American nurse Alix Dorsainvil and her young daughter were kidnapped about two weeks ago by gun-toting, masked gunmen near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, while on the campus of a Christian-run school in the area. Both were, thankfully, just released after spending weeks in captivity.
Dorsainvil’s employer, El Roi Haiti, is a non-profit that aims to help teach the Christian faith to Haitians while fostering healthy relationships, families, and communities in the country. It said that she and her daughter had been released in a blog post, describing the situation and release.
Beginning, the post said, “On Tuesday, August 8th Alix and her daughter were released healthy and unharmed after 13 days of captivity. We could not be more thankful for the safety of our dear sister, friend, and staff member. Alix is a remarkably resilient woman whose walk with God guides her deep love for her family and her passionate commitment to the Haitian people.”
Continuing, the post praised the Lord for His help, saying, “Throughout this ordeal, God demonstrated His lovingkindness through both private and public sector partners and resources who helped us navigate this crisis. Concilium Inc., a faith-based global security ministry, provided crisis consultants whose critical guidance and support led us each step through the recovery process. God also sent us key US law enforcement and State Department representatives who worked tirelessly behind the scenes in support of Alix and her family. Through these partners and resources, the Lord proved Himself to be holy, faithful, present, just, merciful, all-knowing, loving, good, and glorious.”
It also thanked those who helped call on God to rescue the nurse and her daughter by praying, saying, “Thank you to the many who have encouraged and supported Sandro and Alix and the El Roi Haiti team; we are grateful for each of you.”
That post came after they first announced the release on August 9th, saying, “It is with a heart of gratitude and immense joy that we at El Roi Haiti confirm the safe release of our staff member and friend, Alix Dorsainvil and her child who were held hostage in Port au Prince, Haiti. Today we are praising God for answered prayer!”
That post also thanked those who prayed, saying, “We are so thankful for everyone who joined us in prayer and supported us during this crisis. “El Roi” is a Hebrew name of the God of the Bible that means “the God who sees.” It is with that vision that we now rest upon God’s truth that, “In his kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation” (1 Peter 5:10). We praise God that He has proven Himself faithful as He restores, supports, and strengthens Alix and her family, the ministry of El Roi Haiti, and the community that Alix has impacted – and continues to impact – with her ministry in Haiti.”
It had first announced the kidnapping on July 28th, saying, “On Thursday, July 27th one of our El Roi Haiti staff members was kidnapped from our campus where they were serving the community near Port au Prince. We are entrusting this to our mighty God who sees, knows, and cares.”
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