Haiti -The Noose Tightens

 

showImage Blockades and burning tires. Protests against insane conditions. Haitians have no choice but to take to the streets and demonstrate against the madness which continues to tighten the noose around their necks. From what we’ve read and are learning from missionaries on the ground, fuel has arrived to Haiti, yet, it’s not being delivered to the pumps. No fuel means no way to send one’s child to school. No fuel means paralysis to all who want to sell their wares in the market. The little that is available is now being sold for around $3.50 U.S. a gallon. This is a day’s wages for the few citizens who even have a decent job. Due to the ongoing fuel crisis, with no end in sight, every strata of society is being affected and it’s nationwide.

John posted this on his facebook page yesterday. As usual, we implore your prayers for his protection and for peace to come to the Haitian people.

Protests started while I was at school today. There was no way to get home by car, so I had to leave the car at a friend’s house and take public transport as far as it would take me. The chauffeur dropped us off at a major intersection where tires were burning. A Haitian co-worker of mine was kind enough to walk me and another co-worker all the way back to my house from there (about a 3-mile walk). I think I counted 5 different roadblocks. At one point, people had parked a bus across the highway so no one could get through. At one of the roadblocks, there were some rough-looking guys with rocks and bottles at their feet. We started to turn down an alley way thinking they might throw rocks at us but one of them said, “You guys are OK,” and waved us through. My Haitian co-worker’s generosity in walking me home amazed me (he had a wife and baby waiting for him at home). He also paid for my ride since I didn’t have any money on me. He said, “I just hope someone would do the same for me.” Things here can be rough, but Haiti also has some of the most generous people in the world. I don’t know how many people from back home would have done what he did. – John

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

 

Links for Giving:

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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.)

 

Shifting Gears

 

UnknownThis summer has been super busy. Hence, the reason I’m just getting around to updating. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed visiting with donors and churches to share about the work in Haiti. If we didn’t get to see you, we always carry you in our hearts and thank you from afar. We are beginning to shift gears and wind down here. We’ll be attending the MFI Conference in Portland, OR, the first week of October, then visiting two supporting churches on the West Coast. Around mid-October, we will return to Haiti and we’ll hit the ground running.

This upcoming year seems to be taking a life of its own. We have conferences lined up, a ministry retreat for our key leaders, plus teams making plans to come help with construction projects. Then, there is the daily work of Rehoboth Ministries. There is a good possibility that I (Dana) will have my own personal intern coming for the month of January. Please pray she’ll be able to raise the money to come. If anyone is still interested in the intern position, there are other months available where I could definitely use your help.

We need prayer for the following items:

Fuel crisis: There is no fuel being sold at present. Our supply is dwindling and we need a breakthrough.

John: Pray for John’s safety in the midst of a very troubled society. Pray for strength, encouragement, and wisdom to oversee things for the work until we return. 

Intern: continued prayer for a helper(s) to come give us a hand

Construction: We need to be able to add rooms on our compound to receive conference speakers, teams, etc.

Instruments: We have $1,000 to put towards instruments for our main church. We still need help with the purchase of drums, a piano, and a guitar amp.

Renter: We need a renter for our home here in Jacksonville while we’re in Haiti (during the school year). We would love a reference from someone reputable.

Your prayers and support mean everything to us. Thank you!

 

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 Place Called Miracles

f47d7e74a15b01fc5492f328e1848e76August 31st… on this special milestone  day, we are remembering a day of incredible joy as we boarded a flight that would take us back to the Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina from Calgary, Alberta. On August 31, 2010, we pushed Prit in a wheelchair onto the plane that would return us to our homeland. We were finally leaving Canada after such a close brush with death. Most of you know the story. I almost lost my husband to, not one, but two cataclysmic, back-to-back brain aneurysms which came within a hair’s breadth of snuffing out his life. Almost incredibly, the Lord had heard the prayers of thousands of saints all around the world who were imploring God to raise Prit off his sickbed.

To this day, I stand in awe of the Lord’s kindness to us. Two bombs went off in Prit’s head and he went through a 26 day coma with little hope of ever awakening. I was informed by the doctors that he would never be the same man cognitively — even if he did wake up. In spite of all this, we boarded a regular flight on August 31 and flew home the same way we had come.  The healing and recovery of his short-term memory would take time, but the husband I have today is a walking miracle. In fact, I call him my Lazarus. Those 26 days seemed like an eternity. Many tears had been shed, multiple days passed in silence, and anguished prayers to an almighty God would be offered up. Not only did the Lord hear multitudes upon multitudes of prayers for Prit by me, our families, Pastor Richard & Beth Kope who went through this ordeal with me, and countless saints whom, to this day, I have never yet met. On top of that, we are still living and working on the mission field in Haiti.

The need for miracles has never come to an end. We have had hurricanes bearing down on us more than once, both in Haiti and here in North Carolina. Join us as we pray for yet one more divine intervention — that Dorian will not leave behind a path of destruction and carnage, but  will be forced, rather, into the sea and never return. We can PRAY and we can BELIEVE. If you need prayer, write me at danaptl@gmail.com. After all, we’ve lived in a Place called miracles.

You can read about this story in my book, Into the Storm. It’s available on amazon.com. You can also watch the testimony on the 700 Club here.

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.)

Intern! Intern! and other news

UnknownIt seems, though this is our vacation, the work for Rehoboth never ends. Every time we finish a task, THREE more appear in its place! I am putting this out there again for anyone who desires to come to Haiti and lend a hand to our ministry.  We need an intern who is willing to help out with secretarial work, can meander their way through wordpress.com, and a myriad of other things. If you can serve 1-2 months, we will take care of your housing as well as your food. You will also have the opportunity to see the wonderful things that are taking place at our mission, plus visit some beautiful sites while you’re there. If this sounds like you, give me (Dana) a call or send me an e-mail. The information is at the bottom under Contact Information. Our schedule for this year is filling up and we would have to fit you in when we don’t have a team or other visitors there. So, if you’re interested, act quickly!

