19…and counting!

Great news! We have received some new donations for our Bible Institute fundraiser. Starting with a goal of $25,000, it has been reduced to $19,000. Thank you SO much to those of you who have sown into this fundraiser!

Would you like to help us? No gift is too small (or large!) Better yet, how would you like to share the journey with a student and give monthly so that he (or she) could cross the finish line? Now, that’s an investment! This fundraiser is also to help raise the salaries of our teachers to ease the many financial hardships of living in Haiti.

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

38 Years Today!

Today marks 38 years since we left North Carolina to move to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Talk about culture shock! As we descended the steps of the plane, unfamiliar smells and the merciless heat of Haiti rose up to meet us. At the bottom of the steps stood a whole line of ”Tonton Macoutes” watching us. The Tonton Macoutes were President Jean-Claude Duvalier’s private police, better know as his henchmen. They struck fear into the hearts of the Haitian people and foreigners alike. Their dark sunglasses prevented us from seeing their eyes, but they could see us. Each one held his own Uzzi submachine gun. For a naive girl from rural North Carolina, the sight of them left an indelible print in my memory.

That was only the beginning of our adventure. Five years later, we left Port-au-Prince and moved to the old colonial capital of Cap-Haitian to plant churches. Now, we have a network of four churches and four schools, a 4-year Bible institute that just graduated its 10th promotion, a feeding program that feeds over 1,200 children five days a week, plus we are helping university students get a degree. It’s a good thing that we didn’t know all that history would unravel over the years. But, the faithfulness of God was repeated time and time again over those 38 long years! Many of you have long-supported this work with your prayers and offerings and your implication has been absolutely vital. We could not have accomplished all that we did without the help from co-workers. If you’re not a partner with Rehoboth, maybe you would consider joining the team? Pray for us and for Rehoboth Ministries!

“If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence” Psalm 94.17 ESV

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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

Through Veiled Tears

There is rarely a day when I do little else but cry. But, today was one of those rare days. There were various reasons for these tears, not just one item. I’m tempted to cry again because I already wrote a post which required a lot of tweaking, but it disappeared into the Never, Never Land of WordPress.com

John left yesterday. I heard the door close at 3:00 a.m. and he used his rented car to drive to Raleigh. There, he could fly to Ft. Lauderdale and catch the flight to Cap-Haitian instead of taking the longer flight through Charlotte and missing his connecting flight to Haiti. We had a wonderful two weeks with him. But, no matter how young or old they are, your children are still your children. I’m thankful he’s safely back in Haiti, but his absence made me weepy. Miss you Son!

Yesterday, I could hardly stand for two minutes without sitting down due of a total lack of energy. Even though I haven’t had the bad reaction which I had from the first round of chemotherapy, it can be very humbling to be so tired that your strength doesn’t match the goals in your head. Today was better, but I’m still having to listen to my body and respect what it’s telling me. I studied my bridal portrait hanging on our bedroom wall today. I told my husband, ”Oh, to be 25 again. I sure wish I had her energy!” And I cried. I guess my body just needed the release.

I spent a lot of time praying today through veiled tears. But, even so, as I poured out my frustration to the Lord about these and so many other things, the prayers seemed to have a cleansing effect. I prayed for dear friends who have found themselves in what seemed to be utterly hopeless situations. My heart ached for them and I lifted them up on the altar. As I turned my attention to others and wept for them, I sensed a shift in my spirit.

A friend sent me a card this week to remind me she’s thinking of and praying for me. There was a line she wrote which seemed to literally jump out at me: ”I hope you are ”thanksliving!”, she wrote. It seems the Lord never fails to bring me back to this point of simply giving thanks for what we do have and for all that we’ve received from his hand. There is a secret to practicing the giving of thanks. The Lord takes great delight in our humbling ourselves before Him and acknowledging our gratefulness for all He’s done for us. It also takes our minds off ourselves and enables the Lord to begin a deeper work.

I sincerely thank all our readers for your earnest prayers for me. I have prayed for you too. I better stop there…..for I’ll get weepy all over again. 🙂

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.

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

My Faux Pas

Sorry about that…

In our last post, I shared with you the needs for our Bible institute and what we need for the upcoming year. This will enable us to raise our professors’ salaries as well as provide scholarships for our students. John said he told me the goal would be $25,000, but somehow I heard $20,000. Sorry about that! I’ll blame it on chemo fatigue!

So here’s the update: We have a $25,000 fundraiser going for our Bible institute and a $5,000 gift has already been given! This brings us down to the present goal of $20,000. Yay! Would you like to help send a student to school or enable a Bible school professor to receive relief in providing for his family without wondering how he’s going to make ends meet? Here’s your opportunity!

