Prayer Needs

7e18a905803f04cdabd0d0cc44addd24Well, we are back stateside and thoroughly enjoying our home again and the myriad of choices here that one does not find in Haiti. We were supposed to fly out of Cap-Haitian at 2:30 on Monday, but our departure time was 4:30. When we arrived to Miami, we were directed to a different gate and sat on board for a good 45 minutes. By the time Prit and I made it through customs, retrieved our luggage, and got a bite to eat, we finally made it to our hotel room. We were so tired that we fell into the bed and didn’t awaken until morning.  Boy, we were glad to see Jacksonville on Tuesday morning! It took us two days just to catch up on our sleep. Guess we’re not spring chickens any more!

We are getting ready to go file our taxes and get that out of the way. We have a very important prayer need and we’re sharing this with you. The software that Prit uses to send a transfer to Haiti to pay salaries was changed. They require the security code from our bank and we don’t have it. Due to problems with fraud, the code could only be mailed to our stateside address. Even our bank representative couldn’t give it to us. Well, we waited the 6-8 days it takes to arrive and code never came. Another one has been mailed and it still hasn’t come. We have not sent the transfer for the May salaries which includes all the general salaries in addition to the Bible school’s professors’ salaries. Also, the students we are sending to the university have not received their money to cover gas and food. Then, there’s the money for the feeding of the kids. All this would be fine if one had a credit card or some other means to ”make do” in the meantime. However, our people are like the bird on the end of the branch teetering and tottering with nowhere else to turn. Prices continue to rise – from food to fuel – and our ministry is a lifeline to so many that we need a breakthrough! Please join us in prayer for this problem to be resolved. In just 10 days, we will owe another month’s salary to so many who have nowhere else to go and no one else to ask.

Thank you and thank you for your continued support of Rehoboth Ministries.

Link:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

Contact Information

Pritchard: pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096

Dana:         danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  4037 5341

John:          adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 3253 0595

Mailing Address: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

 

Rehoboth Ministries is……Changing Lives and Impacting A Nation

 

 

The Conundrum of Packing

Conundrum: “a confusing and difficult problem or question.”

packing-cartoon-1Since we’re in the midst of finalizing things here and deciding what to take with us and what to leave behind, packing is always a conundrum. Having one foot in one country and the other foot in our sending country, it’s kind of hard to know what’s essential to pack in a suitcase with a 50 pound limit. This is like stuffing part of my office in one suitcase since all of our affairs for Rehoboth are not online. Then there are those winter clothes which get thrown in for the conference we attend in Portland each October right before we head back to Haiti. Ah yes, and the essential pile of books my husband insists on taking back to read over the summer complicate things even more! Should I take those shoes? What about that skirt? By the time eight months in Haiti is over, I truly forget what I have in North Carolina! What if I forget….?

Ok, now that I’ve unpacked these complaints for you to read, I encourage that ”someone” to just leave it behind. No, I’m not talking about your luggage! I’m talking about those things you’ve been carrying around that weigh you down and wear you out. Worries, fears, doubts, memories, responsibilities that you’ve taken on that really belong to so-and-so… and the list goes on.  Some things are better left behind. What’s getting thrown in your ”bag” that is wearing you out? Is it time to eliminate, discard, throw away, or just leave it behind for another day?

Link for Giving:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

Contact Information

Pritchard: pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096

Dana:         danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  4037 5341

John:          adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 3253 0595

Mailing Address: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

 

 

Rehoboth Ministries is….Changing lives and Impacting a Nation

 

 

 

 

A Mighty Oak Tree

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We are busy wrapping up the year here in Haiti. Tuesday, Prit and I will fly to Miami and will arrive in Jacksonville, NC, on Wednesday morning. Maestro Claudel and I have been furiously translating English songs into Creole for our youth choir to sing in our absence. We even have Christmas songs for them to work on since Prit and I will not get back until around mid-October.

We are eagerly looking forward to seeing family and friends. I can’t wait to get my hands on those grandkids! Our beautiful little granddaughter, Lorelei, will turn 1 year old on June 11. June’s a big month for us: My birthday and our wedding anniversary are both in June as well.

