Thursday, January 28, 2010

Urgent Prayer Needed for Kidnapped Pastor and His Captors

UPDATE: I do not know all of the details yet, but Pastor Oseme is free! Thank God and thank you all for praying.

Hi Everyone,
I received a message from one of the leaders in my church family last night asking for urgent prayer for one of our Haitian pastors. He has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom under the threat of death and is urgently in need of prayer. The message I received is below. Please pray immediately and continuously for Pastor Oseme until you know that he is free.

Pastor Oseme is on the far right

"Pastor Raquens called me a few minutes ago with this message: Today Pastor Oseme of Haiti went into Port Au Prince to meet with the American Consulate. While he was there he was kidnapped. He is now being held for ransom. Unless $1500 US is paid in ransom by tomorrow, Pastor Oseme will be killed. It would appear that the logic here is that beings Pastor Oseme went to the American Consulate that he has contacts in the US who would pay. Otherwise, Haitians would not kidnap another Haitian. Pastor Raquens and I agreed that right now we need to bathe the situation in prayer and pray for his release. Remember Peter was released from prison by the power of prayer. If the Lord shows us something else to do, we will do it. But for now we need to generate as much prayer toward pastor Oseme, his captors and his family as possible. We will give updates as we get them. Please seriously pray and get the word out to other intercessors at this hour. Blessings."