Prayer Alert!

800We have been busy following the madness that has been going on in Haiti. There has been a constant barrage of destruction by gangs all over the country to block roads, burn businesses, and cause hotels to shut down due to fear of reprisal. Some hospitals have been forced to close or limp along due to the shortage of electricity or the inability to purchase fuel for their generators. Any school which dared to open its doors would demonstrate the lack of allegiance to those who have been trying to drive President Jovenel from power.  Therefore, the Haitian people have been held captive in their own country due to the evil of power-hungry warlords. There are others, sadly, who were caught in the crossfires of just trying to survive and mind their own business. The picture above is of a funeral being held just last week for five people. One of those people were 15-year old Jasmine Pierre who was sitting inside her home in Port-au-Prince when a stray bullet from the riots outside whizzed through and took her life.

Monday, our leaders contacted us and said there had been a calm in the streets the last couple of days and that they were re-opening the schools as well as the Bible institute.  Upon learning this, John flew out early yesterday morning (Tuesday 19 November) from here in Jacksonville and arrived in Cap-Haitian around 4:00 p.m. He did not want the Bible institute to open without him being there. He arrived at our home only to discover that we have very little diesel fuel left and there is no fuel available at the gas stations. Buying it on the streets presents a risk because the gas may not be clean, but sometimes there is no other choice. In order for him to be able to use the vehicle and produce electricity for our house by running the generator, he MUST have gas. Not only that, Agape Flights is bringing in Thanksgiving turkeys for the missionaries and we hope to preserve ours without it spoiling.

When John arrived on Tuesday, there was some trouble in the streets, but he managed to get home safely. Due to both the instability and massive rainfall, the Bible institute has not opened yet, but our elementary schools are back in session. Not all the students have returned, however, for many of their homes are flooded, and they’re warily watching the political climate.

Having updated you on the conditions in Haiti, we would ask you to please  pray for these specific items:

1. Protection for John as he goes in and out of the compound.

2. Favor to purchase clean diesel fuel for our vehicles and generator. In addition, pray that we can build up a reserve. Diesel fuel presently costs a whopping $4.40 US per gallon.

3. Pray that the elementary schools will continue to function and that eventually all the children will return. Also, pray the Bible institute will re-open.

4. Pray that we can find the 100 lb. propane tanks in order to get our feeding program back up and running.

5. Pray for the safety of all the missionaries and Haitians who are on the ground doing the Lord’s work.

6. Pray the Lord will root out the evil-doers who have a grip on this country.

 

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

 

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

 

 

Threats of Famine in Haiti but, Your Giving is Making a Difference!

Our leaders in Haiti are reporting to us how very serious the situation is there. Because of the ongoing demonstrations against the government, which are organized by high-powered officials and well-organized gangs, the situation has not gotten any better. Haitians who do have a job are not able to go to work due to the unrest in the streets. Those who would bring their goods in from the countryside to market are forced to sit at home waiting for the storm to pass. Parents are trying to soothe crying babies and children due to the lack of food in their homes. Schools are still closed and those who work so hard to get an education, whether adults or children, are denied the freedoms that we enjoy here in America.
There is good news, however. Our appeal for help with the food crisis has been met with some very generous giving. We have raised $2,407 so far to send in a transfer to Haiti. We have been told that it would be safer to put a little money into someone’s hands and let them go buy food rather than hand it out in our churches. They do not want to draw attention from thugs in the neighborhood that “free food is available” and risk harm to themselves. During brief periods of calm, the people can go quickly to buy small portions of food for themselves.
Thank you for responding to our Haiti/Food Drive initiative. We find it very difficult to enjoy the freedoms we have here knowing that our Haitian brethren, who have prayed us through many trials, are once again suffering. Will you continue to give and pray for Haiti? Will you encourage others to give as well? 

