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Chilean missionary kidnapped in Haiti

by Kelly Valencia
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Esteban Zambrano, a Chilean missionary working in Haiti since 2011, has been kidnapped.

The 32-year-old was abducted in Port-au-Prince earlier this month by two armed men while driving with his daughter in the country’s capital.

According to Zambrano’s family, the men intercepted the car and grabbed him and his daughter, but after Zambrano’s pleas they let go of the six-year-old and took him instead.

Zambrano’s wife, Carolina Da Silva, said she was able to speak with her husband after the kidnappers got into contact to ask for a $100,000 ransom.

She said he is “well” and that the kidnappers did not make “any threats against his life” and said he was being held in a room with another victim.

The missionary couple work at YWAM teaching Spanish and the Bible to school-aged children.

In her latest statement, Da Silva said: "We still have no news and that makes it very difficult. My heart is aching. But my faith, and the certainty of God's care for my husband, allows me to continue to wait confidently."

The Chilean government is working with authorities in Haiti to secure his release.


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