Summer Calendar Update

imagesHi Everyone!

What a year it’s been! Our summer is turning out to be eventful as well. Would you like for us to share with your church, organization, women or men’s group? Below is the list showing where we’ll be. If you’re close by, come join us!

 

May 25: Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship: May 25 (K & W Cafeteria @ Bordeaux Shopping Center, Fayetteville, NC) 7:30 a.m.

June 3: Women’s Aglow (Mt. Olive, NC)

June 9: Impact Church (Morehead City, NC) 

June 12: Grove Park Baptist Church, (Clinton, NC)

June 16: Moncure Baptist Church (Moncure, NC) 

June 30: Enon Chapel (Jacksonville, NC)

July 14: Rock Church (Tarboro NC)

You Really Do Matter

safe_image.phpThere is a Haitian expression which aptly describes the state of Haiti at present: ”Absè sou klou” translates to an ”abcess on top of a boil.” As if the boil wouldn’t be painful enough, an abcess on top of it would be excruciating. The problems of this 4th-world nation are staggering and pretty daunting when trying to make a difference in people’s lives. Over the course of 36 years, Prit and I have watched missionaries come and go through an imaginary ”revolving door.” Haiti turned out to be much more of a Goliath than one could have conceived of and it is definitely not for the faint of heart. Most of you are already aware of the many trials we’ve been through. We won’t try to appear as those who haven’t been faint-hearted ourselves. We can only say that, because of the presence of Rehoboth Ministries in the north of Haiti, (along with many other missions), a light is shining that nothing can extinguish.

Gang Wars, famine, poverty, hunger, poor infrastructure, a drought and loss of crops present a bleak-looking future to the average Haitian and leaves him or her wondering, ”Where do I fit in all of this?”

In times like this, we put our whole weight on the Scriptures. There are countless stories of hopelessness and the rallying cry of ”Is there not a cause?” to give us great comfort knowing that the same God of the Bible is the same God that can still transform a nation. We are indeed called to be faithful, but we’re also called to do great exploits in His name.

We thank all of those who have joined themselves to this cause. You REALLY DO matter! Together we are alleviating the suffering of many Haitians by providing them with salaries, scholarships, medical help, feeding of children — only to name a few things going on here to help the downtrodden. We dare not write off a country or a people until God does so. Meanwhile, we are ”Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation.” Haiti is better because we are here. Check out the link below concerning the drought that’s taking place in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti’s Central Plateau. This valley was once known as the ”bread basket” of Haiti. We lean heavily on your prayers and thank you for supporting us in this great work.

https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27534-haiti-agriculture-the-drought-hits-hard-artibonite-for-nearly-6-months.html?fbclid=IwAR3TaQy_xmTeW1U6LKADJ1uLNAtxzFu9Oen7j3sGmIgKBwQKP1pNROiWNpo

Updated Summer Schedule

Here’s an updated schedule  for our summer so far.

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May 25: Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship: May 25 (K & W Cafeteria @ Bordeaux Shopping Center, Fayetteville, NC) 7:30 a.m.

June 9: Impact Church (Morehead City, NC) 

June 12: Grove Park Baptist Church, (Clinton, NC)

June 16: Moncure Baptist Church (Moncure, NC) 

June 30: Enon Chapel (Jacksonville, NC)

July 14: Rock Church (Tarboro NC)

 

Link 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 4037 5341

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

The Lamb With A Broken Shield

57168386_434240254011360_3390962747041644544_nIn 2010, my husband and I were visiting some friends in Didsbury, Alberta. It was our second trip to Canada and we were greatly looking forward to being with our hosts, Pastors Richard and Beth Kope. We were excited to be visiting them again and also looking forward to ministering in their church as well.  However, our well-laid plans for a summer vacation turned into nothing short of a nightmare. On Sunday morning, I had left Prit at the house and gone ahead with the Kopes to pre-service prayer. As we left the prayer room and the sanctuary began to fill up with other church members, my husband was nowhere in sight and he was supposed to preach! Having grown up in a military family, the Adamses were not only on time for events, but usually early.

Pastor Richard decided to swing back by the house to see what was keeping my husband. What he found was Prit sprawled out on the bathroom floor. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage from an aneurysm and was immediately flown by helicopter to Calgary, Alberta. Having to follow behind in the van, we had no idea what we would find when we arrived. It would be the first of two back-to-back brain aneurysms and the greatest trial of our lives. You can read that story in my book, ”Into the Storm.” 

However, I would like to share an excerpt from Chapter 14 of my book concerning those two unlikely companions mentioned in my previous post. During this horrendous time, fear and faith were my companions. Fear rarely left the room while faith, at times, was nowhere in sight. While fear asked dozens of questions, usually beginning with ”What if…”, my faith fought to keep treading water.

