“I Thought We Were Going To Die!”

Unknown-1This has been a week of scurrying about getting everything done from bank transfers to Haiti to getting our car inspected. We are still in awe of how easily and quickly things are done here. Just the usual life in the good ‘ole USA is a far cry from life on the mission field. Prit gets excited about going to Walmart. That’ll give you an idea of how mundane life can be in our little corner of Haiti! But, we have been at the other end of anything but mundane, especially after being kidnapped by a gang in October 2006. We can certainly relate to the story that you are about to watch about this team of medical missionaries who came to help bring relief to the south of Haiti. The fact that the doctor survived is truly a miracle. Click the link below to watch this harrowing ordeal.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/may/i-thought-we-were-going-to-die-american-missionaries-ambushed-in-haiti-saved-by-mysterious-man-on-a-motorcycle

Would you pray that John will be able to leave without delays and make it into Jacksonville on June 3rd where we will be eagerly waiting to pick him up? Pray that things remain quiet in Cap Haitian and that he will be able to get out without problems in the street. Haiti is at a very volatile place right now. Cap Haitian is much calmer than the area around Port-au-Prince, but tensions are still high because of the instability in this little country. John’s had an incredibly busy year and is truly due for a break. Thank you for your prayers!

Would you like to help us further the work of training today’s leaders for tomorrow? Click below to give and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt!

Link:

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

Rehoboth Ministries is……Changing Lives and Impacting A Nation

 

Answered Prayer & More

 Prayer Answered!

UnknownThanks so much to all of you who prayed for us concerning making a transfer to Haiti. This problem has been resolved and we were able to get much-needed salaries for everything from our Pastors and workers to the Bible school professors down to Haiti. In fact, Prit is in the process of making another transfer. Seems the money goes out as quickly as it comes in!

Fayetteville, NC

We just returned from spending the weekend in Fayetteville, NC. These are our old stomping grounds. We were so happy to see and thank fellow supporters of Rehoboth who give continually into this work. Our hearts are overflowing after visiting with so many wonderful friends. Saturday morning, we shared at the Full Gospel Businessmen’s meeting. One couple even brought a Haitian man with them and we had a lot of fun conversing with him in Creole. Louis moved to the U.S. around 22 years ago and was only too happy to speak to someone in his native language. He’s serving God here while we’re serving God in Haiti.  We attended Northwood Temple (one of our supporting churches) and saw many friends there as well. Thanks so much to Mike and Maggie Andrews for receiving us into their home. Fayetteville will always be home to us in one sense or another.

Would you like to help?

We know many of you give regularly on a monthly basis. Boy, are we thankful for you! However, this is a time of the year when things are tighter for us financially.

1) Our university students are having to pay inscription for another year of work. Even though school doesn’t start until September, they are expected to pay now. Tedson, Clodain, and Claudel’s bills for the first semester add up to around $800 US apiece which totals to $2,400 US. This, as you can imagine, stretches us and doesn’t even include their gas and food needs. Due to the ever-increasing prices of food, fuel, and yes, even their school tuition, our budget gets stretched more than ever.

2) We are back in Jacksonville, but our American Airlines bill still remains. We have around $1,100  left in order to pay this off.

If you would like to help lighten our load, you can give to through the link below. If you send your contribution c/o The Lord’s Table through PushPay or by check, you will always receive a tax-deductible receipt.  Thanks!

 

Link:

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

Rehoboth Ministries is……Changing Lives and Impacting A Nation

 

 

Prayer Needs

7e18a905803f04cdabd0d0cc44addd24Well, we are back stateside and thoroughly enjoying our home again and the myriad of choices here that one does not find in Haiti. We were supposed to fly out of Cap-Haitian at 2:30 on Monday, but our departure time was 4:30. When we arrived to Miami, we were directed to a different gate and sat on board for a good 45 minutes. By the time Prit and I made it through customs, retrieved our luggage, and got a bite to eat, we finally made it to our hotel room. We were so tired that we fell into the bed and didn’t awaken until morning.  Boy, we were glad to see Jacksonville on Tuesday morning! It took us two days just to catch up on our sleep. Guess we’re not spring chickens any more!

