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 15, 2017

Monday night prayers 15 May 2017

Went with Samai on an excellent outreach to the border of Vietnam. We visited some small tribal churches. Our first village has 50 families where 48 families are Christian. It is the first village I visited where the houses all have crosses on the roof. It is very encouraging to see how strong the church is amongst the tribal people. I had to dig out a massive piece of wax out of an old Auntie’s ear and the other one; I could not get it out. She told me she could not hear and after I got the stuff out she said that she can hear. After all, I perform miracles!!!

It was so nice hanging out with the tribal people and hears Samai visit with the pastors. Pray with us for these guys as the Muslims are getting in by their numbers into these small villages and everywhere you can some mosques. Pray that they will stand strong in their faith. It’s well known that the Muslims have money and bribe their way through red-tape.

All of the next prayers are people that work for AOC Stung Treng.
Please pray for our friends Jared and Emily Reid. Jared is currently on his way to NZ as a pressing medical emergency came up that is best to deal with at home. Pray for Emily as she will be alone in Stung Treng for a while. Pray for them as finances are also tight and such an emergency can cost a bit. Pray for speedy healing for Jared.

Pray also for Viley’s mom in Stung Treng as she is struggling with serious cancer.

Pray also for Thearith and Thyda as they are currently in Angkor hospital with their little boy as he is sick. Pray that the doctors will be able to help.

We praise God for Gideon's 14th on Thursday the 18th May. We thank God for the life of this "little" man in our lives.

Pray that we will take this week to prepare to leave for Namibia on this Sunday. We are looking forward to spend some time back home and catch up with all our family and friends. So will be a bit of the radar as internet is not so good at home and we rather spend time visiting than on devices………

Hope that this week will be another blessed week for all of you. See some of you shortly in Namibia.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Monday night prayers 08 May 2017

Bought some really damaged pieces of hard wood on the road. A house burned down and these lovely wood was in it. I know, with a bit of hard work we can get this in beautiful splendor again. Especially with the prizes of wood and the availability of these hard rosewood.

At home I made short time to start working on this wood and in a day got all the black off it. Needles to say that I was black, maybe I need to apply now for a visa….lol. This makes me think how Jesus takes us, even if we are so dirty and black, He washes and brushes us off and we begin to shine again. Sometimes it takes hard and dirty work to get us clean. But its worth it. I cannot wait to tackle the next badge of wood.

Finally got the bike fixed up for Apo. I dropped it off with the instructions that he need to ride it. Visited him this afternoon and was amazed what I saw and heard. He took off and explores the whole area on the bike, not feeling that his feet got burned on the engine….. My o my, it burned pretty bad, but luckily his mum is a great doctor. His dad brought the bike this pm and we fixed it a bit better for him in order for him to ride without further damage to his feet. Pray that he will again try to ride the bike as I want him to start work before we go home.

I will be off again tomorrow to join my friend Samai to Ratanakiri. Looking forward to this trip as we will go all the way to the Vietnam border on roads less travelled and visit some tribal churches. Being with these people makes me realise how much we have to be thankful for. Pray for a safe journey and wisdom on how to treat the sick people.

FGCCLC is establishing a new project, Man of Dignity Centre, to build the moral and social values of young men ages 17-25 years of age who have not finished any formal Education. With our values curriculum and skill training, we hope these young men will be prominent leaders of their family and society in future. Pray for Jun Mar as he leads this new venture and invest time into these young guy’s lives.
Pray also for the staff when they do home visitations to the families of the students. This is where the rubber meets the road. In these visits they really can speak into people’s lives and can see what the situation is in their homes. River of Life Fellowship is working hard in making an effort to meet families’ right in their own homes and try encouraging the families to stay close to God. We see that follow-up is one of the key ingredients in building the Kingdom of God.
Pray for all the staff as well as for Angela that is leading FGC Community Link.

