Dear Haiti Friends,

I know you’re tired of hearing from me this week!  One more thing:

I’ve just received news from a friend about yet another very sad kidnapping of a family member in Haiti. I want to remind everyone, please, please, if this happens to friends or acquaintances of yours, DO NOT post about it on social media. Publicity, especially from the US, makes any negotiations for release much more complicated and costly and often the situation does not end well. It may also put the other family members at greater risk. Ask for prayers by all means, but NO identifying locations, family members, partnership relations, or anything else that can be recognized. And I ask for your prayers, please, for another kidnapping victim known to God, for the family, and for all the people of Haiti affected by violence. Thank you.