Thank you for your help

UnknownPrit and I have just returned from spending a couple of days in Sanford with some wonderful friends and supporters. We were also able to go from there and spend a few days in our old stomping ground of Fayetteville which was home for so many summers. Sunday, we reunited with our many friends at Northwood Temple Church and watched an incredible dramatic production about William Wilberforce, then enjoyed an early 4th of July picnic on the grounds. How inspiring to be reminded of how the Lord used this one man’s life  to help abolish slavery in England and to set the course for the abolition of the slave trade in the colonies! Of course, the time passed way too quickly and we didn’t get to see everyone. After returning to Fayetteville every summer for so many years, we are thankful for all the supporters and friends who remain there. Thanks to all of you for making us feel so welcomed and appreciated!

Help Us Help Tedson

12440752_963185070468715_2802576586021095321_oWe want to thank those who have responded to our call to help Tedson Massillon with his upcoming school year’s tuition and other costs. Tedson’s required summer camp is all paid for and he will be attending in July. We also received a $200 offering from a dear couple that already supports Rehoboth. This reduces his bill to $1,780. Would you like to help us help Tedson? If so, please let us know and send a check to The Lord’s Table/ PO Box 11049/ Goldsboro, NC 27532 and earmark it Haiti/TedsonThanks!

Semester Costs for Classes: $200 x 3 Semesters = $600

Credits for 2017-2018: $280

Transportation: $70 x 10 months = $700

Meals: $40 x 10 months = $400

Music Camp for this summer (required): $200 – Paid

Total remaining: $1,780

Update from Rehoboth/ Prayers for Chris

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Update

June is going by way too quickly! I wish I could push a button and stop it. Before we know it, we will be packing our bags to return to Haiti. We are having a great time though catching up with friends and our family will be all together the first week of July. Yay!

Since my last post, I have celebrated another birthday. Prit and I also celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary. 34 of those years have been spent in Haiti. We have met with the Women’s Aglow group in Mt. Olive (awesome group) and with the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mt. Olive for a great service. Last Sunday, we were with Pastor Nelson and Vicky Hopkins in Morehead City. This weekend, we look forward to visiting some of our great friends and supporters in Sanford. I will post an update of future meetings in case you all would like to come visit with us.

Flowers

I have a very dear friend who always showers me with gifts every time I see her. She’s just one of those people who knows how to make one feel super special. This year was no exception. When Prit and I went to visit her, she had gift baskets prepared – one for him and one for me among other gifts. It’s always Christmas when we’re with her. But, one gift stood out. My friend gave me a bouquet of beautiful flowers dipped in blue dye. She had no idea that on our wedding day, the ladies at Rock Church in Tarboro had prepared the same type of flowers for our wedding – white flowers dipped in blue dye. I do believe the Lord has a way of bringing things to our remembrance and this special gift did just that.

Prayers for Chris

We have a dear friend, Chris Hamrick, who is in an irreversible coma. The doctors have said they can no longer do anything else for her. Please pray for the Hamrick family. This has been a long and difficult road for them and now they have to make a decision as to what to do next. We know our God is a God of miracles. We have seen him do miracles in our lives and ministry over and over. Would you please pray with us for another one and for this precious family? Also, this has put a tremendous financial hardship on Dennis since he has had to pay for food and lodging while Chris was in the hospital off and on. If the Lord should touch your heart to help them, here’s their address. Include a little note and let Dennis know who you are and that you’re praying for their situation. It will lift a very heavy burden from his shoulders.  Here’s their address:

Dennis & Chris Hamrick  / 313 South Howard Circle / Tarboro, NC 27886

Creative Internship

394968_538b_7Do you have photography & video-editing skills? Do you have a heart for missions? Would you like to put those two together? If so, this internship is for you!

Rehoboth Ministries, a Christian ministry that has been serving Haiti since 1983, is seeking a creative, mature believer with a heart for missions who will develop videos highlighting its work.

Who We Are

Rehoboth Ministries is a Christian ministry that has been operating in Haiti since 1983. The Rehoboth umbrella covers five local churches, three schools with a school lunch program, and a Bible college, all in the Cap-Haitien area. Our work is focused on extending the Kingdom of God in Haiti through the discipleship of believers in the local church.

Time Frame

We are flexible but ideally, the intern would spend at least two weeks around January 2018 (the month that our new church building will be dedicated).

