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Sam Dixon shared his wonderful cheery spirit with children in Indonesia.United Methodist 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.


Haiti Praise WomanUMCOR Staff and the People of Haiti 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.


Haiti School ChildrenVolunteer Teams Aid in Haiti Recovery

Volunteer-in-Mission teams are part of The United Methodist Church’s multi-faceted approach to assist Haitians in earthquake recovery.


Bishop Joel MartinezUMCOR Gives Thanks, Mobilizes Response to Haiti

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.


UMCOR Hotline Mission Workers Found Alive in Ruins of Haitian Hotel

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.


Sam DixonMissing 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.


"Much of Port-au-Prince has been flattened including hospitals and foreign aid offices. There is no electricity or phone service and supplies of fresh water are dwindling. " 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.


A man calls for help while being trapped at the Port-au-Prince UniversityUMCOR Responds to the Earthquake in Haiti

A major earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday, causing widespread destruction. Millions of people are affected and thousands are feared dead.


Hait Be there. Be hope. The Football Factor

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.


A car damaged after an earthquake struck is seen in Port-au-Prince in this January 12United Methodists Respond with Prayer, Aid for Haiti

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.



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