Natcom Down, Save the Date

UnknownThis is Day 3 of coming to town to check the internet. Rumors are that Natcom (our server) is on strike because the technicians have not been paid. So, we’re paying for a server that doesn’t work. That goes for our cell phones too. Haiti seems to go from one crisis to the next. At least I can sit by the beautiful poolside of the Christophe Hotel and am planning to get in a walk around the pool before I leave. Care to join me?

Save the Date

We are gearing up for our summer schedule. So far,  these dates are taken:

June 9: Impact Church (Morehead City, NC) 

June 16: Moncure Baptist Church (Moncure, NC) 

June 30: Enon Chapel (Jacksonville, NC)  

If you’re in the area, come see us! If you wish for us to come visit your church, group, etc., contact me, Dana, at danaptl@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!

Link for Giving

UnknownWell, it seems the button on this website page is NOT working yet. It has to be fixed on my end and I’m trying to figure out how to do it myself. Meanwhile, The Lord’s Table was kind enough to send me this link for anyone to use if they want to send a gift to Rehoboth. We apologize for the inconvenience. Here’s the link:

https://pushpay.com/g/tltglobalmissions?f[0]=Haiti&src=hpp&fbclid=IwAR3WeP61LZN9DQh24T3XB6YMtQFjEAcFh3Z0xZTNutzBR-LlRxzOxnpmmQE

Defining Normal

UnknownI have waited to post anything about the situation here in Haiti. No one seems to know if we’re only experiencing the calm before the storm. Yet, everything is back to normal here in Cap-Haitian and we are happy. When I say normal, I mean the roads are clear. There’s no rioting or burning of tires, nor destruction of public property. Yet, life is far from normal in the area of economics. Folks are still struggling to sustain themselves with a healthy diet as the prices of everything from rice to oil remain high. There are no retirement or pension plans, no credit cards, or a charge account for the average Haitian. You either have the money or you don’t. It is a day-to-day attempt to survive.

Our school kids have lost another three days of school due to the Mardi Gras season. Although Mardi Gras is not being celebrated in Cap Haitian this year due to the political turmoil, schools are still closed. They will resume classes tomorrow. So… our idea of normal is different from that of everyday life here in Haiti. Defining normal is relevant to where you are! Rehoboth is providing work and paying salaries to many and, therefore, a LIFELINE to many in this nation. This is a great time, if you aren’t already, to become a partner with this ministry. We are so grateful for one-time gifts that we receive from donors, but it is the regular monthly investment of our supporters that are the backbone of this ministry. Won’t you consider taking that extra step of faith? The information below shows you how to give. No gift is too small. (Sorry! We’re still working on the Donate button.)

Returning Stateside

We are returning stateside at the end of May. Our schedule has almost filled up already for June. If you would like for us to come speak for your church, group, chapter, or organization, this is the time to let us know. You can reach me, Dana, on facebook or write me at danaptl@gmail.com We would love to see you!

Send 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 4037 5341

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.)

 

 

 

Touching Niger…

0Rehoboth Ministries is very excited to announce that we are indeed (as our motto says), changing lives and impacting a nation. This time, however, it’s a different nation! Rehoboth has just gifted leaders in Niger, Africa, with the same 4-year program in French that we use in our own Bible institute in Haiti. This four-year program took many years of toil, as well as translation work into French before it could be offered to our own Bible school. Little did my husband and Pastor Christian Séveno know how far-reaching their work would be.  Our son, John, digitized most of this curriculum as well.  This picture shows 20 top leaders which represent 50 churches in Niger who will be studying this program. Where our feet have not yet gone, this course of study has already arrived and is impacting this African nation as well. Working together with Pastor Mike Hennigan of Victory Christian Church in Goochland, Virginia, putting these materials into their hands has been an absolute joy. May the Gospel run over the entire earth through these courses and may these leaders in Niger be fully equipped to preach God’s Word.