Responsibilities

  • Developing promotional videos to provide an overview of the ministry and highlight needs with an eye to fundraising.
  • Enhance the ministry’s presence across a variety of platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and others.
  • Optional: Teach a seminar on photography/videography/web design to interested Haitian students.

Requirements

Time
A two-week commitment is required. Start and end dates can be adjusted based on the needs of the intern.

Other Requirements

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize, and set and meet deadlines
  • Some knowledge of social media platforms
  • Possess attention to detail
  • Passport valid through the end date of the internship

Skills

Photography, Videography, Social Media, Writing, Creative

How to Apply

To apply, send a short autobiography, personal testimony, and a sample of your photography and videography here. We hope to hear from you soon!

Birthday Blessings/Upcoming Schedule

IMG_1936She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 New Living Translation

I (Dana) would like to thank everyone for your birthday greetings to me yesterday. I was so blessed and it is wonderful to know that I have SO many dear friends. I am a rich woman indeed! Even though I’m now at the age where I’ve stopped counting, I appreciate your prayers for strength and health for the years to come. I pray for the strength and dignity of the Proverbs 31 lady and the ability to always LAUGH at the future. We are busier than ever and when we return to Haiti the first week of August, there are many new projects awaiting us so we are ALWAYS in need of your prayers for strength and a good sense of humor!

I mentioned one of those projects in my last post. You can check it out here. We pray that if the Lord speaks to your heart that you may help us help Tedson with his schooling. It would certainly take one of the many responsibilities that we have off our shoulders.

My sister got together some of her dear friends here in Jacksonville for a brunch yesterday. They didn’t know it was my birthday, but the Lord did. I think he has ways of showing us we are special to him. When they learned it was my birthday, they came bearing gifts. One of them was this handmade card which I love so much. In fact, it has given me an idea of a craft project for our Haitian women to make. Isn’t it lovely? Yesterday afternoon, Prit, John, and I ate a birthday dinner at Cracker Barrel. I had the joy of talking with Gabe last night, then video chatting with Deb and Sam — the end to a perfect day!

The summer is passing quickly and here’s our schedule so far. Our calendar is filling up rapidly and we hope to have the opportunity to see many of you. If you are in any of these areas, come by and see us!

10 June    Women’s Aglow Chapter/ 3458 Old Mt. Olive Hwy. /Mt. Olive, NC/ 10 a.m.

14 June     First Pentecostal Holiness Church/ 130 Edmundson Rd. / Mt. Olive, NC/ 7:00 p.m.

  2 July      Enon Chapel/ 102 Barbara Avenue, Midway Park/ Jacksonville, NC 28544/ 11:00 a.m.

 9 July     Rock Church/ 2147 HWY 64 East/ Tarboro, NC 27886/ 10:30 a.m. 

 

Help Us Help Tedson!

12440752_963185070468715_2802576586021095321_oHaitian Mother’s Day just passed, marking five years since Madame Enock lost her life in a very tragic auto accident. Four young children were left behind for her husband to care for. Our church family in Petite-Anse has since opened its arms wide to help meet their needs throughout the years.

One of Madame Enock’s sons, Tedson, practically grew up on the church bench and is much loved by all. In spite of the tragedy that has marked his family, Tedson has amazed us all with his Godly character and musical skills. He is one of the most dynamic musicians in our church orchestra. Like so many of our young men, he seems to be able to pick up almost any instrument and play it with little effort. So far, he plays bass and electric guitar, drums, piano, violin, and flute – not to mention he has a beautiful tenor voice! Tedson has already proven himself so valuable, and will eventually work in our churches and schools to help provide a musical formation for our students.  We are so proud of the way Tedson has excelled and has often been at the top of his class. His mother would have been very proud.

In the fall, Tedson will be returning to begin his third year of school and we would like to ask you if you could help us with his financial expenses? He’s already halfway to graduating. Below are Tedson’s expenses for the upcoming year:

Semester Costs for Classes: $200 x 3 Semesters = $600

Credits for 2017-2018: $280

Transportation: $70 x 10 months = $700

Meals: $40 x 10 months = $400

Music Camp for this summer (required): $200

Total: $2,180

Perhaps you can’t foot Tedson’s entire bill,  but could help with just one of these items? Anything you can pledge would help tremendously.