American U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti after leaving orphanage


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John Chau, latest in long line of American Christian missionaries

John Chau, latest in long line of American Christian missionariesJohn Chau, killed by members of the Sentinelese tribe on an island in the Andaman Sea, is the latest in a long line of American missionaries who voyaged to the world’s most isolated regions to spread Christianity. The first Christian missionaries set sail from the United States for Asia more than 200 years ago, according to Dr Todd Johnson, director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. Adoniram Judson and his wife, Ann, left Salem, Massachusetts, in February 1812 for India but eventually ended up in Burma, where Adoniram spent most of the next four decades.



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