On Aug. 31 Bishop Theophile Nare of Kaya released a statement saying that Tennyson is currently “in a safe place and in good health,” as reported by the BBC.
Tennyson is a former international leader of her congregation who was moved to start a missionary outpost in Burkina Faso after a 2011 visit to the country. Her congregation requested continued prayers for Tennyson’s recovery, as well as privacy until she is ready to speak publicly about her ordeal.
“We are so very grateful for ALL the prayers and support these past 5 months. We now ask you to pray for Suellen’s complete renewal of body, mind and spirit,” an Aug. 31 Facebook post from Tennyson’s congregation reads.
“She has requested privacy – PLEASE respect her need for time and let her be the one to reach out to you when she is ready. Let the fact that she is safe be your consolation…God does great things for us!”
Though three Marianite sisters were living in the house in Burkina Faso at the time,…