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, May 21, 2018

Monday night prayers 21 May 2018

Worked like a slave today, after a big storm swept through and fell a couple of trees and left all the mangoes on the ground. Swept leaves and try to clean up but managed only half of my yard. After sweating about 30 litres, I went for my pool, which got full last night with all the rain, with a cup of coffee and 5 mangoes. Man, luckily I do not know too many missionaries that suffer so much like me…….Tomorrow is another day.

Some good friends and fellow missionaries came with me to Thor Piang Rosey and from there into the bush for a sleep-over in Rum Jopon. It was good seeing some of the patients, I had 2 weeks ago. The guy with a very bad infected toe came and its almost healed, the uncle with a broken leg, which was infected came and it look so much better. So good to see people regularly in order to see that they are healthy. Please pray with me for Heang and his family as they are helping me to build the little building. We are struggling to get going but I hope to start building before we leave next month.

From there we went into the jungle for a good ride on the bikes. It was good to have John with us as he took some time off from school. Love having my good friend and partner with me. Once again the hospitality of the people was an inspiration to me. We helped them with medicines and they opened their houses for us. We even got a house to sleep in. We really could have a good fellowship with them as we had plenty of time.

We visit the family staying in Som Po-om. He said he heard our bikes last night and was waiting for us. He said that we need to sleep at his place next time. He even gave more breakfast and fruits. What was the highlight of the trip was when he asked to play a song on the guitar. Josh took up the challenge and played a worship song while uncle was enjoying it. We had a great time fellowshipping with him. Next time we will stop there and spend more time.

Continue to pray for Quinton Calitz. His operation is scheduled for the 20th June.

Manus Olivier is still busy with his treatment in the Cape.

Please pray for a good friend in Chang Mai-Thailand. Joe Allen Dee’s dad, uncle Wright is in hospital after an accident. This uncle touched thousands of lives with his kindness and love for God. I only remember him as a sweet grandpa that loves the Lord with a passion.
He has got brain surgery too late, so the membranes already built up too thick. Neurologist does not want to make brain surgery the second time, because he is too old. (84 years old). He sleeps the whole day and night, very difficult to swallow liquid and food, eat less and less and less response. We have to wake him up to eat.

A friend opened a GoFundMe campaign for Fe.
Maria Fe Barrientos Dequito (Fe, as she is known to friends and family) was part of the Leadership Team for many years in the international church where we attend and serve in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Last year Fe was diagnosed with cancer. She and her family, following 18 years of service in Cambodia, have now returned home to the Philippines where Fe is currently undergoing treatment for her cancer.

I have set up a GoFundMe campaign for Fe in order to offset the expense of her cancer treatment. I invite you to donate toward Fe's need. Thank you in advance for anything you can give.

Fe needs our help with funding for ongoing cancer treatments which she is receiving in the Philippines. She is receiving both chemotherapy and radiation treatments for her cancer. She does NOT have insurance in the traditional sense and is depending on the generosity of friends and family around the world to cover the cost of her treatments.
Each chemotherapy treatment costs $1,800 USD. Fe has 9 chemo treatments remaining to complete her treatment plan. The radiation treatments cost $60 USD each and Fe has 12 more treatments remaining. Related expenses are also incurred as it is necessary for Fe and Noel to travel by air from their home in the Philippines to the nation's capital, Manila, where she receives her treatments.
In order to reduce stress caused to Fe and her family by the uncertainty of available funds for remaining treatments, this GoFundMe campaign is being established. At present a total of $20,000USD is still needed in order to fully cover Fe's remaining chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Ongoing, there will be a close follow-up and therapy regimen established once the chemotherapy and radiation treatments have been completed.
Underscored must be the reality that unless sufficient funds come in to cover Fe's remaining treatments, she will not be able to proceed with the treatments. It's on a "payment in-full for services rendered" basis.
Thank you and God bless you for any contribution(s) you can make.
Randy Odom
Leadership Team Member
Christian Fellowship of Siem Reap
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Just follow this link below.

Thank you once again for praying for us. We are so blessed to have so many people standing in the gap for us.


Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday night prayers 14 May 2018

Went on outreach with my good friend Samai into the cleared jungle to a small church. As usual so many people came to get medicines, the nearest Health clinic is far and do not offer much. It was fun watching the pastor giving some Betadine and ointments to the people and how they had such a good relationship already. People are very thankful for our help and we can see that this little church is doing well.

From there it was still a good 4x4 drive back to Stung Treng and then I went all the way to Banlung, 2 hours away, to go and see my Leper friend. It was already late in the afternoon when I reached Banlung but I listened to the soft voice of the Holy Spirit, telling me to go and visit the auntie right now. I thought that I am tired and do not want to go but the Lord did not want to let go. I gave in and went straight ahead to the Leper anti. Her foot is not doing well and is beyond repair. Please pray with us that she will take her meds and clean her wound regularly.

While sitting down for not longer than 5minutes, I hear the familiar voice of James, my good friend that works with the Leper people. I was amazed to see him as I was just thinking about him, while driving. We both recognise that the Lord put us on this path today to see each other with a purpose. He took me to another uncle with Leprosy that had an accident a while ago. His foot looks bad and infected. I could share some meds with him and cleaned his wound. Pray for James as he tries to help these people. We had a lovely dinner together with his family.

While still in Banlung I got contacted by my friend from Stung Treng. One of their staff’s daughters, Sim Lymey (6 years old) was diagnosed with Leprosy and they want to talk to me. I am no expert but my friend James is!! He gave me some pointers and I went to see her. I am not convinced that she has Leprosy but then I am not an expert and advise them to go to the people in Phnom Pehn that work with Leprosy.  Pray for the family as they are afraid to go to the big city alone and go for another check-up. We are working on a plan how to go around it. Please pray for Emily as she is trying to convince them to go as it’s important for them to know if she has Leprosy or not.

Continue to pray for the following people:
Quinton Calitz , Manus Olivier, and Fe. Pray that the lord will provide all their needs.

We have a very special holiday right now.
This three day holiday was established to celebrate the birthday of HM King Norodom Sihamoni. This national holiday is celebrated from 13 May to 15 May each year.
The dates may vary if one or more of the three days fall on a weekend.
The holiday was established to celebrate the Royal Birthday of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni, the King of the Kingdom of Cambodia

History of Cambodian King's Birthday
HM King Norodom Sihamoni is the son of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, Preahmahaviraksat. He was born on 14 May 1953 in Phnom Penh Capital.
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has been the sovereign of Cambodia since 29 October 2004.
He was made king after being chosen by a nine-member throne council to become the next king after his father Norodom Sihanouk abdicated in 2004 due to ill health.
Even though King Norodom Sihamoni's father was King, the King of Cambodia is an elected monarch, making Cambodia one of the few elected monarchies of the world.
The King is elected for life and is chosen by the Royal Council of the Throne. The only stipulations are that the candidates must be part of the royal family and at least 30 years old.
Did you know?
King Norodom Sihamoni is the only ruling monarch who speaks Czech
How is Cambodian King's Birthday Celebrated?
To mark the holiday, the King makes offerings to monks and those less fortunate in society. Many government buildings are covered in lights and pictures of the King, while people will fly the flag of Cambodia from their houses.            Celebrations take place inside the Royal Palace with a fireworks display on the nearby TonlĂ© Sap River.

Thank you for always keep us in prayer. I will be on the road again on Thursday out to the jungle. Pray for safety on the roads.