 

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

 

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

A Tragic Story

Haiti’s saga continues. Everything seems to be in gridlock. I have waited a few days hoping I’d have something positive to report. Some hospitals have closed and others are barely limping along. John spoke with one of our pastors today who said they were burning tires on L Street. L-Street is one of the main arteries in Cap-Haitian. Also, the road that leads from Port-au-Prince into Cap-Haitian is blocked, meaning if they did bring trucks with fuel, they wouldn’t be able to get into the city.  One of our pastors went to pick up the transfer we sent for the monthly salaries at the bank, but it was closed down. Hopefully, it will be open tomorrow.

In case you are not on facebook, I am putting up a post John left on his facebook page. It is incredibly sad for this young man to suffer such a loss due to the recklessness of others.

John –

Tragic stories like this one continue to multiply as the Haitian people are held hostage by the power-hungry.

“I have a half-brother who is diabetic. This morning, his case got a lot worse. We rushed to Peace Hospital. There was no specialist who could take the case. The private hospital wanted an arm and a leg to accept him. We went to the ATM, everything was locked. He just died in our arms.

Thank you, Jomo (Mr. President). Thank you, opposition. Thank you, Haiti. #RIPJocelyn

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Food Drive

We are unable to have the feeding program at present for our teachers and students in our schools due to the unrest in the streets. However, it is safer to put a little money in the hands of those with the greatest needs so they can go buy a little food from the marché. Meanwhile, we ask you to pray that we can return to some sense of normal so that we can get the feeding program back up and running in our schools. For now, you can use the info. below and earmark your gift as Haiti/Food Drive.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

Good News For A Change!

 

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Great News!

Tim and Kerry Dupree are pastors of Redemption Church here in Jacksonville, NC. They also own a printing shop called Sophie’s Trophies. We asked them to pose for us with the new t-shirts that they made AND donated to Rehoboth Ministries. These t-shirts were made for the professors in our Bible institute. What a gift! But….that’s not all. They also felt a burden for our Haitian brethren who are going through this present crisis in Haiti. They pulled out $200 worth of bills for us to send in our next transfer to help buy food.

Since Tim and Kerry have started the ball rolling in providing food for our church members in Haiti to take home to cook on charcoal, how would you like to  further the giving? This would alleviate so much pressure to those who are caught in the crossfire between the government and those opposing President Jovenel Moïse. We don’t know how long this present crisis is going to last, but it is worse than all the others our people have endured. If you’d like to make a donation towards helping our church members eat, you can earmark your gift Haiti/Food Crisis. Because of this, there will be no confusion between the feeding program and this blessing towards our churches.

At present, due to our schools being closed down, our schoolchildren are not able to come to school to eat. Also, the fuel for the propane tanks we use to cook the food is very scarce.

Thank you Tim and Kerry for your generous giving and for your awesome friendship!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

Its Name is “Revival”

Unknown-1We are back in North Carolina after a wonderful visit to the Pacific Northwest where we attended the annual MFI Conference in Portland, Oregon. We also stayed on to visit two supporting churches in Tilamook, Oregon, and Tacoma, Washington. In-between all this busyness, we were able to spend quality time with our son, Gabe, as well as John who flew out of Haiti to join us. To say it was a very rich time is an understatement! I had planned to write this post on the flight from Seattle to Charlotte, but was just too tired to do so. We are settled back into our home now in Jacksonville, NC, after our leaders advised us not to return to Haiti at present. I had promised you a description of the other dream I had concerning Haiti and what, I believe, is God’s plan for this poor little nation the Lord sent us to over 36 years ago.

Its name is Revival

I would have to go through my journals which are back in Haiti to find the exact date when I had this first dream. Since I am not there, I can only tell you that I had this dream many, many years ago. I believe I was in my 30’s. Today, I am 63.

