Remembering the Less Fortunate

50728636_952590268462865_5524373488019701760_nThings continue to build momentum in Haiti as we pack to leave for the annual MFI Conference in Portland, Oregon. After the conference, we are to visit two of our supporting churches on the West Coast, then return to Haiti around mid-October. Not knowing what the state of things will be around 20 October when we’re due to fly out, it’s very possible that we will have to change our tickets from Miami to Charlotte, then return home to Jacksonville (NC). That makes packing that much more difficult as it’s always a fine balance between warm clothes for Portland and summer clothes for Haiti. This is when one gets to walk by faith on a daily basis with the Lord knowing that He indeed knows what’s around the corner just ahead. We do appreciate your continued prayers.

 

Here’s a post from our son, John, who is still in Haiti and plans to fly out on Saturday to come meet us in Portland on Sunday. Pray for traveling mercies all around and for the people of Haiti who are suffering due to the violence and unrest. Most of all we’re remembering the ones most affected and the least fortunate. The beautiful children of Haiti, like the one above, are confined to their homes due to the violence in the streets. They don’t get to come to school for that one hot meal they so badly need.

I didn’t venture out today, but from what I hear, Cap-Haitien was pretty quiet. There were major protests in several other cities, though. The protests are increasingly marked by open hostility between civilians and police. In the capital, a journalist was wounded by police fire and protesters burned two police vehicles in response. In Marigot, a small southeastern town, protesters burned a police station in reprisal for a civilian’s death. Tonight, a huge storm is rolling through Cap-Haïtien. The sky has been raining and thundering aggressively, almost as if it were angry. The heavy rains will bring drinking water to some, but on the whole will probably only add to the misery of the desperately poor who live in low-lying areas. – John

Mayhem in Haiti — We Need Your Prayers!

HaitiGasStortagesProtest (1)Where do I begin to give an update concerning what is going on in Haiti? I see very little being reported in the news here and it’s as if our back door neighbors don’t exist. The situation there is deplorable. The fuel crisis continues and there is talk of civil war. Our son managed to buy 65 gallons of fuel for our compound from a generous mission there and he is finally on the mend after having strep throat.

All schools are shut down. Kids don’t get to come to school to eat. I asked Pastor Delinx (the pastor/administrator of our main church and school) if we couldn’t have our cooks come and prepare food for the children and teachers who live nearby. He told me that he didn’t want to put them in harm’s way because of the thugs who are occupying the streets who are throwing rocks and setting up barricades. John has been alone on our compound with only a couple of workers and hasn’t left due to the unrest in the streets. Please pray for him as he plans to fly out to meet us in Portland. We depart on October 4th and he is to leave Haiti on the 5th. Needless to say, we are anxious to see him.

I know no better way to give you a glimpse into what is happening on the ground than to post statements made by missionaries and Haitians there. We implore your prayers for peace to reign.

“I had to let the 2 Bible students who showed up go early today after a student wrote to say she was stuck at work and couldn’t leave due to protests downtown. Once the rest of the students heard that, they wanted to get home ASAP. She has since made it home safely.”  – John Adams

“Hell getting to the airport today. Finally sent them on motos. Beware if you are trying to get somewhere today. Suggest STAY HOME…….unless you are prepared to pay road Blocks and have rocks thrown.”  – Missionary

“Opposition is mobilizing moto gangs, threatening schools & bizs. Please spend these difficult hours in intercession for President Jovenel & Haiti.”  – Missionary

“Priye pou nou paske kondisyon vi nou trè stresan paske vi an dur epi lari an pa bon nan moman sa yo akoz bandi sèlman ki ap manifeste.”  (“Pray for us because life conditions here are very stressful , because life in the streets is not good at all due to the bandits who are rioting.”) One of our University Students

