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Mission Workers Found Alive in Ruins of Haitian Hotel

UMCOR Press Release
By The Rev. Chris Heckert*
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 Dixon, head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Clint Rabb, leader of the mission volunteer office, and James Gulley, an UMCOR consultant were among a group of persons found on the evening of January 14. They were in Haiti to extend health ministries when the earthquake struck on January 12.

We understand that Dixon and Rabb both sustained injuries and were being taken at midnight to the hospital.

We thank all who joined with us in prayer. Further bulletins will be issued as information become available.

The people of Haiti continue to suffer in the wake of the strong earthquake. The work of relief and rehabilitation will take many months. Please join us in that effort.

*Heckert is Associate General Secretary, Mission Communications/Marketing for the General Board of Global Ministries

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