*I get many unknown calls and if I don’t recognize them, I don’t answer. If you call and you don’t reach me, write me!

Hurricane Dorian

It looks like we’ve dodged another bullet concerning a hurricane hitting Haiti. Hurricane Dorian is headed towards Florida and we ask your prayers for everyone who may be in its path. Even better, we ask that you pray that it will turn from its path and dissipate into the sea.

Prayer

Our schools and Bible institute will reopen on September 9. Our university students have already started back. We ask your prayers for the parents of the kids who are scurrying about and wondering how they’re going to pay for backpacks, uniforms, books, and tuition. Would you also consider helping with a gift? No gift is too small and you can make a beautiful Haitian child’s eyes shine even brighter! Use the info. for giving and add a memo: Haiti/Schoolkid.

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.)

Strategizing for Leadership

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L to R: Beth & Pastor Buddy Davidson, Elizabeth & Pastor Mike Hennigan, Pastor Manny & Christine Pena, Dana & Prit

Hello from NC. We are back in Jacksonville and I finally have time to put the finishing touches on this update. Yesterday, I wrote this post since there’s not a whole lot you can do in a car for 6+ hours. We have been very busy and August is almost over. Below, I will post where we will be speaking before we fly out at the end of September. We’d love to see you if we haven’t already! There are a couple of Sundays still available as well as options for mid-week services.

September 1:  Joy Assembly of God (Southport, NC) 

September 8:  Northwood Temple   (Fayetteville, NC)

We will be sharing in each of the two services at Northwood Temple. The times are 8:30 and 10:50

There are only two other Sundays left on the calendar until we fly to Portland, OR, for the annual MFI Conference. We will not return to NC, but will fly into Haiti after leaving the West Coast.

Tuesday, September 26 (Update)

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Pastor Ikem and his beautiful wife, Salome

We are barreling down I-95 and heading home! We’ve just left Woodbridge, Virginia, where we spent the weekend with Pastor Ikem Akaeze and his family. We ministered in their church yesterday at the Jesus Without Borders church. Pastor Ikem is from Nigeria and his wife is from Sierra Leon. They immigrated to the US five years ago. We had a wonderful time meeting folks from Nigeria, Sierra Leon, Ghana and other West African nations. Americans born within the United States attend as well. We loved their worship, as it greatly resembles that of the Haitian people.

You will never go hungry in an African home! We were urged to eat and eat and were treated like royalty. We gave Pastor Ikem and his wife, Salome, a Rehoboth t-shirt which they were only too happy to wear. If you would like a t-shirt, we will send you one with a suggested donation of $25. This money will go to help our university students attend school in Haiti. You can contact me, Dana. Our contact information is below.
MFI Meeting
Friday, before traveling up to Woodbridge, we attended an MFI meeting in Clarksville, Virginia, which consisted of Pastors and their wives from the Southeast Conference of MFI.  We had a rich time of fellowship and great teaching on how to get team members to interact with each other. Thanks to Pastor Buddy and Beth Davidson for giving us a place to stay and for making us feel so at home.
*MFI – Minsters Fellowship, International
News from Haiti
Great news! Our generator is back up and running now that the parts have come in. We miss John, but he is busy in Haiti. Please continue to pray for him. As I type, a tropical storm is headed towards Puerto Rico and the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

Do You Have The Bug?

Unknown-2Do you have the bug? Does your love for missions leave you with a thirst to do more, be more, love more, give more? Do you long to visit a foreign field and mingle with its people and make an impact in their lives? How about helping lift some of the heavy responsibilities off the missionary’s shoulders? If you have this longing, then you’ve got the missions bug!

Rehoboth Ministries would love to have an intern come offer his/her services for a month or two. We are in great need of someone whose areas are strong in graphic design and doing research in everything from fundraising to communicating with donors. We need a ”techie” type of person who’s familiar with WordPress to help us revamp our website and organize our donor list better. Are you good with a camera? Do you like to cook? We would gladly delegate some or all of these duties to you, for the ministry is taking the lion’s share of our time and strength. Do you play an instrument? Sing? Our musicians and singers would love your encouragement!

If this sounds like you, we can provide housing and meals, plus take you around to see Cap-Haitian and the people whom we’ve been serving for the past 36 years. If you’re reading this article and thinking, Well, they didn’t mention if they needed this or that…, contact me, Dana, with the information provided below. Be careful though, once the mission bug has bitten,  you never quite fully recover…  🙂

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

It Won’t Be Long!

IMG_0840Summer is quickly winding down and, before we know it, everything will be cranking back up in Haiti. In just a few short weeks, our four schools and the feeding program, as well as the Bible institute, will be brimming over with students again. Children who are hungry, yet eager to learn are coming our way and, at this moment, their parents are trying to figure out how they’re going to pay for tuition, books, and uniforms. Fortunately, they won’t have to be concerned about food because that has already been supplied thanks to Orphans Promise Ministry in Virginia Beach and those who are sowing into the feeding program on a regular basis. This upcoming year will produce new graduates from Covenant Grace Bible School as well and it will be our 10th promotion! Our university students have already returned to college and Tedson Massillon will graduate in December with a Bachelor’s in Music.

Perhaps you are a regular giver to Rehoboth Ministries. Perhaps you would like to be. Would you consider sending a gift to help all these students have a fresh start for their new year of school? Better yet, become a monthly donor to ensure that these students can stay in school and finish their courses well. You’ll be sowing into a life…..and into eternity!

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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