 Give

Send Checks to: The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 / (919) 751-8188  

or give online at Haiti – https://pushpay.com/pay/tltglobalmissions/?f%5B0%5D=Haiti

** Please earmark your gifts HAITI

Rehoboth Ministries is…..impacting lives and changing a nation

A Blessed Weekend

52708486_562284280843969_1989501758577049600_nGreat News!

School started back today! If you’ve been following all the news lately concerning what’s been going on in Haiti, you’ll know that this is a PHENOMENAL statement. Our school kids and Bible school students just lost two weeks of work due to the rioting that has taken place all over the country. Things are now calm here in Cap-Haitian and we are praying that it will stay so. We will be meeting with our pastors to get the feeding program back up and running as soon as possible.

A Desire Fulfilled

Our generator batteries were installed (yes, finally) yesterday and it has made all the difference in every aspect of life. The electricity (or the lack thereof) will no longer dictate our work schedule or when to go to bed. There’s nothing worse than lying in bed at 8:30 p.m. with an overactive mind! Now, we’re working towards purchasing some solar panels so that if the country runs low on diesel fuel again, we will have a backup plan. Haiti always requires a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C …..well, you get the picture. Would you like to help? You can always use the information below and send a check to:

The Lord’s Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC  27532 and earmark it Haiti/Solar Panels

*Our website button is not working at present, but we are working to get it fixed quickly!

Special Guests

We had guests this weekend. Pastor Richard Roulette (Quebec) and Evangelist Yves Baron (France) ministered in our main service yesterday morning at Petite-Anse and at our service here on the compound in Sainte-Philomène. It was a powerful time in the Lord and the prayer line kept growing as Yves and some of our leaders prayed for several  people. No one was in a hurry. No one was looking at the clock. I sensed that after the recent  instability and violence, people just longed for a touch from God.  I wondered how many of them came to church hungry. Many had walked for miles. I also wondered if they’d have anything to eat when they got home. Yet, there they were, many holding babies and waiting patiently for their turn in line.  Heaven recorded ten new salvations that occurred in that prayer line yesterday – all children! Thank you Pastor Richard and Yves for the special time we had together.

O Happy Day!

”It is pleasant to see dreams come true…”  Proverbs 13:19 NLT

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Our long-awaited generator batteries!

Seeing dreams come true are that much sweeter when one has to wait a long time to see their fulfillment. Our batteries finally arrived from Port-au-Prince and tomorrow an engineer will come to hook them up. This will be our last night of sleeping in the dark. I have become pretty adept at feeling my way around the sink and locating everything I need to remove my makeup in the dark. Fumbling around to find my toothbrush and making sure I didn’t mistakenly take Prit’s was a greater challenge. Thank you again, L’Assemblée de la Bonne Nouvelle in Montreal, Canada, for making this dream come true! Bonne Nouvelle means Good News and there couldn’t be better news than this! Well, except that the tankers filled with diesel fuel also arrived from Port-au-Prince and we were able to refill our drums. Generators are useless without the fuel to put in them.

52868942_2173868319542654_4668143238979256320_nAnother dream is being fulfilled because our last team from Victory Christian Church in Goochland, Virginia, left us some funds for construction purposes. Old walls by the entrance to our guest house had been caving in for some time and we lacked the capacity to repair them. Fortunately, we have a team working on it right now and it will greatly improve the looks of the compound. That you Pastor Mike Hennigan and Victory Christian Church! There are still plenty of other projects that need to be done if someone else gets inspired by this post and would like to help.

How are things here?

Concerning the state of Cap-Haitian, everything has been unbelievably calm this week. Prit and I went to town yesterday and there was very little traffic. The main reason for this is that gasoline has not been sent up from Port-au-Prince yet. Since most public transportation uses gasoline, this impairs the average citizen from traveling to town and back. Hopefully, that will come soon. The great news is that I learned from Pastor Delinx that our main school will be opening back up on Monday. When we see how many students are able to get to school, we can assess what we’ll need to get the feeding program up and running again. It is of utmost importance to us that these children start eating again. Thanks to Orphans Promise and those who give regularly, our students gain an edge nutritionally when so many others go without.

