A Light In The Darkness

 

 

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Hunger. Unemployment. Lack of Medical Care. A Dismal Future. All these describe the land where we live.We have been in Haiti for 37 years. Yet, we have never seen the level of poverty that we see today. Aid provided from other nations rarely reach the average Haitian and now with the Pandemic afoot, Haiti is at an all-time low.  Almost everyone is out of work, the people we live among and work with are suffering from hunger, and nothing is functioning except for a few stores in town.

The exchange rate is mounting almost on a daily basis. Today $1 US = $20.80 Haitian. When Prit and I look at what we spend just for the needs of our own home, we have to ask ourselves – how in the world does the average Haitian live? I even shared an article in another post which warned that Haiti is in danger of facing a famine. But, here’s some GREAT news………

Thank you, Orphans Promise!

Orphans Promise allowed us to use the monthly funds for April to distribute to the members and families of our local churches. The Pastors distributed the funds to their cell groups who in turn blessed each family with money to buy their own food in the marché. Some cell groups bought the food themselves and separated it among the families.

News is trickling back to us from all the churches about these families. I wish I could relay to you the elation of these brothers and sisters whose burdens have been temporarily lifted. Can you imagine the satisfaction they receive – especially in watching their children fill their stomachs?  With others’ help, we have been able to temporarily assuage their hunger. Rehoboth also had the capacity to lift this burden by giving $1,000. This is because other wonderful donors who support our ministry sow regularly into the feeding fund. Many thanks to these wonderful individuals.

Check out this link and see what Orphans Promise is doing all over the world!   Orphans Promise

Thank you Orphans Promise and our own donors for being a light in the darkness to our people!

Solar Panels

More great news! We have raised a little over $11,000 towards our $30,000 goal for solar panels. If you would like to help us feed more people here or meet this critical goal, you can use the donate button above or look below for info. as to where to send a check. Be sure to earmark it!

 

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, NC  27532 / (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.)

 

 

 

10 Reasons YOU Can Make A Difference!

sun-9006693.jpgIt’s 86 degrees in Cap-Haitian today! It’s too bad the beaches are closed due to the Corona Virus. If we had air conditioners here at home, it would be more tolerable. We’d just ignore the heat outside and sit back, put our feet up, and read a good book. Unfortunately, our generator is not strong enough to carry the strength of an AC, so floor fans and ceiling fans will have to suffice for the moment ….. and cold baths! Living on a tropical island is not always a paradise as some may think. We are praying for rain! 

How would you like to help us raise some funds for new solar panels? Our goal is $30,000 and we already have over 1/3 of it raised – $10,600! We’re $19,400 short and every gift counts!

10 reasons why having panels in place would make our lives more tolerable!

  1. Help our elementary  and Bible students here on our compound to study better with cooler air in their classrooms. The other side of the compound has no electricity except that which comes from the city. This is very sporadic.
  2. No electricity means an inability to communicate with our family, friends, and donors. Having internet connects us with the outside world.
  3. All meetings and events scheduled will not be interrupted by a power outage.
  4. We spend a whopping $350 a month just on diesel fuel. The $350 doesn’t include money for oil, battery water, and an occasional need to call our electrician in case our generator is overworked. The money could be best used elsewhere.
  5. We could eventually provide a computer lab for our Bible school students. Maybe we could even move to online classes therefore inhibiting a Pandemic or anything else from ever closing down our schools again.
  6. Solar panels would enable us to purchase a refrigerator and freezer to start a small business and put people to work.
  7. As we add other rooms to our two mission houses on the compound for visiting teams or guests, we could provide them with a cooler place to stay.
  8. Since pumping water into our cistern requires electricity, we would be able to pump it when it’s needed instead of waiting on the city current.
  9. I may actually be able to use my crock pot that was given to me years ago!
  10. Last, but not least, we can get a good night’s sleep and not have to endure the insufferable heat.

Just use the ORANGE donate button or send a check. There is information below that tells one how to do so. Your giving would mean SO much!

