An American nurse who was kidnapped with her baby daughter in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, has told how a popular Christian song helped her through her ordeal. Alix Dorsainvil was seized at gunpoint and held hostage by gangsters for nearly two weeks before being released.
In a statement released by her Christian ministry El Roi Haiti, Ms. Dorsainvil wrote: “I am completely humbled by the outpouring of support and prayer for myself and my sweet baby both during and following our time in captivity. God was so very present in the fire with us and I pray that, when I find the words to tell our story, that the mighty name of Jesus may be glorified and many people will come to know his love.”
She also revealed how an Elevation Worship anthem gave her strength. “This song, See a Victory, was my battle cry during the most difficult moments. There’s a part that says: You take what the enemy meant for evil, and you turn it for good.’ And that is what He is already doing and will continue to do.” The song also includes the words: The battle belongs to You, Lord.
It has emerged that a faith-based global security company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Concilium Inc., was instrumental in negotiating the nurse’s release. It worked with the US State Department and other American law enforcement officials to help secure her freedom.
El Roi Haiti revealed that: “Throughout this ordeal, God demonstrated His loving kindness through both private and public sector partners and resources who helped us navigate this crisis. Concilium 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 added. Despite the kidnappers’ demands for a A$1.5 million ransom, it’s unclear whether any money changed hands.
El Roi Haiti also stated that Alix Dorsainvil, who is married to the ministry’s Haitian founder and Liberty University graduate Sandro Dorsainvil, was healthy and unharmed. “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,” it said.
The ministry also noted that Haitians showed how much they value the work of El Roi Haiti through their protest to the gang members prior to the Christian mother and daughter’s release. “Sandro’s and Alix’s impact in the community was reflected in the people’s response to Alix’s kidnapping as thousands of Haitians united their voices and risked their lives to march for the release of Alix and her child as well as other Haitian captives. To the many people and communities in Haiti that expressed support for Alix and her daughter during this time, we want to say thank you for the courage you’ve shown in the midst of your own challenges.”
“The Bible tells us if we are to boast, we should boast in the Lord (2 Corinthians 10:17). We at El Roi Haiti are delighted to boast of how good our God is as He clearly demonstrated His love, grace, and mercy through so many who stood faithful and firm, championing the plight of Alix and her child until the Lord delivered them both to freedom.”