Friends, family and strangers continue to surround and support the families of a young missionary couple who tragically lost their lives while serving children in Haiti.

Davy and Natalie Lloyd, who were full-time missionaries in Haiti, were attacked by a Haitian gang and both killed on May 23, 2024.

Their remains arrived in Kansas City on Friday and were escorted to their hometown of Neosho, Missouri, via a police escort. 

"This community is amazing. The outpouring of love and support is just overwhelming," said Natalie's father, Ben Baker. "Hundreds of people were standing out by their cars and many had their hands over their hearts in love. 

He says it was a true hero’s reception.

"God Bless you all…words aren’t sufficient to express our appreciation. From the Baker family, know we love you."

A pair of GoFundMe pages were also started in honour of the couple, raising over $130,000 to help the families with the cost of transporting their remains home and funeral expenses.

A viewing will be held today at Bible Holiness Assembly of God, with a funeral planned for Tuesday morning. 

Missions in Haiti was started in 2000 by Davy's parents, David and Alicia Lloyd, to set Haiti on a different course. They did this by targeting the country's biggest need, its children.

Davy and Natalie had just recently joined the ministry. Family and friends continue to ask for prayer as they deal with this tragic loss.