Laura Silsby & Her 9 Missionaries Charged in Haiti With Abduction

Photo via Ruth Fremson/The New York TimesMinutes after filing our post Laura Silsby | The Art of Doing God’s Work in Haiti, the government charged the 10 Americans trying to take 33 Haitian children across the border to the Dominican Republic with abduction and criminal association. via the NYTimes

Before the hearing, Laura Silsby, who had helped organize the group’s mission to Haiti, sounded a hopeful note as she waited to be taken into court, saying, “We’re just trusting God for a positive outcome.”

Edwin Coq, a lawyer for the Baptists, had said that 9 of his 10 clients were “completely innocent,” but that, in an apparent reference to Ms. Silsby, “if the judiciary were to keep one, it could be the leader of the group.”