“I am always so conscious of my privilege in this country. While I am grateful to have things like electricity, a car, an Internet connection, and a U.S. passport, I am also constantly aware that having these things means I can never 100% identify with where the people are coming from. People here are polite, but on some days, I can feel them saying without saying, “You just don’t get it. You don’t understand.” It’s true—I don’t, but I do my best and I really do love the people. I also know that there are certain ways I wouldn’t be able to serve them without having the advantages I’ve had. To some extent, the disconnect is necessary and inevitable. When I don’t get it, Jesus does. I have to trust that he loves them more than I do.”  – John Adams

Due to the exorbitant prices of living in every realm in Haiti, we encourage you to send a monetary gift to help our brothers and sisters in Christ. If you mark it Haiti/Food, we will make sure that those who are in the most dire need get help. Most of all we ask for and thank you for your prayers for those who are on the ground in Haiti and for peace to reign within her borders.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

Haiti -The Noose Tightens

 

showImage Blockades and burning tires. Protests against insane conditions. Haitians have no choice but to take to the streets and demonstrate against the madness which continues to tighten the noose around their necks. From what we’ve read and are learning from missionaries on the ground, fuel has arrived to Haiti, yet, it’s not being delivered to the pumps. No fuel means no way to send one’s child to school. No fuel means paralysis to all who want to sell their wares in the market. The little that is available is now being sold for around $3.50 U.S. a gallon. This is a day’s wages for the few citizens who even have a decent job. Due to the ongoing fuel crisis, with no end in sight, every strata of society is being affected and it’s nationwide.

John posted this on his facebook page yesterday. As usual, we implore your prayers for his protection and for peace to come to the Haitian people.

Protests started while I was at school today. There was no way to get home by car, so I had to leave the car at a friend’s house and take public transport as far as it would take me. The chauffeur dropped us off at a major intersection where tires were burning. A Haitian co-worker of mine was kind enough to walk me and another co-worker all the way back to my house from there (about a 3-mile walk). I think I counted 5 different roadblocks. At one point, people had parked a bus across the highway so no one could get through. At one of the roadblocks, there were some rough-looking guys with rocks and bottles at their feet. We started to turn down an alley way thinking they might throw rocks at us but one of them said, “You guys are OK,” and waved us through. My Haitian co-worker’s generosity in walking me home amazed me (he had a wife and baby waiting for him at home). He also paid for my ride since I didn’t have any money on me. He said, “I just hope someone would do the same for me.” Things here can be rough, but Haiti also has some of the most generous people in the world. I don’t know how many people from back home would have done what he did. – John

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

 

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

Shifting Gears

 

UnknownThis summer has been super busy. Hence, the reason I’m just getting around to updating. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed visiting with donors and churches to share about the work in Haiti. If we didn’t get to see you, we always carry you in our hearts and thank you from afar. We are beginning to shift gears and wind down here. We’ll be attending the MFI Conference in Portland, OR, the first week of October, then visiting two supporting churches on the West Coast. Around mid-October, we will return to Haiti and we’ll hit the ground running.

This upcoming year seems to be taking a life of its own. We have conferences lined up, a ministry retreat for our key leaders, plus teams making plans to come help with construction projects. Then, there is the daily work of Rehoboth Ministries. There is a good possibility that I (Dana) will have my own personal intern coming for the month of January. Please pray she’ll be able to raise the money to come. If anyone is still interested in the intern position, there are other months available where I could definitely use your help.

We need prayer for the following items:

Fuel crisis: There is no fuel being sold at present. Our supply is dwindling and we need a breakthrough.

John: Pray for John’s safety in the midst of a very troubled society. Pray for strength, encouragement, and wisdom to oversee things for the work until we return. 

Intern: continued prayer for a helper(s) to come give us a hand

Construction: We need to be able to add rooms on our compound to receive conference speakers, teams, etc.

Instruments: We have $1,000 to put towards instruments for our main church. We still need help with the purchase of drums, a piano, and a guitar amp.

Renter: We need a renter for our home here in Jacksonville while we’re in Haiti (during the school year). We would love a reference from someone reputable.

Your prayers and support mean everything to us. Thank you!

 

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

 

Links 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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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