So Many “Dorvils”… plus Update on Dana

This is one of the many students attending a school in Rehoboth’s network. (This is not little Dorvil.)

I received a message from one of our pastors in Haiti the other day. The lady who supervises the cooks on one of our compounds brought forth a complaint concerning a student. Since our feeding program is monitored closely to avoid any waste, she discovered that little Dorvil had eaten in the classroom, yet appeared in the kitchen asking for another plate of food. After two of our pastors called forth young Dorvil to reprimand him, their hearts melted when he explained his situation to them of virtually receiving no food at home. Our schools only provide one hot meal five days a week. The rest of the time (particularly the weekends), these children depend on their parents for food. Often, they find very little at home. There are so many “Dorvils” and yet, in one of our schools in the countryside, there are NO students receiving a hot meal.

If you are reading this and are not a regular giver to our feeding program, would you please consider joining the ranks of those who are already giving? Haiti is in dire straits and our pastors and teachers see it up close on a daily basis. No gift is too small. We would be thankful for whatever you can give. The information is below and all you have to do is earmark your check or online offering “feeding”. We’ll take care of the rest!

Update on Dana

My post-surgery appointment was this past Wednesday. The doctor was extremely pleased with the results. On November 11, I will return to remove the drains that continually fill with blood. They have to be emptied twice a day, then recorded as to how many centimeters of blood each drain produced, morning and evening. This past week has included sleep, sleep, and more sleep. In between times, I would work a little here and there on the ministry. It is impossible to ignore that altogether — even though we have many leaders in place in Haiti. The overseeing of the finances, secretarial work, communication with donors, updates on this website, monthly reports for the feeding program, end of the month letters to our donors, transfers, and the list goes on and on, rest on mine and Prit’s shoulders. It is imperative to keep our fingers on the pulse of the daily activities of Rehoboth Ministries in Haiti. We certainly identify with Paul’s comment in (2 Corinthians 11.28 ; GNT) :

“And not to mention other things, every day I am under the pressure of my concern for all the churches.

We want to render a good account in the end for our service to Him, so whether we’re there or not, Haiti is ever before us. In spite of anything I’ve faced, the hardships of the people we serve are so much greater. We fully appreciate your giving into this great ministry and, of course, your prayers for Rehoboth and for my health to be fully restored.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (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

 

Just Ask Vilvert!

Institut Biblique de l’Alliance de Grâce

1 hr  · Over the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing you to our new students. This is Vilvert Eliakim. He is originally from Port-Margot (a town a couple hours out into the country) but ended up in Cap-Haitien after his sister fell ill and required long-term care. For him, coming to Bible college was the fulfillment of a word he received 8 years ago.

“I received a call to ministry in 2012. An evangelist laid his hands on me and prayed over me. I didn’t think much of it. I was studying agronomy. But God started using me. I prayed for some people who were sick and they were healed. I prayed for demon-possessed people and they were delivered. I was asked to preach in church and people received it well. Finally, I decided to go to seminary. I was going to go to somewhere else, but at the last minute, my pastor suggested I come here. I’m open to doing whatever God wants me to do.”

Post-Surgery Update

Greetings everyone! I feel the need to give a short update since my surgery on Tuesday, October 20. Many of you have communicated in so many ways — phone calls, cards, meals, prayers, acts of love and the list goes on….

So much is going on in the world as well with the elections close at hand, but most of my time has been spent sleeping. After a mastectomy and the removal of 20 lymph nodes under my left arm which were cancerous, we returned home and my energy has been in short supply. I am wearing a drain that collects my blood into two large plastic bulbs, so the continued bleeding is draining strength from me as well. On October 28, I will return to the doctor and have this tight ”wrap-around” to my torso removed so that I can breathe more easily. What a relief that will be! Then, we will have a discussion as to what my next step includes.

$20,000 Fundraiser

In case you didn’t see it, we have a fundraiser going for the Bible institute. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to cover all the professors’ salaries and the scholarships for our students for the year 2021. Would you like to help us meet this goal? If so, give online or by check and earmark your gift IBAG or Bible school so it will go directly into that fund. Many thanks to those of you who are already enabling us to train up leaders for the future of God’s work in Haiti.

Thanks again for your outpouring of love towards me during this time of recuperation.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (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

Surgery Date

Please pray for the surgeon and his team.

For all of you who have been asking, my surgery date has been set. Monday, we will go to Wilmington where I will have a dye injection. Then, on Tuesday, I will have my surgery. I’m so thankful to have Prit by my side. Your continued prayers would be much appreciated. As long as everything goes well, we will return home the same day. I am so ready to get on the other side of this and to start healing.

Thanks everyone for your many prayers and for your acts of kindness towards me. It’s during this time that I’ve realized how very rich I am. I’m also thankful for my supportive family. I ask for your patience post-surgery for I will not be typing much, but instead allowing my body to recuperate. I’m sure you’ll understand.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (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

As I Wait…

So many of you have written and called. I wish I could answer all of you, but time and energy does not allow it. I was told my surgery would be this week. I have not heard from anyone and even left a message with the doctor. I will be meeting with an oncologist here in Jacksonville about radiation and chemotherapy treatment post-surgery. I never dreamed it would take this long.

