I Had A Dream

images-1I am writing from Portland, Oregon. We were in Tilamook, Oregon, this past weekend ministering at one of our supporting churches — Living Water Fellowship. We had a great time (since it was our first) getting to know the pastors and their wonderful church members. Thank you, Living Water, for making us feel so welcome!

This weekend, we will travel to Tacoma, Washington, to minister at Trinity Church and see another group of friends whose friendship we highly prize. John is with us and will accompany us to Tacoma. He has made the decision not to return to Haiti at present due to the escalating problems there. We ask for your continued prayers.

I had an interesting dream about three weeks ago. In the dream, I saw an old Haitian woman. It was evident that she had lived a very hard life. Not only were there furrows in her brow, but deep creases in her shoulders from carrying heavy loads for so long. She was offering some type of bread, that looked like a muffin, for me to buy. My heart was very heavy for her. Instead of offering to buy her muffin, I offered to buy TEN, thinking that she would greatly benefit from making a bigger sale. Instead of seeing relief, however, I saw anguish come over her and I realized that she represented Haiti. In her mind she was thinking, ”Where will I ever get the money to buy the products needed to make the muffins? Where will I find the pans to mix the flour and other ingredients together, and finally, where will I ever find a stove in which to cook them? Haiti has, not one problem, but layers and layers of problems due to everything from corrupt people in the higher echelons who wield much power, to a history of voodoo and witchcraft. This old woman merely represented the state of Haiti today. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.

However, before you are tempted to think there’s no hope for Haiti, I will share my other dream the Lord gave me many years ago about another Haitian woman which I believe demonstrates God’s plan for these people whom we have grown to love. This will be in my next post….

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Links for Giving:

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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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

We Weep For Haiti

imagesOur MFI Conference is over and we are here in Tilamook, Oregon, getting ready to minister at Living Waters Fellowship in the morning. John was due to fly back to Haiti tomorrow, but delayed his ticket due to the great unrest that is taking place at present in Haiti. Tomorrow, we head back to Portland.

Haiti, as most of you know, has been through its ”ups and downs” enduring violence, hunger, and hardship that most of us cannot fathom. But, it always has an end. Things settle down to a sense of normalcy after a while and life goes on. This time, however, it seems the crisis just continues to mount. There are so many different factions warring against each other and some of them are determined to run President Jovenel Moïse out of office or bust. The fuel crisis continues to cripple the nation, schools are closed down, and people are suffering needlessly. All we can do is sit by, watch and, of course, PRAY. It’s hard to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest knowing that our folks back in Haiti are wondering when, and if, they will return to life as they know it.

Here’s a post our son, John, put on facebook after speaking with some of our friends in Cap-Haitian:

”One of my Bible college students wrote to say that he’s hearing that schools won’t be open until January. He’s probably going to go to the Dominican Republic to find work just so he can pay off what he owes on his house for the rest of the year. The guy who works in our Bible college office told me it was a good thing I didn’t come back this weekend. He said an area near where we live has turned into a war zone with people from rival neighborhoods fighting each other with guns. I can’t imagine what life must be like for those at the bottom.”

We weep for Haiti. January will make 37 years of ministry there. The folks who have worked alongside of us during this time, who have prayed us through insurmountable odds like the kidnapping and going to the brink of death in 2010 in  Canada, now need our help. Your prayers, as well as your giving, mean so much at this time. You probably will not read about this on the news, but Haiti is in dire straits.

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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

Remembering the Less Fortunate

50728636_952590268462865_5524373488019701760_nThings continue to build momentum in Haiti as we pack to leave for the annual MFI Conference in Portland, Oregon. After the conference, we are to visit two of our supporting churches on the West Coast, then return to Haiti around mid-October. Not knowing what the state of things will be around 20 October when we’re due to fly out, it’s very possible that we will have to change our tickets from Miami to Charlotte, then return home to Jacksonville (NC). That makes packing that much more difficult as it’s always a fine balance between warm clothes for Portland and summer clothes for Haiti. This is when one gets to walk by faith on a daily basis with the Lord knowing that He indeed knows what’s around the corner just ahead. We do appreciate your continued prayers.

 

Here’s a post from our son, John, who is still in Haiti and plans to fly out on Saturday to come meet us in Portland on Sunday. Pray for traveling mercies all around and for the people of Haiti who are suffering due to the violence and unrest. Most of all we’re remembering the ones most affected and the least fortunate. The beautiful children of Haiti, like the one above, are confined to their homes due to the violence in the streets. They don’t get to come to school for that one hot meal they so badly need.