Another short story from my friend.
The second is like it but exciting in a different way. Tamar* became a believer about a year ago and is slowly growing in her faith. When we saw her a couple of weeks ago she excitedly told us, "My friend came to visit but she had a bad headache, so I prayed for her! And she was healed! I just said the words you say... Thank you for my friend. Thank you that you love her. Please heal her in Jesus' name." We were a bit dumbfounded. Praise God!! And then she continued with more news, "Do you remember my neighbour from Syria? I told him three times over the phone (in Istanbul) that he must go to church. At first he said it was very wrong to go to church. Then he said maybe. Then he said yes. When he went, the pastor prayed for him and he saw a vision of Jesus!! He, his wife, and all their children became believers!" We were even more dumbfounded (we of little faith) and she proceeded to show us photos on fb of him and his pastor. Wow! This is my dream... that Syrians will be the ones to share the news with others!! God is soooooo amazing!!!

May this week be a blessed week for you all.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday night prayers 01 May 2017

I joined 2 of my friends on a trip into the jungle on the bikes. We had great fun and ended up in a village, deep into the jungle on roads that only local guys ride with their tractors and small bikes. We slept in a small restaurant, hanging our hammocks under the roof, thank you Lord for a roof as it was pouring in the middle of the night. Lying in my hammock and watch the thunder and lightning in the sky, I was just counting the many blessings we received from the Lord this year.
For the first time in my short life, my weight helped me out of really hard work,hahahaha. We had to tow Jared’s bike back to home as it broke down. Well, I am heavy, old and a not so good bike rider, so I could take another bike and ride it while my skinny friend had to sit on a dead bike. Poor guy, it was no easy task. Thanks for the old trusty 650 and the professional driving of Jared, they made small play of the bad road.

I just came back from the jungle with Samai. We visited a small church smack in the middle of the jungle or what is left of it. The have 19 families in church at this time, praise God. The young pastor’s wife is working in Phnom Penh, while he is staying here in the jungle, helping to save people’s lives from sin. Remarkable that a young guy chooses to come and stay out here to serve God.

We did some much needed medical as the health centre is very far away. Good to see old friends again and we had a great fellowship. Always good coming back to places that we visited before. Another big concern is that children do not go to school due to the far distance to school. They are helping the parents on the fields and work really hard. The pastor is doing some literacy classes in the night and we need to see how we can help him with that. Small things but it can have a lasting impact on these children’s lives. A lot of children walked for a very long time to reach us and we could give them a lift back home, precious little ones.

While in Stung Treng we also went up to Banlung and visit the Leprosy Aunti. Good to have Samai with me and he could talk a bit to her. She is such a precious one, scolding me for not doing her bandage good enough, hhahaha. Her wound is looking good as they try their best to keep it clean. Pray that they will continue in cleaning her wound.

Here is a small story from my friend.
We couldn't visit our usual group of ladies because they had other commitments, so we decided to visit Nira*, a Syrian lady who had recently requested the Jesus Film. When we arrived, we met her mother who had suffered a stroke that week and was in a lot of pain. After drinking the customary tea, we asked if we could pray for her. "Why not" she responded.
We prayed in Jesus’ name and ALL her symptoms were healed!!! We were overjoyed! So was she!!! She was on her feet bending up and down, showing her daughter what she couldn't do before. She then told us that when we prayed, she had seen a vision of Jesus standing before her with arms stretched toward her. My friend said, "Jesus is calling you to Him. Do you  want to go to Him?" She was very excited and together we prayed accepting Jesus' invitation. Now the best part... she turns to Nira and says, "Nira, do you know what? Twenty years ago your father read the Injil (New Testament) and said that one day he wants to become a Christian!" Wow! We then prayed for Nira and she too received new hope in Jesus! Amen!! God prepared hearts long before we ever stepped into the picture! :) We prayed for Nira’s father to find a way to get to from Syria to Turkey to join his family. Yes Lord, let it be.

For you who want to hear what Jacob and Carmen in Tanzania are doing, their latest blog is up and just follow this link to read it.

I will be travelling home again tomorrow so please pray for travel mercies. Hope that this week will be a fun filled week for you all.