According to the latest available tax filings, Christian Aid Ministries reported revenue of more than $130 million in 2019. Almost all of that revenue came from contributions. The group is included in 126 countries around the world.
Mr Miller, who also serves on the board of a small relief group called the Haiti Christian Union Mission, said his group brought two of their missionary families, including seven children, to Haiti after the assassination of President Jovanel Mosse in the United States. America returned. July.
One of those missionaries, 34-year-old Michael Martin, had been working in northern Haiti with his wife and children on community financial savings projects for the past three years. He said about 2,000 Haitians participate in the program, which helps him save money to build his own small business.
“It’s dangerous – it always has been,” said Mr. Martin. “But God is a greater God, and He is able to keep us safe.”
Other Americans in the country cast doubt on the knowledge of Christian aid ministries driving into the area where 17 missionaries were abducted. Joel Trimble, an independent Christian missionary in Haiti since the 1970s, said the area confiscated by missionaries considered particularly dangerous.
“With many white American missionaries taking a vehicle of this size and traveling anywhere in Port-au-Prince, especially in that area, it was very unwise,” he said. “The hijacking is quick money, and when they see a van full of white people, it’s major dollar signs.”
Anthropologist Mr. Schwartz agreed. “What were they doing there?” He thought of the missing missionaries. “That place is a no-go zone these days.”