Christian Ministry Prays for Missing Staff Worker

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Christian ministry Compassion International is praying that one of their staff members missing after the Haiti earthquake is still alive.

David Hames, a contract worker for the ministry, was standing in the lobby of a hotel with his colleague, videographer Dan Woolley, when the earthquake hit.

Sixty-five hours later Woolley was rescued from the rubble, but Hames is still missing. He had food and water on him so family members are hopeful.

His wife Renee Hames spoke with CBN News and sent a message to her husband.

"I would say you fight," Renee said. "You do not give up. There are thousands of people praying for you right now. And they are not giving up on you, so you don't give up. And that you look to God and that you ask Him for strength, and you ask Him to just protect you, His angel's wings to cover you, and keep you safe and continue to nourish you.

Click play to watch the report by CBN News Reporter Mark Martin.

"I just pray that you are singing praises of glory to Him," she added. "That He has just protected for this long, and just come home to me and the boys. We miss you and we love you. And its just agonizing not knowing, so sweetie you get out of there right now."

Renee hopes the media coverage about her husband will encourage the U.S. State Department to continue their rescue efforts.

While waiting for rescue, Dan Woolley prayed with fellow victims and even led one to faith in Christ. A self-described gadget-geek, he used his iPhone to treat his injuries and to find safer locations.

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