Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1

Tragedy leaves its mark on those who have been acquainted with it. Whether you lost a loved one on that fateful day of September 11, 2000, or have been marked in some other way, you are not the same person that you once were. That September day, I had taken my daughter to celebrate her birthday. Since there is not a whole lot to do in Cap-Haitian, I took her out for breakfast at the Christophe Hotel. While we were eating, I will never forget when one of the waiters ran into the dining room to bid us come watch the tv on the outer porch. We watched in horror as the second plane rammed into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. We immediately went home and informed the rest of the family of what was taking place. Each one scurried to turn on the tv and follow the events which were unfolding so quickly in our native country.

Tragedy can do one of two things. It can cause us to sink into an abyss of hopelessness or it can cause us to realize that we are only promised today. Whether mourning over the loss of a family member or wondering where you will now live since your home is no longer standing, we are left with a choice. Today, we can make a difference. We will not boast concerning what we’ll do tomorrow. Life is way too fragile for that. But, we have today and we have a choice to alter someone else’s life. Whether it’s the little Haitian boy or girl who wonder where their next meal will come from or it’s a marine standing on the deck of a ship who’s sailing into unchartered territory, we need to be conscious that we only have today. What will you do to console, comfort, or even change someone’s life? We can not look beyond today. Meanwhile, we remember the families of those who are still in mourning from that horrid day which seems to be frozen in time. In spite of such awful tragedy, we also remember countless heroes who turned that day into more than a tragedy. They seized the day that remained and we are still talking about their heroic deeds.

Today is a gift. What will we do with it?

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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

Their Dilemma…Our Opportunity!

The earthquake in the south of Haiti, at last count, has claimed over 2,207 lives and others continue to hope against hope to find their loved ones under the rubble. Many survivors have had to wait for medical care and there is a plea for more medical teams to come assist those who are dealing with amputations and other severe injuries. As if that wasn’t enough, survivors huddled together under tarps when Tropical Grace passed over. The fear of returning to a home that may cave in on them exceeded the threat of the storm. There was nothing else to do except to brace themselves against the wind and torrential downpour.

But, in the middle of anguish and unbelievable loss, there is a light flickering in the darkness and creating a glimmer of hope. Many fine ministries have risen to the challenge and responded to the cries of a desperate people. They have risked their own lives to fly in supplies, medical equipment, food, and water to those whose lives have been rocked by turmoil and devastation. With the threat of gangs nearby who seek to prey upon others’ misfortunes, they are unsung heroes who saw a people’s dilemma and heard their cry.

Below are the words of a fellow missionary and longtime friend who is doing everything she can to make others aware of the Haitians’ plight. Yvonne and her husband, Joel, have been in Haiti for over 40 years and are tirelessly working to organize teams and get help to those who are suffering. Their ministry is haitiforchrist.net. These are her words…

Survivors are found alive in the wreckage as powerful aftershocks roll under makeshift housing. Aid shipments are hijacked by gangs amid promises for secure passage of desperately needed supplies.The death toll from the quake has risen to at least 2,207 people, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency. More than 12,200 were injured. More than 50,000 homes were destroyed.In Haiti, however, hope springs eternal. On Sunday, eight days after the quake, 20 adults and four children reported missing were found trapped in the rubble on Pic Macaya, the civil protection agency said. Pic Macaya is Haiti’s second-largest mountain.”They were transported by helicopter … for treatment,” the agency tweeted. “They received food assistance and hygiene kits.

Will You Give?

We are thankful for those who have written and asked how they can give. I (Dana) was profoundly touched to hear from a dear missionary sister whose husband passed away this year. In spite of her own loss, this does not keep her from planning to return to the Philippines and other countries to encourage the people she and her husband labored with for years. Though she now lives stateside, she is still on the cutting edge of world missions. The Lord tugged her heart to help alleviate some of the suffering going on here.

The Haitian people’s dilemma can become your opportunity. Rehoboth has labored in this vineyard for 38+ years. We would love for you to partner with us so we can do more. Won’t you consider helping us help them? Their dilemma can be our opportunity!

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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

Almost There!

Our $2200 goal for our university fund is almost completed. Thanks to some very thoughtful and generous donors, we have received $1,745 and we only lack $455 to finish! What a load this takes off us as well. Who will help us wrap it up? Many thanks to all of you who responded to this need! Our university students thank you as well!

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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

Who’s Holding the Fort?

John Maxwell said, “Everything rises and falls upon leadership.” Never could a saying be more true! We have been detained stateside much longer this year due to my illness than we had planned to be. With all my follow-up treatments, the Pandemic, and other obstacles, Prit has been by my side to run me back and forth to doctors’ appointments, scans, lab tests, x-rays, chemo…..you name it! He has been there for me and I am eternally grateful.

How does Rehoboth keep running in spite of our prolonged absence? Our success depends on the faithfulness of our donors, as well as 38 years’ worth of investing in leadership training. Our leaders are “home grown” and have been “holding the fort” in Haiti all this time. They know their jobs and they get them done whether we are there or not. Without them, we could never get anything accomplished.

