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, March 19, 2018

Monday night prayers 19 March 2018

Well a huge praise report is that Toinette is doing much better. At least she is up and moving again. Even ready to teach again, wow. I am glad as I was worried that I need to cook forever!!! Being the house-band while your helper is sick as well, is no job for sissies. Just got more appreciation and love for my beautiful wife. The boys were happy that mum started to make food again. Dad only has a limited recipe menu, soup and soup with rice……. Well do not worry the Rossouws did not lost even a fraction of a pound, think we gained cause the rice pot was cooking overtime,hahahaha God is really blessing us to be a blessing to others. Seems to me after all these years we are shifting into the direction to be there for other people that have it hard on the field, always to be ready with encouragement and help. I love this role and know that God gives us grace to help not only missionaries but also the local people.

It is also a huge blessing to have my brother Sonny and his wife here, from Malaysia. We are truly brothers in Christ. We know each other so many years and still share the same mindset. Love hanging out with him especially over a cup of good coffee.  It is true what God says that we will get new homes and new families when we leave our families and homes to go and serve Him. We are living proof of that promise.

Talked to Fe and she gave me some prayers for them.
I really appreciate your prayers for us.
- Noel and I are traveling to Manila for my next chemo on Thu March 22.
- pls pray that i will have available medicines  and i will be physically ready
- I am praying for our financial needs since this April my Radiation will start. Our whole family has to be in Manila because
my radiation will be everyday except weekends for 25 days.
- we are praying for God"s wisdom on how we could raise our support.

Please pray for travel mercies while I will travel to Ratanakiri and to Kampong Tom this week. Three days of constant driving in order to bring my goats to a friend in Thor Piang Rosey. While there I will just do a medical outreach as well. Trying my hand in farming and need to learn from the Khmer guys how to do it.

Made me think.. “He asked for strength that he might do greater things, but he was given infirmity that he might do better things. He asked for riches that he might be happy; he was given poverty that he might be wise. He asked for power that he might have the praise of men; he was given weakness that he might feel the need of God. He asked for all things that he might enjoy life; he was given life that he might enjoy all things. He received nothing that he had asked for, yet all that he had hoped for. . . . His prayer is answered; he is indeed the most blessed of men.” Dr. Oliver Huckle

Hope you have a real wonderful week and my you look out to help someone in need or just give an encouraging word via digital or on the phone or personal. There is a world out there that needs God.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday night prayers 12 March 2018

Before we started our medical outreach there was some time to go and visit an untouched lake, not too far from the village. Samai and I always wanted to go and visit there but it always was rainy season which make the road not good. This time we could go and was stunned by the beauty of these 2 lakes. Big trees, that you do not see in Cambodia, anymore, is all around the lakes. The police and local government try to preserve some of this fragile environment. I was just amazed at how God can make things just so beautiful.

It’s a shame to see tribal people live in such dirty villages that they do not care to clean. They do not use the deep wells, provided for them with clean water, but instead still use spring water that is already contaminated. I can see the difference in all the medicines I need to give. Diarrhea and itchy skin is a big problem. Because of all the garbage lying around, all the children have worms and because of all the burning of rubbish, everyone is coughing. So many problems in this place.

We see a huge need for someone to come and adress all these problems. We pray that we maybe can make a difference in teaching people, after we have a good relationship with the people. We still need more time to build relationship in order to address these problems. The pastor there is a key person around and we pray that we can start there. Pray with us for building relationships in order to change people’s way of living. In order for them to survive we need to build a specialized program for them around their believes and practises.

Please pray for a dear friend, Pastor Manus Olivier. The cancer started to grow again and he needs to go for an operation on 20 March 2018. Pray for healing in Jesus name.

Praise God for a healthy little boy, Levi Bruce Wideman. Ben and Hannah are in Thailand and she gave birth a few days ago. Now they are waiting for Levi’s passport to be finalized and then they will be back in Siem Reap.

Please pray for Toinette. She is struggling with some sort of something. We are trying to find out what it is and did tests this afternoon. First she had a bad cough but now he is just very tired and feels weak. Pray for healing please. Praise God that Gideon and Mordegai is doing much better.

Continue to pray for Fe as she and her family is fighting the good fight, staying in the Philippines.

March 8 we celebrated International Women’s Day with the students in the village. They invited their mothers to come and join. The students were divided into groups and had to prepare a presentation on a country, sharing some interesting customs, greetings in the local language and wearing the national dress.  They also prepared a special gift for their mothers. Our missionary friend, Petra, shared a short word of encouragement to the mothers. It is encouraging to see how the students have grown and developed in Acts programme.

I will be homebound this week helping Toinette as she is not feeling well. Good to be home so I can repair everything that is broken, and that is plenty. Thank you very much for your prayers. May the good Lord bless you all in this week to come? Please write to us and tell us about everything that’s happening on your side of the globe.


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