'Haiti needs a touch of God,' says missionary

'Haiti needs a touch of God,' says missionary

'Haiti needs a touch of God,' says missionary

Leaders of a Christian ministry in Haiti know first-hand how dangerous it is to live there, but they don't plan on leaving anytime soon.

In response to the staggering number of children orphaned or abandoned because of gang violence, Bobby and Sherry Burnette founded and run a Haitian orphanage called Love a Child. They also operate a Christian radio station there.

Burnette, Bobby (Love a Child) Burnette

"If you go out west from our place at Love a Child, if you go past eight miles out that way, you will never come back," Mr. Burnette details. "That's towards Port-au-Prince, Croix-des-Bouquets."

Port-au-Prince is where missionaries Jude Montis (age 20) and Davy (age 23) and Natalie (age 21) Lloyd were killed late last month.

Armed with AR-15s and AK-47s, Burnette says the gangs are extremely violent and under the influence of Voodoo, and they have generated ample fear in the Caribbean country.

"Just about two weeks ago, just north of us, the gangs caught four Haitian policemen, [and] they killed 'em," the missionary laments.

The Burnettes, who travel in the needed protection of a bulletproof car, do not expect the arriving Kenyan police to improve the situation much, but Bobby believes prayer can.

"Haiti needs a touch of God," he states. "Haiti needs to repent, because Haiti is the Voodoo capital of the world."

Like the others who serve full-time in Haiti and in other dangerous locations, the Burnettes remain in the mission field out of love for the lost and in fulfillment of the Great Commission.