Where Have We Been?

Traveling

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L to R: (front row) Betty Price, Gail Daniels, Dana Adams, Janice Brown (top row) Jo Norton, Maggie Andrews (Unfortunately, Crystal Sisk had to leave before this picture was taken.)

We’ve been up and down the road lately having fun visiting supporting churches and catching up with friends. Whew! Where has this summer gone? In exactly 20 days, we will be on a plane headed for the Annual MFI Conference in Portland, Oregon. We’ll go from there to Tacoma, Washington, to minister in Trinity Church. We can’t wait to see all our friends on the West Coast. After that, we will fly back to Haiti.

In August, we had a wonderfully refreshing time of fellowship and prayer with fellow ministers in the Southeast MFI Region in Clarksville, Virginia. After leaving Clarksville, we returned to Fayetteville for three days where a group of women leaders from Northwood Temple Church took me (Dana) out for lunch to the Olive Garden and bestowed me with all kinds of gifts for our home. Yay! We’ve also been to Morehead City to visit Impact Church and had a great time of visiting with Pastor Nelson and Vickie Hopkins. This past Monday evening, I spoke at a Women’s Aglow meeting in Mount Olive. What a blessed event and time of reuniting with these precious ladies. Afterwards, a friend took me (Dana) to an outlet in Goldsboro and loaded our car down with all kinds of things for our new home. Prit and I had just enough room to slip into the seats of our Toyota and drive back to Jacksonville.

Before leaving Goldsboro, however, we also visited with Pastor Mitch Ham at The Lord’s Table Church to discuss purchasing and sending a quality sound system to Haiti. (We sure need your prayers on that one!) This will require jumping some hurdles to get it all through customs in Haiti without it costing “an arm and a leg”. How very grateful we are for all the friends in the ministry that the Lord has given to us. Our cup runs over and our new home is shaping up. Prit and I are overwhelmed to see all the Lord has done in such a short time.

A special thanks to all of you who purchased a Haiti bag. All proceeds go to the ladies who sewed them. ūüôā¬†

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Next Week is Pivotal!

FullSizeRender.jpgAll three of our schools start back next week. Our faith is being s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d tremendously when it comes to providing on our end for the feeding program. Orphans Promise has already shipped in boxes of food, but we still need $3,100 (US) a month on our end to purchase gas tanks, pick up supplies at the march√©, pay cooks’ salaries, and the list goes on…. We truly need your help to be able to sustain this life-giving ministry. Would you consider giving a major contribution to Rehoboth/Feeding Program to help us get up and running? Perhaps you would be led to make it a monthly offering. Or maybe you or your church could agree to ¬†cover one of our ten months? We want to fill those hungry bellies!

 

Contact Information

Pritchard:  pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096

Dana:          danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  3272 5600

John:           adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 4785 9023

NOTE:  Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.

Send Checks to: ¬†The Lord‚Äôs Table / PO Box 11049 / Goldsboro, NC 27532 /¬†(919) 751-8188¬†¬†or give online at¬†Haiti ‚Ästhttps://pushpay.com/pay/tltglobalmissions/?f%5B0%5D=Haiti

** Please earmark your gifts HAITI

Website: rehobothhaiti.com

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https://www.facebook.com/dana.adams.583

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Red, Red, My Eyes Are Red

IMG_2785Haven’t I washed that red blouse multiple times already? How in the world did everything in my wash this morning turn out red? Red underwear, red slacks that used to be white that I wore with practically EVERYTHING. A green top which now looks like someone took a magic marker and randomly marked it with red stripes.

I once had an aunt who was obssessed with red. Aunt Jerutha had red furniture, red carpet, red and white checkered tile in her kitchen as well as red bedspreads and curtains. Yes, you’re probably wondering about her bathroom towels. You guessed it. Red! All that with a red car sitting in the driveway. Everything she wore was red and she even wore red glasses.

Well, there are worse things than having all red clothes (or furniture), I guess. There’s nothing sadder than to see tears flowing from the red eyes of a hungry child. ¬†I recall the story of one young boy who sat on the curb waiting for school to begin. He was crying and his eyes were red. Pastor Lefort asked him what was wrong to which he replied, ”My mother didn’t give me anything to eat this morning.” Pastor Lefort gave him the only thing he had to give – a small pack of crackers. (This was before we had a feeding program in place.) That, along with many other stories, compelled us to pray until the Lord sent Orphans Promise to help us. What a miracle to see children who were once fainting in class, due to the heat and empty stomachs, eating a full plate of food! As a result of their eating, they’re able to learn much better.

Our schools are almost ready to open again in September. However, we still have to provide the gas tanks, salaries for the cooks, people to run to the marché to purchase gas tanks, spices, and cleaning products, plus supply the money to buy gas for those drivers. Whew! This costs us $3,100 a month and we truly need your help.

