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Why people keep going to help Haiti, despite the obvious danger

It’s hard to imagine what is going through the minds of 17 missionaries and their children who were kidnapped Saturday by gun-wielding gang members outside of Haiti’s capital city.

What must they be feeling inside a locked room, as their captors yell, threaten or even beat them, as captors have done with others? How are they coping if they’re being denied food or water? What do they make of nameless men scrolling through their cellphones randomly calling numbers and demanding outlandish sums of money?

It’s hard to imagine. I know. Because I imagine it myself. As someone who goes to Haiti all the time to oversee an orphanage, much as the members of that charity group were doing, I have thought about the scenario many times.

Read more at Detroit Free Press

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