On February 23, 2015, the Rev. Phyllis Sortor was captured in Nigeria, and held for twelve days before being released unharmed.
In this day of tortured and murdered Christians, the kidnapping of Rev. Sortor, a Free Methodist missionary, brought horror to everyone’s mind. Hooded men abducted her at gun and knife point, and held her captive until March 6. In this video, she relates the story of her captivity to the congregation of her home church, First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington. Soon after being taken, one of her captors told she would die that day. She relates the horrendous journey forced upon her, a 71 year old woman, and of her captivity in a hole dug out of the ground, which she called her “rabbit hole,” until she was finally released twelve days later unharmed. It is a miraculous story of God’s unfailing provisions, answers to prayer, and grace given to her from the unexpected.