Intern! Intern! and other news

UnknownIt seems, though this is our vacation, the work for Rehoboth never ends. Every time we finish a task, THREE more appear in its place! I am putting this out there again for anyone who desires to come to Haiti and lend a hand to our ministry.  We need an intern who is willing to help out with secretarial work, can meander their way through wordpress.com, and a myriad of other things. If you can serve 1-2 months, we will take care of your housing as well as your food. You will also have the opportunity to see the wonderful things that are taking place at our mission, plus visit some beautiful sites while you’re there. If this sounds like you, give me (Dana) a call or send me an e-mail. The information is at the bottom under Contact Information. Our schedule for this year is filling up and we would have to fit you in when we don’t have a team or other visitors there. So, if you’re interested, act quickly!

*I get many unknown calls and if I don’t recognize them, I don’t answer. If you call and you don’t reach me, write me!

Hurricane Dorian

It looks like we’ve dodged another bullet concerning a hurricane hitting Haiti. Hurricane Dorian is headed towards Florida and we ask your prayers for everyone who may be in its path. Even better, we ask that you pray that it will turn from its path and dissipate into the sea.

Prayer

Our schools and Bible institute will reopen on September 9. Our university students have already started back. We ask your prayers for the parents of the kids who are scurrying about and wondering how they’re going to pay for backpacks, uniforms, books, and tuition. Would you also consider helping with a gift? No gift is too small and you can make a beautiful Haitian child’s eyes shine even brighter! Use the info. for giving and add a memo: Haiti/Schoolkid.

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.)

Strategizing for Leadership

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L to R: Beth & Pastor Buddy Davidson, Elizabeth & Pastor Mike Hennigan, Pastor Manny & Christine Pena, Dana & Prit

Hello from NC. We are back in Jacksonville and I finally have time to put the finishing touches on this update. Yesterday, I wrote this post since there’s not a whole lot you can do in a car for 6+ hours. We have been very busy and August is almost over. Below, I will post where we will be speaking before we fly out at the end of September. We’d love to see you if we haven’t already! There are a couple of Sundays still available as well as options for mid-week services.

September 1:  Joy Assembly of God (Southport, NC) 

September 8:  Northwood Temple   (Fayetteville, NC)

We will be sharing in each of the two services at Northwood Temple. The times are 8:30 and 10:50

There are only two other Sundays left on the calendar until we fly to Portland, OR, for the annual MFI Conference. We will not return to NC, but will fly into Haiti after leaving the West Coast.

Tuesday, September 26 (Update)

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Pastor Ikem and his beautiful wife, Salome

We are barreling down I-95 and heading home! We’ve just left Woodbridge, Virginia, where we spent the weekend with Pastor Ikem Akaeze and his family. We ministered in their church yesterday at the Jesus Without Borders church. Pastor Ikem is from Nigeria and his wife is from Sierra Leon. They immigrated to the US five years ago. We had a wonderful time meeting folks from Nigeria, Sierra Leon, Ghana and other West African nations. Americans born within the United States attend as well. We loved their worship, as it greatly resembles that of the Haitian people.

You will never go hungry in an African home! We were urged to eat and eat and were treated like royalty. We gave Pastor Ikem and his wife, Salome, a Rehoboth t-shirt which they were only too happy to wear. If you would like a t-shirt, we will send you one with a suggested donation of $25. This money will go to help our university students attend school in Haiti. You can contact me, Dana. Our contact information is below.
MFI Meeting
Friday, before traveling up to Woodbridge, we attended an MFI meeting in Clarksville, Virginia, which consisted of Pastors and their wives from the Southeast Conference of MFI.  We had a rich time of fellowship and great teaching on how to get team members to interact with each other. Thanks to Pastor Buddy and Beth Davidson for giving us a place to stay and for making us feel so at home.
*MFI – Minsters Fellowship, International
News from Haiti
Great news! Our generator is back up and running now that the parts have come in. We miss John, but he is busy in Haiti. Please continue to pray for him. As I type, a tropical storm is headed towards Puerto Rico and the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

 

Do You Have The Bug?

Unknown-2Do you have the bug? Does your love for missions leave you with a thirst to do more, be more, love more, give more? Do you long to visit a foreign field and mingle with its people and make an impact in their lives? How about helping lift some of the heavy responsibilities off the missionary’s shoulders? If you have this longing, then you’ve got the missions bug!

Rehoboth Ministries would love to have an intern come offer his/her services for a month or two. We are in great need of someone whose areas are strong in graphic design and doing research in everything from fundraising to communicating with donors. We need a ”techie” type of person who’s familiar with WordPress to help us revamp our website and organize our donor list better. Are you good with a camera? Do you like to cook? We would gladly delegate some or all of these duties to you, for the ministry is taking the lion’s share of our time and strength. Do you play an instrument? Sing? Our musicians and singers would love your encouragement!

If this sounds like you, we can provide housing and meals, plus take you around to see Cap-Haitian and the people whom we’ve been serving for the past 36 years. If you’re reading this article and thinking, Well, they didn’t mention if they needed this or that…, contact me, Dana, with the information provided below. Be careful though, once the mission bug has bitten,  you never quite fully recover…  🙂

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

It Won’t Be Long!

IMG_0840Summer is quickly winding down and, before we know it, everything will be cranking back up in Haiti. In just a few short weeks, our four schools and the feeding program, as well as the Bible institute, will be brimming over with students again. Children who are hungry, yet eager to learn are coming our way and, at this moment, their parents are trying to figure out how they’re going to pay for tuition, books, and uniforms. Fortunately, they won’t have to be concerned about food because that has already been supplied thanks to Orphans Promise Ministry in Virginia Beach and those who are sowing into the feeding program on a regular basis. This upcoming year will produce new graduates from Covenant Grace Bible School as well and it will be our 10th promotion! Our university students have already returned to college and Tedson Massillon will graduate in December with a Bachelor’s in Music.

