Two of the 17 members of a Christian missionary group kidnapped by a notorious gang in Haiti more than a month ago have been released, the organization announced Sunday in a statement.

“As we rejoice about the two hostages who were released over the weekend, we continue to pray for the fifteen who are still in captivity. This is the 38th day since the kidnapping took place,” the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries' statement said.

“God has given us much encouragement through the prayers and notes we have received. We, along with the family members of the hostages, treasure this support from believers around the world,” the statement read.

The names of the two people released and details on why they were released could not be given for their safety.

“We cannot provide or confirm the names of those released, the reasons for their release, where they are from, or their current location. We ask that those who have more specific information about the release and the individuals involved would safeguard that information," the statement said. 

The 400 Mawozo gang adducted the group on Oct. 16. The group consisted of 16 U.S citizens, which included an 8-month-old, and five children, as well as one Canadian.

A local human rights organization confirmed that the group's driver from Haiti was also a part of the abduction.

The gang requested $1 million per person to release the hostages. The leader has threatened to kill the hostages.

The abduction came as gang activity and kidnappings have surged in Haiti due to a lack of resources.