 

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, NC  27532 / (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.)

Celebrate With Us! The Two Are One!

 

94386704_2558964687703110_32065603061678080_n.jpgDue to the present circumstances with the Pandemic, our plans have totally been changed. We were due to fly to Portland, Oregon, to attend the wedding of our son, Gabe, and his beautiful fiancé, Ciara, on June 20th. No matter how they tried, it was just impossible for them to make plans with the uncertainty of the times. With everything shut down for now, Gabe and Ciara decided to go ahead and get married and celebrate with family at a later date.

Prit, John, and I watched the beautiful joining of these two lives on our laptops from Haiti which took place in their pastor’s back yard. Although the sound was in and out, we did get to witness their vows and becoming one. We are so happy for them!

Most of you have seen this on our facebook pages, but just in case you didn’t, we present to you Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Christopher Adams and welcome Ciara into the family fold. We are incredibly happy for them and look forward to a grand reception when we’re back stateside. We definitely plan to make up for the moments lost this coming September, Lord willing. If you would like to watch their wedding, you can visit gabeandciara.com. Would you remember also to pray for them as well for their new life together? We know that would mean a lot to them.

 

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, NC  27532 / (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.)

Please Remember Haiti In Prayer

I just read this article. If it is true, then we are in great need of prayer.  The members of our churches are hunkered down in their homes until the Prime Minister of Haiti says otherwise.  Haiti has lost almost a whole year of any productivity due to internal strife and now even more to the Corona Virus. Our Bible School, elementary schools, and feeding program are at a standstill. The university students this ministry supports have lost another semester due to this worldwide Pandemic. But…if this article is correct, then the worse is just around the corner. Please help us pray this potential catastrophe out into the sea.  Haiti is like a sitting duck due to the lack of medical care, poor nourishment, and little money to buy food to strengthen themselves again sickness. We’re counting on your heartfelt prayers for this ministry and for our Haitian brethren and we’re throwing our weight on all the promises of His Word.

 

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, NC  27532 / (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.)

An Easter Message from Prit

OIP.pUTudw0avNMHwrytIRME4gHaFjHi Everyone! Prit has shared a short Easter message for all the members of the churches in our network. Even if you don’t understand what he’s saying, you can catch the spirit of his message. Check it out and click on ”like” after you’ve viewed it. We wish all of you a Blessed Easter. Regardless of where you are, Jesus never changes and the Good News is still the Good News!

https://web.facebook.com/pritchard.adams/videos/10158722616763484/

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, NC  27532 / (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.)

Crisis: It’s Just A Season

UnknownLast night I listened to a wonderful message by Pastor Miles Munroe concerning the subject of Crisis. It is actually one of several messages concerning this subject. Pastor Monroe passed away in 2014, but the message is just as relevant today as ever. Make sure you don’t watch this before you go to bed. It will excite you so much that you won’t be able to sleep! Click here to hear Overcoming Seasons of Crisis.

I’d like to encourage our readers today to take heart.  Many of you may be filled with fear and wondering what the future holds. Will another Pandemic (worst than before) arise? Will the economy collapse? Will I lose my job?  How will I ever be able to provide for my family? What if I get sick and can’t work? Fears can gnaw away at you tempting you to lose hope entirely. But, those who are in Christ have been told not to fear. He holds the future!

We live in a country which has suffered from some of the worst catastrophes known to man. Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Flooding, Cholera Epidemic, Malaria, Kidnappings, and Government leaders who could care less about their people. Port-au-Prince was even named the kidnapping capital of the world a few years ago! We have worked to feed hungry children whose mothers were buying clay with iron mixed in it at the open-air market to keep them alive. One of those children is all grown up now and is a very prominent leader in our main church.

Yet, we have watched the people we serve rise time and time again from the ashes with hope for a better tomorrow. They still dream and are an inspiration to those of us who had a much better start in life than they did. They are believing that brighter days are to come. As you listen to this message, I pray you will be greatly encouraged.