I didn’t venture out today, but from what I hear, Cap-Haitien was pretty quiet. There were major protests in several other cities, though. The protests are increasingly marked by open hostility between civilians and police. In the capital, a journalist was wounded by police fire and protesters burned two police vehicles in response. In Marigot, a small southeastern town, protesters burned a police station in reprisal for a civilian’s death. Tonight, a huge storm is rolling through Cap-Haïtien. The sky has been raining and thundering aggressively, almost as if it were angry. The heavy rains will bring drinking water to some, but on the whole will probably only add to the misery of the desperately poor who live in low-lying areas. – John

Mayhem in Haiti — We Need Your Prayers!

HaitiGasStortagesProtest (1)Where do I begin to give an update concerning what is going on in Haiti? I see very little being reported in the news here and it’s as if our back door neighbors don’t exist. The situation there is deplorable. The fuel crisis continues and there is talk of civil war. Our son managed to buy 65 gallons of fuel for our compound from a generous mission there and he is finally on the mend after having strep throat.

All schools are shut down. Kids don’t get to come to school to eat. I asked Pastor Delinx (the pastor/administrator of our main church and school) if we couldn’t have our cooks come and prepare food for the children and teachers who live nearby. He told me that he didn’t want to put them in harm’s way because of the thugs who are occupying the streets who are throwing rocks and setting up barricades. John has been alone on our compound with only a couple of workers and hasn’t left due to the unrest in the streets. Please pray for him as he plans to fly out to meet us in Portland. We depart on October 4th and he is to leave Haiti on the 5th. Needless to say, we are anxious to see him.

I know no better way to give you a glimpse into what is happening on the ground than to post statements made by missionaries and Haitians there. We implore your prayers for peace to reign.

“I had to let the 2 Bible students who showed up go early today after a student wrote to say she was stuck at work and couldn’t leave due to protests downtown. Once the rest of the students heard that, they wanted to get home ASAP. She has since made it home safely.”  – John Adams

“Hell getting to the airport today. Finally sent them on motos. Beware if you are trying to get somewhere today. Suggest STAY HOME…….unless you are prepared to pay road Blocks and have rocks thrown.”  – Missionary

“Opposition is mobilizing moto gangs, threatening schools & bizs. Please spend these difficult hours in intercession for President Jovenel & Haiti.”  – Missionary

“Priye pou nou paske kondisyon vi nou trè stresan paske vi an dur epi lari an pa bon nan moman sa yo akoz bandi sèlman ki ap manifeste.”  (“Pray for us because life conditions here are very stressful , because life in the streets is not good at all due to the bandits who are rioting.”) One of our University Students

“I am always so conscious of my privilege in this country. While I am grateful to have things like electricity, a car, an Internet connection, and a U.S. passport, I am also constantly aware that having these things means I can never 100% identify with where the people are coming from. People here are polite, but on some days, I can feel them saying without saying, “You just don’t get it. You don’t understand.” It’s true—I don’t, but I do my best and I really do love the people. I also know that there are certain ways I wouldn’t be able to serve them without having the advantages I’ve had. To some extent, the disconnect is necessary and inevitable. When I don’t get it, Jesus does. I have to trust that he loves them more than I do.”  – John Adams

Due to the exorbitant prices of living in every realm in Haiti, we encourage you to send a monetary gift to help our brothers and sisters in Christ. If you mark it Haiti/Food, we will make sure that those who are in the most dire need get help. Most of all we ask for and thank you for your prayers for those who are on the ground in Haiti and for peace to reign within her borders.

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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

Haiti -The Noose Tightens

 

showImage Blockades and burning tires. Protests against insane conditions. Haitians have no choice but to take to the streets and demonstrate against the madness which continues to tighten the noose around their necks. From what we’ve read and are learning from missionaries on the ground, fuel has arrived to Haiti, yet, it’s not being delivered to the pumps. No fuel means no way to send one’s child to school. No fuel means paralysis to all who want to sell their wares in the market. The little that is available is now being sold for around $3.50 U.S. a gallon. This is a day’s wages for the few citizens who even have a decent job. Due to the ongoing fuel crisis, with no end in sight, every strata of society is being affected and it’s nationwide.

John posted this on his facebook page yesterday. As usual, we implore your prayers for his protection and for peace to come to the Haitian people.

