Barberton man happy to be home; talks of time in Haitian prison – Local – Ohio.
I’m glad Zeke found his way home from this madness. I truly believe he has done all he can possibly do to affect a more positive outlook for the enormous needs of Haiti. After two decades of relentless support, in a land that many others across the globe have turned their backs on, my brother deserves peace of mind, soul, and body. The most impressive part of this brother’s story=He helped heal hurt that his heart did not have to.
I’m following up our previous post that asked for prayers for these guys who have done nothing but sacrifice their own sanity and security to help those less fortunate. I am unusually close to this story, and I simply want to ask anybody reading this to PLEASE contact the U.S. Embassy in Haiti and ask for these guys to be treated humanely. Zeke is being denied insulin for his diabetes, while being detained under the most inhumane of conditions. This brother, who has done nothing but exhibit the true characteristics of what I would define as heroic, deserves better than the bullshit he now faces. Check out this video,and I’m sure you will see that Zeke and Steven Parker Shaw deserve better.
Haiti: Jailed Americans Face up to 3 Years – ABC News.
This story really hits home for me, because Jason William Petrie is the brother of my friend…and former co-worker Ben Petrie. All I have ever heard is how dedicated Jason has been in providing help and relentless compassion to a nation so desperately in need of the slightest glimmer of consistent hope. If anything, I believe he has innocently aligned himself in a situation that is outside of any “ties to criminal gangs.” Twenty years of missionary work= that he did not have to engage in…speaks volumes. I pray for my brother’s brother as this story unfolds.