Three Christian missionaries killed by gangs in Haiti

30 May 2024

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Please pray for the families of Christian missionaries Davy and Natalie Lloyd and Jude Montis, who were killed in a gang ambush in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince on 23 May.

Davy Lloyd, 23, and his wife Natalie, 21, a missionary couple from the US, worked for the Christian organisation Missions in Haiti, which was founded by Davy’s parents in 2000.

The couple were shot dead alongside Jude Montis, a Haitian national who had worked for the missionary organisation for 20 years.

Davy and Natalie Lloyd had been serving their mission for a year when they were attacked and killed by Haitian gangs [Image credit: Missions in Haiti Inc.]

The missionaries were attacked when they were leaving church with a group of children.

Three trucks full of gang members ambushed them and robbed them, leaving them tied up.

The missionaries escaped to a house connected to their mission to take cover, as more gang members arrived. The gang members shot at the house, killing all three Christians.

Haiti is currently in the midst of surging violence and insecurity, as rival armed gangs control more than 80% of Port-au-Prince.

Approximately 362,000 Haitians have been displaced by the violence and insecurity, and in the first three months of 2024 alone, more than 1,500 people have been killed by gang violence.

Davy and Natalie were living in Haiti to conduct the humanitarian work of their missionary organisation: helping improve the lives of impoverished children and introducing them to Christ [Image credit: Missions in Haiti Inc.]

Please ask the Lord to bring comfort and peace to the families of Davy, Natalie and Jude in this difficult time. Pray for God’s comfort and protection for the children who were involved and likely traumatised by this event.  Ask that Jesus draws close to all who are affected by this and similar attacks in Haiti, and that the violence there will cease.

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