Medical to the remote

This Blog is all about the work of God. Nothing we do is without the knowledge of our Father. He is the soul provider for everything we do.
We are Mordegai, Toinette, Suzaan,Gideon and Anton Rossouw from Namibia-Africa. . This Blog is all about our lives here in Cambodia while Suzaan works in South Africa. We are real Farmers from Africa and we love life and what it have to offer and enjoy it day by day.

Mordegai travels to remote villages up in the far North of Cambodia, doing much needed medical work ,where no other doctors go, with local pastors as well as the Department of Health of Ratanakiri.

Toinette is at home with the boys. Homeschooling Gideon is a task not for sissies, while Anton is in Eli school. .She joins FGC Community Link Cambodia to the villages close by, teaching local children in an after school setting and also women about Health Issues in a village setting.

We consider us Asians as we live such a long time in Asia, eating rice as a staple food and not meat......

Our motto in life comes from a dear friend:

With common sense and God we
can accomplish a lot

Robin Wales

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday night prayers 11 December 2017

Spend a precious few days with my best friend and his family. We went to Stung Treng and went into the bush to a small church deep into the jungle. Katy was with me and it was good having a trained EMT with me. Together with Samai and Karla we could help a lot of people. We could give out some beautiful dresses that were left by Kwan and Chris and also give the older people some reading glasses, thanks to Dave Tunkin. Katy helped a guy that was bit by a dog that he wanted to cook, but the dog fought back and win the fight; the guy was to drunk…… After cleaning and some meds he was on his merry way again.

This little church grew from 6 families to 50 families in no time. Due to that, there are many children that cannot go to school as it’s too far. We went to the piece of land that was donated to us for building a small dwelling to use as a small school. We are looking to start building in the New Year. Pray with us that this will come to be a blessing to many children in the jungle.

We also visited the anti with bad Leprosy in Ratanakiri. It was great to see her again but not to see how far her infection is growing. Soon she will not have any foot left. Pray for this anti.

Continue to pray for Fe.
This journey seems to be long but i am confident that it has and end. Praise God that He will never leave nor forsake me. Happy that He surrounds me with people who love and care to pray, encourage, send some support.
I am accommodating my meds well and these new ones don't have much adverse effect on me...taste buds are ok but my immune system has gone low.
I am coughing a bit having a lot of sick people around.
My hair is starting to grow and I am happy to go out without wearing my wig but with my new hat.
Please pray for my boys to cope well in our transition period.
Also please remember the other cancer patients i was able to listen to...each one has his own story of their struggles. Hope to be a blessing to them as well.
Have a blessed Christmas to you all!

Some news from our good friends Jacob and Carmen in Tanzania.
We have written up a blog post on Bernadetta and the past few weeks. Thank you all for your prayers! God has been working in wonderful ways and we believe this has a lot to do with with prayer
We have both good and bad news.

Good news first. Baby Esta stayed two nights with us after being released from the hospital. She is eating, gaining weight, and currently being cared for by her aunt. Bernadetta, however, has been on a slow decline again. We just received word this morning from the doctor that her condition is critical. He said: "I went to the hospital yesterday for the first time in a couple of days, she was a lot worse with her kidneys shutting down. We are trying to arrange dialysis but she needs a miracle."

Please pray for a little tribal girl that came all the way from Ratanakiri to the hospital in Siem Reap as she landed underneath a hand-tractor and broke her leg. They send her to another hospital and now the dad is afraid to ask the doctor to return to the original hospital, where we can help him. Pray for him to build up courage and ask the doctor.

Good news is that my friend Heang from Thor Piang Rosey, visited the new village and they went to look for a place to build the small school we are planning. The people are very happy that we want to help them and are willing to help us build the small building. Pray that we can start to build soon. I will be there in a week’s time and arrange some things.

As you can see, we need some prayers. On our way back from Ratanakiri the car’s front tire burst and I had to stop very carefully. I praise God for protection. May this week be filled with tons of blessings.



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Monday night prayers 4 December 2017

I had to make a quick dash to Phnom Penh to get our visas. Praise the Lord we are good again for a year. It was a beautiful time, visiting with my friends from Water of Life and I will always treasure the moments. It was not the only reason I went to PP. I went also to get my best friend Grahame, Katy and the children. We were waiting for this moment now for a long time and it finally arrived. They are staying with us here in Siem Reap and we are visiting like no tomorrow.

Good news is that Heang that went to the new village we reached out to and could talk to people and start building relationships with them .We are planning to build a small building in order to start a small school/church.

