Alix Dorsainvil, a New Hampshire nurse and her daughter, who were kidnapped from the campus of Christian education ministry, El Roi Haiti, on July 27 near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, have been released, officials from the organization announced Wednesday.
The American nurse married El Roi Haiti founder and Liberty University graduate, Sandro Dorsainvil, in 2021 after she began her role as a school nurse with the organization in 2020. She is also a committed Christian who began traveling to Haiti in 2010. During her captivity, the ministry described her as someone who “lives a life following in the footsteps of Jesus.”
On the day she was abducted, witnesses told The Associated Press that Alix Dorsainvil was busy caring for patients in a small brick clinic when armed men ambushed the site where she was working and took her captive.
Lormina Louima, a patient who was waiting for a check-up, told the news service that one man brandished a gun and ordered her to relax.
Members of the community said the gunmen demanded a $1 million ransom.
The U.S. Department of State, which had been working with Haitian counterparts to secure the release of Alix Dorsainvil and her daughter, did not state if a ransom was paid.
El Roi Haiti said the release of their founder’s wife and his daughter was also a testament to God’s faithfulness and the power of prayer.