We are getting ready to go file our taxes and get that out of the way. We have a very important prayer need and we’re sharing this with you. The software that Prit uses to send a transfer to Haiti to pay salaries was changed. They require the security code from our bank and we don’t have it. Due to problems with fraud, the code could only be mailed to our stateside address. Even our bank representative couldn’t give it to us. Well, we waited the 6-8 days it takes to arrive and code never came. Another one has been mailed and it still hasn’t come. We have not sent the transfer for the May salaries which includes all the general salaries in addition to the Bible school’s professors’ salaries. Also, the students we are sending to the university have not received their money to cover gas and food. Then, there’s the money for the feeding of the kids. All this would be fine if one had a credit card or some other means to ”make do” in the meantime. However, our people are like the bird on the end of the branch teetering and tottering with nowhere else to turn. Prices continue to rise – from food to fuel – and our ministry is a lifeline to so many that we need a breakthrough! Please join us in prayer for this problem to be resolved. In just 10 days, we will owe another month’s salary to so many who have nowhere else to go and no one else to ask.

Thank you and thank you for your continued support of Rehoboth Ministries.

Link:

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

Rehoboth Ministries is……Changing Lives and Impacting A Nation

 

 

The Conundrum of Packing

Conundrum: “a confusing and difficult problem or question.”

packing-cartoon-1Since we’re in the midst of finalizing things here and deciding what to take with us and what to leave behind, packing is always a conundrum. Having one foot in one country and the other foot in our sending country, it’s kind of hard to know what’s essential to pack in a suitcase with a 50 pound limit. This is like stuffing part of my office in one suitcase since all of our affairs for Rehoboth are not online. Then there are those winter clothes which get thrown in for the conference we attend in Portland each October right before we head back to Haiti. Ah yes, and the essential pile of books my husband insists on taking back to read over the summer complicate things even more! Should I take those shoes? What about that skirt? By the time eight months in Haiti is over, I truly forget what I have in North Carolina! What if I forget….?

Ok, now that I’ve unpacked these complaints for you to read, I encourage that ”someone” to just leave it behind. No, I’m not talking about your luggage! I’m talking about those things you’ve been carrying around that weigh you down and wear you out. Worries, fears, doubts, memories, responsibilities that you’ve taken on that really belong to so-and-so… and the list goes on.  Some things are better left behind. What’s getting thrown in your ”bag” that is wearing you out? Is it time to eliminate, discard, throw away, or just leave it behind for another day?

Link 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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

 

Rehoboth Ministries is….Changing lives and Impacting a Nation

 

 

 

 

A Mighty Oak Tree

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We are busy wrapping up the year here in Haiti. Tuesday, Prit and I will fly to Miami and will arrive in Jacksonville, NC, on Wednesday morning. Maestro Claudel and I have been furiously translating English songs into Creole for our youth choir to sing in our absence. We even have Christmas songs for them to work on since Prit and I will not get back until around mid-October.

We are eagerly looking forward to seeing family and friends. I can’t wait to get my hands on those grandkids! Our beautiful little granddaughter, Lorelei, will turn 1 year old on June 11. June’s a big month for us: My birthday and our wedding anniversary are both in June as well.

While we are anxious to get back for some R&R and to visit with friends and loved ones, part of us always stays here. Haiti is ever in the back of our minds because Rehoboth has grown from a simple acorn to a huge tree over the years and it provides shade for many people. The lives that have been impacted by this ministry are many and we are humbled by the folks who help make it possible. While I write, I can hear students playing just across the compound. Their exams will be in early June, then they’ll be done for the year. We’re so happy to be able to mold these “future leaders.”

We have ordered a sound system for our main church which will be en route from Ohio to Florida at some point. It took our church YEARS to raise this money, so it’s pretty important that it reaches us safely and in a timely manner. Then, we will start working on raising money for all the new instruments. If you’ll allow me to brag, I will say that we have some of the most formidable musicians anywhere. They have played for many years on instruments which would have long ago been discarded by any church stateside. Yet, they have been faithful to do so. We ask you to pray for the safe arrival of our sound system and, if you feel led to give, you can send money to help our church complete the money for the instruments. The bass guitar is totally out of commission and the drums… well, they really should be on their way to the dump! Just mark your donation Haiti/instruments.

Thanks for your prayers and thanks for your giving into this ministry. This mighty oak tree will continue to provide shade for many.

 

Link 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 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.)

 

 

Rehoboth Ministries is….Changing lives and Impacting a Nation