Perhaps you are a regular giver to Rehoboth Ministries. Perhaps you would like to be. Would you consider sending a gift to help all these students have a fresh start for their new year of school? Better yet, become a monthly donor to ensure that these students can stay in school and finish their courses well. You’ll be sowing into a life…..and into eternity!

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

Motto for Haiti: Expect the Unexpected

Unknown-1Since I last wrote, all our children and grandchildren have gone their separate ways. This was the first post that John wrote on his Facebook page since leaving. I know that some of you who read this blog are not on Facebook, so I’m posting it here so you can pray for him. John has taken it all in stride, yet life in Haiti is hard. This week, he is busy preparing for his students to return next week for classes.

I got home and our security guard half-jokingly said, “Welcome to hell.” The generator’s broken so there’s no electricity and no Internet at the house. Two months of dust and cobweb buildup left the house filthier than I expected. Thirsty, I took a glass and filled it with tepid water from the unenergized water cooler. I didn’t notice until I was halfway into my first swallow that the glass had been completely coated in dust, even though it had been sitting upside down in the cupboard. I spent the afternoon dusting and sweeping before cutting my finger on some of the new rust in the shower. Now I’m enjoying an overpriced Coke at a local hotel. It’s good to be home. – John

We ask your prayers for:

  1. the piece for the generator’s alternator will come quickly from the Dominican Republic so the generator can get repaired. Unfortunately, John’s had no electricity except for the sporadic city current.
  2. protection for John as he goes to and comes from school, town, etc.
  3. that John’s vehicle fund will be completed.

    So far, we have raised $27,073 for John’s new vehicle. Our goal is $35,500. The reason for this is that a heavy-duty vehicle will last much longer on bad roads and diesel fuel is more abundant in Haiti than gasoline.We still need $8,427.  By the time the paperwork is finished and the truck is driven 8 hrs. to Cap-Haitian, $9,000 would be a reasonable gift. Prit and I hope to go to Port-au-Prince to purchase is when we return to Haiti soon. Meanwhile, John’s driving our pickup.

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

Family Time!

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L to R: John, Sam, Deborah, Lorelei, Gabriel, Dana, and Prit

The house is awfully quiet today except for the sound of a full load of sheets in the washing machine which are chugging away. Beds have been stripped and we’re simultaneously working on cleaning the house and catching up on ministry work. The whole family took off yesterday – all going in different directions. John and Gabe left at 2:30 a.m. to reach their flight connections from Raleigh and Deb took off later with Sam and Lorelei for West Virginia. John flew back into Haiti yesterday afternoon and Gabe flew back to Portland (OR). Thankfully, everyone reached their designated spot safely.

The presence of a 5 year old (Sam) and a 1 year old (Lorelei) in the house quickly revealed to us 60 some year olds how much stamina we really have! All in all, we had a  wonderful family vacation together. It’s not often that we all come together under one roof, so we made the most of it. We enjoyed our beach time, playing putt-putt golf, and going out for seafood among other things. But, what we enjoyed most was just being together. I think that is revealed in the picture above. It’s a good thing John thought to get a shot before we all went back to living our everyday lives. As the old Frank Sinatra song goes,  we say to our clan, Thanks for the memories!

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)

 

 

 

Good Looking Man, Good Looking T-Shirts, and a Great Sunday at Redemption Church!

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This morning we spoke at Redemption Church here in Jacksonville (NC). It’s a brand new church plant that’s being pastored by Pastor Tim and Kerry Dupree. Not only is Redemption a new supporting church of Rehoboth Ministries, but Tim and his family have become great friends. We had a wonderful time sharing with their congregation and if you are ever in the Jacksonville area, you need to stop in on a Sunday morning  and meet some special people. (Service begins at 9:30.) Do you have small children and wonder if they’ll fit in? Oh my, yes! The church is full of little ones and Sunday school is a vital part. You’ll fit in just fine. In addition to being blessed by these wonderful folks, Tim and Kerry (who own Sophie’s Trophies) had several t-shirts made up for our ministry. I asked John to model one so that you can see it. The front says, ”God has made room for us” with an outline of the country of Haiti. The back says, ”We will be fruitful in the land.” It also includes our website address: rehobothhaiti.com. This is what Rehoboth means in the Hebrew and reaches back to the story of Isaac digging three wells in a foreign land. These three wells had been dug by his father, Abraham, initially and the Philistines came and stopped them up. As you can imagine, wells were of great importance in such a dry and arid country. One’s life virtually depended on the water from that well to live, give to their livestock, plus a host of other things. The story tells us that Isaac’s enemies came and stopped up his first two wells just as Abraham’s enemies had done. This must have included backbreaking work and days of labor under the glaring desert sun. But, instead of retaliating, Isaac went on to dig a third well. When his enemies did not contend with him for this well, he named it Rehoboth. Hence, the declaration which he made concerning God making him fruitful in the land.

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Thank you Pastor Tim and Kerry for your labor of love and such a beautiful gift. Thanks, John, for modeling for us. Speaking of John, he returns to Haiti a week from today and we will miss him terribly. He has just updated his website, so I encourage you to read his latest news. https://backtohaiti.com. John writes from another perspective of life in the States and of that in Haiti. Please remember him in your prayers as he gets ready to head back to a broken country and a hurting people. We are greatly anticipating spending the next week with our whole family here before John leaves. So, you can definitely count on some upcoming pictures of the most adorable grandchildren on the planet!

 

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: (Jacksonville, NC)

Pritchard & Dana ADAMS

702 Cattail Court

Jacksonville, NC  28540

(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)