There is a remote possibility that some of the kidnapped missionaries are my remote cousins. Why? Because (in the TV news) I saw a picture of the Dunkard Brethren Church. I checked the Internet and found this story. My extended family can be found in churches with various “Brethren” names. My heart was burdened when I first heard the news. Now, I have an extra burden.
“Among the kidnapped are members of a family from the congregation of Dunkard Brethren Church in Hart, Michigan, according to the church’s minister, Ron Marks.”
Another article located on the Internet.
CONFIRMED: As I was preparing this blog message, I received the following email message (obviously, a forwarded message).
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 05:06:32 PM EDT
Subject: [Dunkard-Brethren] Prayer request
I think that many of you have already heard that 6 of my son, Ray Noecker’s family were part of a group of 17 that were kidnapped as they went to visit at an orphanage in Haiti this morning. Please keep these people and their families in your prayers.