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. ūüôā

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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Links for Giving:

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Send Checks to: The Lord‚Äôs 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

Update on My Health

5 September, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I have had such an outpouring of love from so many friends concerning my cancer diagnosis. I wish I could answer each and every one of you, but am trying to conserve my strength. So, I’ve decided to provide a short update through this Rehoboth post. Please know that I am truly touched and grateful by your outpouring of love through phone calls, letters, e-mails, and visits to Jacksonville just to pray with me. With the prayers going heavenward from here in the States, Haiti, Canada, and other parts of the world, I feel incredibly fortunate to have such wonderful friends interceding for me!

Just in case someone is reading this for the first time, I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Its official name is Invasive Adenocarcinoma. A lump appeared in almost the same area where my first one appeared in 2017 which led to a lumpectomy. Now, the cancer has returned and it was determined that I would need a mastectomy of that breast. After seeking a second opinion, the doctor concurred that, yes, this would be the correct protocol for me.

While the second physician was examining me, she observed that it was very painful for me to lie on my back and stretch my left arm up above my body. She suggested that I get a full body scan and a CT scan done to rule out the spread of the cancer to another part of my body. Since there is no cancer evident in the other breast or in any of my lymph nodes, I would truly be surprised if the cancer had advanced elsewhere.

So…the fun continues. I am waiting for my first doctor in Wilmington to call and let me know when this appointment has been set up. If the scan should prove the cancer is spreading, then the mastectomy will be ruled out and I will be placed on hormone therapy to curtail the advancement of the cancer since it is the type of cancer which is Estrogen-driven.

Thanks again for all the love and concern for my welfare. I have also been contacted by other precious women who have been diagnosed with cancer as well. The will remain nameless, but I would ask that you remember them when you remember me. The Lord knows their names. God bless!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

NOTE: WordPress has changed their rules on me again which prevents me from correct my layout.

Links for Giving:

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Send Checks to: The Lord‚Äôs 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

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

I Don’t Want To Be Your Hero

13592548_10154371249367008_7664008177577193517_nI heard a beautiful song a while back from my kids’ generation – even though they are no longer kids. ūüôā It’s the type of song that, once you hear it, lingers in your mind playing it’s beautiful melody over and over again. The title of the song is ”I Don’t Want To Be Your Hero.”¬†Out of curiosity, I asked our son, John, what the composer really meant when he wrote it, so he researched it. All in all, the writer seemed to have no real reason and I guess the words just came to him and they seemed to fit with the music. In a sense, his hunch was right because the song was a hit and became the theme song for a popular tv series.

I envisioned several reasons that would have provoked him to write this song before I learned there was really no particular reason for doing so. I thought, perhaps it was a young man not willing to go to war and lose his life for his country or maybe he was a dead-beat dad who shirked the responsibilities of fatherhood. He could have just been the husband who no longer wanted to be there for his wife. I guess this song could be interpreted in more ways than we can count.  However, it got me to thinking about heroes we have met.

Modern-Day Heroes

We, here at Rehoboth, know many wonderful people who have stepped up to the plate and willingly given into this work. They are modern-day heroes who have seen the plight of the Haitian people and given what they could. Not only have they given of their finances, but many have come to Haiti to preach, do construction, feed hungry children, meet with our leaders and encourage our people with their presence. They also made time for us in just sitting around the table to enjoy meals and conversations, plus brainstorming together.

If Rehoboth Ministries has been successful, it has not been due to our labor alone. It is by the coming together of so many friends and donors who are willing to be a catalyst of change in other people’s lives.

Such is the couple featured in today’s post. Pastor John and Jan Finochio are from Harriston, Ontario (Canada) and they pastor Crossroads Life Church. They have partnered with Rehoboth on so many levels. John and Jan have been to Haiti and ministered in our main church, John has also taught both in seminars and in our Bible institute. They have put their hands to the plow in multiple ways financially and upheld us with their prayers. We are so grateful for their partnership.

Thank you John and Jan for being modern-day heroes!