While we are anxious to get back for some R&R and to visit with friends and loved ones, part of us always stays here. Haiti is ever in the back of our minds because Rehoboth has grown from a simple acorn to a huge tree over the years and it provides shade for many people. The lives that have been impacted by this ministry are many and we are humbled by the folks who help make it possible. While I write, I can hear students playing just across the compound. Their exams will be in early June, then they’ll be done for the year. We’re so happy to be able to mold these “future leaders.”

We have ordered a sound system for our main church which will be en route from Ohio to Florida at some point. It took our church YEARS to raise this money, so it’s pretty important that it reaches us safely and in a timely manner. Then, we will start working on raising money for all the new instruments. If you’ll allow me to brag, I will say that we have some of the most formidable musicians anywhere. They have played for many years on instruments which would have long ago been discarded by any church stateside. Yet, they have been faithful to do so. We ask you to pray for the safe arrival of our sound system and, if you feel led to give, you can send money to help our church complete the money for the instruments. The bass guitar is totally out of commission and the drums… well, they really should be on their way to the dump! Just mark your donation Haiti/instruments.

Thanks for your prayers and thanks for your giving into this ministry. This mighty oak tree will continue to provide shade for many.

 

Link for Giving:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

Contact Information

Pritchard: pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4037 5341

Dana:        danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  4037 5341

John:        adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 3253 0595

Mailing Address: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

 

 

Rehoboth Ministries is….Changing lives and Impacting a Nation

 

 

 

Summer Calendar Update

imagesHi Everyone!

What a year it’s been! Our summer is turning out to be eventful as well. Would you like for us to share with your church, organization, women or men’s group? Below is the list showing where we’ll be. If you’re close by, come join us!

 

May 25: Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship: May 25 (K & W Cafeteria @ Bordeaux Shopping Center, Fayetteville, NC) 7:30 a.m.

June 3: Women’s Aglow (Mt. Olive, NC)

June 9: Impact Church (Morehead City, NC) 

June 12: Grove Park Baptist Church, (Clinton, NC)

June 16: Moncure Baptist Church (Moncure, NC) 

June 30: Enon Chapel (Jacksonville, NC)

July 14: Rock Church (Tarboro NC)

You Really Do Matter

safe_image.phpThere is a Haitian expression which aptly describes the state of Haiti at present: ”Absè sou klou” translates to an ”abcess on top of a boil.” As if the boil wouldn’t be painful enough, an abcess on top of it would be excruciating. The problems of this 4th-world nation are staggering and pretty daunting when trying to make a difference in people’s lives. Over the course of 36 years, Prit and I have watched missionaries come and go through an imaginary ”revolving door.” Haiti turned out to be much more of a Goliath than one could have conceived of and it is definitely not for the faint of heart. Most of you are already aware of the many trials we’ve been through. We won’t try to appear as those who haven’t been faint-hearted ourselves. We can only say that, because of the presence of Rehoboth Ministries in the north of Haiti, (along with many other missions), a light is shining that nothing can extinguish.

Gang Wars, famine, poverty, hunger, poor infrastructure, a drought and loss of crops present a bleak-looking future to the average Haitian and leaves him or her wondering, ”Where do I fit in all of this?”

In times like this, we put our whole weight on the Scriptures. There are countless stories of hopelessness and the rallying cry of ”Is there not a cause?” to give us great comfort knowing that the same God of the Bible is the same God that can still transform a nation. We are indeed called to be faithful, but we’re also called to do great exploits in His name.

We thank all of those who have joined themselves to this cause. You REALLY DO matter! Together we are alleviating the suffering of many Haitians by providing them with salaries, scholarships, medical help, feeding of children — only to name a few things going on here to help the downtrodden. We dare not write off a country or a people until God does so. Meanwhile, we are ”Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation.” Haiti is better because we are here. Check out the link below concerning the drought that’s taking place in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti’s Central Plateau. This valley was once known as the ”bread basket” of Haiti. We lean heavily on your prayers and thank you for supporting us in this great work.

https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27534-haiti-agriculture-the-drought-hits-hard-artibonite-for-nearly-6-months.html?fbclid=IwAR3TaQy_xmTeW1U6LKADJ1uLNAtxzFu9Oen7j3sGmIgKBwQKP1pNROiWNpo

Updated Summer Schedule

Here’s an updated schedule  for our summer so far.

