Precious Seed Sown…

Pastor Paulcin oversees a church in the region of Le Borgne or what we usually call Ti Bouk Oboy (a little village outside of Borgne). It is about two hours west of Cap-Haitian. Paulcin spent many years in our main church in Petite-Anse serving in many capacities and proved to be as faithful as anyone could be. He is also a graduate of our 4-year Bible Institute. But, Paulcin always had a yearnng to return one day to Borgne to disciple the people with whom he grew up. We helped him establish a small church there which continues to grow and thrive under his leadership. He has persevered through famine, severe lack, and having to pray for everything they get. Yet, the joy on his face reflects the love in his heart for what he does. We salute you and your family, Pastor Paulcin. Pastor Paulcin’s church is the only one of our four which does not have a feeding program as of yet, and they continue to pray that they will be able to feed the 200 children which attend school there. They are also trying to raise money for a small generator to use during their church meetings. Would you join him in prayer for these things?

Also, our main church in Petite-Anse will be praying in the New Year. I asked Pastor Delinx to please remember all our donors and readers in prayer. For a people who have to use their faith daily for the simplest of needs, they are only too happy to pray for others. I will share more about my second round of chemo soon. It does my heart good to remind myself of all our Haitian disciples, friends in Canada, friends here in the U.S, and others who flood me with e-mails and messages letting me know that I am in the center of their prayers. We take comfort in knowing that the precious seeds we planted in Haiti almost 38 years ago have come to fruition and now they undergird us with strength for the trials we face.

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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 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

New Things

2020 is slowly winding down. It’s not exactly been the type of year that produces all kinds of warm, fuzzy feelings for most of our readers. Our hearts genuinely hurt for those of you who have been hit financially, fallen ill to the Coronavirus, or sadly – lost a loved one to it.

For me, it’s involved my cancer journey which continues as I type. Tomorrow, I go in for my second round of chemo. There will be four in all, so I will have hit the halfway mark. I was told that I would lose my hair by the third round, but the majority of it has already fallen out. I’ve spent my days lately in my pj’s and wear a toboggan to hide my almost-bald head. Yes, 2020, I’ll even hold the door for you as you leave.

But, in spite of the losses from this past year, there has been much wisdom to glean. I wrote a post about thankfulness a few weeks ago and was reminded this morning of the power of a positive attitude. I read this story from a Joyce Meyer devotional and am including it here to encourage you. I hope it will speak to you in the same way it’s spoken to me.

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9

I heard the story of a doctor who was not a believer but who had discovered the power of the principle I am sharing with you. His prescription to his patients was to go home and repeat several times daily: “I am getting better and better every day.” He had such marvelous results that people traveled from all over the world to avail themselves of his services. Amazing! God said it first, and a man gets the credit. Do it God’s way! – Joyce Meyer – new day, new you

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Please know that we are praying for you. I know that you are praying for us as well. Your exemplary acts of love continue to amaze and overwhelm us. Let’s thank the Lord for the NEW things that are coming our way!

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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 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

Thank you, Orphans Promise!

Rehoboth has been approved for another year of funding from Orphans Promise. We wish to take a moment to sincerely thank them for their extreme generousity towards the kids in Haiti. We also wish their donors well who gave so freely to make this happen. Rehoboth Ministries acknowledges those who give, those who do the administrative work in keeping it all legal, and those who ensure the food boxes get to Haiti. The little child who lifts a spoon to his or her mouth has no idea that several steps had to be taken in order for them to eat. They only know that the gnawing hunger in their stomachs is satisfied for a while because of the hot meal they are served five days a week. Haiti is a better place because of you, Orphans Promise!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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Mail 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 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

New Trailblazers And More!

Bible School Graduation

The graduation for our 10th promotion has taken place and we have unleashed new trailblazers into Haiti to make a difference! This is the first promotion which Prit and I were unable to attend. Though we were sad not to be there, we are so proud of how well everything was executed through our son, John, and our leaders. These graduates were slated to don their caps and gowns in May, but due to the hardships of the Pandemic, they rallied themselves to finish this semester. Rehoboth Ministries is truly proud of the Bible institute and the caliber of men and women who have graduated from there. Incidentally, our financial goal for 2021 is $20,000. This has been gauged to cover professors’ salaries as well as provide scholarships for our ongoing or incoming students. Would you like to have a hand in producing superior leaders who can effect change in Haiti’s future? Never was there a time when it was more needed! Scroll down to see how you can give and remember to mark your gift: IBAG.

John' Home!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We know that it’s a bittersweet time for many of you who have contracted the virus or, perhaps, have even lost loved ones. Our hearts truly go out to you during this time and remember you in our heartfelt prayers. We are thrilled to have John here with us for a few weeks. We have missed him terribly and although the rest of the family was unable to come, we were able to skype together. I (Dana) have my second round of chemo this coming Wednesday. Then, I’ll be halfway done. I truly ask for your prayers that the Lord will be a shield about me causing only health and healing to come through the chemo. Your cards, texts, e-mails, calls, prayers, visits, and monetary gifts have encouraged me in more ways than I can count. Thank you so much!

Would you consider joining our team?