 

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

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

Second Opinion

 

 

th-1Hi Everyone,¬†Thanks for your prayers for Prit and John’s luggage. It got to them yesterday evening while they were still in Fort Pierce, FL, and they were able to fly into Cap Haitian this morning with all their belongings.

Second Opinion

I think most of you know by now that I (Dana) have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have an appointment at Duke Medical Center next Wednesday, Sept. 2, to get a second opinion. This meeting will be pivotal in deciding what my next step should be. I am in great need of your prayers. I have seen and experienced what the power of prayer can do. Also, pray for Dr. Shelley Hwang, the oncologist/surgeon who will be doing the consultation, that the Lord will illuminate her mind and give her divine wisdom in this case. Below is a thought to ponder:

God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.” John Wesley

 

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

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

Where’s My Luggage?

thThis morning my husband and John left Jacksonville (NC) and flew to Charlotte (NC), then made their trek on to West Palm Beach (FL). With the Republican Convention starting up in Charlotte today (meaning a huge influx of people), Prit and John’s baggage didn’t make it to West Palm Beach. They will be flying into Cap-Haitian early tomorrow morning on Missionary Flights, International, and their suitcases are supposed to be delivered to them this afternoon. Please pray that they’ll have their luggage in hand before leaving for Haiti.

Seems there’s always a story to tell when it comes to 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

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

I Covet Your Prayers

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Hi Everyone!

Once in a while, by some glitch (or more likely my ineptness), I manage to lock myself out of the Rehoboth wordpress account. Hence the reason that I haven’t posted in a while. Well, today I finally figured out how to log back in….after much prayer!

So much has happened in the meantime that it’s hard to know where to start. I guess I’ll start with me and ask for your prayers at this time.

I have been diagnosed with cancer in my left breast where I had a lumpectomy in July 2017. The lump is back and the doctor has told me they will need to remove the whole breast since it’s also in the tissue. As you can imagine, this was not the news I wanted to hear.

After getting over the initial shock, I knew I had to get a grip and come up with a gameplan.

    1. I am in the process of seeking a second opinion. As soon as the referral comes through, I’ll be on my way to Duke Hospital to find out if this is, indeed, my only option.
    2. I have spent the majority of my time in prayer and meditation seeking the mind of the Lord and asking for a miracle. I know there are many women who have walked this path before and that I’m not alone.
    3. I’m getting my rest and applying the natural realm in taking supplements to build up my immune system.
    4. I am turning my attention to others in need and letting them know that they are in my prayers.
    5. I’m re-examining my priorites and setting boundaries. I know I need to take care of this one body that the Lord gave me.

Thanks to all of you who already know my situation. Your heartfelt prayers mean everything to me! I am especially thankful for our Haitian brethren who are constantly before the Throne of Grace pouring out their hearts in my behalf. ¬†So….my hope is in Him.

 

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

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

”They Have No Diesel”

OIP.W86TD6kB3heQlH8Wnp0LXgHaJZThis morning, I received a message from Cola. Cola works at our house and oversees a multitude of responsibilities from shopping at the march√© for us to overseeing buying fuel and operating our diesel generator. In his message he shared, ”Yo pa gen diesel” meaning ”They have no diesel fuel.” Not only is it not available at the gas tank, there is NONE for sale in Cap-Haitian!

No diesel fuel means we can’t run our generator. Not running our generator means our refrigerator won’t work or anything else which requires electricity. Even our gas stove has to have a little jolt of electricity to use the propane from the tank in order to cook food. Life, in general, becomes much more difficult because so much depends on that power – like even charging one’s telephone. We use our generator to store up energy on our batteries so that the electricity can last through the day.

Don’t get me started on what it’s like living in Haiti with no running fans!

One day our solar panels will eliminate this worry, but for now we must have electricity from another source.

I’m reminded of the story of the wedding at Cana. Mary, Jesus’ mother, came to Jesus and said, ”They have no wine.”¬†I’m sure you remember the rest of the story. Jesus responded to Mary’s request and produced more than an ample supply of wine for the wedding guests. NOTE: No one was going to suffer for the lack of wine. Jesus performed his first miracle for the hosting family simply to save them from embarrassment and disgrace. What a Saviour!

