Samaritan’s Purse Hostage Freed in Sudan

By   •   August 30, 2010

She was being held by kidnappers in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Samaritan’s Purse staff have seen her and report that she is well. She said she is looking forward to being reunited with her family in the United States.

“We thank God that Flavia is safe and free,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We appreciate the help of the government of Sudan and the United States government.

“People around the world have been praying for her safety and her release. Today, those prayers have been answered.”

Wagner, 35, was among three Samaritan’s Purse workers kidnapped May 18 when their two-vehicle convoy was stopped by a group of armed men 25 miles southwest of Nyala, the provincial capital of South Darfur. The other two workers–both Sudanese men–were released one week later.

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Photo by Ashraf Shazly, AFP / Newscom

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9 Comments

  1. Yvonne says:

    I have been praying and praying for your safety and protection, and confidence of God's presence with you, and SO grateful that you were released, and God's faithfulness in answers to prayers for you. May God bless you and use this experience to exalt Him! Praise Jesus!!!

  2. Suzanne says:

    Glory to God, He is indeed faithful!

  3. ELIZABETH says:

    THANK GOD YOU ARE SAFE. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CHRISTIANS DOING GODS WORK BUT, HE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US.

  4. Amanda says:

    My dear sister. I am thanking God constantly that you are safe. His work is just beginning in you, and I know He has many blessings ahead for you and ones that you will offer others in the future. I love you darling sister. Amanda

  5. Susan says:

    God is Faithful!

  6. shell says:

    Praise Jesus!

  7. Maryna says:

    I thank God that Flavia Wagner's life was spared, we think that life is difficult for us with daily stresses, but in real life Christians lifes can be taken away for what they belive in!

  8. Marion says:

    Thank God for your release. I truly hope that you were not harmed in any way during your captivity. Hope you have a wonderful homecoming with your family and friends. God bless you, Flavia.

  9. Julie says:

    Praise the Lord!!!