A Hand Up, Not Just Out

64789168_10162140931150045_1031436074011852800_nPrit and I are spending a week here in Martinsburg, West Virginia, with our daughter, Deb, her husband, Ben, and the two grands, Sam and Lorelei. It doesn’t take long to realize how out of shape you are until you have to take care of an energetic five year old and a little girl who just turned one! I am typing quickly in order to catch up on my blogging while she’s still asleep and he’s watching cartoons. Taking care of small children requires a great deal of skill, especially dealing with a short attention span and boundless energy. (Hence the reason this picture is blurry — they are in constant motion!) I am reminded of all the great moms and dads out there who are working full-time to provide a decent life for their kids. Hats off to you!

My mind also travels back to Haiti since that’s where our work is. I think of the parents who are eeking out a living so their children can have a good life too. The vast majority of them, however, are laboring to survive instead of thrive. The quest for their daily bread is a major factor and having a dependable job is considered a true luxury. Rehoboth Ministries is sending three students to universities and another one is finishing up his work with the School of Tourism. ALL of these students have at least one parent who has died and the remaining parent has no way of making a living. Two of them are almost finished with their studies and the other two have 3 to 4 years before they graduate. Prit and I have borne the brunt of sending them to school because we are good friends with their parents or because these students have been faithfully serving in the house of God for many years. We are also working to carve out a staff position for them after they finish up their courses.

Would you like to help them complete their education? For the university students, it generally runs $800 for a semester of work and $500 for books. Then, the gas and food to get to school every month costs $200 a month. So, you can see how this adds up quickly!

If you would like to get onboard to help finance a young person’s education and give them a hand up in life, please note the information below. You can earmark your gift, Education. In the midst of a nation which is experiencing chaos and confusion right now, this could be the one stable thing in their lives. Any gift you can give…$25, $50, $100…. would be SO appreciated. Instead of a hand out, give them a hand up! God bless you as you prayerfully consider this challenge.

 

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

 

 

Enjoying the Calm

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Sam, our big 5 year old!

Prit and I are sitting in The Daily Grind coffee shop in Martinsburg, WV, while everyone else is working. We spent all day traveling to Deb and Ben’s and finally arrived yesterday afternoon. Boy, were we happy to see them and our grandchildren! I could go into a long discourse about how beautiful Lorelei is and how much fun it is to see Sam again. Children change a lot in a year’s time. Tomorrow, we will celebrate Lorelei’s 1 year old birthday (even though she turned 1 on the 11th.) Ok, just to make you laugh, I’ll let you know that I put on my socks and tennis shoes and am wearing my warm jacket while everyone else walks around in t-shirts and sandals. I’m so used to Haiti and North Carolina’s hot weather. Deb was ready for us and let us know where all the blankets were.  🙂

Wednesday night we ministered at Grove Park Baptist Church in Clinton, NC. It was heartwarming to come back there as that was the first church where our mother took us five children and I’m sure the seeds of the Gospel were planted in my young heart there at a very early age. There was a great crowd and they had lots of questions about Haiti. The best part was that my two sisters, Sarah and Mary Ann, were there for the service. Thank you Grove Park for having us. We had a wonderful time.

I was in contact with Pastor Delinx who let me know that they had 4 days of rioting in Cap Haitian which meant he was unable to pick up our transfer from the bank. It’s an amazing calm here in the U.S. compared to all that’s going on in Haiti. It’s easy to feel guilty when so many are suffering. Please remember Haiti in your prayers. We have so many there who love Jesus and who are praying for their homeland. It takes great faith on their part to believe for revival and restoration when their country seems to constantly be in decline. We know the power of prayer and have seen what God can do. Meanwhile, we will enjoy the calm while we can.

 

 

 

Women’s Aglow

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Dana and Janet Jackson (President of Women’s Aglow Chapter in Mt. Olive, NC)

On Monday night, I spoke at the Women’s Aglow Chapter in Mt. Olive, NC. This is always a special time for us. These seasoned prayer warriors always minister more to us than we minister to them. We did a brief study of Nehemiah Chapter 1 together. Nehemiah was faced with an impossible task, much like the one we are facing today.  Haiti is a ”Nehemiah’s Wall!”