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May 25: Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship: May 25 (K & W Cafeteria @ Bordeaux Shopping Center, Fayetteville, NC) 7:30 a.m.

June 9: Impact Church (Morehead City, NC) 

June 12: Grove Park Baptist Church, (Clinton, NC)

June 16: Moncure Baptist Church (Moncure, NC) 

June 30: Enon Chapel (Jacksonville, NC)

July 14: Rock Church (Tarboro NC)

 

Link for Giving:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

Contact Information

Pritchard: pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4037 5341

Dana:        danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  4037 5341

John:        adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 3253 0595

Mailing Address: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

 

 

 Rehoboth Ministries is……….Changing lives and Impacting a Nation

The Lamb With A Broken Shield

57168386_434240254011360_3390962747041644544_nIn 2010, my husband and I were visiting some friends in Didsbury, Alberta. It was our second trip to Canada and we were greatly looking forward to being with our hosts, Pastors Richard and Beth Kope. We were excited to be visiting them again and also looking forward to ministering in their church as well.  However, our well-laid plans for a summer vacation turned into nothing short of a nightmare. On Sunday morning, I had left Prit at the house and gone ahead with the Kopes to pre-service prayer. As we left the prayer room and the sanctuary began to fill up with other church members, my husband was nowhere in sight and he was supposed to preach! Having grown up in a military family, the Adamses were not only on time for events, but usually early.

Pastor Richard decided to swing back by the house to see what was keeping my husband. What he found was Prit sprawled out on the bathroom floor. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage from an aneurysm and was immediately flown by helicopter to Calgary, Alberta. Having to follow behind in the van, we had no idea what we would find when we arrived. It would be the first of two back-to-back brain aneurysms and the greatest trial of our lives. You can read that story in my book, ”Into the Storm.” 

However, I would like to share an excerpt from Chapter 14 of my book concerning those two unlikely companions mentioned in my previous post. During this horrendous time, fear and faith were my companions. Fear rarely left the room while faith, at times, was nowhere in sight. While fear asked dozens of questions, usually beginning with ”What if…”, my faith fought to keep treading water.

Chapter 14: Fear and Faith

I have a little figurine that sits on my nightstand in Haiti which was a gift. It is a statue of a little lamb dressed up in armor. The lamb has a helmet on his head and is covered with a breastplate. It also brandishes a sword and holds a shield with the other paw. His armor represents that which we as believers are told to take and put on in the sixth chapter of Ephesians. Unfortunately, my little lamb fell on the hard concrete floor, thus breaking his shield in half. At times, I have felt like that little lamb, trying to stand against forces of darkness with a broken shield. There were times when I would open up God’s word to read to Prit, all the while feeling such a sense of hopelessness. My lips would tremble after I read chapter after chapter to him and my heart was gripped with a gnawing fear. I have heard others say that faith and fear don’t mix. Many have said that one cannot operate in faith if they’re gripped with fear. I beg to differ. Like that little lamb, no matter how fearful the believer, if he moves forward in faith, even a trembling faith, God honors his prayers. From eternity’s perspective, the spiritual powers ”that be” regard even the weakest prayer as a threat. And all the armies of Heaven stand poised to come to the defense of the pitiful cry of one of God’s lambs.

Is there something in your life that keeps you from moving forward? Does the thought of it make your hands feel clammy and your heart race? Welcome to the majority of the human race! Watching my husband breathe with the aid of machines, my fear of a future without him in it threatened to paralyze me. It would be a long, upward battle before we saw any rays of hope break through our darkness. Not only did the Lord bring my husband back to me, he brought us both back to the mission field.

 

Link for Giving:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

Contact Information

Pritchard: pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4037 5341

Dana:        danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  4037 5341

John:        adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 3253 0595

Mailing Address: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

 

 

 Rehoboth Ministries is……….Changing lives and Impacting a Nation