Florence missionaries return from Haiti

Published: Jul. 11, 2018 at 1:31 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2018 at 6:35 AM CDT
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Families wait to greet the Petersville Church of Christ missionaries returning from Haiti. They...
Families wait to greet the Petersville Church of Christ missionaries returning from Haiti. They arrived at Huntsville International Airport on July 10, 2018. (Source: WAFF)
(Source: Petersville Church of Christ)
(Source: Petersville Church of Christ)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It's home sweet home for 12 Florence missionaries. The church group arrived in Alabama Tuesday night after being stuck amid the unrest in Haiti.

The group landed at Huntsville International Airport just before 11:30 p.m.

The Petersville Church of Christ missionaries were stuck in Haiti for several days. They finally caught a flight off the island Tuesday afternoon, which is three days later than expected.

A team leader said they've kept good attitudes throughout the whole ordeal, but they're glad to be home.

The group went to Haiti to buy land to build an orphanage and run a vacation Bible school.

A group from Russellville was also stuck in Haiti. They flew home to Atlanta Tuesday night. One church member was live on Facebook as the group came home. You can watch that video right now by clicking here.


They became stuck because of protests over rising fuel prices. They had to take shelter in a motel with more than 100 other Americans guarded by armed security for a few days until flights to the U.S. resumed.

The group had to ration their food, went without air conditioning, and could hear and see the fire around their building.

They didn't go outside the motel until they left for the airport around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The team leader said it was hard for them to leave behind the people they've ministered to. They are asking for prayers for Haiti.

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