Would you join us in prayer for a miraculous suppy of diesel fuel to appear in our city and the ability to get several tanks for our compound at a decent price? If the Lord will turn water to wine, will He not provide for one our most basic needs?

I can’t wait to share with you how the Lord provided this answer to prayer!

 

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

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

He’s Home Now

Gerald Wiggs

Gerald Wiggs

Pastor Gerald Wiggs from Middlesex, NC, exchanged his earthly body for his heavenly one on Sunday, July 12, 2020. Gerald was a dear friend of ours and his church (Gateway Christian Center in Middlesex, NC,) supported Rehoboth Ministries for several years. We have wonderful memories of the times that Gerald visited us in Haiti. His ministry to our people and his genuine love for them was so evident. Gerald always talked about coming back and he will be sorely missed. He always gave 100% and we are so grateful to have known him as a friend and fellow minister.

Gerald was one of the first people I (Dana) called from Canada after Prit had his first of two brain aneurysms. He was one of the most faith-filled people we ever knew! Our friends in Haiti were greatly saddened by the news of his passing, yet happy and confident that he is with the Lord.

Our condolences go out to the Wiggs family at this time, especially to, Geraline, his wife. We are so grateful to have had such a wonderful man as a friend and he will be sorely missed. ¬†But…he’s home now.

Pastor Gerald founded a children’s home in the Dominican Republic which we visited several years ago. If you are interested in giving into a worthy ministry, this is one. Here is the information provided by the Wiggs family:

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Harvest, Love Revolution Children’s Home, 4737 Willeva Drive, Wake Forest, NC27587 or go to: http://www.loverevo.org/give.

 

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

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

A Sincere Thanks From Pastor Boulos

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Pastor Boulos is so grateful for all our donors that he asked if he could greet you.
Above is a picture of him and his beautiful family! 
Here is his letter in Creole and below that is the translation. Pastor Boulos serves the church and elementary school in Belle-H√ītesse located in the beautiful countryside. They also are feeding kids and just planted a garden behind their church with the help of those who sow regularly into our feeding fund.
Mwen salye tout moun ki abitye sipote Rehoboth ministrie nan non Jezi.Mwen se paste
Boulos pierre. M ap travay nan ministe a depi 5 ans.Jodya Bondye mete sou kem ak tout 
fanmim poum remesye nou tout k ap sipote ministe a pou eden avanse.Mesi pou fason
nou edem ak legliz la,lekol la,e lot domen anko.Pa bliye Bondye di gen plis benediksyon
pou moun kap bay ke moun kap resevwa.Mwen ankouraje nou kontinye ede nou konsa
Bondye va beni nou pi plis toujou.Mwen vweman kontan we fason nou renmen Bondye
e pep ayisyen an tou.Ke Bondye beni e pwoteje nou ak tout fanmiy nou,mesi. -Pasteur
Boulos
Translation
I greet all of you who support Rehoboth Ministries in Jesus’ name. I am Pastor Boulos
Pierre. I have been working in the ministry for five years. Today the Lord put on my
heart to thank all of you who support Rehoboth Ministries. Thank you all for the way you
help our church, our school, and in other areas. Don’t forget that there is more blessing
for those who give than for those who receive. I encourage you to continue helping this
work and I know that you will reap a blessing. I love to see how you love God and you
love the Haitian people. May the Lord bless and protect you and your families. Thank
you! – Pastor Boulos 

 

 

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

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

There’s A Hole In Our Wall!

 

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In our last post, https://rehobothhaiti.com/2020/07/03/its-the-bees-knees/, I shared about the great project that’s going forward concerning our bee hives. We are sooooo excited!

However, there’s a little glitch that has to be taken care of before we get started. Our back wall has some repairs that need to be made, for the hives will be right up against these walls. Not only is it important that the walls be repaired, we don’t want the folks in the surrounding vicinity to get any ideas about theft – yes, people even steal beehives! This has to be taken care of before we can go forward with our bee project.

Can you help?

The cost is : $1600 US.

 

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

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