Photo: The Rev. Sam Dixon, head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, addresses directors of the denomination’s Board of Global Ministries in October 2008. A UMNS photo by Cassandra Heller.
Three 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.
Fifty-five hours later they were found alive in the rubble of the hotel.
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.
Dixon and Rabb sustained injuries and were being taken at midnight to the hospital.