There’s A Hole In Our Wall!

 

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In our last post, https://rehobothhaiti.com/2020/07/03/its-the-bees-knees/, I shared about the great project that’s going forward concerning our bee hives. We are sooooo excited!

However, there’s a little glitch that has to be taken care of before we get started. Our back wall has some repairs that need to be made, for the hives will be right up against these walls. Not only is it important that the walls be repaired, we don’t want the folks in the surrounding vicinity to get any ideas about theft – yes, people even steal beehives! This has to be taken care of before we can go forward with our bee project.

Can you help?

The cost is : $1600 US.

 

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.)

It’s the Bee’s Knees!

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Apiculture – technical term for beekeeping.

I had no idea what this meant! But, thanks to the giving of our Rehoboth Partners to our feeding fund, we will soon have 10 beehives set up on our compound in Sainte-Philomène. Not only that, but we have been able to obtain the help of one of the most sought-after professors in the north of Haiti. Professor Nelson is in the process of overseeing this venture for us and we are beyond excited!

It will take three months for our hives to begin producing honey. Since these funds came from our feeding program account, the proceeds from the sale of the honey will go back into the feeding program and  to the maintenance of the hives. Thanks to all of you who made this possible! If you would like to become a partner with our feeding program, that  would be the bee’s knees!

Message me at danaptl@gmail.com to find out how YOU can help!

 

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.)

Rehoboth Partners: Bryan & Kelly Huffman

94688577_10220802020267750_4346614458123026432_nFeeding children. Sending students to get a university degree. Training leaders in our Bible institute. Providing a payroll to Haitian workers on the field. These are just a few  examples of what we are accomplishing in Haiti. But, none of these things could be accomplished without YOU our DONORS!

Today, we salute a couple of Rehoboth supporters who can’t seem to give enough! Bryan and Kelly Huffman have been sowing, not only into one, but several represented needs of this ministry. From helping send university students to school to feeding kids and helping build buildings, they are actively involved in helping us build a legacy in Haiti. In fact, Bryan keeps me hopping running back and forth finding prices for bags of beans and rice to construction costs for added rooms. He and Kelly’s vision for missions is so LARGE  that they are never satisfied with the status quo. What else can we do? How can we feed more children? How can we help you build something that will create revenue for your ministry? Of course, missionaries never tire of these kinds of questions and we’re only to eager to answer them!

Thank you, Bryan and Kelly for your insatiable appetite to give more and more. Rehoboth is so blessed to have you on our team!

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.)

It Makes My Head Spin

OIP.B74kGekT_-vZMzpeephWCgAAAAWe have been back stateside for a few weeks now. This means we send transfers down to Haiti to pay for salaries, university students’ tuition, feeding the hungry, and the list goes on and on. The exchange rate changes almost daily there. It cost $28 (US) just to send our last transfer (what the bank took). The taux de la gourde (exchange rate) for our last transfer was 22.4. We sent a transfer for $2,000 and, after the bank took their part, there as $1,972 left over.

Math was always my poorest subject in school, so Mr. Lee (my math teacher) would probably laugh at the thought of me with my calculator in hand going back and forth between US and Haitian currency. Maybe the Lord just wants to keep me dependent on Him!

All this makes my head spin and I think of how simple it would be to do all our work  in only one currency! But… if you really want to get confused, Haitians actually think in gourds. $1 H = 5 gourds. The $2,000 US we sent x 22.4 gourds = $44,800 gourds or divided by 5 to get the dollar amount is $10,000 Haitian dollars. Are you confused yet? With the ever-changing exchange rate, that $2,000 becomes a different calculation each time we send a transfer. Perhaps the constant going back and forth with exchange rates and speaking in a foreign language on a daily basis will help keep my mind nimble now that I just turned 64. 🙂

But here’s the good news! Your giving enables us to, not only fight the inflation we see in Haiti, but to help those in great distress. $1,000 of that transfer was to help feed hungry families. In our last transfer, we were able to send $500 to our church that’s furtherest out from Cap-Haitian. This is because we have Rehoboth supporters who send funds on a monthly basis. Thanks to all of you who are making a huge IMPACT in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Haiti!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A REHOBOTH SUPPORTER AND CHANGE LIVES TOO?

 

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.)

You Gotta Start Somewhere!

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We are in the beginning phase of planting a garden in Belle-Hôtesse. This second church plant is located in the countryside outside of Cap Haitian. A plot of land behind the church will be our first experiment for a garden. Money has already been invested for our church workers there to plant plantains and okra. This endeavor was provided for by the faithful folks who sow monthly into our feeding program fund. The crop will be used to subsidize the school’s own feeding program or to help feed hungry families in this church. Thank you Rehoboth supporters for helping us help them!

We also have a bee hive project in process on our Sainte-Philomène compound. More about that later! 🙂

 

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 Happy “Hello” & A Sad “Goodbye”!

103287457_259452605395358_458086424980200224_nAfter a very hectic week, we are home! Home for now means Jacksonville, NC, and the fast paced, hurried life we knew in Haiti has slowed down – but, not without being close to the point of exhaustion.

