Recent News

John

NewsAfter a delayed flight due to a blown tire on the IBC jet, John left Haiti much later than planned on Wednesday. After missing all his connections in Ft. Lauderdale, he had to pay for a hotel room and spend the night. He finally made it to Fayetteville on Thursday afternoon and we had a joyful reunion. We took him straight to the hospital to see his Grandmom. We knew Lucy was feeling a little better when she looked at him and said, “John, you need a haircut!” We all laughed and had a wonderful time visiting with her. After an incredibly difficult week, we were ecstatic to watch her eat her dinner with relish.

John’s done a stellar job in Haiti this year. We’re so proud of his work in our Bible institute and are grateful for the many hats he has worn while helping us with the work of Rehoboth Ministries. Since Prit had to return to the States in March due to his Dad’s passing, John stayed behind to finish his year of teaching in our Bible institute. He was a tremendous strength to our pastors and leaders in various capacities on multiple levels. He was also one of many that succumbed to the Chikungunya virus, but has fortunately recovered and is glad to be back in North Carolina.

Be sure to visit John’s blog so you can keep up with his summer schedule at backtohaiti.com. Would you also remember to keep our pastors, leaders, and workers in Haiti in your prayers as well?

Lucy

We want to thank all of you who have come to the hospital in Fayetteville to visit, pray for, and encourage Lucy. She has been greatly strengthened by your presence. She has been through some extremely difficult bouts with her health lately and our family still asks that you keep her covered with your prayers. Your cards and flowers have served to remind her that she is not forgotten and greatly loved. Lucy is the perfect patient and never complains. Layers of prayer have been placed upon her and we know the Lord can raise her up for his glory. Our days are spent driving back and forth to Fayetteville to be with her at this time.

Change in Schedule

Please note the change of address for the upcoming Women’s Aglow meeting in Greensboro, N.C. If you’re nearby and able to join us, we would love to see you there!

Also, note the change of address in the column. Please send future correspondence to this address.

Musical Instruments

We are in great need of musical instruments, amplifiers, cables, and microphones. Our present budget is stretched to the max and our first priority is paying our workers’ salaries. If you or your church has any of these items available and you are no longer using them, would you please contact us? Perhaps, you would prefer to make a donation in order for us to boost Haiti’s economy and buy some of these items locally, thereby avoiding the payment of a customs tax at the airport. Either way, we could sure use your help!

Ebenezer, Chikungunya, and a Change of Address

On June 13, Prit and I celebrated thirty-three years of marriage together. We want to thank all of you for your wonderful notes and cards. Your well wishes have greatly encouraged us, as well as your thoughts and prayers! God has been our Ebenezer.

Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”
1 Samuel 7:12

We ask for your continued prayers for our leaders and church people in Haiti. Many of our pastors, teachers, and students have been home sick with the Chikungunya virus. Our hearts go out to them in their suffering. Pray for those who already have a depleted immune system due to overwork and inadequate diets.

We would like to notify all those sending cards, letters, and support checks to our ministry of a change of address. All mail can be sent to the following address:

Pritchard & Dana Adams
c/o Rehoboth Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 8222
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Partners in the Gospel

partner-management“There are plenty of souls right here in North Carolina that need saving,” my friend said. Her scowl told me she had serious doubts about such a drastic move in my life – moving to Haiti. Not only would she miss me, but she was genuinely concerned for my well being.

“I’m going to leave those souls for you,” I said with a grin. That was thirty-one years ago.

My friend’s fears were well-founded. In fact, we couldn’t have fathomed in a million years the difficulties we would face head-on. Life in Haiti is certainly not a walk in the park. It’s also not for the fainthearted. It’s a good thing the Lord doesn’t give us a glimpse of our whole future before we’re ready for it. Otherwise, the future could have kept us from following what Robert Frost called “the road less travelled.”

On June 13, Prit and I will celebrate thirty-three years of married life together. Thirty-one-and-a-half of those years have been spent on the mission field in Haiti. I am so thankful for all the Lord has taught us and for how he has preserved us. I believe we can safely say that we have a good track record. There were many occasions when it would have seemed perfectly normal for us to pack up our bags and move home, but we couldn’t disobey the Lord’s leading. With his help we have remained in the trenches.

For this reason, we are asking for your help. If you haven’t pledged to help this ministry prayerfully and financially, would you pray seriously about doing so? The work is great and we can’t do it alone. Would you partner with us so that we can continue the work he has called us to do?

Close to Home

Caribbean Mosquito Vi_GrusWe learned today that Pastor Lefort and several professors in our second school plant are home sick with the Chikungunya virus. What seemed to be a distant threat has now hit close to home among our own workers. A virus caused by mosquitos has made its way through the Caribbean. We heard of cases in Port-au-Prince and in the northwest of Haiti. Now, it’s made its debut in Cap-Haitian.

Pastor Lefort says his fever is gone but all his bones ache. His son, Fritzner, was sick but has recovered.

Click here for further information. Also, we ask you to please cover all our workers in Haiti with your valued prayers. Our teachers need to be able to finish out the school year which is winding down quickly.