An American Christian nurse working and living in Haiti has been freed after being kidnapped.
Alix Dorsaninvil, who worked for the nonprofit Christian Ministry El Roi Haiti, and her daughter, were kidnapped by armed men in Port au Prince and held hostage for two weeks.
A statement on the El Roi Haiti website says that Dorsaninvil and her daughter are now safely back home.
"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!," said El Roi Haiti in a statement.
According to CBN News, Alix was working in a small brick clinic on the ministry's campus when armed men stormed in and kidnapped Dorsainvil and her daughter on July 27, demanding a ransom of $1 million.
Community members took to the streets to protest, letting the captors know that Dorsainvil was doing good work in the community.
"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)
The ministry says they are praising God for helping them through this difficult time.
"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."
The ministry is asking for privacy for the family as they heal from this situation.