Maybe it’s the past year’s events that has me reminiscing. Our normal, daily lives have been turned upside since the events of the COVID virus was ushered in. All of us have learned to adjust to different schedules and the lack of freedom to come and go as we please. Some are still mourning over the lives of loved ones that the virus claimed.
Perhaps it’s my own situation with cancer and treatments which placed me on a different track since October when I had major surgery. It really goes back beyond this though with all the tests that determined my health status. Since last August, I was already going through that revolving door of seemingly endless tests, labwork, then a treatment plan.
James 4:14 says, ”Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
I’ve had a lot of time to reflect. There were days during chemotherapy treatment when all I could do was lie in the bed and rest. But, I did have time to think. I thought about how little time we have on this earth to make a difference. More than ever, I long to see dreams which have sat on the shelf be taken down, dusted off, and accomplished. We all have different dreams and expectations. Ours (ministry-wise) is knowing that we did everything we could to make an impact on Haiti with the Gospel. Part of this is making the lives of our Haitian friends more tolerable. Whether it’s giving a student the assurance that they can obtain a degree in our Bible institute or help another one receive a hot meal at school, or help destitute parents receive help for their children’s tuition – there is always a need to be fulfilled. Part of leaving the mark of the Gospel on others’ lives is meeting them at their deepest level of need.
Sitting on the back deck of our home this morning, I’m enjoying the cool breeze and the beautiful view of the woods. Haiti is far away, yet it’s ever present in our minds. I’m thinking of the longtime, faithful member of one of our churches who tried to seek help for her afflicted body, but didn’t have the means to have surgery. Although she’s been told she will end up in a wheelchair, she forces her body to get up and walk over a mile to get to church. Then, there are others who are young, have their strength and are willing to work – yet the job training is not available or they can’t afford it.
There are two ways of looking at this scenario. We can throw up our hands in despair or we can see that destiny has come knocking on our door to make a difference in the lives of others. Would you like to become a Rehoboth partner and help us affect the destiny of others and thereby affect your own? Destiny is calling!
Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation
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The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC 27532 / (919) 751-8188 & please earmark your gift for Haiti.
Pritchard: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096
Dana: email@example.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509 4037 5341
John: firstname.lastname@example.org / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 3253 0595
Pritchard & Dana ADAMS
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Jacksonville, NC 28540
Thank you for sharing your heart with us Dana. We feel the tug of the burden you carry for the people of Haiti being reached with the gospel and the deep concern for the churches there. Praying for your full recovery and Rehoboth’s work in Haiti!