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, October 15, 2017

Monday night prayers 15 October 2017

Seems to me the year does not have brakes, as it is speeding to an end. Toinette was just talking about all the Christmas parties they need to prepare for this year and believe you me, its not just one or two. Every little ministry or part of a ministry needs to get a party. Still 2 months to go but already need to be booked.
Tonight I want us to pray for the 2 small churches I worked with in Thor Piang Rosey as well as in Kabal Domrey. In the first church they never had a pastor but only a strong believer that preached. Then when they build the church, the owner or sponsor of the church appointed someone else over the church and he told the one family not to come to church anymore. Because of that, nobody is going to church. Pray that we can intervene and see how we can get around this problem.

In Kabal Domrey they also have a church and although the pastor is very faithful, after 10 years, only a handful of people attend. People are not interested in the World of God. Pray with us for these small churches, there are many of them scattered around the countryside.
I will be on my way again tomorrow to visit them. Pray for safety on the road as well as open hearts while we share God’s love to the people.

Some of you may remember we asked prayer for Ovaltine. He is a member of the River of Life church. He is an alcoholic and his liver cannot take it anymore. He has stopped drinking the last few months and looks so much better. Please continue to pray for his health, and that he would grow closer to God. The students are doing well. We are preparing for the Khmer New school year starting in November. Please continue to pray for the students who are attending church frequently. That they would grow spiritually. Pray for all of us as staff too that we will have wisdom and guidance from God how to walk with and encourage them in their walk with God. Please pray for one of our students, Phearon. He stopped coming during our “No Apologies” seminar when we shared about abstinence. There have been situations before where we could see he is going on a wrong path. Pray that he would open up to our staff during their follow-up and that he would be set free.

Continue to lift up our friends, Jacob and Carmen and their 4 children in Tanzania. This last week I flew out to Haydom again with Kirstein, one of the other pilots. Between thunderstorms, strange wind patterns, mini kangaroos (East African Springhare), and a blown tire on a remote airstrip, it was definitely a memorable but long week. Carmen and the children were happy to have me home. You can read more on the blog
Please be praying for my Pilot License to be transferred. This has been a long process of completing the required exams and submittal. Now we have been waiting for over a month for an email from the FAA to reach the Civil Aviation Authority of Tanzania to finalize the process.

Continue to pray for Fe as she is still continuing her treatment in Manila. Pray for a lot of decisions they need to make for the school here in Siem Reap. Pray also for finances for her treatment
 Continue to pray for Uncle Wynand Burger as he needs to go for scans again in a couple of months.

Thank you very much for your faithfulness in praying for us all.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday night prayers 9 October 2017

Something real beautiful happened today. We can say that God is in restoring broken relationships. Met with Matt and Krys McNeil today. Some of you will remember that we worked together for a very long time in the Philippines. We left on not such a good note and our relationship were scattered. Quite recently God was talking again with his stubborn child, Mordegai, and I had to admit, it’s such a big relieve to be Matt’s friend again. We talked about all the good times as well as future as we are in the same boat, riding it on stormy seas on the mission field. All I can say is that God is good all the time…. Working in the Philippines or work here in Cambodia has its challenges but if we can share it to people that know the challenges it makes it so much lighter. Pray that we will form a good relationship in the future again.

A very successful “No apologies worship” ended after 2 weeks of FUN learning how to keep themselves pure till marriage! With topics like: Healthy Relationships, Media Influence, Pre-marital sex has its consequences, Abstinence and Marriage does matter! We praise god that the FGC team can teach all the children about this important issue in today’s lifestyle. Pray with us that the promises will be honoured in the years to come.

