In Case You Didn’t See it + Updated Schedule

Just in case you are not on facebook, I will be only too happy to post these pics again of our incredible grandchildren. Lorelei turned 1 year old this month and you can see that Sam is all about trucks, trains, and anything else on wheels. We’re thankful for the time we had in West Virginia to catch up on so much that we have missed!

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Summer Schedule

Where is the summer going? How I’d love to push a button and slow it down! Here’s the rest of our schedule schedule so far. We’re looking forward to being with the wonderful folks at Enon Chapel this Sunday.

June 30: Enon Chapel (Jacksonville, NC)

July 14: Rock Church (Tarboro NC)

July 21: Moncure Baptist Church (Moncure, NC)

Link:

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: (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

 

 

Robbed in Broad Daylight

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Thugs roam the streets due to the overall gang control over Haiti

 

With all our traveling in visiting family, I’ve fallen behind in posting about what’s going on in Haiti. Things have heated up again and the opposition has been using gangs to block roads by burning tires and using intimidation. These gangs were formed under Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s presidency and they make sure to keep a tight rope around the necks of Haiti’s civilians by striking fear into their hearts. While we have come face to face with this type of intimidation many times, we also know another side of Haiti. The folks we work with on a day-to-day basis are upstanding citizens who are only trying to eek out a living by tending a garden or do other things like teaching students, or maybe they are students themselves.

One such student whom we are sending to a university in Limbé (about 45 min. outside of Cap Haitian) was the target of emboldened folks who are taking advantage of the terrorizing of this little country — only on a local level. Clodain Joseph receives money from Rehoboth to help him make the trek to Limbé to study. The money covers his lunch as well as the fuel it takes for his motorcycle to get him there and back. Clodain was in church on Sunday when someone broke into his room. Fortunately, he took his motorcycle with him and had his laptop on his back. The money he had in his room was $1700 H ($93 US). He had also bought some gallons of gasoline due to the rising fuel prices and stored them in his room as well. Thieves broke in and took it all. It is very disheartening to give precious resources to help someone and equally disheartening on their part to work so hard and have a setback like this one. From now one, he will have to leave his money or anything else inside our church compound or at our compound where we live. Such is life in Haiti.

These university students work very hard. Clodain is halfway through his studies in Agronomy. He has two years to go. We can say he is exemplary in every way and we are proud to be helping him. He always thanks us profusely for helping to provide an education for him that he knew he could have never secured otherwise. He also struggles with epilepsy and is on medication. Would you please cover Clodain and the others with your prayers of protection and provision? Ask the Lord to hide them under the shadow of His wings. Your prayers mean so much to us!

Link:

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: (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

 

A Hand Up, Not Just Out

64789168_10162140931150045_1031436074011852800_nPrit and I are spending a week here in Martinsburg, West Virginia, with our daughter, Deb, her husband, Ben, and the two grands, Sam and Lorelei. It doesn’t take long to realize how out of shape you are until you have to take care of an energetic five year old and a little girl who just turned one! I am typing quickly in order to catch up on my blogging while she’s still asleep and he’s watching cartoons. Taking care of small children requires a great deal of skill, especially dealing with a short attention span and boundless energy. (Hence the reason this picture is blurry — they are in constant motion!) I am reminded of all the great moms and dads out there who are working full-time to provide a decent life for their kids. Hats off to you!

My mind also travels back to Haiti since that’s where our work is. I think of the parents who are eeking out a living so their children can have a good life too. The vast majority of them, however, are laboring to survive instead of thrive. The quest for their daily bread is a major factor and having a dependable job is considered a true luxury. Rehoboth Ministries is sending three students to universities and another one is finishing up his work with the School of Tourism. ALL of these students have at least one parent who has died and the remaining parent has no way of making a living. Two of them are almost finished with their studies and the other two have 3 to 4 years before they graduate. Prit and I have borne the brunt of sending them to school because we are good friends with their parents or because these students have been faithfully serving in the house of God for many years. We are also working to carve out a staff position for them after they finish up their courses.

Would you like to help them complete their education? For the university students, it generally runs $800 for a semester of work and $500 for books. Then, the gas and food to get to school every month costs $200 a month. So, you can see how this adds up quickly!

If you would like to get onboard to help finance a young person’s education and give them a hand up in life, please note the information below. You can earmark your gift, Education. In the midst of a nation which is experiencing chaos and confusion right now, this could be the one stable thing in their lives. Any gift you can give…$25, $50, $100…. would be SO appreciated. Instead of a hand out, give them a hand up! God bless you as you prayerfully consider this challenge.

 

Link:

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: (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

 

 

Enjoying the Calm

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Sam, our big 5 year old!

Prit and I are sitting in The Daily Grind coffee shop in Martinsburg, WV, while everyone else is working. We spent all day traveling to Deb and Ben’s and finally arrived yesterday afternoon. Boy, were we happy to see them and our grandchildren! I could go into a long discourse about how beautiful Lorelei is and how much fun it is to see Sam again. Children change a lot in a year’s time. Tomorrow, we will celebrate Lorelei’s 1 year old birthday (even though she turned 1 on the 11th.) Ok, just to make you laugh, I’ll let you know that I put on my socks and tennis shoes and am wearing my warm jacket while everyone else walks around in t-shirts and sandals. I’m so used to Haiti and North Carolina’s hot weather. Deb was ready for us and let us know where all the blankets were.  🙂

Wednesday night we ministered at Grove Park Baptist Church in Clinton, NC. It was heartwarming to come back there as that was the first church where our mother took us five children and I’m sure the seeds of the Gospel were planted in my young heart there at a very early age. There was a great crowd and they had lots of questions about Haiti. The best part was that my two sisters, Sarah and Mary Ann, were there for the service. Thank you Grove Park for having us. We had a wonderful time.