Check out backtohaiti.com to learn more!

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.

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

We’re On Our Way!

Great things often happen in the midst of obscurity. Like a baby in a manger. Who could have guessed who that child would become? The Lord does His greatest work in silence, often accompanied by suffering. Prit and I just watched the movie Joseph and never tire of this story. The years of suffering in Joseph’s life are heart-wrenching to follow, not to mention what was going on in his brothers’ lives. Years and years of sorrow were spent in agony due to one solitary decision to sell their brother as a slave. It reaped a harvest of regret. But the beauty of it all was that, as Joseph laid in irons and everything about his life looked hopeless, the Lord was unfettered. I’m sure you know the story and its glorious ending.

There is a silent work going on in Haiti. Young men and women who have learned to depend entirely on the Lord’s mercy and provision for their lives, are being groomed to do great things for the country of Haiti. They understand lack. They have often hungered. You can read about one of our students (Eliakim) in John’s latest post on backtohaiti.com. These are extraordinary men and women that we have had the privilege of training and sending out as great leaders.

Now, we are setting our sights on next fall in order to be ready to continue to train up these young men and women to be top leaders in the nation of Haiti. Our 10th promotion has just graduated and there are many more students who are eager to come and study at our Bible Institute. We have set a goal of $20,000 US and are happy to say that one very generous donor has already donated $5,000!!! How’s that for a headstart? Would you pray about making a special pledge to help us fulfill our goal? This fundraiser would also include giving our professors a much-needed raise. John gives more in-depth details on his site if you’d like to learn more.

Now that we’ve started, will you enable us to finish? Just $15,000 to go!

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.

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

Update on Dana

So many of you have called and written to ask how I am doing, so I’m bringing you up-to-date. To be honest, my first chemo round was brutal. I was fine for two days afterward, but on the third day I started to feel the toll of four hours of chemo going through my body. My legs felt heavy and my energy left me. I broke out in hives on my neck, shoulders, and chest and it was hard to rest for being in so much pain. All this happened over the weekend, so I had the choice of going to ER or toughing it out.

As soon as Monday rolled around, I headed for the Oncology Center and asked to see either the doctor or the physician’s assistant. The secretary told me they would not be available for 30 minutes. I said, “I’ll wait.” Finally, I was ushered into an office and both of them came in. I told them about my rough weekend and showed them my rash. They gasped and called in a prescription for an anti-inflammatory for me. It took several days, but the rash finally disappeared.

Wednesday, I went back for my second round of chemo. I was there from 9:00-4:00. After going to the lab, I was ushered back to the Physician Assistant’s office. It took a while before I saw her and told her about the sensation in my left leg during the first round. It wasn’t painful, but so strong that I gritted my teeth through it. Why I never thought to call a nurse, I don’t know. The PA said that she was reducing my chemo by 20% and that I should have never broken out into a rash. She wants me to continue with the anti-inflammatory medication just to keep it in check. The second chemo round was long, but uneventful. I have felt wonderful since then. Tomorrow’s my third day and after the first round of chemo, it was on the third day that I started to feel absolutely horrible. So…I ask you to pray that ushering in this new year will truly start with a touch of grace – meaning no repercussions from this second round. I am now halfway through my chemo.

After sharing this with you, we pray that 2021 will be the year of His visitation to you. Since I am typing this to post tomorrow (Jan.1st), our main church in Haiti is praying in the new year and they are specifically remembering YOU as they pray. Thank you for your continued prayers for me, my family, and for the work of Rehoboth Ministries!

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.

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

Precious Seed Sown…

Pastor Paulcin oversees a church in the region of Le Borgne or what we usually call Ti Bouk Oboy (a little village outside of Borgne). It is about two hours west of Cap-Haitian. Paulcin spent many years in our main church in Petite-Anse serving in many capacities and proved to be as faithful as anyone could be. He is also a graduate of our 4-year Bible Institute. But, Paulcin always had a yearnng to return one day to Borgne to disciple the people with whom he grew up. We helped him establish a small church there which continues to grow and thrive under his leadership. He has persevered through famine, severe lack, and having to pray for everything they get. Yet, the joy on his face reflects the love in his heart for what he does. We salute you and your family, Pastor Paulcin. Pastor Paulcin’s church is the only one of our four which does not have a feeding program as of yet, and they continue to pray that they will be able to feed the 200 children which attend school there. They are also trying to raise money for a small generator to use during their church meetings. Would you join him in prayer for these things?

