Inter-American Division President Released after four days of Captivity

The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America, Pastor Elie Henry, who was abducted along with his daughter Irma, was released on December 28, 2020, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Reports also have it that they were unharmed. Pastor Henry and Irma went missing on the evening of December 24, 2020. 

Upon discovering that the pastor was missing, the church administrators released a press statement admitting the abduction of the regional pastor and his daughter. They also said that there has been a regular contact him. More so, means are being devised to seek their safe return. A part of the statement read:

"The Henry family and the Church ask you not to speculate on social media but rather focus your energy on keeping Pastor Henry and his daughter Irma in your prayers during this trying time."

However, the pastor and his daughter have been released. The executive secretary of the church in Inter-America, Leonard Johnson, on behalf of the church said;

"I have spoken with Pastor Henry and he has informed me that he and Irma were reunited with his wife, Ketlie, in Port-au-Prince, and all are doing well.

"We praise God for his protection over them. Our church leaders and members across Inter-America and the world prayed for their release, and we are relieved and thankful to God."

On behalf of the Division Administration, Pastor Johnson thanked the individuals and organizations who worked tirelessly and those who prayed for the safe return of Pastor Henry and Irma.

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