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Mission Workers: Memorials and News

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Memorial FlowersRemembering UMCOR Leader, Sam Dixon

by Melissa Hinnen
1/25/10: In a service of the Wesleyan tradition, family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC, to remember and honor the life of Sam Dixon.


Melissa Crutchfield of UMCOR walks past the wreckage of the Montana Hotel on her way to a memorial service for the Revs. Sam Dixon and Clinton Rabb.Fallen Colleagues Remembered at Hotel Montana

by Kathy Gilbert
1/24/10: At the same time a Raleigh, NC, memorial service was held, Sam Dixon and Clint Rabb were remembered at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince.


Sam Dixon and Clint Rabb; God's Big Mission Team.Remembering the Lives of Sam Dixon and Clint Rabb

Hundreds of tributes and condolences have arrived. Add yours here by emailing Beth Buchanan at bbuchanan@gbgm-umc.org, who will be collecting these messages to be posted to this memorial blog.


Thomas KemperGod With Us

A Letter From Thomas Kemper, Global Ministries General Secretary-Elect
1/21/10: Words of comfort and faith from incoming leader.


Jim GulleyJames Gulley Recalls 55 Hours in Earthquake Ruins

by Elliott Wright and Christopher Heckert
1/19/10: Hymns and prayers helped sustain a group of six trapped in the ruins of the Hotel Montana.


UMNS: United Methodist News Service on umc.orgHaiti Quake Survivor Chand Recalls Hotel Rescue

by Linda Bloom on umc.org
1/19/10:  Sarla Chand was in the Hotel Montana with Global Ministries staff when it collapsed. Of her colleagues, Sam Dixon and Clint Rabb, she says, her "heart is broken." 


The Methodist Church of BrittainBritish Methodist Church Letter of Condolence

The Methodist Church, London, United Kingdom
1/19/10: About Sam Dixon and Clinton Rabb, the letter states, "They were larger than life figures, whose frames could not encompass the compassion and love they held for others."


Rev. Sam Dixon Samuel Williams Dixon, Jr.: Man of Faith and Compassion

by Elliott Wright
1/17/10: Sam died doing what he loved to do: working for the welfare of the poor and rejected of the world in the name of Jesus Christ.


Rev. Clinton RabbRev. Clinton Rabb, Mission Executive Dies As Result of Earthquake Injuries

by Elliott Wright
1/17/10: A leader in the Church's extensive mission volunteer program, Rabb died was trapped for 55 hours after the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.


Sam Dixon shared his wonderful cherry spirit with children in Indonesia.United Methodist Relief Executive Dies Before Rescue from Hotel Ruins in Haiti

Global Ministries News
1/16/10: The Rev. Sam Dixon, UMCOR leader, and four more mission and relief specialists were trapped by the collapse of the Hotel Montana.


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