Haiti News Archives
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.
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.
Volunteer-in-Mission teams are part of The United Methodist Church’s multi-faceted approach to assist Haitians in earthquake recovery.
More than 60 people gathered at the General Board of Global Ministries as Bishop Martinez announced the news that three colleagues who had been missing in Haiti were being rescued.
12:30 a.m. January 15, 2010. We thank God for answered prayers! 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.
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.
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.
A major earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday, causing widespread destruction. Millions of people are affected and thousands are feared dead.
UMCOR’s International Disaster Response Executive Melissa Crutchfield shares her reflection on Haiti’s love of football and how this enamored sport is bringing strength and hope to earthquake survivors. Read her blog in the UMCOR Notebook.
Many are feared dead in the earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince.