He Sees You

“There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, Cornelius! And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, ‘What is it’ lord?’’ So he said to him, ‘Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.’ ’’ Acts 10:1-4 NKJ Version

 

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Peter explaining the Good News to Cornelius and his household

“I’m sorry I haven’t been able to send my check for the feeding program lately. My husband has been trying to find another job and we have really been tightening our belts to try to make ends meet.” This is not the first time I have received a letter like this. Our hearts go out to those of you who have given into Rehoboth Ministries…..even when it hurts to do so. We have heard testimonies of friends losing their jobs after several years of faithful service to their companies.

Pink Slip. Downsizing. Laying off. These are dreaded words we hate to hear. Prit and I went through the same thing before we moved to Haiti. We returned from our honeymoon to learn that Prit no longer had a job. Those were hard times. Fortunately, the Lord provided after a period of incredible scarcity. We continued to give our tithes and offerings though and the Lord remembered us – not that he ever forgot! I’m happy to say that he provided for the two supporters who lost their jobs as well. They both have brand new jobs and they also continue to sow into Rehoboth Ministries.

We want to encourage you if you are being severely s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d today. The Lord sees you. He saw the centurion, Cornelius, and rewarded him for his faithfulness. The Lord was so impressed with Cornelius’ faith that he dispatched an angel to give him a personal message. “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.” Can you imagine having a personal message from an angel???

Please be sure to read all the way through Chapter 10 to see what an incredible blessing Cornelius received. The angelic visitation was only the beginning. The blessing carried over to his family and Cornelius’ life became the gateway for the Gospel to the entire Gentile world at that time. His prayers and his alms opened an effectual door for them to receive the Gospel! You never know how far-reaching your giving may be. God can get a lot of mileage out of your generosity. Not only did the Lord pour out such an unfathomable blessing, he never forgot Cornelius’ giving.  A memorial is something that is set up so that no one will ever forget you. The Lord was so touched by Cornelius’ works that he promised to NEVER, EVER forget him.

Friends, the Lord is watching you. Your needs have not escaped his attention. He never forgets your giving either. We pray daily for all our supporters. We know many of you are struggling. Yet, you continue to sow. You will not be disappointed. We humbly thank you for giving from your point of need. God who sees, rewards.

Urgent Message for Rehoboth Partners!

imagesDear Rehoboth Supporters,

If you are still sending your support checks to the address in Fayetteville, NC, please note that we have a new address.  Our Post Office address (PO Box 8222) is phasing out and will be closed as of 31 May. We do not want your valued support to be lost in the mail or returned to your address.

Please note the following changes!

SEND: All support should be sent to:

The Lord’s Table
PO Box 11049
Goldsboro, NC 27532

CHECKS PAYABLE TO:  The Lord’s Table

(NO LONGER- Rehoboth Ministries)

EARMARK: Checks need to be earmarked: HAITI

The Lord’s Table is overseeing the finances of several missionaries which they support – not only Rehoboth. If checks are not earmarked, they may go into the wrong account.

THANK YOU for your attention to this message and for investing into Rehoboth Ministries!

 

Why I Love Rehoboth #3

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Pastor Andre Gorham/  Community Fellowship International Church/ Durham, NC

Success with God relates not just to our roles in the lives of others but also our divine purpose from Him. What were you created for? Where am I supposed to be? God is greatly glorified when what you were created for makes contact with what was created for you. If you are a fish, obviously the best place for you to be is in water. Prit and Dana were created for Haiti and apparently Haiti was created for Prit and Dana. While in Raleigh in 2014, Prit shared a part of his experience after suffering a brain aneurysm. He said while “out” he was in a certain place where he saw a man that he knew by his features was Haitian. This experience confirmed to him even more clearly that he and his family were called to Haiti. Prit and Dana have exercised great courage in doing what they were created for in the place that was created for them, their special gifts, callings and talents. By God’s definition this is success with Him. I love Rehoboth Ministries because they have found their place in God’s plan for their lives.

Why I Love Rehoboth #2

Matt and Becky are longtime friends and we are so thankful that they are partnering with Rehoboth Ministries!

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In James 1:27 we read: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” Rehoboth is very involved in fulfilling this sort of ministry. They feed and clothe the hungry multitudes of children that come to them. They help all in need to the extent that the Lord provides the resources. Simultaneously, along with these missions of mercy, they are preaching the Gospel and Training Disciples to walk with the Lord, unpolluted by the world. For years they have planted churches, schools, and a Bible Institute. Sometimes we may not know exactly how the Lord wants us to serve Him in a situation, but we are confident that He is pleased when we support Rehoboth. It gives us great joy to know that we play a small part in the fruit of this wonderful ministry in Haiti. That is why we have partnered with Rehoboth for the past 30 years and why our church also gladly supports the Adams family.

