Just a note concerning Project #1 for all you readers who are interested.
We have exactly 2 weeks to meet our challenge of raising $10,000 towards our church construction fund. If we can raise $10,000 by June 1, an anonymous supporter of Rehoboth Ministries will match our funds with another $10,000. This would give us a $20,000 boost towards our goal of $150,000!
Presently, we have $1,600 in our account which leaves a sum of $8,400.
Can you help? No gift is too small. Or, perhaps you know someone else who would like to help.
You can write a check to:
Pritchard & Dana Adams
333 Hilliard Drive
Fayetteville, N.C. 28311
or simply click the “PayPal” button to the right to give online.
We have received the rest of the estimations for the continued work in the little mission house. The bathroom is almost completed. We just lack the sink and the door (which have already been provided for by some very generous supporters.) The two adjoining bedrooms need many reparations. The electric outlets in the larger room need to be removed and a light fixture placed above. There is no ceiling. One can see the tin roof as it is. Therefore, a wooden ceiling has to be placed in both rooms, as it was in the bathroom. Tile needs to be laid in both rooms and then the rooms need to be painted. The total below reflects all the materials needed for both rooms, transportation for hauling cement, tile, painting, 2 ceiling fans, as well as the labor. $2,000.
These rooms will serve as guest rooms for teams that are coming in the fall as well as for our son, John, to have a place to lay his head.
We thank you for anything that you can do to help move the work along!
Rehoboth Ministries would like to wish all the wonderful mothers that make our lives so much brighter a “Happy Mother’s Day.”
We celebrated Mother’s Day with Prit’s whole family. His mother returned home from rehab two days ago. She has made marvelous progress in gaining strength and a good appetite. She is still in need of your prayers in order to be restored fully, but we are greatly encouraged by her progress.
Prit’s sister (Mary Hunter) stayed home with Lucy while the rest of us went to church and out to eat afterwards. Prit’s dad brought her back a large piece of cheesecake which she enjoyed thoroughly.
Thanks again to all of you that have been praying for Lucy. The Lord has truly been faithful to those prayers.
Prit’s mom (Lucy) will be discharged from the rehab center tomorrow morning. She has made remarkable progress and is definitely ready to come home. She has regained much of her strength, as well as additional weight. The physical therapists have had her up and walking every day. In fact, one of the nurses that were walking with her told her, “Slow down. You’re going too fast!”
We do not yet have all the results from the many x-rays that were taken while she was in Cape Fear Hospital. We were disappointed that there was no doctor present to review her records with her. She is scheduled for a checkup later, however, and we are greatly encouraged that she will continue to get stronger and stronger. At this point, she still tires easily and will have to rebuild her stamina.
The whole family wishes to sincerely thank all of you that were praying for Lucy during this terrible ordeal. God truly answers prayer!
The bathroom for the small mission house has practically been completed. All we lack is a door!
We do not yet have all the estimates for the adjoining bedrooms. The smaller room will be for John’s use when he returns to Haiti at the end of August to work with Rehoboth Ministries. The larger bedroom will house teams that plan to come in the fall. We have at least 3 teams that have indicated that they would like to come to Haiti as well as individuals and couples. Because of this, we truly need to get these bedrooms prepared to receive them. We have bunkbeds that we can place in the larger room.
The mission house where we are currently living was originally meant to house teams, but we are now living there due to unforeseen circumstances.
Estimation for laying tile:
Smaller room: $340.00
Larger room: $560.00
*Note: This includes the purchase of all the material, transportation for hauling the materials, and labor.
Project #2 involves the renovation of the smaller mission house located next to the house in which we presently live. There are two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a combination kitchen/living room area. John will live in one of the rooms and the larger room will be prepared for incoming teams.
We are almost finished with the bathroom. All we lack is a sink (which a supporter has already volunteered to purchase) and a door. We have a great team here that has done a phenomenal job and we would love to keep them working!
Here are pictures of the transformation that took place. I will send pictures of the bedrooms tomorrow. If anyone would like to purchase the door, it will cost $500 Haitian which is equivalent to $62.00 US.
Many of you have been praying for Lucy and you’ve been asking for an update on her situation. We are sorry we’ve not been able to write you sooner, but have been waiting to gather all the details. Prit’s sister, Mary Hunter, and her husband are there in Fayetteville at this time with Lucy and P.G.
Lucy had much fluid around her heart. The average person has around two tablespoons. She had around a pint. The doctors did a procedure to drain the fluid from the heart. Another doctor came the next morning, as she was recooperating, and said they wanted to do a bone marrow biopsy on her. The reason for this is that her bones are producing too much protein. The biopsy will determine if she has cancer. What followed was 34 x-rays, but Lucy was in so much pain that they had to give her morphine just so she could lie flat. She still has a tube in her chest from the heart procedure. We don’t know yet what has been decided about the biopsy since her pain level is so high. There was also a problem with her kidneys, so we’re fighting the good fight of faith on all fronts.
We will be back in North Carolina on Wednesday. Thank you so much for your prayers. She truly needs them and is greatly encouraged when she hears so many are praying. The churches here in Haiti have been praying continually for her recovery.
We will give you another update soon.
Prit & Dana