A Bible School Student’s Narrow Escape from Danger!

UnknownOur son, John, posted this on his facebook page and, in case you didn’t see it, I didn’t want you to miss out. We never know what we’ll come up against, whether living in Haiti, or elsewhere. However, we do know one who’s name is Faithful. Be encouraged today!

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One of our Bible college students told me today that he almost died the other day. He was on the back of a motorcycle going through a narrow market street. He reached up to wipe the sweat off his forehead and accidentally hit a guy next to his eye with his elbow. After stopping, he went up to the guy to apologize. The guy who had been hit mumbled for a minute and then tried to pull a long knife from his belt. Fortunately, a man standing behind the guy with the knife, seeing what he was about to do, grabbed his arms and held him back. Our student jumped back on the motorcycle and told the driver to floor it. The guy with the knife chased them for about a block before giving up. They wound through the streets before going to their final destination, which was only a few blocks from where knife-man was. The student said he felt no fear until he got through the door of the house he was going to and then his heart went into overdrive. You never what a day will bring, do you? I’m grateful for the Lord’s protection today.

Praise is the Key!

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Psalms 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

Well, these last two weeks have been interesting! One son fractured his foot and it’s in a cast and the other son broke his finger and will need surgery.

Our city current has not worked for the last 5 days which makes it impossible to pump water into our cistern. When the cistern is not filled, water cannot be pumped into the house. Our generator and batteries (unfortunately) are not strong enough to do the job. So…. we’re back to having buckets of water hauled into each house. Nothing like an ice-cold bath first thing in the morning. Invigorating!

There are rumors of the opposition stirring up trouble again this week. We ask you to pray about all these things and against riots and blockades in the streets.

In spite of all this, school kids are eating, students are learning, leaders are being formed and our churches are interceding for this country. We have seen marvelous answers to prayer because the incense of prayer and praise keeps mounting towards the Heavens and we know our expectations for a better tomorrow will be fulfilled.

How can we pray for you? Please don’t hesitate to share your prayer needs with us. We have lots of folks here who know how to pray!

 

Prayers Requested!

53931116_10155878211667294_192201925389713408_oHi Everyone, I am requesting prayer for our sons. John, as many of you already know, was playing basketball at his school and fractured his foot. He is in a cast for 4 weeks and is almost down to 3 now. As you can imagine, this makes his coming and going to school, as well as all the other things he’s doing, very tiring and burdensome.

tumblr_lhq57qKSWy1qzrn3vGabe slipped on some rocks as he was out hiking and instinctively put out his hand to break his fall. In the process, his pinky was jammed and he is supposed to see a doctor tomorrow morning concerning having surgery.

  1. Pray for a quick healing with no after-effects.
  2. Pray that surgery will not even be necessary for Gabe.
  3. Pray for no more mishaps!

We count on your prayers and know that they have kept us through many perilous times. Thank you!

 

Smiles All Around!

Where does the time go? It’s been so busy here and we’re thankful for helping hands that have come to  lighten our load. From construction work to putting a smile on a child’s face, we appreciate all our generous contributors!

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Our compound is a tropical paradise as you can see! The weather is gorgeous this time of year. It’s even prettier now that folks have given to help us with the construction needs of rebuilding the walls that lead to our little mission house and the house next door. Thanks to our thoughtful donors, we were also able to pave our driveway, which was in great need of repair. Would you like to help? There is still much repair work, paint jobs, adding on of rooms that needs to be done to both houses and to the building which houses our school, church, and Bible institute.

New Dresses for little Girls

Cathie McCarthy and Christina Buehler from Fort Pierce, Florida, came bearing gifts for our students  here in Sainte-Philomène. They came with 102 dresses all sewn by them and friends of theirs’ in Florida. Talk about some happy little girls! This is no small thing in Haiti when parents are doing everything they can to put food on the table. Just the gift of one dress for their child takes a huge weight off of them. Thanks so much, Cathie and Christina, as well as all the other ladies who labored  over their sewing machines to put a smile on our students’ faces!

 

 

Natcom Down, Save the Date

UnknownThis is Day 3 of coming to town to check the internet. Rumors are that Natcom (our server) is on strike because the technicians have not been paid. So, we’re paying for a server that doesn’t work. That goes for our cell phones too. Haiti seems to go from one crisis to the next. At least I can sit by the beautiful poolside of the Christophe Hotel and am planning to get in a walk around the pool before I leave. Care to join me?

Save the Date

We are gearing up for our summer schedule. So far,  these dates are taken:

June 9: Impact Church (Morehead City, NC) 

June 16: Moncure Baptist Church (Moncure, NC) 

June 30: Enon Chapel (Jacksonville, NC)  

If you’re in the area, come see us! If you wish for us to come visit your church, group, etc., contact me, Dana, at danaptl@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!

Link for Giving

UnknownWell, it seems the button on this website page is NOT working yet. It has to be fixed on my end and I’m trying to figure out how to do it myself. Meanwhile, The Lord’s Table was kind enough to send me this link for anyone to use if they want to send a gift to Rehoboth. We apologize for the inconvenience. Here’s the link:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?f[0]=Haiti&src=hpp&fbclid=IwAR3WeP61LZN9DQh24T3XB6YMtQFjEAcFh3Z0xZTNutzBR-LlRxzOxnpmmQE

Defining Normal

UnknownI have waited to post anything about the situation here in Haiti. No one seems to know if we’re only experiencing the calm before the storm. Yet, everything is back to normal here in Cap-Haitian and we are happy. When I say normal, I mean the roads are clear. There’s no rioting or burning of tires, nor destruction of public property. Yet, life is far from normal in the area of economics. Folks are still struggling to sustain themselves with a healthy diet as the prices of everything from rice to oil remain high. There are no retirement or pension plans, no credit cards, or a charge account for the average Haitian. You either have the money or you don’t. It is a day-to-day attempt to survive.

Our school kids have lost another three days of school due to the Mardi Gras season. Although Mardi Gras is not being celebrated in Cap Haitian this year due to the political turmoil, schools are still closed. They will resume classes tomorrow. So… our idea of normal is different from that of everyday life here in Haiti. Defining normal is relevant to where you are! Rehoboth is providing work and paying salaries to many and, therefore, a LIFELINE to many in this nation. This is a great time, if you aren’t already, to become a partner with this ministry. We are so grateful for one-time gifts that we receive from donors, but it is the regular monthly investment of our supporters that are the backbone of this ministry. Won’t you consider taking that extra step of faith? The information below shows you how to give. No gift is too small. (Sorry! We’re still working on the Donate button.)

Returning Stateside

We are returning stateside at the end of May. Our schedule has almost filled up already for June. If you would like for us to come speak for your church, group, chapter, or organization, this is the time to let us know. You can reach me, Dana, on facebook or write me at danaptl@gmail.com We would love to see you!

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 4037 5341

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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