Thanks for all your prayers for us. Rehoboth Ministries is on the ground and thankful for the peace and calm that we’re experiencing. We pray that it will continue to stay that way. Your prayers of intercession and those of the church here in Haiti are paying off. Please continue to pray for this country.

41brb3bS0hL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_The generator’s going off in 15 min. as we are rationing the little bit of gas we have left. We’ve heard that trucks are bringing gas in from Port-au-Prince today. We hope that me may be able to get some before we run out. All our workers showed up this morning and said the streets are calm. That is wonderful news! We left the compound yesterday to go to church for the first time in around 10 days. What a service! The Haitian people continue to amaze me. Church was packed and the worship was sweet. Much prayer was offered for this country. Please continue to pray for Haiti!

I am posting a revised version of an article I wrote some time back that is definitely appropriate for this season. I hope it will bless you as well, particularly for trials you may be going through. God is able!

Weathering the Storm
I (Dana) was watching the Golden State Warriors playing the Cleveland Cavaliers one night. The Warriors were over 20 points behind and the idea of them pulling back up to equalize the score with the Cavaliers looked pretty dim. The Cavaliers caused one upset after another and their leader, Lebron James, edged them closer and closer to solidifying their win. Stealing the ball from one of their opponents and racing to the other end of the court to score time and time again just proved to dampen the Warriors’ spirits even more. The impenetrable defense the Cleveland team provided brought further intimidation. It also didn’t help that the two teams were playing on the Cavaliers’ home court with all their screaming fans in their corner. Nothing they did seemed to shake the confidence of the Cavaliers’ ability to stay ahead, and every goal Lebron’s team scored just tightened the noose a little more.
But, then an interesting thing happened. The Warriors’ coach called a ”time out.” I watched as the camera panned over the weary Warriors. Then, I heard the coach’s voice loud and clear. Here’s what I heard him say in so many words.
 
You’re going to be ok. Don’t fix your eyes on the scoreboard. You are all winners. You just have to weather the stormNow, get out there and win this game!
Just … weather the storm. What incredible advice! It was just what the team needed because they had every bit of confidence in their coach. And, that’s just what they did. When they returned to the court, they looked like the same team that took a timeout. But slowly and surely it became obvious that, with their renewed confidence and persistence, they were taking back the game. Little by little they began to score. With amazing teamwork, they began to come up with incredible plays that baffled their opponents’ defense team. As the scoreboard slowly, but steadily, added 2 points here and 3 points there, the confidence of the Warriors seemed almost palpable. The screaming fans didn’t seem to phase them anymore and, to make a long story short, they pulled past the Cavaliers and won the game. They would go on to take the championship that year as well.
You see, the Warriors’ coach (Steve Kerr) had played for the Chicago Bulls. How many times had the Bulls trailed so far behind in what looked like an impossible situation? Yet, time and time again, the Chicago team would begin to synchronize perfectly as one, then eventually pull past their opponents and win the game. They kept winning – even multiple championships. Steve Kerr was already a winner and the team he mentored knew it. They had every bit of confidence in whatever the coach told them.
We also have one on the sidelines who’s coaching and cheering us on as well. The neat part is this…He has not only weathered the storm, but is the Master of it as well. Beloved, retreat to your quiet place and listen for His voice. Here’s what you’ll hear Him say …
You’re going to be ok. Don’t fix your eyes on the scoreboard. You are winners. You just have to weather the stormNow, get out there and win this game!

Into the Storm
I also wrote a book in 2011 called Into the Storm. It is available at amazon.com and tells of another ferocious storm which we weathered. If you haven’t read it yet, get a copy and get encouraged!