Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blog of email update- Shawn Medical Update

Ears To Hear RadioOctober 2011 edition 2
In This Issue
Medical Update
Dear Shawn,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our updates and also for lifting this work up to our Heavenly Father in prayer! We are so grateful for the team of prayer warriors that God has assembled who have expressed concern in this challenging time. We have been so encouraged by God's faithfulness to speak through our friends. As I send out updates if there is something that peaks your interest and you would like more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

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Shawn Rineholt
Ears To Hear Radio
Medical Update
God is Faithful

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Shawn after the fall.
I went to the Orthopedic surgeon today. They removed my cast on the left ankle and are pleased with how it is healing. The doctor confirmed the break and said that the break is healing clean and there is no need for pins or surgery for the ankle. He replaced the cast with a "walking cast" that is a removable "fracture walker" that is much more comfortable and will need to stay on for 6-8 more weeks.

My right leg knee cap was set properly and with the new X-rays taken today was released from having to wear a cast or brace on the right leg. There was no evident break on todays X-rays! However the knee is extremely swollen   still and I am unable to move it. The doctor believes I may have a torn meniscus so I am to come back in two weeks. If there is little or no change in the condition of the knee I may need orthopedic surgery on the knee to repair the meniscus. Please continue to pray for Jen and the children as they have all taken on many more responsibilities to make the daily routines continue to happen. Please also pray for the safety for my family as we wait to hear on November 8th if I have to have the surgery. If I need the surgery I would like to bring the family to the US for two months for the surgery, recovery, and possible physical therapy. Please pray for all of these things AND thank you guys so much for your prayers and help with everything.

Psalm 121  (NKJV)
 1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
         From whence comes my help?
 2 My help comes from the LORD,
         Who made heaven and earth.
 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
         He who keeps you will not slumber.
 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
         Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
 5 The LORD is your keeper;
         The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
 6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
         Nor the moon by night.
 7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
         He shall preserve your soul.
 8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
         From this time forth, and even forevermore.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blog Post of Email Update

The Rineholts Missions Dominican Republic /Haiti

 FIELD REPORT                                                    2011 October Edition

Welcome to the email update from the Rineholts Missions DR/Haiti.

I am so glad to have the opportunity to share with all of you what God has been doing in and through us the past two months as we have been back settling in here in Barahona, Dominican Republic.

When we got back here the first order of business was to get the house back in order so we would be able to focus on the ministry opportunities God has around us without being distracted with the issues at home. Of course we had major problems with our water and electricity. One of the batteries exploded in our garage from the battery backup system we use and God protected us while we were working on these issues. This was a very difficult time for us as we had to readjust to not having all of the things that we had so quickly became accustomed to back in the US.

I (Shawn) began teaching a Tuesday night Discipleship class with 7-8 young men. This class is going well please keep this in prayer as we study through the books of 1 and 2nd Timothy.

Jen and the kids have began homeschooling and are looking forward to a fulfilling year with new curriculum and a new perspective as they study "My Fathers' World" whichis a oneroom schoolhouse approach for Bible, History, Science, and Literature.


God has blessed our family with answered prayer in the form of a 1989 Chevy Suburban. This truck was provided by a gift froma family from Conley's United Methodist Church. We will keep them anonymousso as to      not spoil their heavenly reward, but we do want to express our gratitude for this loving Church family whohave adopted us in to their fold and have played a vital partin reaching the lost here due to their selflessness and willingness to participate. To God be the glory! This truck belonged to another missionary family here and had been converted to run on propane gas. This vehicle is not in good enough condition for trips to the capitol but it has been used almost daily to buy groceries and run supplies and even carry patients to the hospital.

One of the major projects we have started here is a new school for the Haitian children in Batey Central. When we left last time we were able to getthe footers dug and while we were back in the states over the summer a team from Mt Vernon Church came to construct the walls. These walls were standing to meet us when we returned and we have been hustling to get the roof constructed, windows and doors installed, security bars installed on windows and doors and also to build a latrine. All of these things needed to be complete by Tuesday October 18th so Christina Froman, Wilkyns Chal, Karen Shaffer, July,  Jonathan and  my wife Jennifer could begin teaching the 50+ childrenfor the first day of school! We were blessed to have a local church Polo Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Gethsemene de Polo) with indigenous believers sacrifice their time to come build the roof with us! What a blessing! In thehaste to get finished I (Shawn) fell off a ladder to the concrete floor, breaking my leg and my ankle resulting in having both legs in casts. Please keepmy family in prayer for all of the decisions that have to be made over the next few weeks. School has begun and the children are doing a great job. The teachers are doing awesome,please pray for them as they desire to teach these children to honor God and live for Jesus


I had the opportunity to go to the Capitol to meet with our lawyer in regards to the registration of Ears To Hear Radio as a non governmental organization and have received a copy of the certificate recognizing us as a legal entity here in the Dominican Republic! The next step is to receive our RNC number. Please pray this will happenquickly as this is needed for the licensing process with Indotel for the new station here in Barahona.


If you would like more detailed information on anything mentioned here please check out our blog at  www.missionsDR.com


Please continue to pray for God to lead and guide our family and most of all that He alone would get the honor and the glory.

‎"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1 NKJV)

Specific prayer concerns:
1. Good time management with balancing homeschool, household tasks and teaching at the school 3 days a week for Jen.
2.Our children as they live here and adjust. Pray for godly friends for each of our children and that God would keep them safe.
3.Please pray for us as we study Spanish and desire to be fluent.
4.Pray God alone will be magnified as we seek to bring attention to Him alone here.
5.Pray for Gods protection for our family and for the family structures to be strengthen here in the DR that God would use our family to reach other families and point them to Christ
6. The Body as a whole here as we fellowship at several different churches and desire to see God plant His body here that is rooted and grounded in the truth of God's word. Please pray for unity among His body.
7. Radio Barahona Project:   a. Radio license to broadcast b. equipment c. purchase of building d. God to raise up workers
8. Radio Haiti Project: a. funding for new equipment b.growing relationships in Haiti c.the station to be back on the air ASAP this station is fully licensed and ready to broadcast again it just needs the new equipment
9. Children Full of Christ's Love School: continued success with the students b. salvation for those who are lost c. the parents to know the Lord d. direction from the Holy Spirit to lead
10. Future Childrens Village: a.Gods leading b.plan development c. water and power d. Gods leading

Because of Jesus,                

Shawn Rineholt

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