57 cents

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I was so touched by this story and wanted to share it with our readers. You never know what your giving may accomplish.

A little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was “too crowded.””I can’t go to Sunday School,” she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus. Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: “This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School.” For two years she had saved for this offering of love. When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion.He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building. But the story does not end there. A newspaper learned of the story and published It. It was read by a wealthy realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands. When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered to sell it to the little church for 57 cents.Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide. Within five years, the little girl’s gift had increased to $250,000.00–a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends. When you are in the city of Philadelphia , look up Temple Baptist Church, with a seating capacity of 3,300. And be sure to visit Temple University, where thousands of students are educated. Have a look too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of beautiful children – built so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time. In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, “Acres of Diamonds”.This is a true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 57 CENTS.

NOTE: Thanks to your generous giving, our previous amount of $11,791 for our Bible School Fundraiser is now $12,291. $12,500 will put us halfway! Like the little girl’s gift, your gift (large or small) can do great things for the young men and women wanting to obtain a 4-yr. degree at our Bible institute. In a country with so little, God is silently working to raise up future leaders who can breathe hope into their own people. Your giving makes that possible.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

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Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

At Rest

Mary Hunter Chapko: September 9, 1953 – March 13, 2021

Hi Everyone,

We want to thank each and every one of you who have been praying for Prit’s sister, Mary. Mary Hunter went to be with the Lord a little before 9:00 last night. Even though she will be sorely missed, we are thankful that she is no longer suffering. She was in tremendous pain and the medications were not giving her any relief at all. She is resting in the arms of Jesus now. We were thankful that, at this time, we were stateside and were able to pray and encourage her often during this difficult season. Thank you for remembering her husband, Bill, in your prayers during this time and, of course, Prit. Mary Hunter was his only sibling.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

Prit’s Sister Needs Prayer

We are sending up an SOS for prayer this morning. Prit’s sister, Mary Chapko, has been admitted to Intensive Care. The doctors are attempting to drain her right lung for the second time. The cancer has also spread to two places in her brain. We know she would sure appreciate your intercession during this most difficult time.

It is never too late for a miracle. The doctors told me (Dana) in 2010 that they could no longer do anything for my husband. Then God stepped in and raised him up. You can read about it in my book, Into the Storm. Let’s pray in faith!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

New Donations!

We’ve had some new donations come in towards our Bible School fundraiser. Our original amount of $9,086 added to our new contributions of $2,705 brings us up to $11,791. Thanks to all of those who have chipped in so far. Our goal of $25,000 is still a ways off, so pray for us to be able to meet this goal quickly.

A dear pastor friend and supporter of Rehoboth has shared a few words for our readers. John Finochio has made several trips to Haiti, taught in our Bible school, and become well acquainted with our students. We are grateful for all that the Finochios and Crossroads Life Church have done for Rehoboth Ministries. Hope you enjoy!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

Our Donors Speak

We just love our donors! Many of them, like Randy and Gulie have been long-term givers. They would like to share their thoughts about Rehoboth and their partnership with us. Love you guys!

Randy & Gulie Bullard

“We had the great opportunity & blessing of attending church with the late great Pritchard & Lucy Adams.  You weren’t around them very long before they brought up Haiti, their son Prit, & daughter in-law, Dana.  

Prit & Dana are the epitome of missionaries. Their life’s work has been devoted to sharing the gospel, feeding & educating the  …poorest of the poor in this world.  Children who would be lost in every way are ministered to through feeding programs.  They are educated in the schools that have been built and most of all they are given the opportunity to grow spiritually with the Word of God. 

Mark 16:25 tells us to go into all the world & preach the gospel. Not everyone can go physically.  All can go through prayer & giving financially to send those who do go physically. While we weren’t called to the mission field physically, we can help support those who were. Therefore we pray & give financially.  We encourage others to do the same!  As you give, you will be blessed! By supporting  Rehoboth Ministries, we are “going into the world”.  Come go with us!”

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

A Hand Up!

I heard a story once that greatly impacted my life. A dear Pastor friend, who has now gone to be with the Lord, relayed a moving tale about giving to those who were not able to give back. This Pastor’s church members would gather food together each week to distribute among families in poorer neighborhoods. One particular family was in dire straits and the church made sure to help care for many of their needs – from food to clothing and so on.

Our pastor friend said that in one of the families was a young daughter. This little girl grew up to become a fine, young woman who chose to enter public office. She served in a very prominent role and became a catalyst for change in her state. But… she never forgot her roots. She shared with her Pastor that she would never forget what the church had done for her and would determine to be a force for good as well. She kept her word.

We have other students being groomed now to take a leadership role one day. Many of them come from the humblest of circumstances, yet they are willing to sacrifice for the education being provided for them. Wouldn’t you like to be someone who will give them a hand up? You can!

So far, we have raised $9,086.00 to help these young men and women. The bar has been set for a $25,000 goal for our Bible institute fund. This $25,000 will 1) enable us to give our Bible school teachers a much-needed raise as well as 2) provide scholarship funds for young men and women who are unable to help themselves. Like the young lady who grew up in poverty and eventually went on to have a prominent career in her own state’s government, who knows what these men and women will accomplish in their lifetime because someone like YOU decided to give them a hand up? Please earmark your gift Bible institute.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

A Recap

I haven’t written lately. I’ve hardly known where to begin! All the strength was drained from my body since the last chemo treatment. After already having being wiped out, I made the mistake (about three weeks ago) of trying to stand up for too long. With the freezer door open, I was searching for something to thaw out for lunch. Losing my balance, I fell backwards on the kitchen floor and paid for it for weeks with a sore back. In trying to break my fall, I grabbed hold of a kitchen chair on the way down and somehow hurt my right breast. If you’ve ever been injured in a part of your body, you suddenly become aware of the vital part all the nerves and tissue play in helping you get around. The simple act of sitting up, swinging my legs over the side of the bed, standing and steadying myself, then walking forward (hesitantly), has been extremely exhausting and painful. I am so thankful that the body has an amazing way of healing itself, but it takes time and much patience. Oh, to feel normal again! I am sure that I’m much better than I was because so many of you have been praying!

