Missions, The Persecuted Church Across the World

Three Christian missionaries killed by gangs in Haiti – June 12th

Barnabas Aid, May 30, 2024

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.

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.