Teamwork Pays

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson

I grew up in a family who loved sports. My two older brothers played every sport our high school had to offer. I played basketball as well and still love the game. We would spend countless hours in the gym perfecting our strategies. I love the quote above by the former head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls. Phil Jackson won eleven NBA championships, the most in NBA history. He won six titles with the Chicago Bulls and five titles with the Lakers, and is the only coach who has won multiple championships with more than one team. Why was he so successful? I believe there were many reasons, such as knowing how to recognize the potential of a player and what he brings to the team. He also knew how to bring different players’ giftings together allowing them to find their rhythm on the court. Michael Jordan (the Bulls) is thought of as the best basketball player of all time. But, even Michael knew he couldn’t win a championship all by himself.

We, here at Rehoboth Ministries, recognize how very dependent we are on other members of our team. Our leaders in Haiti are faithfully carrying on our work in our absence. They are an incredible team that continues to get the job done while we communicate from afar. You, our donors, are another essential element to this team. Some of you have a burden to feed children. Others want to help train up leaders. Still others have come and given your time to share your giftings with our people. Those of you who sow into this work (no matter what the capacity) are key players helping us to accomplish victories we never dreamed possible! Others have used your persuasiveness to encourage others to give after sharing your stories about the people of Haiti and the needs represented. Then there are the prayer warriors who prefer to remain ”incognito” that pray for the success of this ministry. We are so grateful for each and every one of you!

Thanks for helping us do the impossible.

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

When Destiny Comes Knocking

Maybe it’s the past year’s events that has me reminiscing. Our normal, daily lives have been turned upside since the events of the COVID virus was ushered in. All of us have learned to adjust to different schedules and the lack of freedom to come and go as we please. Some are still mourning over the lives of loved ones that the virus claimed.

Perhaps it’s my own situation with cancer and treatments which placed me on a different track since October when I had major surgery. It really goes back beyond this though with all the tests that determined my health status. Since last August, I was already going through that revolving door of seemingly endless tests, labwork, then a treatment plan.

James 4:14 says, ”Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”

I’ve had a lot of time to reflect. There were days during chemotherapy treatment when all I could do was lie in the bed and rest. But, I did have time to think. I thought about how little time we have on this earth to make a difference. More than ever, I long to see dreams which have sat on the shelf be taken down, dusted off, and accomplished. We all have different dreams and expectations. Ours (ministry-wise) is knowing that we did everything we could to make an impact on Haiti with the Gospel. Part of this is making the lives of our Haitian friends more tolerable. Whether it’s giving a student the assurance that they can obtain a degree in our Bible institute or help another one receive a hot meal at school, or help destitute parents receive help for their children’s tuition – there is always a need to be fulfilled. Part of leaving the mark of the Gospel on others’ lives is meeting them at their deepest level of need.

Sitting on the back deck of our home this morning, I’m enjoying the cool breeze and the beautiful view of the woods. Haiti is far away, yet it’s ever present in our minds. I’m thinking of the longtime, faithful member of one of our churches who tried to seek help for her afflicted body, but didn’t have the means to have surgery. Although she’s been told she will end up in a wheelchair, she forces her body to get up and walk over a mile to get to church. Then, there are others who are young, have their strength and are willing to work – yet the job training is not available or they can’t afford it.

There are two ways of looking at this scenario. We can throw up our hands in despair or we can see that destiny has come knocking on our door to make a difference in the lives of others. Would you like to become a Rehoboth partner and help us affect the destiny of others and thereby affect your own? Destiny is calling!

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

Good News All Around!

I haven’t posted in a while. I have been finishing up radiation treatments and am all done! It’s been so nice to not have to make that daily trek to radiology. I do want to say that the Radiation – Oncology Department in Jacksonville (NC) has my highest praise. I thank Dr. Ross and all the technicians for their positive attitudes, professionalisn, and encouragement towards me. I’ve even felt more energetic these last few days. Thanks everyone for your sincere prayers! My 25 treatments were even reduced to 16 and I finished early!

More great news! Our Bible School fundraiser goal has shot up significantly. It is now $20,309! Our goal is $25,000 and that leaves a difference of $4,691.Thanks to everyone who has given SO generously. We are almost there!

We are happy to say that Denise Ham, (the secretary for The Lord’s Table Church) and her husband are better after a serious bout with the CoVid Virus. Denise is a great friend and a valuable asset to Rehoboth Ministries She oversees the weekly funds that come in for Rehoboth, deposits them in the bank, then sends us a report of who gave what each week. This is a ministry of The Lord’s Table Church in Goldsboro, NC — to oversee the deposits of the missionaries they support. We couldn’t be more grateful for their help. So glad she and hubby are better!

One last piece of good news is that the sweetest little boy in the whole world turned 7 years old on 7 April. We love you to the moon and back, Sam Edelen!

A special thanks to all the thoughtful folks who have showered me with cards filled with the sweetest and most thoughtful notes anyone could receive. My cup runs over!

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

Mirlene Riché

Mirlene Riché is one of our Bible School students who is studying hard to obtain her degree at our Bible Institute in Cap Haitian, Haiti. She is one of the many fine young students who would love to have a ”hand-up” in order to make an impact in her own country of Haiti. Would you pray for her and consider helping her complete her goal? The $25,000 Bible school fundraiser will assure her of an scholarship. You can click on the arrow and listen to her testimony.

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

Leaving A Legacy

Today, in my mind’s eye, I see the faces of the many people in Haiti who are working for Rehoboth Ministries or whose iives have been shaped by Rehoboth in various ways over the course of 38 years. Elementary and Bible School teachers, little children, youth, married couples, and the list goes on.

I read a profound statement in a devotional yesterday which caused me to reflect on those lives that have been touched. ”Educator D. Elton Trueblood is said to have written, ‘We have made at least a start in discovering the meaning in human life when we plant shade trees under which we know full well we will never sit.’ The little child who hungrily fills his stomach with the food provided for him, the young man who would never have a job otherwise if not having received employment from this ministry, or the Bible School student who would be living hand to mouth if he or she had not had the opportunity to study and obtain a degree are just a few examples of the trees we’ve planted (with your help). We may never see the full spectrum of what their lives will reflect. But, our prayer is that these burning embers will be spread to the next generation and so on causing the fire to never die out. We are raising up sons and daughters in Zion and it’s been a rewarding work.

Thank you for joining us in creating a legacy for future generations. May we always be asking ourselves, ”What am I planting today that may provide shade for another when I’m no longer here?”

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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

Patrick’s Prayer

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I don’t know if you wore green and celebrated, but I do hope you know the type of man that Patrick was and the great sacrifice he made for the sake of the Gospel. He was a true missionary in every sense of the word! Here is an excerpt, telling in a nutshell, the amazing story that surrounds this day!

Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/history-of-st-patricks-day

Here is a beautiful, insightful prayer of Saint Patrick for you to read and enjoy!

“… I arise today, through God’s strength to pilot me,

God’s might to uphold me,

God’s wisdom to guide me,

God’s eye to look before me,

God’s ear to hear me,

God’s word to speak for me,

God’s hand to guard me,

God’s shield to protect me,

God’s host to save me

From snares of devils,

From temptation of vices,

From everyone who shall wish me ill,

afar and near.

Christ with me,

Christ before me,

Christ behind me,

Christ in me,

Christ beneath me,

Christ above me,

Christ on my right,

Christ on my left,

Christ when I lie down,

Christ when I sit down,

Christ when I arise,

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today

Through a mighty strength,

the invocation of the Trinity,

Through belief in the Threeness,

Through confession of the Oneness

of the Creator of creation.”

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

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:

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

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