Here’s some timely advice to anyone who needs to hear it. If you’re sick, DON’T undertake a big project like refinancing your home (what were we thinking???) when you still have a ministry to care for. This season in my life is teaching me to take better care of me.

We are so grateful for so many of you who have checked in on me. We want to share a special word from our friend, Vic Langel, who has a special heart for us and for Haiti. We asked him if he would be willing to say a few good words for Rehoboth. Thanks Vic! Enjoy!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

Attention Rehoboth Supporters!

I haven’t posted lately because I have been recovering from my last chemo treatment. My strength has been greatly reduced and the smallest task seems monumental. I thank all of you who have been praying so faithfully for me. For this reason and the fact that I somehow blocked myself out of our Rehoboth website, I have just figured out how to get back in!

Important Announcement!

For those of you who have donated to Rehoboth Ministries and wish to receive a giving statement for tax purposes, you can write denise@thelordstable.cc who manages our finances. She will be happy to send you a copy, but you MUST request one.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

Prayers Needed Please!

https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/haiti-judge-among-23-arrested-for-coup-attempt/ar-BB1dtQVH

I hardly know where to begin! There’s so much going on in Haiti lately as well as here on our end. All of it needs your prayers!

Haiti has been in turmoil again. There was an attempted coup on President Jovenel Moise’s life. Fortunately, it was unsuccessful. You can read the article above for more details. How does this affect the mission work going on in Haiti? Our schools have been closed since last week – elementary and Bible institute. Even though Cap-Haitian is on the other end of the island, far from the capital of Port-au-Prince, the whole country and its people are affected. This means the children who come for that all-important meal they get in school are sitting home hungry. We were soon to have much-needed food boxes brought down from the city of Archaïe where Children’s Lifeline is located. However, this is a good 6 hour drive one way on bad roads into the south of Haiti where it’s more volatile. In the light of the present circumstances, it’s too dangerous to be on the main road.

On our end: I (Dana) have my fourth and final round of chemo this coming Wednesday. I am just now getting my energy back from the last round, even though this Wednesday will make a total of four weeks. Everyone’s different, but chemo has been brutal for me. It requires every ounce of strength I have to do the simplest tasks. I am anxious for this phase of my life to be over.

Please remember to pray for the peace of Haiti, the missionary work that has been going on there, its law-abiding citizens, and the protection of President Moïse. Thank you for your prayers for me (Dana) as well. Your prayers mean everything!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?

Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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

Happy Birthday, CFC!

31 years young!

Yesterday, our flagship church celebrated its 31st anniversary. Le Centre de formation chrétienne (Center of Christian Formation) started in the most humble of beginnings. A temporary shelter with a thatched roof was erected right in the middle of voudou territory where the drums played incessantly night and day. We were ”wet-behind-the-ears” missionaries with big dreams. Little did we know all the trials we would go through that would bring us to this point today. But, God has been so faithful!. In the place of the thatched roof structure (called a tonnelle) stands a beautiful church building erected for the glory of God. Oh, by the way….you don’t hear the voudou drums anymore.

I shared an interview recently between our son, John, and a new staff member of Rehoboth, Gary St Vil. Gary agreed to share about what it was like growing up as a kid in our church. We are so proud of the man he has become today!

Gary

Our church was founded on February 4th,1990 by a missionary couple (the Adams family), under a tonnelle covered with a thatched roof. In a area where demonic worship was the norm and many kidnappings took place, God started to do great changes in the lives of the people. A lot of people came to accept Jesus as their personal Saviour.

I was 5 years old when my family came to this church in 1992.  Even though I was a young boy, I’ve been interested by everything in the church. As a church where lots of missionaries came to visit, I heard a language that I couldn’t understand. I became very interested in their language. I can remember one day I asked John, the  pastor’s son, to teach me English. He gave me a little Oxford dictionary. That was my first English book!

As a boy, I gave my life to Jesus and got baptized in1996. During the same year, I joined the church’s school which had been founded also. I was in the 2nd grade. So, I continued to grow through the church and the school.

The church went through many great difficulties such as the kidnapping of our Founding Pastor in 2006, and the illness of our Pastor in Canada in 2010. We had construction problems and lacked the money to build a decent building. But in spite of these great trials, God allowed us to overcome them with strength and courage and joy. In 2017, God gave us a great building through the ministry of Orphans Promise. Also our church gave birth to other churches. Now, God has allowed me to be a leader in this same church. We have a great team headed by Pastor Delinx. He was my teacher in 6th grade. Today, he oversees the church while the founding pastor is not in the country as well as the school. Please help me to say, Happy Anniversary to all the members of our church here in Petite-Anse. God bless you!

February 4th 1990 to February 4th 2021
31 years of grace !

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Give Online at:

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Mail Checks to: 

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  & please earmark your gift for Haiti.

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