Here’s a salute to the faithful committee of our main church in Petite-Anse who has worked so faithfully, whether we are present or absent! They are the unsung heroes, many of whom you may never meet, but who love us and love this ministry.

As things get more and more difficult in Haiti, would you remember them in prayer as well as the people of Haiti? Would you also like to partner with Rehoboth so we can help more people? We can do great things together!

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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

$1155.00 raised for our university students!

We are over halfway to reaching our yearly goal for our university students. $1155.00 has come in and $1,045 remains of our 2,200 goal. In the midst of sad circumstances in the land of Haiti, there are still good things happening. We believe in training up leaders that can bring hope to their people. Thank you to the very generous donors! Can you help us complete this goal?

Leave your mark!

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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

For Those Who Grieve…

A bereaved mother who lost her daughter this week in the Haiti earthquake.

By now, I am sure you have been updated concerning the recent earthquake which took place in the city of Les Cayes which is located in the western part of Haiti. Sometimes, I’m just too sad to post, but know that the people there need your prayers and aide. The death toll is over 700 now. I just communicated with an American mother whose daughter arrived in Les Cayes around a week ago to commit to two years to teaching in a school there. Her daughter’s apartment had cracks in the walls and one could see the concrete blocks exposed. So, like many others, she moved out and is dwelling under a tent with others seeking refuge from any further earthquake activity.

Les Cayes is far from Cap-Haitian which is located in the north of the island. Our workers in Cap felt strong tremors as well, which naturally set them on edge. But, there was nothing beyond that. There are folks in our churches who have relatives in Les Cayes. From what we’ve heard, their families are all safe.

One never knows what each day will bring. We all just have to be ready. On a Sunday night in October 2006, we didn’t have the foggiest idea that a gang was seated on our church benches. They were waiting for the service to end so they could kidnap us. Who could have guessed that on a trip to Canada in 2010 to visit friends that my husband would almost succumb to what would have been a fatal brain hemorrhage? There were other close calls in our earlier days when our sons were little and our daughter had not yet been born. We were on our first visit to Cap-Haitian. When we rounded a mountain curve, we were met with a group of people (both men and women) armed with machetes. They had pulled an old chassey across the road to block it and immediately demanded money. Between the providence of God and a word of wisdom the Lord gave to my husband, they let us go. My heart was in my throat all the way to Cap-Haitian, not to mention on our return trip to Port-au-Prince.

Just a week ago, everything was business as usual in Les Cayes which, like Cap Haitian, sits next to the ocean. Today, families are continuing their search among the rubble for loved ones. This, coupled with the possibility of subsequent quakes or a tsunami only adds to their anxious thoughts. We ask for your prayers and we ask you to give to those who are struggling, surviving, or, even worse, mourning the loss of a loved one.

Samaritan’s Purse and Agape Flights, Inc. are two wonderful ministries that we can heartily recommend. If you want to give through Rehoboth Ministries, we can make sure your funds get to a great ministry. Sending it directly would get to them more quickly, however. Thank you for your response to this tragedy.

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation.

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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

Leave Your Mark!

$2,200 Fundraiser

Can you help?

The school year in Haiti is just around the corner. We have two students who are attending a local university. Due to the recent events in Haiti, we feel cautioned in mentioning their real names and do not want to put their lives in jeopardy. It’s grieves us that it must be this way, but we can say that they are star pupils and have been selected for this position because they have proven themselves to be faithful on so many levels. Each one is a member of one of our local churches and has been involved in ministry already. We hope you will help us with this fundraiser!

Both of these students have made us proud with their studies. One is entering his 4th year in a university and the other is entering his 3rd year in a different university. Rehoboth Ministries believes strongly in investing in future leaders. Never has there been a greater need for leadership than now. One never knows in what station of life these young men may find themselves to make an impact on Haiti. We hope you will help us raise these funds quickly since their classes begin very soon!

Thank you in advance!

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation.

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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

Our Donors Speak

Rebekah Kaylor

We are so grateful for Rebekah’s partnership with Rehoboth Ministries. She has a true heart for missions as she grew up as an MK – Missionary Kid! Thank you Rebekah!

God used growing up in Japan as a missionary kid to create a huge heart in me for being involved in missions. Haiti has been one nation that has intrigued me. It is infamous for being a corrupt, destitute nation. Yet I believe in the transforming power of God. I believe that God can transform lives and thereby transform a nation. Building and training leaders is one of the keys to sustaining a move of God resulting in the transformation of a nation. I love how one of Rehoboth’s focuses is on building and training local leaders. In order to train leaders, an organization needs support and finances. It has been my pleasure to partner through prayer and finances with Rehoboth Ministries in order to provide support for their ministry. I am excited to see what God does in Haiti through Rehoboth Ministries and the leaders they have and are training!

