(CBS DETROIT) – At least five Michiganders, four of them being children, are among the 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend.

According to the Detroit News, their pastor confirms they are part of the Hart Dunkard Brethren Church in Oceana County.

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The entire missionary group consists of six men, six women, and five children.

16 of them American, one Canadian, according to Christian Aid Ministries.

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CW50 reached out to West Michigan lawmakers over the kidnappings.

Many of them, including Representative Bill Huizenga, says due to the nature of the situation, he will be limiting his public comments.

Huizenga does go on to say it is a sad day for West Michigan, and that he is working for the safe return of the missionaries.

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