Protests started while I was at school today. There was no way to get home by car, so I had to leave the car at a friend’s house and take public transport as far as it would take me. The chauffeur dropped us off at a major intersection where tires were burning. A Haitian co-worker of mine was kind enough to walk me and another co-worker all the way back to my house from there (about a 3-mile walk). I think I counted 5 different roadblocks. At one point, people had parked a bus across the highway so no one could get through. At one of the roadblocks, there were some rough-looking guys with rocks and bottles at their feet. We started to turn down an alley way thinking they might throw rocks at us but one of them said, “You guys are OK,” and waved us through. My Haitian co-worker’s generosity in walking me home amazed me (he had a wife and baby waiting for him at home). He also paid for my ride since I didn’t have any money on me. He said, “I just hope someone would do the same for me.” Things here can be rough, but Haiti also has some of the most generous people in the world. I don’t know how many people from back home would have done what he did. – John

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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

Shifting Gears

 

UnknownThis summer has been super busy. Hence, the reason I’m just getting around to updating. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed visiting with donors and churches to share about the work in Haiti. If we didn’t get to see you, we always carry you in our hearts and thank you from afar. We are beginning to shift gears and wind down here. We’ll be attending the MFI Conference in Portland, OR, the first week of October, then visiting two supporting churches on the West Coast. Around mid-October, we will return to Haiti and we’ll hit the ground running.

This upcoming year seems to be taking a life of its own. We have conferences lined up, a ministry retreat for our key leaders, plus teams making plans to come help with construction projects. Then, there is the daily work of Rehoboth Ministries. There is a good possibility that I (Dana) will have my own personal intern coming for the month of January. Please pray she’ll be able to raise the money to come. If anyone is still interested in the intern position, there are other months available where I could definitely use your help.

We need prayer for the following items:

Fuel crisis: There is no fuel being sold at present. Our supply is dwindling and we need a breakthrough.

John: Pray for John’s safety in the midst of a very troubled society. Pray for strength, encouragement, and wisdom to oversee things for the work until we return. 

Intern: continued prayer for a helper(s) to come give us a hand

Construction: We need to be able to add rooms on our compound to receive conference speakers, teams, etc.

Instruments: We have $1,000 to put towards instruments for our main church. We still need help with the purchase of drums, a piano, and a guitar amp.

Renter: We need a renter for our home here in Jacksonville while we’re in Haiti (during the school year). We would love a reference from someone reputable.

Your prayers and support mean everything to us. Thank you!

 

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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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

 

A Place Called Miracles

f47d7e74a15b01fc5492f328e1848e76August 31st… on this special milestone  day, we are remembering a day of incredible joy as we boarded a flight that would take us back to the Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina from Calgary, Alberta. On August 31, 2010, we pushed Prit in a wheelchair onto the plane that would return us to our homeland. We were finally leaving Canada after such a close brush with death. Most of you know the story. I almost lost my husband to, not one, but two cataclysmic, back-to-back brain aneurysms which came within a hair’s breadth of snuffing out his life. Almost incredibly, the Lord had heard the prayers of thousands of saints all around the world who were imploring God to raise Prit off his sickbed.

To this day, I stand in awe of the Lord’s kindness to us. Two bombs went off in Prit’s head and he went through a 26 day coma with little hope of ever awakening. I was informed by the doctors that he would never be the same man cognitively — even if he did wake up. In spite of all this, we boarded a regular flight on August 31 and flew home the same way we had come.  The healing and recovery of his short-term memory would take time, but the husband I have today is a walking miracle. In fact, I call him my Lazarus. Those 26 days seemed like an eternity. Many tears had been shed, multiple days passed in silence, and anguished prayers to an almighty God would be offered up. Not only did the Lord hear multitudes upon multitudes of prayers for Prit by me, our families, Pastor Richard & Beth Kope who went through this ordeal with me, and countless saints whom, to this day, I have never yet met. On top of that, we are still living and working on the mission field in Haiti.

The need for miracles has never come to an end. We have had hurricanes bearing down on us more than once, both in Haiti and here in North Carolina. Join us as we pray for yet one more divine intervention — that Dorian will not leave behind a path of destruction and carnage, but  will be forced, rather, into the sea and never return. We can PRAY and we can BELIEVE. If you need prayer, write me at danaptl@gmail.com. After all, we’ve lived in a Place called miracles.

You can read about this story in my book, Into the Storm. It’s available on amazon.com. You can also watch the testimony on the 700 Club here.

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:

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

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