Riots delay Lowell missionaries' return from Haiti

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan missionaries are hunkered down in Haiti after protesters set fires and blocked roads, preventing people from leaving the country.

At least three people died during protests over gas prices.

Though the airport was open again Monday, a group from a Lowell church was still stuck at a secure hotel. All of them are safe.

"The group is honestly doing really, really well," one of the Impact Church mission leaders, Shay Bogear, told 24 Hour News 8 in a video call. "Everyone is in great spirits. They are taking it in strides like champs. We are not leaving the hotel premises, but we got a little bit of room to walk around and there is a restaurant."

Twenty people from Impact Church have been in Haiti for the last week on a mission trip, working to provide filtered water for a village.

Full story: WOOD TV

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