Matt and Becky Garrett
Moncure Baptist Church, NC

 

 

 

Why I Love Rehoboth

We have some of the greatest supporters! Here, some have shared why they love and support Rehoboth Ministries. We thought you may like to meet some of them. 🙂

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                                                    Richard & Linda in Haiti (April 2015)

We are Linda and Richard Baker from Topsail Island, NC. We have know the Adams since 1978 at ECU university when were in Bible study together. Then, we were at their wedding. We have been giving to them since 1983. They care about children.  In fact, teaching children body, soul, and spirit is what they have always been about and they have never wavered. Jesus said that when you give to little children you give to me. The children being brought up in the name of Jesus is going to change the destiny of Haiti!!!!!

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                                                              Pastor John Hedgepeth (left)

I love Rehoboth! It is not hard to have a deep admiration and great respect for the ministry of Prit and Dana Adams. I have known them for many years and have always respected them for their honesty and sterling character. They are a couple who see needs and without assigning others to complete the task, they go and finish it themselves. They are go-getters and go-getters are the people who make world missions successful in winning the world to Christ.

Pastor John Hedgepeth
Northwood Temple
Fayetteville, NC

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                                                           Myrtle Wickham

What I Love About Rehoboth Ministries

I got Haiti in my Spirit some 20 years ago – more or less. I went to help out with the work Prit and Dana Adams were doing in Cap Haitien. I just love the people; they are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet. I loved attending church and watching and joining, them in their worship. I loved spending time with Dana as we prayed together each afternoon. I loved helping Gabriel learn his ABC’s and some math. Haiti has its beauty; it has its not so beautiful parts, but I learned to love it all. I had wanted to be a missionary as a young person but got married instead. My husband died; my mother died and then the Lord allowed me to go to Haiti. It isn’t for everyone but for me it was a tremendous joy. I was where my Lord wanted me and used me. It changed my life for I do not look on “things” in anyway as I did before going to Haiti. I am so thankful for the blessings we have and I pray through a miracle of God, the people of Haiti will be blessed with more comforts; if it doesn’t change them. For me it was a dream come true.

Thank you!

We received a very encouraging note from some of our other supporters. After reading our last blog post: https://rehobothhaiti.com/2016/04/12/help-us-help-them/ they were truly touched to the core concerning the needs of our musicians. Thank you, dear ones, for the offering that is en route to help clothe and feed these wonderful young people!

Help Us Help Them

”Pastor, do you think the church can help some of our musicians buy some new clothes?”

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           Wendelson Pierre-Louis

This question came from Wendell who has been serving in our orchestra for a few years now. ”Their parents just don’t have the money and they’re too embarrassed to play for the services in the clothes they have.” We spoke with one of our church committee members and asked if they really needed clothes. Ronald said, ”Yes, they REALLY do.” He went on to tell us that there were several young people that come to his house every Sunday to eat. ”They’re hungry and there’s nothing for them at home,” he said.

My eyes welled up with tears upon hearing this. Our musicians are some of the most devoted young people I’ve ever met. Without even instructing them to do so, they have taken several young men under their wings and taught them how to play an instrument. Wendell plays drums, is quickly learning the piano, and helps direct our youth choir. He and other young men just like him have a zeal for God’s house which does not stem from a love of money. Wendell, who is poor as a church mouse himself, has ten people under him that he’s training to play music!

The problems we face here in Haiti are often economic ones since this is the poorest country in this hemisphere. Yet, in the face of poverty, we see a whole new generation rising up to become leaders. They’ve played for years with second-rate instruments and musical equipment which barely functions. Many of them are scraping by to attend school and they dream just like we do of a future with a hope.

It is not uncommon for young people from our church to show up at our home asking for something to eat. This would be considered rude in the South where I come from. But, in Haiti it’s an all too common problem. Prices continue to escalate and the average Haitian is doing his best to eek out a living.

We want to thank our supporters again for simply helping to feed and clothe the hungry, train up leaders, and disciple a nation. God is doing great things here because of you. For others who may not be sowing into this work, please consider doing so. Your giving is life to those who are on the receiving end here in Haiti — people just like Wendell. Help us help them.

Summer’s Coming

Would you believe that all I have to do is step outside my door to see these beautiful faces? These are some of the students from the Sainte-Philomène school. As soon as I set foot on the other side of the compound where they’re playing, I suddenly get surrounded by these guys. Sometimes I feel more popular than Angelina Jolie! I’ve given up trying to get them to stand still for a photo shot.

The year is winding down and before you know it, these kids will be out for the summer. This also means the feeding program will be over until the fall. Would you pray the Lord would keep these little ones through the summer months until they come back in September where they’ll receive a hot meal five days a week? We thank Orphans Promise once again for their partnership in helping us to feed these beautiful kids who have stolen our hearts.

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