In order to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, these former slaves returning from Babylon had to remove all the rubbish which had accumulated from 70 years of neglect. (The first thing  our teams always notice after picking them up at the airport in Cap-Haitian, is the mounds of trash that line the highways and the oceanside.) Secondly, all the piles of rubble from Nebuchadnezzar’s merciless assault on Jerusalem filled the landscape and also had to be taken away. The rubbish and the rubble had been lying there for years. Only then did the actual rebuilding phase begin. Dealing with inner turmoil between those who were supposed to be united in this great task as well as dealing with enemies in plain sight (who wanted nothing more than to see the demise of the Israelites), it would take a supernatural work to get this wall rebuilt. God worked in incredible ways by granting Nehemiah an earthly king’s favor. Ahaseurus provided the royal permission for Nehemiah to return to his homeland and the Lord provided this leader with the capacity to unite His people to work with one mind in harmony. The wall was built in a mere 56 days — an impossibility by human standards! I then asked this precious little group to pray for us — that he would give us supernatural strength and favor to do a work that mere man cannot do.  Haiti is in great need of your prayers as well. THERE IS SO MUCH RUBBISH AND  SO MUCH RUBBLE.

Rehoboth Ministries is training up many echelons of leaders from our preschoolers to our elementary students, our high schoolers unto the students training in our Leadership Institute. We are working on Haiti’s tomorrow TODAY. Will you help us?

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

 

 

“I Thought We Were Going To Die!”

Unknown-1This has been a week of scurrying about getting everything done from bank transfers to Haiti to getting our car inspected. We are still in awe of how easily and quickly things are done here. Just the usual life in the good ‘ole USA is a far cry from life on the mission field. Prit gets excited about going to Walmart. That’ll give you an idea of how mundane life can be in our little corner of Haiti! But, we have been at the other end of anything but mundane, especially after being kidnapped by a gang in October 2006. We can certainly relate to the story that you are about to watch about this team of medical missionaries who came to help bring relief to the south of Haiti. The fact that the doctor survived is truly a miracle. Click the link below to watch this harrowing ordeal.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/may/i-thought-we-were-going-to-die-american-missionaries-ambushed-in-haiti-saved-by-mysterious-man-on-a-motorcycle

Would you pray that John will be able to leave without delays and make it into Jacksonville on June 3rd where we will be eagerly waiting to pick him up? Pray that things remain quiet in Cap Haitian and that he will be able to get out without problems in the street. Haiti is at a very volatile place right now. Cap Haitian is much calmer than the area around Port-au-Prince, but tensions are still high because of the instability in this little country. John’s had an incredibly busy year and is truly due for a break. Thank you for your prayers!

Would you like to help us further the work of training today’s leaders for tomorrow? Click below to give and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt!

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

 

Answered Prayer & More

 Prayer Answered!

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Fayetteville, NC

We just returned from spending the weekend in Fayetteville, NC. These are our old stomping grounds. We were so happy to see and thank fellow supporters of Rehoboth who give continually into this work. Our hearts are overflowing after visiting with so many wonderful friends. Saturday morning, we shared at the Full Gospel Businessmen’s meeting. One couple even brought a Haitian man with them and we had a lot of fun conversing with him in Creole. Louis moved to the U.S. around 22 years ago and was only too happy to speak to someone in his native language. He’s serving God here while we’re serving God in Haiti.  We attended Northwood Temple (one of our supporting churches) and saw many friends there as well. Thanks so much to Mike and Maggie Andrews for receiving us into their home. Fayetteville will always be home to us in one sense or another.

Would you like to help?

We know many of you give regularly on a monthly basis. Boy, are we thankful for you! However, this is a time of the year when things are tighter for us financially.

1) Our university students are having to pay inscription for another year of work. Even though school doesn’t start until September, they are expected to pay now. Tedson, Clodain, and Claudel’s bills for the first semester add up to around $800 US apiece which totals to $2,400 US. This, as you can imagine, stretches us and doesn’t even include their gas and food needs. Due to the ever-increasing prices of food, fuel, and yes, even their school tuition, our budget gets stretched more than ever.

2) We are back in Jacksonville, but our American Airlines bill still remains. We have around $1,100  left in order to pay this off.

If you would like to help lighten our load, you can give to through the link below. If you send your contribution c/o The Lord’s Table through PushPay or by check, you will always receive a tax-deductible receipt.  Thanks!

 

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

 

 

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