As 2021 is quickly approaching, we would love to invite you to join the Rehoboth team. It is the consistent giving of our valued supporters which enables us to accomplish all we do. The regular sowing into this ministry, however, helps us to gauge and plan for the future. We have all types of projects which range from providing food to hungry families to, as mentioned above, enabling young leaders to be trained in our Bible institute. But, there are other needs such as much-needed construction and providing help to send university students to school that doesn’t come in on a regular basis. No gift is too small and we know the Lord will reward you in His own way. For our donors who have sown faithfullly year after year, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for strengthening our hands!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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Mail 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 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

We couldn’t do it without you!

A Rough Week

My days run together lately – except when I’m on the way to the doctor’s office. Today, it’s pouring down rain in Jacksonville and it would be a great day to just roll over and sleep.

I have had my first round of chemo and am slated for another one soon…hence, the reason I’m writing this post. After each chemo treatment, the oncology nurse administers a shot to rapidly boost the white immune cells. Unfortuately, this shot had to be paid out of pocket. Its original cost is over $3,000, but we were able to buy it for $912.00 since it was self-pay. When I returned to Oncology on Friday, the nurse explained to me (to my dismay) that I would need four other shots before it was all over. The final cost would be up to $3,648.00. I was shocked, to say the least. We talked a while and decided to hold off on the shot since I was feeling so great. I had completed my first round on Wednesday and here it was Friday afternoon and I felt wonderful. The nurse told me that if I did get achy, and especially if I had a temperature of over 104, to contact them immediately.

I returned home only to find later that my bones began to hurt and had a feeling of overall unwellness. I became constipated and broke out in a rash. I started praying…hard! It was then that I realized that if I called on the doctor, I would have to see him in ER. Saturday was better, yet I was exhausted. Today, even though my energy has been low, I’m much improved. If I could have foreseen how this would affect me, I would have opted for the shot!

I will return to Oncology on Wednesday for them to check my numbers and determine whether to take the shot before my next round of chemo – or wait. Yes, missionaries do crazy things and get themselves into all kinds of situations, but we don’t knowingly compromise our health.

Having said all that, Prit will have Medicare soon and I will apply in March since my birthday comes in June. We are using Christian Healthcare, but for a quick decision like this, we had to pay up front.

$912 x 4 = $3,648.00. If you should feel led to help us with the costs, it would be appreciated. Your giving means a lot to us. You can mark it Medical.

I add a special thanks to all of you who have been praying for me as well!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

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Mail 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 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

Let’s Do This!

Most of you know my life has been greatly altered in the last half a year. The diagnosis of cancer (again) and the need to deal with it has greatly dictated my schedule. Surgery in October, accompanied with trips back and forth to the doctor’s office plus plans for further treatments, have become the norm for me. The rest of my energy has been used to help keep the ministry moving forward. It’s a different season in life.

The surgery is past tense now. I am embarking on chemotherapy treatments on Wednesday, Dec. 9th. It is something I dreaded. I’ve read both the good stories and I’ve read the horror stories as well. I’d give anything to turn around and walk the other way. A dear friend spoke to me a few weeks ago and said, “I have always been amazed at you. You’re the one who negotiated with kidnappers, you stood by your husband through two brain aneurysms and you’ve lived all these years on the mission field in Haiti! I could never do that. You are my hero!” But, I told my friend, “I’d much rather deal with life in Haiti than to go through what I am about to go through.” (At that time, I was scheduled for the mastectomy.)

Well, the surgery is behind me. Carrying around the terrible drains for 41 days is now a thing of the past. My next step involves four rounds of chemotherapy treatments. I have read all the pros and cons of chemo. Part of me wants to bolt — maybe board a plane and go back to Haiti. Yet, I’ve come to realize that one of the hardest things about the cancer journey is simply facing my fears. I don’t feel like a hero. But, I have been able to place my feet in the footsteps of some wonderful women who have marked the path before me. One friend has been dealing with the recurrence of cancer for more than twenty years, yet bravely accepts this journey. Another one has hardly had time to recuperate because she is tending to her husband who had a major stroke. These ladies and so many others stand on the sidelines cheering me on. Dear pastor friends who went through cancer together at the same time (a married couple) managed to stay positive through it all. They came through with their humor still intact. Still another is always sending me key verses to read and telling me what I can do with natural remedies to avert the harshness of the treatment. I know I am one of many and get to place my feet in their footsteps. I feel privileged to have so many friends who are now cheering me on. Their lives spur me forward to get past this interruption from what was a pretty normal routine.

So, after looking at these hall-of-famers (and there are so many more), I have resolved to follow their examples and lean more heavily on the Lord. Sometimes one has to push past the fear and say, Let’s do this“…. because dreading a thing may be worse than actually facing it head on.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

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Mail 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 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

Drain Free!

Sam & Loreli

Yesterday, I returned to Wilmington to have the drains removed They had been attached to my body since my surgery on October 20, 2020 – a total of 41 days! Due to fluid buildup, I had to walk around with tubes coming out from everywhere. These were attached to two huge bulbs which received the fluid drawn from my chest. There is no word to express the relief of having all this paraphenalia removed! The simple act of wearing anything besides a button-up shirt (usually a pajama top) is indescribable. Sometimes we don’t know what freedom is until we lose it!

I look forward to rehab tomorrow. I hope they can help me get more mobility in my left arm. It has been aching all day. I do ask for your continued prayers since I will be starting chemotherapy soon.

I miss my family, but wanted to share a bright spot during a difficult time. I sure miss these two. Sam and Lorelei are growing up so fast and this is their latest pic shared with us on Thanksgiving. Looking forward to the day when everyone can be together again. Now, to get that Christmas tree up and decorated!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at

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Mail 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 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