Political uprising in Haiti has halted a mission group from Middle Tennessee.
It was back on July 1 that a mission group from United Methodist Providence Church in Mt. Juliet left for Haiti in partnership with the nonprofit, Grace & Glory.
That same week, the Haitian government announced a gas price increase and since then the country has been experiencing political unrest – leaving mission groups from across the Volunteer State stranded, until tensions calm.
“Because of the unrest in Haiti particularly around the capital city of Port Au Prince they’ve been unable to get to the airport and get home.” Daniel Lins, Providence Church Director of Operations.
The group from Providence Church is comprised of 17 people and has been working 40 miles north of Port Au Prince, so the church said the group is safe.”
“They’ve seen just minimal disruptions, there’s been some blockades on some roads, and some gas stations have shut down.” said Lins.
Lins said information from the Embassy leads them to believe that the group will be able to return home by Wednesday or Thursday.