This dream is similar to the dream I wrote about in the last post in that it involved a woman. I saw myself in a birthing room viewing a young Haitian woman giving birth. She had a Haitian handkerchief tied around her head and I immediately knew she represented Haiti. What was so unique about this dream is that the birthing room was filled with people of all ages standing around the birthing table and they were cheering this soon-to-be mother on. This included young children, old men and women, plus middle-aged Haitians. I’ve never seen such excitement and exhilaration as I saw on the faces of these people. They were anxiously anticipating the birth of this child because this child was different from any other. This child had purpose and would bring some sort of deliverance to the Haitian people. This child’s name was Revival. Haiti has come to the point of needing nothing less than a widespread revival all over the country and will include Haitians of all ages. The devastation that’s taking place on this little island nation today will eventually cause the Haitian people to seek Him in desperation. They will throw off the chains of slavery from ages past as well as those that remain today. Please pray that Revival will be birthed in Haiti by the Person of the Holy Spirit. Revival is no less than life from the dead. The problem is not an economic one, lack of education, or even the government. It is a spiritual one. Our churches are meeting every night and sometimes holding all-night prayer vigils for the deliverance of their country which is in continual crisis-mode. I’ll share more about this in my next post.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

I Had A Dream

images-1I am writing from Portland, Oregon. We were in Tilamook, Oregon, this past weekend ministering at one of our supporting churches — Living Water Fellowship. We had a great time (since it was our first) getting to know the pastors and their wonderful church members. Thank you, Living Water, for making us feel so welcome!

This weekend, we will travel to Tacoma, Washington, to minister at Trinity Church and see another group of friends whose friendship we highly prize. John is with us and will accompany us to Tacoma. He has made the decision not to return to Haiti at present due to the escalating problems there. We ask for your continued prayers.

I had an interesting dream about three weeks ago. In the dream, I saw an old Haitian woman. It was evident that she had lived a very hard life. Not only were there furrows in her brow, but deep creases in her shoulders from carrying heavy loads for so long. She was offering some type of bread, that looked like a muffin, for me to buy. My heart was very heavy for her. Instead of offering to buy her muffin, I offered to buy TEN, thinking that she would greatly benefit from making a bigger sale. Instead of seeing relief, however, I saw anguish come over her and I realized that she represented Haiti. In her mind she was thinking, ”Where will I ever get the money to buy the products needed to make the muffins? Where will I find the pans to mix the flour and other ingredients together, and finally, where will I ever find a stove in which to cook them? Haiti has, not one problem, but layers and layers of problems due to everything from corrupt people in the higher echelons who wield much power, to a history of voodoo and witchcraft. This old woman merely represented the state of Haiti today. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.

However, before you are tempted to think there’s no hope for Haiti, I will share my other dream the Lord gave me many years ago about another Haitian woman which I believe demonstrates God’s plan for these people whom we have grown to love. This will be in my next post….

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

We Weep For Haiti

imagesOur MFI Conference is over and we are here in Tilamook, Oregon, getting ready to minister at Living Waters Fellowship in the morning. John was due to fly back to Haiti tomorrow, but delayed his ticket due to the great unrest that is taking place at present in Haiti. Tomorrow, we head back to Portland.

Haiti, as most of you know, has been through its ”ups and downs” enduring violence, hunger, and hardship that most of us cannot fathom. But, it always has an end. Things settle down to a sense of normalcy after a while and life goes on. This time, however, it seems the crisis just continues to mount. There are so many different factions warring against each other and some of them are determined to run President Jovenel Moïse out of office or bust. The fuel crisis continues to cripple the nation, schools are closed down, and people are suffering needlessly. All we can do is sit by, watch and, of course, PRAY. It’s hard to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest knowing that our folks back in Haiti are wondering when, and if, they will return to life as they know it.

Here’s a post our son, John, put on facebook after speaking with some of our friends in Cap-Haitian:

”One of my Bible college students wrote to say that he’s hearing that schools won’t be open until January. He’s probably going to go to the Dominican Republic to find work just so he can pay off what he owes on his house for the rest of the year. The guy who works in our Bible college office told me it was a good thing I didn’t come back this weekend. He said an area near where we live has turned into a war zone with people from rival neighborhoods fighting each other with guns. I can’t imagine what life must be like for those at the bottom.”

We weep for Haiti. January will make 37 years of ministry there. The folks who have worked alongside of us during this time, who have prayed us through insurmountable odds like the kidnapping and going to the brink of death in 2010 in  Canada, now need our help. Your prayers, as well as your giving, mean so much at this time. You probably will not read about this on the news, but Haiti is in dire straits.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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