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

Hope Maketh Not Ashamed

A few days ago, I wrote to one of our ”home-grown” disciples who is today a leader. My heart was so vexed for Haiti and the turmoil taking place there. I expressed to him my deep sorrow over a nation which seems to be imploding and grieved over the faithful ones with which we have worked for so many years, all the while wondering how they were surviving in the midst of it all. I ached for our schoolchildren and wondered when our schools would reopen so they could, at least, get one hot meal a day. I wondered how anyone could find any good in a place where dreams die all too quickly. As I poured out my grief and frustration to him concerning the days ahead, I received this reply.

Hi ManPast. Hope you have a great day! I can understand all that you feel inside of your heart for this country, because I do, as a Haitian, have the same feeling too. But, we trust God can turn Haiti around. So, our job is to keep praying for the country all the time. We prayed for your family at the committee meeting last Thursday. We are working as leaders all the time to keep the church members to have their eyes on God. Because only God has the final word for the country.

He did not realize it, but he was giving me a sweet rebuke. He is the type of person would never hurt a fly, much less correct me. Where was my faith? There is hardly a day that goes by that our lead pastor fails to write me to ask how I am doing and to let me know that our people are praying earnestly for me. Hardly a service goes by without them naming my name before the Lord.

This gives me hope for Haiti because there are disciples there who have spent hours on their knees in intercession for us. These are seasoned warriors who were on their faces during our kidnapping and would not relent in their prayers for my husband when he was given up to die. Our ”home-growndisciples have weathered many a storm and are preparing for another one. These are the ones who will change the course of Haiti, for they have the steadfast hope that the Lord will not forget them…..”and hope maketh not ashamed.” Reference: Romans 5:5-11

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation.

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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

He Became My Hymn …

President Jovenel Moïse was laid to rest on July 7, 2021. He death has greatly shocked the nation of Haiti and all those who labored therein. Because of this, it has been difficult to write this post. Jovenel was buried in Cap Haitian not far from where he grew up. Cap Haitian is the old colonial capital and also the home of Rehoboth Ministries where we have been laboring for the last 33 years in missions. This President was unlike any other. He was a simple banana farmer and astute businessman. His organic bananas became highly sought after, however. Huge boatloads of home-grown bananas were shipped to Germany regularly which made him highly successful and an example for others who tilled the earth. But, with all his success, Jovenel was deeply troubled for his country and President Michel Martelly tagged him to become a candidate in the Presidential race for Haiti. Moïse was by all means an underdog in this race and dubbed, ”Neg Banann” meaning ”The Banana Man.” Yet, even as many didn’t take him seriously, he was amazingly elected in 2017. Haiti mourns today over the loss of a simple, but great man who could not be bought and refused to give funds from other nations which were delegated to specific purposes to greedy politicians who cared nothing for their people. This is one reason that Haiti has been on a slippery slope for decades. In spite of generous handouts from other countries, the money has ended up in the wrong hands. JOVENEL SIMPLY GOT IN THEIR WAY.

First Lady, Martine Moïse, gave a riveting speech at her husband’s funeral. She almost lost her life as well, perhaps left for dead. She was next to her husband when he was tortured and killed, a victim, herself, of many gunshot wounds. Martine was flown to Miami for further treatment along with her children. But, nothing could keep her from returning to Haiti to speak at her husband’s funeral. This has to be one of the most powerful speeches I have ever heard. I hope you will listen to it, for I am including the link for it and the translation is included. She boldly called out Jovenel’s enemies and lifted a lamp for the Haitian people to see that ”a battle was lost, but the war was not over.” Speaking of her husband with great affection, she said,

”He became my dear and my blood flowed in his veins. He became my hymn and I became his orchestra.” 

After the funeral, the First Lady sat by President Jovenel’s coffin for an hour before allowing the guards to seal his coffin inside the tomb. Would you please remember this special woman and her family in your prayers? Would you please pray for the Haitian people as they mourn the loss of a great leader and wonder what is to become of their nation? Would you pray for us at Rehoboth Ministries as we continue to encourage our people who are going through a very dark time in their nation?

People in high positions have managed to arm their own gangs with high-powered weapons. They terrorize the countryside and the kidnappings have increased. We used to talk about how bad things were in the south of Haiti around the capital, but now there are incidents happening in our part of the country as well. Kidnappings are rampant and young men are being coerced to join them in order to eat and stay alive. This is the reason the missionaries I wrote of in an earlier post lost their lives. Jacmel is not that far from Port-au-Prince and the drive could have been made in a vehicle. But, due to the threat of being stopped by a gang on the route, these missionaries chose to fly instead. One of the planes crashed. Today, many widows and children, both Haitian and American are crying out for justice and praying their loved ones didn’t die in vain. (Click on the link below to watch the First Lady’s speech.)

 Psalm 18: 6 In my distress I called upon the LORDand I cried unto my GodHe heard my voice out of His templeand my cry came before Him, even into His ears.

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