Happy Thanksgiving!

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6b1eae173dea456a808627b035f2670a--thanksgiving-turkey-pictures-happy-thanksgiving-Since Prit and I are stateside until January, we will be enjoying a dinner with friends here in Jacksonville tomorrow. Thanks to Agape Flights’ ministry in Venice, FL, we have a frozen turkey sitting in our freezer in Haiti. When we return there, we’ll cook the turkey and celebrate the Lord’s goodness to us. Our Haitian workers will wholeheartedly join us for this Thanksgiving meal and it will be beyond the norm of anything they experience on a daily basis.

We wish to say how incredibly thankful we are for all our donors and prayer partners. Rehoboth wouldn’t exist without you. We are able to do great things because of your commitment to this ministry. Please know that each and every one of you is incredibly special to us and that the Lord is a silent witness to your charity. We know our folks in Haiti would echo our thanks if they could. Here are just a few things you are doing to make an impact in Haiti:

Providing an education as well as a hot meal five days a week for the elementary students in four schools.

Training up future leaders in our Bible institute

Providing salaries for church workers which, in turn, enable them to provide for their families

Sending future leaders to a university to get a college degree. (We have one student graduating in December with a degree in Music and another who graduated from the School of Tourism last year!)

Enabling us to hold leadership and youth conferences each year

Providing funds to feed the hungry and send the sick to the hospital

Enabling us to train and equip a generation to rise up and believe God to overcome incredible obstacles and to heal their land

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.)

 

 

The Broken Candy-Cane

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( I have been reminded today of something that happened many years ago at our main compound. I guess, since it’s #Giving Tuesday, this story came to my mind. )

We had a young guest speaker who was sharing a devotional with our school kids.  The speaker’s subject was about giving wholeheartedly. It was a good teaching. He was making the point that, when we give, we should give royally. At that point, he held up a broken candy cane which had fallen on the ground and was dirty. He then said, ”If I offered this to one of you, you wouldn’t want this broken and dirty candy cane, would you?” He didn’t wait for them to respond assuming that they would reject the gift. After all, he had used the same illustration in other countries and the children would instantly and indignantly reply, ”Noooo!”

Yet, I watched our school kids’ eyes grow large as he held up the broken piece of candy and could see that these children would have happily taken him up on his offer.  You see, these children didn’t eat on a regular basis and knew what real hunger was. As the young man continued with his devotional, I studied the little ones’ bewildered eyes and offered up yet one more silent plea for the Lord to make a way for us to have a feeding program for our more than 1200 students in three schools. I’m happy to say that the Lord did answer that prayer. Thanks to the wonderful ministry of Orphans Promise and donors who give on a regular basis, we can ensure that these kids eat one hot meal five days a week.

Our schools are continually growing and, as we establish new church plants, we also plant a new school. This means an increase in the number of children who are coming to us to get both a Christian education… and a hot meal. Would you consider sowing into this need and be the answer to yet one more silent plea for help to feed hungry children?It’s #GivingTuesday and YOU CAN make a difference! Just check out the links below.

 

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.)

The Half-Broken Candy Cane

( I have been reminded today of something that happened many years ago at our main compound. I guess, since it’s #Giving Tuesday, this story came to my mind. )

We had a young guest speaker who was sharing a devotional with our school kids.  The speaker’s subject was about giving wholeheartedly. It was a good teaching. He was making the point that, when we give, we should give royally. At that point, he held up a broken candy cane which had fallen on the ground and was dirty. He then said, ”If I offered this to one of you, you wouldn’t want this broken and dirty candy cane, would you?” He didn’t wait for them to respond assuming that they would reject the gift. After all, he had used the same illustration in other countries and the children would instantly and indignantly reply, ”Noooo!”

Yet, I watched our school kids’ eyes grow large as he held up the broken piece of candy and could see that these children would have happily taken him up on his offer.  You see, these children didn’t eat on a regular basis and knew what real hunger was. As the young man continued with his devotional, I studied the little ones’ bewildered eyes and offered up yet one more silent plea for the Lord to make a way for us to have a feeding program for our more than 1200 students in three schools. I’m happy to say that the Lord did answer that prayer. Thanks to the wonderful ministry of Orphans Promise and donors who give on a regular basis, we can ensure that these kids eat one hot meal five days a week.

Our schools are continually growing and, as we establish new church plants, we also plant a new school. This means an increase in the number of children who are coming to us to get both a Christian education… and a hot meal. Would you consider sowing into this need and be the answer to yet one more silent plea for help to feed hungry children?It’s #GivingTuesday and YOU CAN make a difference! Just check out the links below.

 

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.)

In Addition to Black Friday….

2016-05-31-10-08-05While Haiti is still reeling from months of instability and all sorts of destruction wreaked on the country, our folks have cautiously and timidly re-opened our schools and the Bible Institute. Although much time has been lost, we still plan to graduate our Bible school students, as planned, in May. Our son, John, is already back and working with our leaders to make this happen.

The majority of our school children have not returned to school yet due to heavy rains that flooded their homes. Yesterday, Pastor Delinx reported that we had 280 students in attendance. Last year, we had over 800 students just in the main school. Anxious parents are still studying the political climate and simultaneously attempting to scrape together money for their most basic needs.

With Black Friday coming up in the U.S.A., stores and businesses are vying for your attention to buy this item or that one. Every morning my e-mail list is loaded with pleas to spend money at this or that store. In addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping, would you consider giving a generous donation to Rehoboth? This would assure that some struggling parents can feed their children this month? There is no greater blessing than helping the helpless. Simply donate to the link below or send a check and earmark it Food Drive/Haiti.

A sincere thanks goes to all those who have responded so generously to our requests. The transfer was received last week to Haiti and a burden has  already been lifted! There are still so many more in need of help, however.

 

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.)

 

 

Happy Birthday, Prit!

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It takes so little to please him. Our conversation this morning went something like this.

Me: ”So, where do you want to go eat?”

Prit: ”I don’t know. Where do you want to eat?”

Me: ”Honey, it’s YOUR birthday. You choose.”

Prit: ”It really doesn’t matter to me. Where do you want to eat?”

What a blessing to even have a choice since we’re still stateside. We finally decided on Olive Garden where Prit was all to happy to get a complimentary dessert.

Two waitresses in the Olive Garden told him, ”You definitely don’t look like you’re 64!” One thought he was in his 40’s.  If they only knew! After almost 38 years on the mission field, a kidnapping, two brain aneurysms, and the list goes on, I marvel and am thankful that he’s still here. Here’s to many more, honey.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRIT!!!!!

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.)