Last Thursday, we flew out on an old DC-3 Cargo plane. We had tickets to fly out on American Airlines on Monday, but American wasn’t flying due to the Pandemic. Fortunately, thanks to MFI (Missionary Flights, International), we were allowed to fly to Ft. Pierce, FL, with them. The cold, noisy cargo plane that was used to fly in WW-2 may as well have been a magic carpet ride. We were so ready to get back to the States to see family and friends! The possibility of not flying arose when Immigration raised a red flag and we started fervently praying for a flight out. Finally, obtaining permission to fly, we were all too happy to be aboard to make our way back to Florida.

Thursday evening, we spent the night at the brand new quarters of the MFI Hospitality Park. We and several other missionaries were the first guests ever and were treated like royalty with a lasagna supper and other fixings, plus we had fun getting to the know the staff there. Early the next morning, we took a 70 mile trip to the West Palm Beach Airport where we flew out to Atlanta. Due to mechanical failures, our plane to Jacksonville was stalled. After spending a few hours in the Atlanta airport, we finally caught the flight to Jacksonville and an Uber brought us home. Talk about weary sojourners! Our house feels like a brand new home every year when we return. Being home is better than Christmas! This was the point where I should be writing…..”And, we are finally rested up…” 

After returning to Jacksonville on Friday afternoon, we arose the next morning and drove for over two hours to attend the funeral of one of the dearest and most precious saints who ever lived. Our longtime friend, Myrtle Wickham, passed away in her sleep last Tuesday.  Prit and I were allowed to say a few words at her funeral – of the years she spent working with us in Haiti and of all the answered prayers which we knew took place because Myrtle was praying. To say she will be sorely missed is an understatement, but we take comfort in celebrating a life well-lived. Goodbye dear friend, prayer partner, and  mother of Israel until we meet again. 

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.)

 

No Complaining. Just a simple ”Thank You”

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Last week, Prit and I joined our church committee in Petite Anse to meet with our Zone Leaders. These leaders oversee the communities where cell groups are located.
The reason for the meeting was to discuss the distribution of the food boxes which have been sitting in our school’s depot all this time since schools are still closed.
We were in awe as we listened to them share from their hearts.
Not. One. Complaint. was uttered concerning how difficult life is here or the havoc that the Pandemic has wreaked upon a land that was already bearing up under a measure of untold suffering.
All we heard were humble, heartfelt thanks for the funds that Orphans Promise approved for them to hand out to hungry families.
I wish you could have been there, for it was a humbling experience. There was a feeling of awesome reverence in the room – of US towards THEM.
Friday, food boxes (loaded on the back of motorcycles) found their way to each zone leader’s home and then they were distributed among the families that gathered there. There was not enough food to give each family their own box, yet it was free food. We prayed that somehow the Lord would multiply the contents in each bag.
Rehoboth also gave an additional $1,000 to alleviate their suffering, thanks to the monthly giving of our own donors into the feeding account.
Dana – When I send a worker to the marché, it is costing 3x what it used to because the prices have drastically increased. Each time, I wonder how the members of our churches and the average Haitian can even afford to put a decent meal on their tables.
(These are the most basic essentials in life!)
 Food and Water
Yet, even here, staying alive has become a necessity. Thank you, Orphans Promise and friends of Rehoboth, for enabling us to put food in the mouths of both adults and children.
You can help too!
Won’t you become a partner with Rehoboth to help provide this basic need? 
There will be no complaining. Just a simple ”thank you.” 🙂
**Boxes were also sent to our other two church plants in Sainte-Philomène and Belle-Hôtesse which are also a part of the feeding program.

 

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 Want To Be One Of The….

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Great news! $19,000 has been raised towards our Solar Panel Project. When we sent out our last update, we had reached our $15,000 goal.

Asking for 15 donors who would send a $1,000 gift to help us finish up this project quickly, we received incredible feedback from folks who wanted to be part of this fundraiser.  One donor wrote……

”Hi Mrs. Adams! Jordan and I felt led to be one of your 15.”

We are amazed at the response we’re receiving and thank each and every one who has given towards this cause.  Now we’re punting the ball to you….

Would you be one of the 11 donors left to contribute $1,000 to our Solar Panel Project?

If you can’t sow $1,000, any gift would be appreciated!

Think About It!

You can be one of those who helped provide electricity for a student so he or she would not have to sit in a class with 80+ degree weather all the while trying to get an education.

 

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.)

We’re Almost Halfway!

We are amazed at the generosity of our friends and donors, especially during this difficult time in our history. We now have $14,426 towards our solar panels. To make our goal for today, we have $574 remaining. That way, we will have raised $15,000 by the 15th which is today! Would someone like to help put us over the hump?

Thanks to all of you who have sown into this fundraiser!

 

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.)

15 by the 15th!

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Hi Everyone,

We want to thank those who have been giving into the Solar Panel Fundraiser. We now have a little over $12,600 towards our $30,000 goal. We would love to reach $15,000 by the 15th of the month. That’s only 2 days away. Can you help us get over the hump?

If you haven’t seen our previous post about the need for solar panels on this compound, you can check out the link here.

Could I just add one more reason? Our water pressure is not strong enough to flush our toilet. Every time we use our toilet, we have to pour a bucket of water down it to keep it flushed. This is very tiring, not to mention ”time-consuming.” Are you convinced yet? 🙂 No gift is too small!

 

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.)