I am adding some news from our dear friends, Carmen and Jacob in Tanzania. Continue to pray for them as they serve God.
#1 One of our Tanzanian friends wife was due with her first and Carmen has been able to befriend her and help her through the end of her pregnancy. Earlier this week Bernadetta went into early labour in the middle of the night. Carmen drove her to the hospital but labour was not progressing. The next morning they gave her a caesarean.
Right now she is very sick and is in surgery from complications from the operation which was 5 days ago. The hospital she was receiving care from before Carmen convinced them to transfer to another hospital had the baby on an antibiotic IV for blood sugar problems and said the baby had Malaria (which is impossible as the incubation period of malaria is 2 weeks). They also said the Bernadetta was just fine but the doctors (who are reputable) at the new hospital are very concerned. Unfortunately, medical care here is very poor and Tanzanians know very little. It took most of the day at the hospital to finally a transfer as they were very reluctant.
Please be praying for this family. Bernedetta's condition is very serious. In addition, if she is not able to nurse the baby, formula is very expensive. One can of formula, which would last just less than a week, will cost the equivalent of 10% of their monthly salary. We have baby Esta for tonight as Bernedetta will be in surgery and will not be able to take care of her.
#2 Thank all of you for praying! We just received word that she has come out of surgery. They removed a lot of dead tissue and 3 quarts of dark stinky fluid from the abdominal cavity. She is still in critical condition and may need a second surgery. We will know more tomorrow.
#3 Thank you all for your continued prayers for Bernadetta and baby Esta. Esta is now in the NICU since she was not eating and was showing minor signs of infection. She was dehydrated and had lost a lot of weight before she came to us and since she was not eating she was going downhill. She has a feeding tube and is getting better.
#4 Bernadetta is stable, though her condition could easily worsen. She was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis which is bacteria which kills the tissues and shuts organs down. Her organs are fine but it infected all of her abdominal wall. They are hoping she will be able to move out of the ICU in a few days. She will likely be in the hospital for a few weeks.
Again, thank you for your prayers for this family. The doctor said she and baby Esta would have died if they had not been transferred to a better hospital. We have told them that our friends (you guys) are praying for them and they are grateful as they both profess Christianity.

We had The Mighty Kids Christmas Party this morning. A lot of children came and we had a lot of fun. There was also a team from Malaysia who did a drama and some games. The children loved the puppet show about the story of Christmas. Please pray for these little ones, that they would learn more about Jesus and come to know Him. It is really encouraging to see the older students, who have come to know Jesus as their personal Saviour, being there, helping and sharing with the little ones. It is God who let the seed grow, who started the good work in them and continue to strengthen their walk with Him. Praise

Thank you once again to pray for us in this week to come.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday night prayers 27 November 2017

This year is ending like a bombshell. We just had Chris and Kwan here and the next set of visitors is on our doorstep. We love to have friends coming over and we know it’s a busy time of the year, need to make time to visit with them all is a bit tuff. But we love it and that is how we roll. My best friend Grahame and his family will be here the end of the week. Cannot wait to spend time with them.

Chris and Kwan came with me to Kampong Tom, while his mum, Brenda and daughter, Chloe, stayed with Toinette. We stopped in Thor Piang Rosey and the children were blessed with new dresses, for the girls and colouring of pictures as well as their faces. We could help a lot of sick people as well. I talked to my friend Heng and ask him if he will be willing to go to the new village we visited the other day and make some friends and ask them if they will be open to some school as well as some teaching from the Word.  They are excited to go and tell the people about Jesus and share His love to them. We have big plans for the future but we take it step by step. Will keep you updated. Please pray for open hearts and willingness to be taught.

The next day we took the bikes to Rum Jopon. Poor Chris draws the short straw of getting the worse bike of the 3 but he made it back and forth on that” rickety dickedy” bike. I think he will never forget that trip hahaha. We had a blast with lots of people coming and we could see once again that Malaria is rampant in the jungle. Makes me sad that we cannot buy the meds we need. People are dying here in the bush and if we do not help them, who will??? I praise God that we are able to go and give meds to them. We definitely need to step up our outreaches as there are more people that need meds close by the village. Our next trip will be in a village we always just pass by. Pray for wisdom as we look for new places to go and proclaim God’s word.

FGC Community Link is very busy with lots of teams visiting. This week it was a team with our good friend Sonny and some Malaysians. It is always good when these guys come and encourage the children as well as staff to get closer to God. I loved hanging out with my good friend Sonny. There are still more teams visiting and it will be a very busy few weeks till Christmas with parties and fellowships. Pray for the children to be blessed and open hearts to receive Jesus.

Praise God for my friend Jared. He got the all clear from his tests in NZ.
Continue to pray for Fe as she still needs to get a lot of chemo.

Christmas time is almost here. Pray that in this busyness, we will not forget about the real reason of Christmas. Pray that we would move closer to God in this time.