Against All Odds: Kidnapped American Missionary Nurse Regains Freedom in Haiti!

American Christian nurse, AlixDorsainvil and her young daughter have been freed by kidnappers in Haiti, the Kidnapped American Missionary Nurse used nearly two weeks in the kidnapper’s den. In a statement confirming their release, the Christian charity organization she works for, El Roi Haiti, said “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). 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, AlixDorsainvil and her child who were held hostage in Port au Prince, Haiti. Today we are praising God for answered prayer!

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 strengthensAlix 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.” 

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 Alix is the wife of the organization’s founder, SandroDorsainvil. Witnesses told newsmen that she was working in the organization’s small brick clinic when armed men burst in and seized her on July 27. 

Luitesse Desume reacts after U.S. nurse Alix Dorsainvil, from the humanitarian aid organization El Roi Haiti, and her child were safely released following their kidnapping in Haiti two weeks ago, outside the installations of El Roi Haiti in Cite Soleil, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti August 9, 2023. REUTERS/Ralph Tedy Erol US nurse, child safely released in Haiti two weeks after kidnapping

Some members of the community claimed the unidentified kidnappers had asked for $1 million in ransom for Dorsainvil and her daughter.

El Roi Haiti did not provide any information about how the pair’s release was secured. The kidnapping quickly drew anger from the local community that Dorsainvil was there to help. About 200 Haitians marched through Port-au-Prince several days after the abduction to vent their anger and demand the kidnappers release the American nurse and her daughter. According to the organisation, Alix, who grew up in America, first visited Haiti soon after the 2010 earthquake while she was at college, and “fell in love with the people”. Once she started working as a nurse she used to save money to self-fund all of her trips to Haiti, going as often as she could during study breaks and summer holidays.  According to the website, she had lived in Haiti for multiple years, started with El Roi Haiti as a school nurse in 2020 and married the organisation’s ministry director in 2021.