Haiti Christian education ministry El Roi Haiti prays in tears as the kidnapped New Hemisphere nurse Alix Dorsainvil and her daughter remain unaccounted for after one week of their disappearance.
In an August 3 update about Alix and her daughter, El Roi Haiti announced that they are working and praying continuously in tears for their safe return.
“We are at the one-week mark of Alix and her daughter’s kidnapping. Many tears have been shed this week but we, together with our team, are working and praying continuously to bring them home safely, and we continue to hold onto hope,” the statement read.
“We are so thankful for the very knowledgeable and experienced professionals God has brought together to complete the task of securing their freedom,” it added.
El Roi Haiti stated also that they are anticipating the safe release of the wife and daughter of their ministry founder Sandro Dorsainvil as officials in both U.S. and Haiti continue to privately negotiate for their release.
Alix and her daughter were kidnapped on the morning of July 27. According to witnesses who spoke to The Associated Press, she was tending to patients in a modest brick clinic when armed men invaded the location and abducted her.
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.
“When I saw the gun, I was so scared,” Louima told the AP. “I said, ‘I don’t want to see this, let me go'”
Community members claim the gunmen are seeking a $1 million ransom, but the U.S. Department of State and El Roi Haiti have not made any information about the investigation public due to the sensitivity of the circumstance.
The ministry requested “that no attempts be made to contact the family for comment at this time.” They however assured of their continuous update on information regarding the nurse and her daughter,