Meanwhile, there is much busy work with the ministry as well as in other areas that I’ve been working on. Not knowing how I will feel after the operation, I am using this time to get things caught up. Also, we just spent wonderful three days with our daughter, Deb, and our two beautiful grandchildren, Sam and Lorelei. My cup is full! 🙂

Please continue to remember me in your prayers. Many thanks to those of you who have given financially to help us during this time. Thank you to the Enon Ladies’ Sewing Group who gifted me with a beautiful quilt today! Your thoughtfulness means so much to me.

On another note, we are doing a fundraiser for our Bible institute. This will help cover professors’ salaries for the next year and scholarships for Bible school students. We are excited about our ”leaders in the making” and, in spite of many delays in having classes due to rioting in the country of Haiti and then the effects of the Pandemic, these students have pushed forward in their studies. We are so proud of their tenacity and our professors’ diligence. Please take a look at the wonderful post that our son, John, wrote today. Here’s the link: https://backtohaiti.com

Links for Giving:

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (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

The Plan’s in Motion

Today I saw the doctor in Wilmington. Next week, I will be scheduled for a mastectomy. Fortunately, the scans I had last week revealed the cancer had not spread. Since the lymph nodes cannot be seen on the scan, there is no way to tell until the operation itself whether the cancer has traveled to them. So, my prayer requests are 1) a safe and quick operation, 2) that there will be no cancer in the lymph nodes nor the removal of those nodes, plus 3) a quick recovery time.

I am glad for the fact that this chapter is coming to an end. It’s not what any woman wants, but It’s time to get on with my life and the ministry to which the Lord has called me.

I continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and care from friends who have never stopped praying for me and, of course, for our Haitian friends who have always remembered me during my time of pain and weakness. Thanks for the visits, the meals, the offerings, the phone calls, the cards and letters and, most of all for your prayers! God is faithful.

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, NC  27532 / (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

You Responded!

Needs Met

Yesterday, I wrote of some dire individual needs with which some of our Haitian friends are dealing with in Haiti. I had a dear friend respond to one of them. A co-worker who is putting together a book of songs that we translated into Creole over the last several years has had serious problems with his eyesight. In case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, his work on this songbook, in addition to his studies for an Agronomy degree, have been greatly altered by the limitations of his inability to see.

We are happy to say that a donor has given the amount of money he needs in order to get medication for his eyes, as well as purchase a pair of glasses! Would you pray that this will be suffiicient and that he will not need surgery? Also, you may want to check out yesterday’s post to see if any of the other needs touch your hearts to give.

Dana

I, Dana, am happy to say that my hubby is back home and it’s wonderful to have him by my side. Thursday, we will return to the doctor to find out what the scans I had on Tuesday will reveal. If the cancer has spread, they will not do a mastectomy, but start me on hormone therapy to curtail the production of estrogen in my body. If it has not spread, they plan to perform a mastectomy. Of course, you prayers and your messages of kind words are life to me. Thank you so much for your outpouring of love to me!

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, NC  27532 / (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

Greater Things

I lingered a little longer over my coffee this morning…. As I sipped and studied Luke Chapter 14, I was so intrigued by Jesus’ interaction with his host and the other invited guests. Do you know that much of this entire chapter centers around hospitality and social etiquette? It’s interesting to note that in verses 1-14, Jesus did not disrupt the social order of guests’ seating positions. He even told his listeners to “take the lowly place” in order to not be embarassed if the host later asked them to move and give up their chairs for a more preferred guest.

Yet, we see the passion of Jesus rising up when it came to the hurting. He broke the societal norm by healing a man suffering from dropsy on the Sabbath day. (God forbid!) Jesus definitely didn’t mind “upsetting the apple cart” and he had no qualms about alleviating one’s suffering. The master storyteller also used this occasion to launch into the Parable of the Great Supper. In verses 15-24 he tells of a rich man who invited certain folks to his feast. At the last minute when the feast was all ready, each one gave a feeble excuse as to why he couldn’t come. (Those excuses could be expounded upon in an entirely different study.) Not only was this a warning towards those who could miss the greatest feast of all, but he made it clear that everyone who responded to the invitation would be included in this great and final marriage supper of the Lamb. I wonder how many of the guests sitting near Jesus asked him afterwards how they could be a part of this great feast to come.

Verse 23: “Then the master said to the servant, “Compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Compel is an interesting word. Some synonyms of compel are to urge forcefully, to constrain, and to plead. We must ask ourselves (as Christians) if this invitation is as important to us as it is to Jesus. Do we feel a sense of urgency for others’ souls? Do we compel them to be a part of this great feast? Our Lord draws two parallels here: the suffering of mankind (healing the man with dropsy) and his remedy for the suffering of the soul (the Parable of the Great Supper.) Isn’t it beautiful that He cares both about our present needs and, even more so, our eternal state?

