Christian nurse Alix Dorsainvil has been freed by her captors in Haiti, nearly two weeks after she was kidnapped with her young daughter.
A statement from the Haitian charity El Roi (The King) who she was working for 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, Alix Dorsainvil 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 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."
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. She had lived in Haiti for multiple years according to the website. She started with El Roi Haiti as a school nurse in 2020 and married the organisation's ministry director in 2021. The couple have a young child, who was also kidnapped and released.
The statement on the charity's website continues: "There is still much to process and to heal from in this situation, so we are asking that no attempts be made to contact Alix or her family at this time." The organisation thanked supporters for their prayers during what they described as an "incredibly difficult time".