He Became My Hymn …

President Jovenel Moïse was laid to rest on July 7, 2021. He death has greatly shocked the nation of Haiti and all those who labored therein. Because of this, it has been difficult to write this post. Jovenel was buried in Cap Haitian not far from where he grew up. Cap Haitian is the old colonial capital and also the home of Rehoboth Ministries where we have been laboring for the last 33 years in missions. This President was unlike any other. He was a simple banana farmer and astute businessman. His organic bananas became highly sought after, however. Huge boatloads of home-grown bananas were shipped to Germany regularly which made him highly successful and an example for others who tilled the earth. But, with all his success, Jovenel was deeply troubled for his country and President Michel Martelly tagged him to become a candidate in the Presidential race for Haiti. Moïse was by all means an underdog in this race and dubbed, ”Neg Banann” meaning ”The Banana Man.” Yet, even as many didn’t take him seriously, he was amazingly elected in 2017. Haiti mourns today over the loss of a simple, but great man who could not be bought and refused to give funds from other nations which were delegated to specific purposes to greedy politicians who cared nothing for their people. This is one reason that Haiti has been on a slippery slope for decades. In spite of generous handouts from other countries, the money has ended up in the wrong hands. JOVENEL SIMPLY GOT IN THEIR WAY.

First Lady, Martine Moïse, gave a riveting speech at her husband’s funeral. She almost lost her life as well, perhaps left for dead. She was next to her husband when he was tortured and killed, a victim, herself, of many gunshot wounds. Martine was flown to Miami for further treatment along with her children. But, nothing could keep her from returning to Haiti to speak at her husband’s funeral. This has to be one of the most powerful speeches I have ever heard. I hope you will listen to it, for I am including the link for it and the translation is included. She boldly called out Jovenel’s enemies and lifted a lamp for the Haitian people to see that ”a battle was lost, but the war was not over.” Speaking of her husband with great affection, she said,

”He became my dear and my blood flowed in his veins. He became my hymn and I became his orchestra.” 

After the funeral, the First Lady sat by President Jovenel’s coffin for an hour before allowing the guards to seal his coffin inside the tomb. Would you please remember this special woman and her family in your prayers? Would you please pray for the Haitian people as they mourn the loss of a great leader and wonder what is to become of their nation? Would you pray for us at Rehoboth Ministries as we continue to encourage our people who are going through a very dark time in their nation?

People in high positions have managed to arm their own gangs with high-powered weapons. They terrorize the countryside and the kidnappings have increased. We used to talk about how bad things were in the south of Haiti around the capital, but now there are incidents happening in our part of the country as well. Kidnappings are rampant and young men are being coerced to join them in order to eat and stay alive. This is the reason the missionaries I wrote of in an earlier post lost their lives. Jacmel is not that far from Port-au-Prince and the drive could have been made in a vehicle. But, due to the threat of being stopped by a gang on the route, these missionaries chose to fly instead. One of the planes crashed. Today, many widows and children, both Haitian and American are crying out for justice and praying their loved ones didn’t die in vain. (Click on the link below to watch the First Lady’s speech.)

 Psalm 18: 6 In my distress I called upon the LORDand I cried unto my GodHe heard my voice out of His templeand my cry came before Him, even into His ears.

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: 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

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Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

Our Donors Speak

Our dear friends and longtime partners with Rehoboth Ministries have agreed to share their hearts on this video. Jerry and Judy Porter have been praying for and giving to Rehoboth Ministries for years. Jerry came and spent a week with us in Cap-Haitian a few years ago and was such a blessing to us all. Thank you for your commitment to this work, guys, and for your encouragement towards us! Would you like to become partners with Rehoboth? Write to Dana at danaptl@gmail.com and I’ll tell you how!

Jerry & Judy Norris

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.

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

Weep With Those Who Weep

Due to problems with this site, I have not been able to update for a while. There is so much news to catch up on, but I will have to do so little by little. Our hearts have been greatly saddened and troubled by news coming out of Haiti in the last few weeks. There has been so much tragedy and many people are in need of your prayers.

Tragedy in Flight

Missionaries who worked for the ministry called Gospel to Haiti were traveling back to Jacmel (in the south) of Haiti after a brief reprieve stateside. Since there was not enough room on the airplane for the women and children, they were sent ahead on another flight. When the second plane didn’t arrive, their fears were soon confirmed. The second plane had crashed into the mountain and all the passengers died. You can read more here. We ask for your prayers for the survivors.

Assassination of the President of Haiti

President Jovenel Moïse

On July 7, 2021, the home of the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, was broken into by Columbian mercenaries. He and his wife were brutally tortured and the President was murdered. Martine Moïse sustained critical gunshot wounds and was probably believed to be dead. The First Lady Elect was flown to Miami where she has been receiving treatment. The people of the nation of Haiti are in shock and trying to sort through this horrible affair. We grieve over the tremendous loss of this President who received so much opposition for the good that he did and we long to see the perpetrators brought to justice. Haiti is at an ”all-time low” due to the power and automatic weapons which have been supplied to notorious gangs terrorizing the nation. There are 70+ gangs in Haiti. Some of them have already taken up residence on the compounds of missionaries. The evil has even spread to the ”once peaceful” north of Haiti where Rehoboth Ministries resides.

Other News

Mike and Hope Sonnenschein

A missionary to Cap-Haitian and his wife were returning to their compound when they were chased down by a couple of men on a motorcycle. When they stopped, one of the men pulled a gun on the husband and fired. The bullet lodged next to his spine and he lost the feeling in his legs. His wife immediately straddled the gears and put her foot on the accelerator. They managed to make it inside their compound to safety. However, the missionary (Mike) had to be airlifted to the States that night and has been in rehab ever since. Mike and Hope Sonnenschein need your prayers. You can read more here.

Prayers

As you can see, there is much turmoil going on and these are not all the stories.Our family is stateside at the moment because, I, Dana, have been recuperating from cancer treatment. I also ask your prayers for relief from fatigue. I am much better, but still need another layer of healing. Many thanks for your continued love and support towards our family and for those who are laboring for this work in Haiti. We ask for divine protection over those who are representing us abroad.

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Romans 12: 15


Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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