Prit and I are spending a week here in Martinsburg, West Virginia, with our daughter, Deb, her husband, Ben, and the two grands, Sam and Lorelei. It doesn’t take long to realize how out of shape you are until you have to take care of an energetic five year old and a little girl who just turned one! I am typing quickly in order to catch up on my blogging while she’s still asleep and he’s watching cartoons. Taking care of small children requires a great deal of skill, especially dealing with a short attention span and boundless energy. (Hence the reason this picture is blurry — they are in constant motion!) I am reminded of all the great moms and dads out there who are working full-time to provide a decent life for their kids. Hats off to you!
My mind also travels back to Haiti since that’s where our work is. I think of the parents who are eeking out a living so their children can have a good life too. The vast majority of them, however, are laboring to survive instead of thrive. The quest for their daily bread is a major factor and having a dependable job is considered a true luxury. Rehoboth Ministries is sending three students to universities and another one is finishing up his work with the School of Tourism. ALL of these students have at least one parent who has died and the remaining parent has no way of making a living. Two of them are almost finished with their studies and the other two have 3 to 4 years before they graduate. Prit and I have borne the brunt of sending them to school because we are good friends with their parents or because these students have been faithfully serving in the house of God for many years. We are also working to carve out a staff position for them after they finish up their courses.
Would you like to help them complete their education? For the university students, it generally runs $800 for a semester of work and $500 for books. Then, the gas and food to get to school every month costs $200 a month. So, you can see how this adds up quickly!
If you would like to get onboard to help finance a young person’s education and give them a hand up in life, please note the information below. You can earmark your gift, Education. In the midst of a nation which is experiencing chaos and confusion right now, this could be the one stable thing in their lives. Any gift you can give…$25, $50, $100…. would be SO appreciated. Instead of a hand out, give them a hand up! God bless you as you prayerfully consider this challenge.
Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC27532 / (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
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