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Memorial Service in New York City Set for Mission Leaders Who Died in Haiti
The memorial for Rev. Sam Dixon and Rev. Clint Rabb will be Thursday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. at Riverside Church.


Remembering UMCOR Leader, Sam Dixon
In a service filled with references to 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.


Fallen Colleagues Remembered at Hotel Montana
Walking up the curving driveway to the Hotel Montana, Melissa Crutchfield stopped several time to pick flowers.


Samuel W. Dixon, Jr.:Man of Faith and Compassion
Samuel W. Dixon, Jr., age 60, 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.


UMCOR Relief Executive Dies Before Rescue from Hotel Ruins in Haiti
The Rev. Dr. Sam Dixon, head of the humanitarian relief agency of The United Methodist Church, died before he could be rescued from the rubble of a hotel destroyed by the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12.


UMCOR Staff and the People of Hait Still Need Prayers and Gifts
Two of three staff members of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) trapped for days under the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, are back in the United States.


Mission Workers Found Alive in ruins of Haitian Hotel
Reports from Haiti indicated that three staff members of the General Board of Global Ministries have been found and are alive after 55 hours in the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Haiti.


Missing Mission Executive Seen Entering Destroyed Hotel
Three missing United Methodist mission executives were seen entering the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince shortly before the Jan. 12 earthquake rocked the capital, destroying the hotel.


Concerns Mount for Missing UMCOR Workers
United Methodists throughout the world are saying prayers; donating time, talent and money; and planning relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Haitian people even as the church worries about the fate of some of its mission workers in the devastated nation.


SHADE—A Refuge for Many
Charles,* a young man from Zimbabwe, is the sole bread winner for his family. In the midst of his country’s economic meltdown, famine and poverty troubles, Charles was determined to feed his family for at least one week.


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