Motto for Haiti: Expect the Unexpected

Unknown-1Since I last wrote, all our children and grandchildren have gone their separate ways. This was the first post that John wrote on his Facebook page since leaving. I know that some of you who read this blog are not on Facebook, so I’m posting it here so you can pray for him. John has taken it all in stride, yet life in Haiti is hard. This week, he is busy preparing for his students to return next week for classes.

I got home and our security guard half-jokingly said, “Welcome to hell.” The generator’s broken so there’s no electricity and no Internet at the house. Two months of dust and cobweb buildup left the house filthier than I expected. Thirsty, I took a glass and filled it with tepid water from the unenergized water cooler. I didn’t notice until I was halfway into my first swallow that the glass had been completely coated in dust, even though it had been sitting upside down in the cupboard. I spent the afternoon dusting and sweeping before cutting my finger on some of the new rust in the shower. Now I’m enjoying an overpriced Coke at a local hotel. It’s good to be home. – John

We ask your prayers for:

  1. the piece for the generator’s alternator will come quickly from the Dominican Republic so the generator can get repaired. Unfortunately, John’s had no electricity except for the sporadic city current.
  2. protection for John as he goes to and comes from school, town, etc.
  3. that John’s vehicle fund will be completed.

    So far, we have raised $27,073 for John’s new vehicle. Our goal is $35,500. The reason for this is that a heavy-duty vehicle will last much longer on bad roads and diesel fuel is more abundant in Haiti than gasoline.We still need $8,427.  By the time the paperwork is finished and the truck is driven 8 hrs. to Cap-Haitian, $9,000 would be a reasonable gift. Prit and I hope to go to Port-au-Prince to purchase is when we return to Haiti soon. Meanwhile, John’s driving our pickup.

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

Family Time!

68669161_10156193940797294_7601525178236928000_o

L to R: John, Sam, Deborah, Lorelei, Gabriel, Dana, and Prit

The house is awfully quiet today except for the sound of a full load of sheets in the washing machine which are chugging away. Beds have been stripped and we’re simultaneously working on cleaning the house and catching up on ministry work. The whole family took off yesterday – all going in different directions. John and Gabe left at 2:30 a.m. to reach their flight connections from Raleigh and Deb took off later with Sam and Lorelei for West Virginia. John flew back into Haiti yesterday afternoon and Gabe flew back to Portland (OR). Thankfully, everyone reached their designated spot safely.

The presence of a 5 year old (Sam) and a 1 year old (Lorelei) in the house quickly revealed to us 60 some year olds how much stamina we really have! All in all, we had a  wonderful family vacation together. It’s not often that we all come together under one roof, so we made the most of it. We enjoyed our beach time, playing putt-putt golf, and going out for seafood among other things. But, what we enjoyed most was just being together. I think that is revealed in the picture above. It’s a good thing John thought to get a shot before we all went back to living our everyday lives. As the old Frank Sinatra song goes,  we say to our clan, Thanks for the memories!

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

 

 

Good Looking Man, Good Looking T-Shirts, and a Great Sunday at Redemption Church!

67943808_2506790432716651_743970348067717120_n

Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning we spoke at Redemption Church here in Jacksonville (NC). It’s a brand new church plant that’s being pastored by Pastor Tim and Kerry Dupree. Not only is Redemption a new supporting church of Rehoboth Ministries, but Tim and his family have become great friends. We had a wonderful time sharing with their congregation and if you are ever in the Jacksonville area, you need to stop in on a Sunday morning  and meet some special people. (Service begins at 9:30.) Do you have small children and wonder if they’ll fit in? Oh my, yes! The church is full of little ones and Sunday school is a vital part. You’ll fit in just fine. In addition to being blessed by these wonderful folks, Tim and Kerry (who own Sophie’s Trophies) had several t-shirts made up for our ministry. I asked John to model one so that you can see it. The front says, ”God has made room for us” with an outline of the country of Haiti. The back says, ”We will be fruitful in the land.” It also includes our website address: rehobothhaiti.com. This is what Rehoboth means in the Hebrew and reaches back to the story of Isaac digging three wells in a foreign land. These three wells had been dug by his father, Abraham, initially and the Philistines came and stopped them up. As you can imagine, wells were of great importance in such a dry and arid country. One’s life virtually depended on the water from that well to live, give to their livestock, plus a host of other things. The story tells us that Isaac’s enemies came and stopped up his first two wells just as Abraham’s enemies had done. This must have included backbreaking work and days of labor under the glaring desert sun. But, instead of retaliating, Isaac went on to dig a third well. When his enemies did not contend with him for this well, he named it Rehoboth. Hence, the declaration which he made concerning God making him fruitful in the land.

