Look Who’s Come To Visit!

 

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Jeff Ferdin & John

 

Our son, John, visited Pilot Mountain this weekend. On his way home, he swung back by Warsaw (yes, North Carolina), and picked up a Haitian friend who is visiting his family here. Jeff is a math teacher at Cowman School where John teaches History and Geography. Boy, were we surprised when, of all people, he brought a Haitian home. We’ve had a great time talking together and John has now taken him to see the beach down at Topsail Island. Who would have ever guessed that tonight a Haitian would be spending the night under our roof? Life is full of surprises!

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.)

 

A Table in the Wilderness

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Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? Psalm 78:19 ESV

We were in our old stomping grounds this past weekend. Boy, did we have a great time! Rock Church of Tarboro (NC) launched us to Haiti 36 years ago and it’s always one of our favorite places to go in the summer. We have longtime friends there who always welcome us back when we come and it makes us feel like we never left. We are so thankful for this haven.

But, that’s not all. There’s a phenomenon happening there as well. Pastors Mike and Mary Chatt are drawing in people of all ages who are so hungry for the Lord. They have gone to two services now to accommodate the folks who are coming from all different directions. In our early years at Rock, a prophetic word came forth declaring that Rock Church would become a Table in the Wilderness. Well, we are watching this reality come to pass and are so excited about what God is doing there. If you’re anywhere near Tarboro, please check them out for their Sunday morning services. You better arrive early though if you want a seat!

In a city which was once very affluent, Tarboro has suffered much due to major companies pulling out and moving elsewhere. Let’s not forget the major flood of 1999 which required federal help under the Clinton administration. Tarboro has certainly been reduced to what would seem like a wilderness. But, as we know, God often does his best work in the wilderness! After years of praying and laboring in this town, the Chatts are seeing the Lord respond and watching hungry souls finding their way to the table where they can find life-giving nourishment for their souls.

We are so thankful for Rock’s commitment to Rehoboth after all these years. If you’re not regularly supporting Rehoboth Ministries, perhaps you’d like to help us as well. We have a great big vision and need all the help we can get! Thanks also to our sweet friend, Myrtle Wickham, for receiving us into her home (as always) and making us feel like it’s indeed our own.

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.)

 

Rehoboth Ministries is……Changing Lives and Impacting A Nation

Independence — On All Levels

imagesHappy 4th of July to all our friends and supporters! How wonderful it is to be writing to you from our home in North Carolina. We hope this is a time well spent with your families or just in quiet reflection of what it means to be a citizen of this great country. Prit, John, and I have immensely enjoyed being back and enjoying all the blessings that are reaped from living in the USA. As I shared with the members of Enon Baptist Church last Sunday, ”It was wonderful to simply get in our cars and drive to church this morning. The roads were well paved, there were no roadblocks and burning tires in our path, and no one who stopped us to demand money. We will not have to call ahead to our security guard to make sure the road is clear before returning to our neighborhood.” 

While Haiti is experiencing more instability and unrest every day, we are only too grateful to be in our home country where there is peace. While I know this is not reflected in every part of our home country, our little corner of the world here in Jacksonville, North Carolina, is quiet. Perhaps we could lay aside the differences among political parties for one day and reflect upon the gigantic gift one has been given to call themselves a citizen of the United States.

We Remember

— Today, we remember all those who have given their lives so that we may live freely. From our founding fathers to those who have died in battle for their country, as well as those who are putting their lives on the line today, we salute you!

— Today is a day of remembrance for us personally. Most of you know that it was 9 years ago today that Prit had his first of two brain aneurysms. Every year, we are more keenly aware of how blessed we are to simply be alive and functioning.

— We remember Lucy Adams who went to her eternal home on July 4, 2014.

— Interestingly, it was on July 4, 1826, that two principle signers of the Declaration of Independence passed away. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams drew their last breaths only hours apart from each other.

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.)

 

Rehoboth Ministries is……Changing Lives and Impacting A Nation

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