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The remaining group of 12 missionaries made a daring overnight escape last week, eluding their kidnappers and walking for miles over difficult, moonlit terrain with an infant and other children in tow.

The group used the stars as their guide to reach freedom after a two-month kidnapping ordeal, officials with the Ohio-based agency said Monday at a press conference.

“The hostages were sensing God nudging them to attempt an escape,” said the ministry’s spokesman Weston Showalter. “Over the time of their captivity, God gave various hostages a desire to attempt an escape.”

“To attempt such a thing would be dangerous,” he continued. “They sought God over and over again seeking direction from Him.”

“After much discussion and prayer, they became solidly united that God seemed to be leading them this way.” He said they sought specific signs from God, and He confirmed over and over that the timing wasn’t right yet. Then, the night of Wednesday, Dec. 15, arrived.

When they sensed the timing was right, they found a way to open the door that was closed and blocked, filed silently to the path that they had chosen to follow, and quickly left the place that they were held despite the fact that numerous guards were close by,” Showalter said. “In the distance, they could see a mountain feature that they had recognized and identified in the previous days. They identified this landmark before and they knew that this was the direction they needed to go. They also followed the sure guidance of the stars as they journeyed through the night, traveling toward safety.”

“After a number of hours of walking, day began to dawn and they eventually found someone who helped to make a phone call for help,” he said, his voice beginning to choke. “They were finally free…”

All the members of the group are reportedly in good shape and are now back home with their families.

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(Excerpt From Charisma News. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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suzanne cyr
December 23, 2021

Hallelujah!!! God is geat!!Praise you Jesus for guiding them and keeping them safe and giving them the courage to listen to your command. I did not know how they were released, this should be public to ALL Americans – to see God’s is with us through all things. AMEN!!

Dona Schmidt
December 23, 2021

Praise the Lord! Thank You Lord for concealing them and guiding them. Thank You for protecting them through this escape. May You bring them Your peace.

Joyce Neeley
December 22, 2021

Praise the Lord! I see the evidence of His goodness! Ecc. 3:1 “There is a TIME for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…”
Thank you Jesus for their deliverance 🙌 AMEN

Laura King
December 22, 2021

I give You grateful thanks Lord for Your leading, great mercies and protection for these Your people. Open new doors for them I pray.


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