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Local Haiti Mission Work Interrupted By Riots

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(LEX 18) - Unrest in Haiti over gas prices has several missionary groups stranded. Thankfully, one Lexington group who is in the country right now is safe.

The increase in gas prices has caused riots from the Haitian people over the past few days. Those riots have many Americans stranded across the small island nation.

The First Presbyterian Church in Lexington has a group of 35 people there right now. 

The group is hours away from the main areas of unrest in Port-Au-Prince but nonetheless they had a police escort back to their hotel this weekend and have been advised not to travel. 

The immobility is keeping them from the mission work they are there to do.

"They're in a secure hotel on the beach. And feeling a little guilty I think maybe about having to be there but that's where they need to be for their own well being," Pastor Mark Davis tells LEX 18.

The pastor suggests doing your homework before you decide to go somewhere to work. The church's 7-year partnership with locals is what he thinks has kept his church's group safe thus far.

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