67483346_1161665667361526_1980304644458414080_n

Back

Thank you Pastor Tim and Kerry for your labor of love and such a beautiful gift. Thanks, John, for modeling for us. Speaking of John, he returns to Haiti a week from today and we will miss him terribly. He has just updated his website, so I encourage you to read his latest news. https://backtohaiti.com. John writes from another perspective of life in the States and of that in Haiti. Please remember him in your prayers as he gets ready to head back to a broken country and a hurting people. We are greatly anticipating spending the next week with our whole family here before John leaves. So, you can definitely count on some upcoming pictures of the most adorable grandchildren on the planet!

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look Who’s Come To Visit!

 

Jeff & John

Jeff Ferdin & John

 

Our son, John, visited Pilot Mountain this weekend. On his way home, he swung back by Warsaw (yes, North Carolina), and picked up a Haitian friend who is visiting his family here. Jeff is a math teacher at Cowman School where John teaches History and Geography. Boy, were we surprised when, of all people, he brought a Haitian home. We’ve had a great time talking together and John has now taken him to see the beach down at Topsail Island. Who would have ever guessed that tonight a Haitian would be spending the night under our roof? Life is full of surprises!

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

A Table in the Wilderness

About-Us-72DPI

Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? Psalm 78:19 ESV

We were in our old stomping grounds this past weekend. Boy, did we have a great time! Rock Church of Tarboro (NC) launched us to Haiti 36 years ago and it’s always one of our favorite places to go in the summer. We have longtime friends there who always welcome us back when we come and it makes us feel like we never left. We are so thankful for this haven.

But, that’s not all. There’s a phenomenon happening there as well. Pastors Mike and Mary Chatt are drawing in people of all ages who are so hungry for the Lord. They have gone to two services now to accommodate the folks who are coming from all different directions. In our early years at Rock, a prophetic word came forth declaring that Rock Church would become a Table in the Wilderness. Well, we are watching this reality come to pass and are so excited about what God is doing there. If you’re anywhere near Tarboro, please check them out for their Sunday morning services. You better arrive early though if you want a seat!

In a city which was once very affluent, Tarboro has suffered much due to major companies pulling out and moving elsewhere. Let’s not forget the major flood of 1999 which required federal help under the Clinton administration. Tarboro has certainly been reduced to what would seem like a wilderness. But, as we know, God often does his best work in the wilderness! After years of praying and laboring in this town, the Chatts are seeing the Lord respond and watching hungry souls finding their way to the table where they can find life-giving nourishment for their souls.

We are so thankful for Rock’s commitment to Rehoboth after all these years. If you’re not regularly supporting Rehoboth Ministries, perhaps you’d like to help us as well. We have a great big vision and need all the help we can get! Thanks also to our sweet friend, Myrtle Wickham, for receiving us into her home (as always) and making us feel like it’s indeed our own.

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: (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

Independence — On All Levels

imagesHappy 4th of July to all our friends and supporters! How wonderful it is to be writing to you from our home in North Carolina. We hope this is a time well spent with your families or just in quiet reflection of what it means to be a citizen of this great country. Prit, John, and I have immensely enjoyed being back and enjoying all the blessings that are reaped from living in the USA. As I shared with the members of Enon Baptist Church last Sunday, ”It was wonderful to simply get in our cars and drive to church this morning. The roads were well paved, there were no roadblocks and burning tires in our path, and no one who stopped us to demand money. We will not have to call ahead to our security guard to make sure the road is clear before returning to our neighborhood.” 

While Haiti is experiencing more instability and unrest every day, we are only too grateful to be in our home country where there is peace. While I know this is not reflected in every part of our home country, our little corner of the world here in Jacksonville, North Carolina, is quiet. Perhaps we could lay aside the differences among political parties for one day and reflect upon the gigantic gift one has been given to call themselves a citizen of the United States.

We Remember

— Today, we remember all those who have given their lives so that we may live freely. From our founding fathers to those who have died in battle for their country, as well as those who are putting their lives on the line today, we salute you!

— Today is a day of remembrance for us personally. Most of you know that it was 9 years ago today that Prit had his first of two brain aneurysms. Every year, we are more keenly aware of how blessed we are to simply be alive and functioning.

— We remember Lucy Adams who went to her eternal home on July 4, 2014.

— Interestingly, it was on July 4, 1826, that two principle signers of the Declaration of Independence passed away. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams drew their last breaths only hours apart from each other.

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: (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