 

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, NC  27532 / (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.)

Dismal – But Not Without Hope

Recently, a fellow missionary wrote the post below and put it on their facebook page. I don’t think they’ll mind me sharing it since it was a public post. I hope this will cause you, the reader, to give thanks for the many untold blessings we enjoy stateside and elsewhere. Even if the Walmarts, Costcos, and Sam’s Clubs lack the basics, at least you know more will be coming eventually. Plus, the workers in these outdoor markets don’t have anything to fall back on. There are no credit cards, retirement accounts, food kitchens, or gift cards for our Haitian friends to cash in.

91112544_2469768740003016_5284403593493872640_nLast week the Market in Cap Haitien was closed down for “cleaning” in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This market is where a large majority of people in the Cap Haitien area buy and sell their goods. Food, cleaning supplies, hygiene supplies, cook ware, clothes, school s upplies, etc are all sold out of this large outdoor market. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of shopping at this market, you know it’s a bit of organized chaos. To an outsider, its overwhelming, ridiculously crowded, has nasty water flowing through it (ie sewage), it’s loud, and you have to be careful where you step, or you might just fall into an open storm drain, (not that this has ever happened to anyone we know, oh wait, yes it has on multiple occasions). However, this is our “Walmart” if you will. It’s our one stop shopping for everything you need. And once you get the hang of it, there really is some order to it.

With it closed, THOUSANDS of people are out of work. Not just the merchants selling the goods, but the rural farmers, the people hauling the goods across the DR border, and so so many more.

I know people all over the world are suffering financially right now and many have lost jobs. But for Haitians who were already living on less than $2 a day, having your income source shut off is life altering. As a result of all this, the price of many goods has tripled. Our employees, our friends, and our community can’t afford these increase.

Can you imagine going into this crisis and not having a place to buy soap to wash your hands? Not having a place to buy groceries? Yes things in the US are harder than normal, but we still have it so easy compared to so many other countries.

Haiti, like many places across the world is struggling to prepare for a fight they know is going to kick them in the behind. The government and citizens want to do what they can, but unfortunately there is not much to be done. Please keep praying for Haiti.

 

Hospitals

https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/haiti-doctors-flee-state-run-hospital-avoid-coronavirus

The hospitals here are not prepared for this epidemic.The State Hospital in Port-au-Prince is in shambles. Doctors and nurses have fled and there’s no one to care for the sick, plus they lack the proper masks and sterilizers to protect themselves against the virus. There have been 14 people at present who have tested positive for the Corona virus.  As far as I know, no one here in the north of Haiti has tested positive yet.

While these reports are extremely dismal, we are not without hope. We have the sure promises of God’s Word to comfort us. Psalm 91 is not just a flowery, poetic piece of literature that Moses penned because it sounded so beautiful and eloquent. The scriptures are just as relevant today as they were centuries ago. While human hands are limited to help in this crisis, we are trusting in the Lord’s protection over this land as well as for our loved ones back home.  We thank you for your prayers as well!

 

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, NC  27532 / (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 New Thing

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43.19 ESV)

OIP.py1g4KXdBEA5qseja-vM5wHaFjI woke up from a dream this morning. In my dream I had a baby girl. I knew it was prophetic, for I don’t believe at age 63 I’ll be having any more children. This baby gave me such incredible joy. She had the most infectious laugh and it made me laugh too. She never cried, but laughed throughout the whole dream. I believe that as the world is gripped by fear, this dream was meant to breathe hope and joy into my life and to others as well. Even those who have experienced deep sorrow and loss can recapture the unspeakable joy that only the Lord can give.

Today, as you sit in your home and wonder how many more people will be ravaged or even die from this pandemic, I pray for you. I pray that in the midst of your distress, you will look up and experience the new. Maybe it’s new ideas of how to do things, a new way of looking at things, a new joy, and new expectations. It’s a new normal, but God is always doing something fresh and is not limited by the stale and the mundane.