Also, our main church in Petite-Anse will be praying in the New Year. I asked Pastor Delinx to please remember all our donors and readers in prayer. For a people who have to use their faith daily for the simplest of needs, they are only too happy to pray for others. I will share more about my second round of chemo soon. It does my heart good to remind myself of all our Haitian disciples, friends in Canada, friends here in the U.S, and others who flood me with e-mails and messages letting me know that I am in the center of their prayers. We take comfort in knowing that the precious seeds we planted in Haiti almost 38 years ago have come to fruition and now they undergird us with strength for the trials we face.

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.

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

New Things

2020 is slowly winding down. It’s not exactly been the type of year that produces all kinds of warm, fuzzy feelings for most of our readers. Our hearts genuinely hurt for those of you who have been hit financially, fallen ill to the Coronavirus, or sadly – lost a loved one to it.

For me, it’s involved my cancer journey which continues as I type. Tomorrow, I go in for my second round of chemo. There will be four in all, so I will have hit the halfway mark. I was told that I would lose my hair by the third round, but the majority of it has already fallen out. I’ve spent my days lately in my pj’s and wear a toboggan to hide my almost-bald head. Yes, 2020, I’ll even hold the door for you as you leave.

But, in spite of the losses from this past year, there has been much wisdom to glean. I wrote a post about thankfulness a few weeks ago and was reminded this morning of the power of a positive attitude. I read this story from a Joyce Meyer devotional and am including it here to encourage you. I hope it will speak to you in the same way it’s spoken to me.

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9

I heard the story of a doctor who was not a believer but who had discovered the power of the principle I am sharing with you. His prescription to his patients was to go home and repeat several times daily: “I am getting better and better every day.” He had such marvelous results that people traveled from all over the world to avail themselves of his services. Amazing! God said it first, and a man gets the credit. Do it God’s way! – Joyce Meyer – new day, new you

Rehoboth Ministries is… Changing Lives and Impacting a Nation

Please know that we are praying for you. I know that you are praying for us as well. Your exemplary acts of love continue to amaze and overwhelm us. Let’s thank the Lord for the NEW things that are coming our way!

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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.

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

Thank you, Orphans Promise!

Rehoboth has been approved for another year of funding from Orphans Promise. We wish to take a moment to sincerely thank them for their extreme generousity towards the kids in Haiti. We also wish their donors well who gave so freely to make this happen. Rehoboth Ministries acknowledges those who give, those who do the administrative work in keeping it all legal, and those who ensure the food boxes get to Haiti. The little child who lifts a spoon to his or her mouth has no idea that several steps had to be taken in order for them to eat. They only know that the gnawing hunger in their stomachs is satisfied for a while because of the hot meal they are served five days a week. Haiti is a better place because of you, Orphans Promise!

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.

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

New Trailblazers And More!

Bible School Graduation

The graduation for our 10th promotion has taken place and we have unleashed new trailblazers into Haiti to make a difference! This is the first promotion which Prit and I were unable to attend. Though we were sad not to be there, we are so proud of how well everything was executed through our son, John, and our leaders. These graduates were slated to don their caps and gowns in May, but due to the hardships of the Pandemic, they rallied themselves to finish this semester. Rehoboth Ministries is truly proud of the Bible institute and the caliber of men and women who have graduated from there. Incidentally, our financial goal for 2021 is $20,000. This has been gauged to cover professors’ salaries as well as provide scholarships for our ongoing or incoming students. Would you like to have a hand in producing superior leaders who can effect change in Haiti’s future? Never was there a time when it was more needed! Scroll down to see how you can give and remember to mark your gift: IBAG.

John' Home!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We know that it’s a bittersweet time for many of you who have contracted the virus or, perhaps, have even lost loved ones. Our hearts truly go out to you during this time and remember you in our heartfelt prayers. We are thrilled to have John here with us for a few weeks. We have missed him terribly and although the rest of the family was unable to come, we were able to skype together. I (Dana) have my second round of chemo this coming Wednesday. Then, I’ll be halfway done. I truly ask for your prayers that the Lord will be a shield about me causing only health and healing to come through the chemo. Your cards, texts, e-mails, calls, prayers, visits, and monetary gifts have encouraged me in more ways than I can count. Thank you so much!

Would you consider joining our team?

As 2021 is quickly approaching, we would love to invite you to join the Rehoboth team. It is the consistent giving of our valued supporters which enables us to accomplish all we do. The regular sowing into this ministry, however, helps us to gauge and plan for the future. We have all types of projects which range from providing food to hungry families to, as mentioned above, enabling young leaders to be trained in our Bible institute. But, there are other needs such as much-needed construction and providing help to send university students to school that doesn’t come in on a regular basis. No gift is too small and we know the Lord will reward you in His own way. For our donors who have sown faithfullly year after year, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for strengthening our hands!

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.

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

We couldn’t do it without you!