”I can only send $25”, you may say.¬†Here’s why¬†your $25 a month is so important. You would pave the way to encourage others to give. With your sacrificial monthly offering or even a one-time gift, others may say, ”Well, I can give $50 or $100.”¬†You could be the catalyst, along with those who are already sowing into Haiti’s future, to encourage others to take that first step!

Whatever you can give, we know God will take it and multiply it. Will you help us eliminate those red, weepy eyes? Here’s how! The information is below and just be sure to add Haiti/Feeding Program to your check or a note if you give online. Would you do one more thing for us? Leave a note on our website or facebook pages saying, “I gave to Rehoboth’s feeding program and you can too!”¬†Watch out though: You may develop red eyes from those tears of joy you shed knowing that you put food in the belly of a hungry child.

Contact Information

Pritchard: pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096

Dana:         danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  3272 5600

John:          adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 4785 9023

NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.

Send Checks to: The Lord‚Äôs 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

Website: rehobothhaiti.com

Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/dana.adams.583

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=pritchard%20adams

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Our Time’s Winding Down

On the Road

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-Congratulations Pastor John & Fay!

We’ve been busy traveling to various churches who regularly partner with Rehoboth Ministries these past few weeks. It’s been great to see all our long-time friends in Tarboro. We visited our old stomping grounds in Fayetteville and were delighted to join in the celebration of Pastor John and Fay Hedgepeth’s 50th year in their ministry at Northwood Temple Church. What a milestone! This morning we were with the wonderful church body of Enon Baptist Church here in Jacksonville and we look forward to being in Morehead City next Sunday at Impact Church.

At the end of September, we will be leaving for our annual MFI Conference in Portland, Oregon. If you want us to come share about all the Lord did for us this year, time is running out. Speaking of time getting away from us, John leaves us on Wednesday to return to Haiti. The Bible institute will be cranking back up and he returns to teach at Cowman School in early September. You would think after all these years of traveling back and forth, the separation would get easier. But, we already miss him. Would you please remember him in your prayers for safe travels and for an easing back into his regular routine? We have been invited to visit Trinity Church in Tacoma, Wa, the weekend of October 7 after the Portland conference. The Lord willing, we will return to Haiti after that.

Home Sweet Home

We have thoroughly enjoyed our new home this summer. It has been very restful for us here. Adjusting to life again in the little mission house and a very different daily routine takes time. Although we’re not back in Haiti yet, your prayers are coveted for us as well. I shared at Enon this morning that we live among a people who are in crisis mode and the weight of the people’s misery comes to rest on our shoulders as well. Food and gas prices continue to escalate which will affect every other area of living and ministry. However, we choose not to fall in a pit of despair and trust the Lord to help us continue to…..change lives and impact this nation for Him. Many thanks to those of you who have chosen to come alongside of us to help us do just that!

 

The Prayers of Dana…

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-David, in the cave of Adullam

Sitting on my bed in my house robe, I was finishing up Psalm 72. I was getting ready to make my way to the third section when it hit me.¬†Why was I suddenly overcome with emotion?¬†Tears began running down my cheeks, then they turned to sobs. It wasn’t the psalm so much. It was the¬†words¬†that followed.¬†The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are finished. The finality of this statement reached out and grabbed and shook me.

The psalm itself was beautiful. It spoke of the coming Messiah and all that His coming would mean. But, now, stuck in a moment of wonder, I kept reading the phrase over and over again. The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are finished. The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are finished. The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are finished. The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are f-i-n-i-s-h-e-d. The last line just seemed to take a life of its own, compelling me to linger and drink in the meaning of each word.

The whole life of David passed before me. I imagined the boy David, who had tended his father’s sheep and who sang to the God of Israel. Then there was the young man David who had brought down Goliath with his slingshot and a single stone. I next remembered the fugitive David who fled from an insanely jealous and demon-tormented King Saul. All those years that were spent in the wilderness were preparing David until God finally established him on his tormentor’s throne. I remembered the heartsick David who repented of his sins with Bathsheba and who grieved over the loss of three sons. David, who had failed so miserably, never stopped loving God… and never stopped praying. Feeling as if I was transported to his bedside, I watched as he drew his last breath. David would never utter another prayer on this earth.¬†With an emotion I can’t define, I read the lines over and over again.

The prayers of David,¬†the son of Jesse, are finished. I knew that one day, the prayers of Dana, the daughter of¬†Jehovah would ¬†be ¬†finished….ended….no moreover. How much time had I spent doing frivolous things when I could have been praying? How often had I felt the nudge to come aside and seek Him? How many times had I rolled over and gone back to sleep? Yes, even having served as a missionary in Haiti for over 35 years, I was painfully reminded of the times when I should have prayed more. We have had so many close calls and I’m sure only¬†one thing helped us escape every time: deep, agonizing prayer.

