A Tragic Story

Haiti’s saga continues. Everything seems to be in gridlock. I have waited a few days hoping I’d have something positive to report. Some hospitals have closed and others are barely limping along. John spoke with one of our pastors today who said they were burning tires on L Street. L-Street is one of the main arteries in Cap-Haitian. Also, the road that leads from Port-au-Prince into Cap-Haitian is blocked, meaning if they did bring trucks with fuel, they wouldn’t be able to get into the city.  One of our pastors went to pick up the transfer we sent for the monthly salaries at the bank, but it was closed down. Hopefully, it will be open tomorrow.

In case you are not on facebook, I am putting up a post John left on his facebook page. It is incredibly sad for this young man to suffer such a loss due to the recklessness of others.

John –

Tragic stories like this one continue to multiply as the Haitian people are held hostage by the power-hungry.

“I have a half-brother who is diabetic. This morning, his case got a lot worse. We rushed to Peace Hospital. There was no specialist who could take the case. The private hospital wanted an arm and a leg to accept him. We went to the ATM, everything was locked. He just died in our arms.

Thank you, Jomo (Mr. President). Thank you, opposition. Thank you, Haiti. #RIPJocelyn

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Food Drive

We are unable to have the feeding program at present for our teachers and students in our schools due to the unrest in the streets. However, it is safer to put a little money in the hands of those with the greatest needs so they can go buy a little food from the marché. Meanwhile, we ask you to pray that we can return to some sense of normal so that we can get the feeding program back up and running in our schools. For now, you can use the info. below and earmark your gift as Haiti/Food Drive.

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.)

Good News For A Change!

 

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Great News!

Tim and Kerry Dupree are pastors of Redemption Church here in Jacksonville, NC. They also own a printing shop called Sophie’s Trophies. We asked them to pose for us with the new t-shirts that they made AND donated to Rehoboth Ministries. These t-shirts were made for the professors in our Bible institute. What a gift! But….that’s not all. They also felt a burden for our Haitian brethren who are going through this present crisis in Haiti. They pulled out $200 worth of bills for us to send in our next transfer to help buy food.

Since Tim and Kerry have started the ball rolling in providing food for our church members in Haiti to take home to cook on charcoal, how would you like to  further the giving? This would alleviate so much pressure to those who are caught in the crossfire between the government and those opposing President Jovenel Moïse. We don’t know how long this present crisis is going to last, but it is worse than all the others our people have endured. If you’d like to make a donation towards helping our church members eat, you can earmark your gift Haiti/Food Crisis. Because of this, there will be no confusion between the feeding program and this blessing towards our churches.

At present, due to our schools being closed down, our schoolchildren are not able to come to school to eat. Also, the fuel for the propane tanks we use to cook the food is very scarce.

Thank you Tim and Kerry for your generous giving and for your awesome friendship!

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.)

Its Name is “Revival”

Unknown-1We are back in North Carolina after a wonderful visit to the Pacific Northwest where we attended the annual MFI Conference in Portland, Oregon. We also stayed on to visit two supporting churches in Tilamook, Oregon, and Tacoma, Washington. In-between all this busyness, we were able to spend quality time with our son, Gabe, as well as John who flew out of Haiti to join us. To say it was a very rich time is an understatement! I had planned to write this post on the flight from Seattle to Charlotte, but was just too tired to do so. We are settled back into our home now in Jacksonville, NC, after our leaders advised us not to return to Haiti at present. I had promised you a description of the other dream I had concerning Haiti and what, I believe, is God’s plan for this poor little nation the Lord sent us to over 36 years ago.

Its name is Revival

I would have to go through my journals which are back in Haiti to find the exact date when I had this first dream. Since I am not there, I can only tell you that I had this dream many, many years ago. I believe I was in my 30’s. Today, I am 63.

This dream is similar to the dream I wrote about in the last post in that it involved a woman. I saw myself in a birthing room viewing a young Haitian woman giving birth. She had a Haitian handkerchief tied around her head and I immediately knew she represented Haiti. What was so unique about this dream is that the birthing room was filled with people of all ages standing around the birthing table and they were cheering this soon-to-be mother on. This included young children, old men and women, plus middle-aged Haitians. I’ve never seen such excitement and exhilaration as I saw on the faces of these people. They were anxiously anticipating the birth of this child because this child was different from any other. This child had purpose and would bring some sort of deliverance to the Haitian people. This child’s name was Revival. Haiti has come to the point of needing nothing less than a widespread revival all over the country and will include Haitians of all ages. The devastation that’s taking place on this little island nation today will eventually cause the Haitian people to seek Him in desperation. They will throw off the chains of slavery from ages past as well as those that remain today. Please pray that Revival will be birthed in Haiti by the Person of the Holy Spirit. Revival is no less than life from the dead. The problem is not an economic one, lack of education, or even the government. It is a spiritual one. Our churches are meeting every night and sometimes holding all-night prayer vigils for the deliverance of their country which is in continual crisis-mode. I’ll share more about this in my next post.

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.)

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:

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.)

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.)