I was in contact with Pastor Delinx who let me know that they had 4 days of rioting in Cap Haitian which meant he was unable to pick up our transfer from the bank. It’s an amazing calm here in the U.S. compared to all that’s going on in Haiti. It’s easy to feel guilty when so many are suffering. Please remember Haiti in your prayers. We have so many there who love Jesus and who are praying for their homeland. It takes great faith on their part to believe for revival and restoration when their country seems to constantly be in decline. We know the power of prayer and have seen what God can do. Meanwhile, we will enjoy the calm while we can.

 

 

 

Women’s Aglow

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Dana and Janet Jackson (President of Women’s Aglow Chapter in Mt. Olive, NC)

On Monday night, I spoke at the Women’s Aglow Chapter in Mt. Olive, NC. This is always a special time for us. These seasoned prayer warriors always minister more to us than we minister to them. We did a brief study of Nehemiah Chapter 1 together. Nehemiah was faced with an impossible task, much like the one we are facing today.  Haiti is a ”Nehemiah’s Wall!”

In order to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, these former slaves returning from Babylon had to remove all the rubbish which had accumulated from 70 years of neglect. (The first thing  our teams always notice after picking them up at the airport in Cap-Haitian, is the mounds of trash that line the highways and the oceanside.) Secondly, all the piles of rubble from Nebuchadnezzar’s merciless assault on Jerusalem filled the landscape and also had to be taken away. The rubbish and the rubble had been lying there for years. Only then did the actual rebuilding phase begin. Dealing with inner turmoil between those who were supposed to be united in this great task as well as dealing with enemies in plain sight (who wanted nothing more than to see the demise of the Israelites), it would take a supernatural work to get this wall rebuilt. God worked in incredible ways by granting Nehemiah an earthly king’s favor. Ahaseurus provided the royal permission for Nehemiah to return to his homeland and the Lord provided this leader with the capacity to unite His people to work with one mind in harmony. The wall was built in a mere 56 days — an impossibility by human standards! I then asked this precious little group to pray for us — that he would give us supernatural strength and favor to do a work that mere man cannot do.  Haiti is in great need of your prayers as well. THERE IS SO MUCH RUBBISH AND  SO MUCH RUBBLE.

Rehoboth Ministries is training up many echelons of leaders from our preschoolers to our elementary students, our high schoolers unto the students training in our Leadership Institute. We are working on Haiti’s tomorrow TODAY. Will you help us?

Link:

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: (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

 

 

“I Thought We Were Going To Die!”

Unknown-1This has been a week of scurrying about getting everything done from bank transfers to Haiti to getting our car inspected. We are still in awe of how easily and quickly things are done here. Just the usual life in the good ‘ole USA is a far cry from life on the mission field. Prit gets excited about going to Walmart. That’ll give you an idea of how mundane life can be in our little corner of Haiti! But, we have been at the other end of anything but mundane, especially after being kidnapped by a gang in October 2006. We can certainly relate to the story that you are about to watch about this team of medical missionaries who came to help bring relief to the south of Haiti. The fact that the doctor survived is truly a miracle. Click the link below to watch this harrowing ordeal.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/may/i-thought-we-were-going-to-die-american-missionaries-ambushed-in-haiti-saved-by-mysterious-man-on-a-motorcycle

Would you pray that John will be able to leave without delays and make it into Jacksonville on June 3rd where we will be eagerly waiting to pick him up? Pray that things remain quiet in Cap Haitian and that he will be able to get out without problems in the street. Haiti is at a very volatile place right now. Cap Haitian is much calmer than the area around Port-au-Prince, but tensions are still high because of the instability in this little country. John’s had an incredibly busy year and is truly due for a break. Thank you for your prayers!

Would you like to help us further the work of training today’s leaders for tomorrow? Click below to give and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt!

Link:

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: (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

 

Answered Prayer & More

 Prayer Answered!

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Fayetteville, NC

We just returned from spending the weekend in Fayetteville, NC. These are our old stomping grounds. We were so happy to see and thank fellow supporters of Rehoboth who give continually into this work. Our hearts are overflowing after visiting with so many wonderful friends. Saturday morning, we shared at the Full Gospel Businessmen’s meeting. One couple even brought a Haitian man with them and we had a lot of fun conversing with him in Creole. Louis moved to the U.S. around 22 years ago and was only too happy to speak to someone in his native language. He’s serving God here while we’re serving God in Haiti.  We attended Northwood Temple (one of our supporting churches) and saw many friends there as well. Thanks so much to Mike and Maggie Andrews for receiving us into their home. Fayetteville will always be home to us in one sense or another.

Would you like to help?

We know many of you give regularly on a monthly basis. Boy, are we thankful for you! However, this is a time of the year when things are tighter for us financially.

1) Our university students are having to pay inscription for another year of work. Even though school doesn’t start until September, they are expected to pay now. Tedson, Clodain, and Claudel’s bills for the first semester add up to around $800 US apiece which totals to $2,400 US. This, as you can imagine, stretches us and doesn’t even include their gas and food needs. Due to the ever-increasing prices of food, fuel, and yes, even their school tuition, our budget gets stretched more than ever.

2) We are back in Jacksonville, but our American Airlines bill still remains. We have around $1,100  left in order to pay this off.

If you would like to help lighten our load, you can give to through the link below. If you send your contribution c/o The Lord’s Table through PushPay or by check, you will always receive a tax-deductible receipt.  Thanks!

 

Link:

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: (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