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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Monday night prayers 20 November 2017

Wow what a weekend this turned out to be. We had our good friends from Davao came and visit us, Jeff, Lydia and Joshua came all the way to see us only for 2 days and we had a blast. The same time good friends from the States came as well. Kwan, Chris, Chloe and his mum, Brenda came over and we will go to the jungle in the morning. So this lunchtime we had a real international community at our table, Filipino, Thai, Namibian, American, Canadian and even half Japanese, talking about a strange bunch together….. all of them went with Toinette today to go and help with the Mighty Kids. They did some face painting and told a Bible story.

I went out last Monday to a new village near Thor Piang Rosey. My friend Heng and his family went with me. There are 27 families staying in the cleared forest. There is no school and soooo many children. No believers and that made us think. Pray with us that we can send someone to go and make friends with them and build relationships with them. We are thinking of putting up a small building in order to teach school as well us teaching them God’s word. We could help lots of people with meds as they do not have a clinic and the nearest doctor is about 60km away.

Please pray as we will go to Thor Piang Rosey tomorrow and then into the jungle the next day. Pray for safe travel and the car and bikes to last till we come back.

Continue to pray for Fe:
Herceptin Begins
Imagine more than 60 Cancer Patients waiting for their Chemotherapy today. Manila had at least three days holiday due to ASEAN APEC Summit this week...that crowded offices with backlogs.I was served at almost 2 after waiting for my medicine.
My Herceptin treatment started today. 17 more to go! The effect is not that much compared to the first four chemos. Very tolerable but the doctor said that i have to observe my heart which can be the most vulnearable for this medicine.
- Praying for God's favor always.That this meds will be available everytime we need it.
- Provision for my expenses during treatment.
- Praying for my whole family as my boys are transitioning.
- safe trip back to Iloilo tomorrow
Praying for your families and all your respective endeavors.

Please for this land as there are some difficult times ahead due to politics.

Thank you for praying for us.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Monday night prayers 12 November 2017

While visiting with a Khmer pastor this week, I realise this more how spreading the gospel, strengthening churches has to be on the top of our list. Yes, helping and extending a hand of mercy is so very important but our main focus should be His Word, His commission. Pray for me and my contact persons to plan better how to strengthen the pastors and lay pastors of our outreach points.

I will travel down to Kampong Tom tomorrow. My friend will bring me to a new outreach in another village. Pray that we will be well received and pray for travel mercies on the way. Sad days for our broken cars. We are trying to revive the Beast/Suzuki. Then the Purple Peril/Tico died also. Just got Maximus Prime/Nissan back from the mechanic as well. O my hard on the budget for a week.

Twans: The new Khmer school year has started.  We are excited for our grade 12 students who will finish this year. Most of them are growing in their walk with God. This morning again I stood watching them as they are helping with our Mighty Kids program. They lead worship, share in cell group, share the Word and truly becoming leaders. We had a team visiting from a church in Kuala Lumpur last week. They also conducted a vocal training seminar with our students. It was great to see how much the students enjoyed singing. At the end they had to stand in choir formation and perform for the rest of the visitors. They were so proud and confident. It was the first time ever that any of them stood in a group singing in front of people. They don’t have music class in school. We have so much to be thankful for, yes even music class in school!  

More news from Fe:
My family finally had decided to take our Sabbatical leave after being in Cambodia as a missionary for 18 years. For Paul and Joshua who were born and lived in Cambodia, Philippines is a foreign country for them. Now, the challenges begin:
- we are living with my very kind sister and her family but it should not be for long.We need to have our own space for growing boys.
- Paul and Josh are finally enrolled in a Christian University. Josh is in Grade5, Paul in Grade 9.They had a very warm welcome from new friends. School system is new, language is a barrier, classrooms are full packed and hot, they need to wake up at 4:30am to go to school early before the traffic becomes heavy...and more.
But,all the more we praise God for His sustaining grace.
We really need prayers.
- I will start my 5th Chemo soon.Pray that this very expensive Herceptin meds will be available all the time.
- We need financial support to sustain us in our stay here in the Philippines.
Thank you all for being there for us.
— with Noel Dequito and 2 others.

Thank you very much for praying for us. We love hearing from you guys this week.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday night prayers 6 November 2017

Wow this Monday is not blue it’s all the colours of the rainbow today. What a precious day this is. Late for Anton’s bus for school this morning and totally forgot to pick him up again, so late again, poor bus driver that always need to wait for me. Talk to a foreign friend at the coffee shop this morning, had to wait to eat with a team from Malaysia, need an excuse to have coffee!!! She told me that she and her husband finally are separated after he decided to move in with a Khmer lady. She is a strong Christian and do not understand that the locals do not see anything wrong with it. It all boils down to a worldview that is totally different than what we are used to. Pray with us for married couples, not just here in Cambodia but all over the world that is currently destroyed by the enemy. We just heard about another friend whose marriage is on the rocks cause of a third party, back home. Satan walks around and destroys people left right and centre because we are not close to God anymore. Pray that we will be vigilant and beware of the dangers out there.

We also had our good friends Katherine, Joshau and Long with us for the weekend. Love these guys so much and so glad we have such good friends.

Continue to pray for our friends that struggle with cancer.
Jared is on his way back to NZ for further tests this week. Pray for travel mercies and a healing in Jesus name.
Quinton is still not sure about his outcome. This makes things very stressful. Pray for healing in Jesus name.
Continue to pray for uncle Wynand as well.

Fe’s family is back home in the Philippines.
My boys are here! What a joyful reunion!  After facing those heavy moments of saying goodbyes, packing selling things and clearing , finally they are home.
Despite the stress of beating the time, they came overflowing with excitement to see me but with mixed emotions sharing what they have left in Cambodia...friends, school, pet dog, youth groups, church, ministries,precious things they can't bring.
God in all His grace has allowed us to face every challenge of our life with Faith and Hope that something good is going to happen after this.
Thanks Sis Genoveva for the ride and fir the company i had in picking them up.
We will be taking it slowly from here...the challenge of re-entry for us and the reality of culture for our third culture kids are here.

 My good friend Ds.Manus from Swakopmund had a big back operation today. Pray for a successful operation.

Tonight we had all our staff and a team from Malaysia over for a Braai-BBQ and ate our fill with way to much food. We had a great fellowship and it’s great to be with a team that work so well together. The team ministered to the children these last couple of days. We pray that they learned a lot from the team.

Thank you very much for praying for us in this week to come.