I encourage you to embrace the NEW. Perhaps it’s just a new level to your prayer life He wants to birth into your spirit to drown out the voices which are occupying your time and feeding your fear. This can be an exciting phase in your life. Our churches in Haiti were not able to gather and pray this morning, but that will not inhibit the prayers and power that will be unleashed from their homes. On the contrary, this may be a good break to recapture a new regard for united prayer. He’s doing a new thing. Do you not perceive it?

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, NC  27532 / (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.)

I Dream Of Marmalade Jelly

OIP.XDenUQHGzro5XTCxMOaJmAHaJ3The waitress at IHOP this summer kept bringing me little packets of orange marmalade jelly when she saw how much I loved them. Now that’s my kind of waitress! We are in Haiti and there’s no jelly of any kind, but somehow it helps to think on better things — yes, (even little things) like marmalade jelly. 

We have been following all the news that’s happening stateside (and worldwide) concerning the Coronavirus. We are like you. Everything’s shut down here – schools, churches, businesses. We have not left our compound for several days and very few people are allowed to come visit. But, we are ok and thankful for the internet and are able to communicate with friends and family from home.

For the Haitian people, however, this is a new low. Most of us have enough funds to stock up for several days. Our Haitian friends live hand to mouth and have no refrigerators or stoves. They cook on charcoal. Most of them shop at the marché (outdoor market) and the little amounts that their money will buy is what they carry home to their hungry families. But, today, they are closing the marchés to avoid further spread of the virus and only the government knows when they’ll reopen.

The fact that Haitians don’t live in spacious homes but in tight-packed communities opens up further risk. Many of them are terrified of this virus. Not having all the amenities that other countries provide, their life is in each other and the church. I’m sure they’re not dreaming of marmalade jelly, but of a better Haiti, one that functions normally.

While you have this time on your hands, would you remember to pray for them? They are praying for you. If you feel led to ease some of their burdens, would you send an offering to Rehoboth? Help us help them. Meanwhile, let’s all continue to pray that the Lord will give our leaders wisdom to combat this foe and that we can return to a normal life. Our strength is in unity, not division.

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.)

39 Stripes

god-1772560__480Here in Haiti, we have been following all the events which have taken place in the last few days concerning the Coronavirus. Panic and pandemonium have set in and it hurts our hearts to see the unleashed fear that has hit our nation and the world. Thanks to this pandemic, the normalcy of everyday life has almost come to a grinding halt. We won’t even talk about what this is doing on a grand scale to businesses and other services that we have always taken for granted. One thing’s for sure, FEAR can cripple a nation. Those in the health industry are being tested to the point of exhaustion due to the alarming number of folks showing up at hospitals to get tested and those who are gravely ill are not getting the care they should have gotten due to the increase in volume. Of course, we are not condemning anyone who is taking precautions, but the fear which has gripped our nation is a crippling fear and is not God’s best for you if you are a believer. May I share some good news with you?

The Bible tells us in Isaiah 53:5: “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” By stripes, it is referring to the lashes that were placed upon Jesus’ back. Jesus paid for our healing. He loved us so much that he submitted under the crack of the whip which the seasoned Roman soldier so expertly exerted upon him. It is said that there are 39 major diseases in humankind — that all other sicknesses branch from these major illnesses. According to the Jewish law, those who were whipped received 39 lashes. Whether Jesus’ received 39 lashes or 40 is of no consequence. What matters is that he submitted to the torture of the moment and that his subsequent death on the cross bought about our spiritual and physical healing. Now, that’s some great news in light of the mayhem that is taking place in our nation (USA) and other nations as well! Since there is a ”Fear not…” for every day of the year in the Bible, you have a ”Fear not” for today!

If this doesn’t get you excited, meditate on Psalm 91 and let that become your prescription for today and it will fill your mind with peace. It is so rich and just these verses alone can feed you for a lifetime:

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee

 

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.)