I am painfully aware that there is so much more to be done in my life, in my family, and in our¬†ministry. My heart grieves over the plight of the Haitian people. I am convinced that only¬†prayer and faith can resolve these issues.¬†There’s still time.¬†The prayers of Dana ….. are.¬†not. yet. finished.

Here We Go and There She Goes!

Coming to Tarboro, NC!

Hi everyone, Prit and I will be coming to Tarboro this weekend. We will be speaking at Rock Church¬†pastored by Mike and Mary Chatt. They are doing a wonderful job and we can’t wait to see them again.

We are so excited because this was our home church and our launching pad to Haiti. We still have many friends there who provide a blast from the past as well as new believers too. Rock is a thriving church and if you’re nearby, please come by and hear all about the wonderful things God has done for Rehoboth Ministries this year. ¬†Mike and Mary would be delighted to meet you, greet you, or what have you. Thanks so much Rock Church for, not only sending us, but sustaining us with your support all these 35 years! We look so forward to seeing all of you again.

There She Goes…..

UnknownRemember Sixpence and their famous song? It’s timeless.¬†There she goes. There she goes again…..racing through my brain.¬†Ok, this isn’t really about Sixpence and their song – even though I love it! It’s about me. Here I go, here I go again. ūüôā I’m reminding you that if you’ve thought about helping us feed hungry children, send students to study at a university, sponsor a student in our Bible institute, help someone start their own business, or just help out with the General Fund that covers a MULTITUDE of needs – now’s the time! There is no end to the possibilities of helping Rehoboth. We are on the ground, in the action, and making an inroad in the lives and hearts of the Haitian people with the Gospel. With your help we can change lives and impact the nation of Haiti. The information’s below and if you have any questions, just shoot me (Dana) an e-mail. But, don’t shoot me because you can’t get that tune out of your head now.¬†

Contact Information

Pritchard: pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096

Dana:        danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  3272 5600

John:        adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 4785 9023

NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.

Send Checks to: The Lord‚Äôs 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

Hand In Hand

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Our schoolchildren in the Petite-Anse School

Here’s a beautiful article published on the Orphans Promise website that was written about Rehoboth Ministries. We could not have fed around 1,200 children in three schools without the help of this wonderful ministry. Because our feeding program only operates during the school year, we will have some very hungry children returning in September.

For Rehoboth’s part, we personally supply $3,100 (US)¬†each month to help purchase huge gas tanks, cleaning products, spices, and other needs. This also includes paying the cooks’ salaries in all three schools, plus paying workers to go to the march√© to make the purchases. We had some valued partners in the past who were giving into the program, but they have left this earth for their eternal reward. For the first time since the program began, we have begun to struggle to keep up our end of the bargain. Wouldn’t you like to help fill in the gaps that were left so that we can continue to feed these precious children on a regular basis? $3,100 becomes $31,000 to cover the 10-month school year. Due to the needs of the Bible institute, sending two students to a university for a college education, paying salaries to pastors and workers in our churches, and the general running of generators, vehicles, working on construction projects… well, I’m sure you get it! We can surely use your help and the doors of our schools will be opening sooner than you think. Won’t you be that special someone to say, ”I’ll help”?¬†We’re sure that hand in hand we can meet this goal!

We’re Getting There!

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Bible School

Thanks to so many of you who rallied to the cause of getting our Bible School fixed up. Partitions have been made to section off classrooms, tile has been repaired, and a new coat of paint has freshened up the walls and ceiling. Our woodworker, Wesley, is now in the process of making the tables and chairs. Our Bible school students will be delighted to return to a place in the fall which they can call their own.

Since we inherited buildings that were in much need of repair, there’s still more that can be done. Those who have already helped are already committing to do more! The outside of the building will be painted and the Bible School logo added. Also, ¬†concrete will be laid at the bottom of the stairs outside to avoid tripping on ¬†ground which is not level. We are so very grateful for your help!

Feeding Program

IMG_2100You didn’t get in on the action? No problem! We are in much need of serious donors for our children’s feeding program. Before you know it, we will be opening our schools again and there will be hungry children to feed. Won’t you make a commitment to give this year to feed a hungry child? This is no small task and Rehoboth is in much need of your help! Use the information below and add a note that your donation is for the feeding program. You have the power to change a life!

Contact Information

Pritchard: pgiba3@gmail.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096

Dana:        danaptl@gmail.com / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509  3272 5600

John:        adams.john@gmail.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 4785 9023

NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.

Send Checks to: The Lord‚Äôs 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