Jesus sees the downtrodden. I am daily reminded by messages and e-mails from our friends in Haiti of their plight.

”My wife is pregnant and we have no food in the house. She’s already going into her second month and we haven’t seen a doctor yet.”

Another says, ”We had to move from our home to a smaller one because we can’t pay the rent. How I wish there were jobs available.”

Still another is in dire need of an eye doctor. He can hardly focus on a printed page for long due to the scales that are forming over his eyes.

It’s an endless list and the downtrodden are ever before us, whether we are present in Haiti or we see them in our mind’s eye. These are just a few of countless others who are suffering from hunger and sickness with little hope that things will get better while living in a volatile country.

We don’t often see Jesus frequenting the homes of others as an invited guest. We see Jesus teaching and preaching in the streets and ministering to those who were afflicted from all sorts of maladies. Jesus walked among lepers and those who were demon possessed. I guess we could say Jesus was always “in the thick of things.” He was burdened for the downtrodden, for he is “near to the brokenhearted“. (Psalm 34.18) But, even as he was seated at someone else’s table as an invited guest, his mind was fixed on GREATER THINGS and he wasn’t reluctant to alleviate the suffering of one at the table or invite his host to the greater feast that was to come.

We thank those of you who have chosen to partner with Rehoboth Ministries. If you are reading this post and you would like to join us in alleviating the suffering of those who are so much less fortunate than we are, we invite you to partner with us today.

dropsy: old word for edema, which is a condition where there is accumulation of fluid in the body (beneath the skinbody cavitiesinterstitial spaces) leading to its swelling.

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, NC  27532 / (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

Updates, Updates…

Update on Dana

Today was spent at Cape Fear Orthopedic Hospital in Wilmington getting a body and CT scan. I was told the radiologist would read them and then send them over to my doctor at Wilmington Surgical. I trust that before the week is out, I will have sat with him and find out what my next step will be. So, keep praying! I am so touched by all your cards, phone calls, and messages. 🙂 Many thanks to the angelic nurse who provided me with that heated blanket while I waited in the cold hospital waiting room.

Meanwhile in Haiti….

We just sent another transfer to Haiti to feed our schoolchildren as well as pay staff. The present exchange rate is 16.9. That means it takes $16.90 H to match the equivalent of one US dollar. The ever-increasing fluctuation of Haitian monies is causing havoc from purchasing food in the marche to the exorbitant rate folks are charging to simply rent a ”bare-bones” concrete house. The misery this is causing our people is unfathomable and since the majority of Haiti’s goods are imported, it is (as they say) ”yon absè sou klou.” (an abcess on top of a boil.) Our people are crying out for help and we just don’t have the means to help everyone.

As if that were not enough, the food boxes have been held up for months. Our schools opened back up in August, but we only began to feed the children this week with the monies appropriated to us by Orphans Promise. We are not able to feed the kids in the three schools five days a week without having the feeding boxes added to it. We ask you to please pray that these boxes will be released soon. This is the only meal that many of these children eat all day.

We ask you to pray and we ask you to give as the Lord would lead you if you are not already a partner with Rehoboth. We need help particularly in helping our University students complete their year of school and to provide them with money for gas and food while they’re attending classes outside of Cap-Haitian. There are many of our brothers and sisters who need money for medical needs if you would like to send an offering and earmark it medical fund. We thank you for your giving and lifting a heavy load off the backs of our friends and co-workers in Haiti.

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, NC  27532 / (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

Be Glorified!

I know many of you have been asking what’s the latest on my condition. This has been a slow process and I feel that I’ve been living life in limbo. After going to Duke and meeting with a second oncologist, she confirmed that I do need a mastectomy. However, she asked me to stretch my arms backwards to be examined and realized that it hurt my left arm from the shoulder down to do so. She sent a note to my first doctor and recommended a full body scan and a CT scan to assure the cancer had not spread.

For some reason, I thought cancer patients would be ushered in more quickly to get appointments. Yet, I have found that things move very slowly in the medical world – whether in Haiti or in my own country. I have finally gotten an appointment for September 22 and I should have a more concrete answer at what I am truly facing.

If the scans reveal that my cancer has spread, they will not perform a mastectomy. They will put me on hormone therapy to curtail the production of estrogen. If the cancer has not spread, then a mastectomy will be advised.

During this slow process, I have learned much. I felt the Lord spoke directly to me a couple of days ago to pray that He would be glorified. He impressed upon me that this was not about me. It was about Him. So I am praying that He will be high and lifted up during this process.

I am so very moved by your messages, cards, and letters. Some dear friends have told me they were up in the early hours of the morning — because the Lord woke them up to pray. I have been inundated with words of hope, encouragement, and love. I truly consider myself a wealthy woman when it comes to friendships and I love each and every one of you.

I’ll keep you posted on my doings and thank you for your continued prayers. I will ask that you will pray along with me, Oh Lord, be glorified in Dana’s situation. Thank you. 🙂

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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Links for Giving:

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

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (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