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Church Mourns the Loss of Haiti Missionaries

  -January 21st, 2010 @ 11:39 am


stood in front of the pile of rubble that was the Friends of guest house in on Saturday, four days after the killer quake that struck the city.

The flat roof of what had been a four-story building rested intact on top of the 12-foot pile.

Two of those caught in the building’s collapse, and Gene Dufour, were winter residents of , a Free Methodist retirement community in Lakeland.

“Every missionary goes knowing he may not come back,” he said, “But they wanted their lives to be about something bigger than themselves. They understood the danger, but as followers of Jesus, they were agents of healing.”

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Merle West and Gene Dufour

  -January 19th, 2010 @ 9:46 am

from ABC 12 WJRT

from Mount Morris and Gene Dufour from Clio landed in to work shortly before the quake hit.

Today, their pastor comforted other church members. “Merle was ready to give you the shirt of his back. Gene loved to help,” said Pastor Roger Allen.

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