Mission Workers Found Alive in Ruins of Haitian Hotel
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
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
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