Continue to pray for Fe:
Third Chemo done.
I had a great time with my brothers and sisters including their families during our short visit in our hometown. God has brought us together in moments when we needed each other most. We had fun together reminiscing our past.
Thanks to Rose Frange who have pampered me to a body spa/scrub... Gracy Eusebio Sarcon for my new hairdo, Mytz Er with partners and family for their treat. I appreciate Mary Joey Nabisis with Jo of ACM Cebu for the visit ...some friends who visited or called me and took time to drive me my family and church people who have always been there...Big thanks.
I flew straight from Iloilo to Manila to catch my chemo at 9am. Thanks to Kuya Tony for his kindness in driving to and fro..of cource to ACM for commissioning him to do that.
I had the chance of sharing my journey / experiences and practical tips to the Cancer patients who were there on their first chemo. What a feeling to help them ease their anxiety not knowing what to expect on and after the procedure.
1. Chemo Meds Provision--- that i will have my Herceptin in time for my fifth chemo on Nov 16.
2. RADIATION NEEDED--- I was told by my Oncologist to have my radiation done in March or April.It is because they have reviewed my biopsy and they found out that my tumour is invasive.
3.Wisdom in all our decisions to make.
Thank you so much my beloved family and friends who have been there since the time I knew i have this big C until now. Love you all!

Please pray for some people also struggling with the big “C”
Uncle Wynand Burger got a big operation and they removed a kidney that was bad. He is still recovering as I know him he will be up to tend his farm soon. True farmers are as tuff as nails.
Brother Quinton is still struggling with his health. Please pray that he will be declared free of this terrible illness by the grace of God.
My uncle Hendrik vd Westhuizen from Bethanie

Continue also to lift up our good friends in Tanzania, Jacob and Carmen Geyman. Their latest blog is up.

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
Let this Psalm be an encouragement for you all in this week to come.
Love you all.
Rossouw clan

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday night prayers 2 October 2017

It was me and my friend John that climbs our bikes and set off to the mountain of Phnom Chi. Needless to say that it was very wet and muddy. We had normal bike trouble as well as trees that fell down, cause of the rain and wind. We had to pick our bikes up over it. Tired and wet we reached the village of Rum Jopon. As soon as we were there the people were asking for meds. There were a lot of new people that work there. They had to bring an uncle to town to get meds and it cost them dearly in time and money, just another reason for me to visit these remote places more often.

I could give the malaria rapid tests to a man there as he knows how to use them. So many suspects that they have malaria and it will be good if they get tested before they take meds. I will leave more tests with them next time. Finally I had to open a nice boil on a guy’s leg that was bothering him for a while. Leaving those things can be nasty and although it was painful, he was very happy we could help him.

Continue to pray for Fe.
Savoring the moment
I arrived Iloilo City last Sept 18 and is scheduled to fly back to Manila for my third Chemo on Oct 5.
- I want to honor and thank my sister Mary Ann Limbungan who is also fighting in faith against her kidney problem. Im staying at her place...enjoying the healthy food and lifestyle. I could not help but praise God for her courage and faith too. I had the privilege of going with her to the dialysis center twice a week and was blessed to see her overcoming the trauma of the dialysis itself , injections and the thought that this seems to be unending.Yet, her faith is founded on the Rock! Pls help us declare restoration of her kidney functions and for a miracle for her.
- Praise God for my spiritual family at Immanuel Christian fellowship who encourages me always.
- My brother Henry Barrientos and his family for the supply of fresh fish.
- For my friends and students who remember to visit,call or treat me out.Thank you.
- I am enjoying the richness of the land..fruits and vegetables that my body crave.
- i have the rest that was much needed.
There will be more!
- Noel and my boys Paul and Joshua's smooth exit in Cambodia. Pray for the provision of their tickets
- my safe travel on Oct 5...favorable weather on my flight date.
- that i could always be an instrument of blessing wherever i go.
Praying and declaring blessings to you too.

The flu bug is around our house. Toinette is down with it and coughing like a dog. Gideon and Mordegai were very sick last week and are still coughing a lot. Anton just has tummy problems. Please pray for us to get healed and be healthy to do our work.  This is rainy season and this kinda illness is everywhere.

Please pray for my uncle Hendrik from Bethanie. He is diagnosed with Leukaemia and in the hospital in the Cape.

The team of FGC is very busy now for a week and this week to come with the “No apologies” workshop. It is a busy time but can only be a good thing to teach these young children to be careful of the really sick world out there. We praise God that the children can be instruments in the hands of God. Continue to pray for the staff as they teach this whole week.

Thank you once again for thinking and praying for us. Hope and pray that you will have a blessed week. Please keep in contact with us. My Whatsapp nr. +855 77710772 and Toinette’s :+855 85519911. Please contact us with news from home or wherever you are.

Love ya all