Chapter 14: Fear and Faith

I have a little figurine that sits on my nightstand in Haiti which was a gift. It is a statue of a little lamb dressed up in armor. The lamb has a helmet on his head and is covered with a breastplate. It also brandishes a sword and holds a shield with the other paw. His armor represents that which we as believers are told to take and put on in the sixth chapter of Ephesians. Unfortunately, my little lamb fell on the hard concrete floor, thus breaking his shield in half. At times, I have felt like that little lamb, trying to stand against forces of darkness with a broken shield. There were times when I would open up God’s word to read to Prit, all the while feeling such a sense of hopelessness. My lips would tremble after I read chapter after chapter to him and my heart was gripped with a gnawing fear. I have heard others say that faith and fear don’t mix. Many have said that one cannot operate in faith if they’re gripped with fear. I beg to differ. Like that little lamb, no matter how fearful the believer, if he moves forward in faith, even a trembling faith, God honors his prayers. From eternity’s perspective, the spiritual powers ”that be” regard even the weakest prayer as a threat. And all the armies of Heaven stand poised to come to the defense of the pitiful cry of one of God’s lambs.

Is there something in your life that keeps you from moving forward? Does the thought of it make your hands feel clammy and your heart race? Welcome to the majority of the human race! Watching my husband breathe with the aid of machines, my fear of a future without him in it threatened to paralyze me. It would be a long, upward battle before we saw any rays of hope break through our darkness. Not only did the Lord bring my husband back to me, he brought us both back to the mission field.

 

Link 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 4037 5341

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

 

 

Two Unlikely Companions

e70a3b7423558cfb28c138c5835a37a113 And Moses said to the people, gFear not,stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. Forhthe Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. 14 iThe LORD will fight for you, and you have only jto be silent.

15 The LORD said to Moses, Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. 16 kLift up your staff, and kstretch out your hand over the sea and divide it that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.

Have you ever tried to put on a brave face, yet you were terrified inside? I have. Many times, I’ve found myself ”shaking in my boots” while trying to move forward in faith. If Moses was here, I think he would say, ”Oh yeah! Been there. Done that!”

After reading the first couple of verses above, Moses appears to be immoveable and a giant in the faith. Don’t yield to fear, he says. Stand strong! God is going to work miracles for you today and you will never see the enemy again. God Himself, is going to fight for you. Don’t utter a word.  Just watch and you’ll see! Sounds like a man who has it all together to me. Yay! Go Moses!

Ok, I’m paraphrasing a little bit and Moses seems to be the man with the plan.  But,  if you look closely, verse 15 reveals to us a totally different side to a man who is very much human… like you and me. While putting on a brave face, Moses was simultaneously CRYING out to the Lord for help. You would too if you were stuck between the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army. It appears that Moses wasn’t as bold as he made himself out to be. Yet, here’s the clincher! Right smack dab in the middle of what seems to be impending disaster, God is rebuking him. Why are you crying to me? Tell the people to GET MOVING. Imagine this scene. The Egyptians are literally breathing down their necks and the deep waters of the Red Sea swirl before them. (Talk about being between a rock and a hard place!) Yet, all eyes are on Moses. You might say, for the former slaves, everything would rise and fall on whatever Moses did. It seems Moses was trying to be brave as he stood before 2-3 million Israelites. Yet, here’s his secret, and it’s our secret too. This humble man of God was crying his insides out for God to interveneone more time. Have you ever felt like Moses? As the Beatles’ song goes, ”Isn’t he a bit like you and me?” 

Can fear and faith stand side by side? Can we move forward trusting — even though the ground beneath us threatens to crumble? In my next article I’ll share about these two seemingly opposite forces which can indeed work side-by-side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present Summer Schedule

 

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Here’s our schedule so far for the summer. You can check the churches’ websites for their service times. So far, they’re all on Sunday morning. Let us know if you’d like for us to come share with your men or women’s group, church, organization, etc. We’d love to share about what God is doing in Haiti through Rehoboth Ministries. We also love to have the opportunity to say ”Thank you!”

 

May 25: Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship: May 25 (K & W Cafeteria @ Bordeaux Shopping Center, Fayetteville, NC) 7:30 a.m.

June 9: Impact Church (Morehead City, NC) 

June 16: Moncure Baptist Church (Moncure, NC) 

June 30: Enon Chapel (Jacksonville, NC)

July 14: Rock Church (Tarboro NC)

Link 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 4037 5341

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

 

Thank you, Trinity Church!

Many, many thanks to Trinity Church in Tacoma, Washington, for their generous missions gift to Rehoboth Ministries. It was perfect timing! John’s fridge stopped working and after many unsuccessful attempts to revive it, we had to purchase a new one. We were also able to purchase a little Honda generator for our church in Belle-Hotesse. Those folks have been sitting in the dark way too long! Lastly, the guest house now has a new sidewalk. This sure makes things easier for John to get back and forth — especially on crutches! We are so very grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Speaking of crutches, John’s cast (hopefully) will come off this Friday provided his ankle has fully healed. You can only guess how happy he will be to walk on both feet again. Gabe’s operation on his finger was a success and he’s doing great. Gabe turned 32 on April 4th and our grandson, Sam, turned 5 on Sunday (7 April) . We sure miss celebrating these dates with our family members!

And speaking of family, it looks like Prit and I will be returning stateside in mid-May instead of at the end of May. We are aching to see our loved ones. Our renter moved out early, plus our house is empty . We also look forward to seeing our supporters and friends. If you want us to come visit your church or group, please let us know because the summer schedule is filling up fast. We’d love to come and say thank you for your giving or have the opportunity to share about Rehoboth if you’re someone new. I will post our updated schedule in the next post.

Also, thank you to my dear friend, Bev Guy, who helped me figure out why the pics wouldn’t post!

 

 

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Link 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 4037 5341

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