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, June 26, 2017

Monday night prayers 26 June 2017

Just came back from the airport and a bit sad to let Suzaan go home again, but we know that the Lord is with her and that she will be ok. Pray for her as she will start a new job soon. We had a great time visiting together. We could visit with some friends in church yesterday and shared about our work in Cambodia. We are looking forward to this week a we will visit with friends and sponsors. We also had to opportunity to visit my friend Stefan on his game farm, great times. My brother from SA came and visit us and it was nice to catch up with him.

Continue to pray for our friend Fe in the Philippines:
FAITH UPDATE: June 24... My surgeon has sent me a message on my birthday that the Lord wants me to just enjoy my special day first and not to think of the result will be released on Tuesday,27 June 2017.
PRAISES...I was truly surprised and blessed by a party / prayer fellowship prepared by my wonderful Spiritual family led by Slochin Gragas ... Asian Center for Missions ( ACM)with some friends from CBN Asia and my personal friends / family who are in Manila. Of course missing my families in Iloilo / Tibiao and in Cambodia as well but I know that they were with us in the spirit at that time.
More blessings to you all for making me feel loved by the Lord!I want to give glory to God!

Some news from our dear friend Jacob and Carmen in Tanzania.
Carmen wrote up a blog post about her experience today at a market on the blog.
Please be praying for us as we have much to do in the next 10 days before SIL conference week. In addition to wrapping things up in Dar Es Salaam, we need to pack and prepare for a week-long training event in the United Kingdom with MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship). While I am in the UK, Carmen will be moving to Arusha with all four children.
Currently, we are waiting for results on two aviation exams which I took last week. Please pray for a passing score.

Very nice story from Gordon in Ratanakiri.
Story of one Prodigal
Gaaw turned up at church one Sunday morning. We had not seen or heard from him for a long time. He told us his story: “God must really love me a lot. Everything I have done since getting married has been a failure. If I had been successful and made a lot of money, I would be able to buy a new motorbike (like all my friends). Then I would have forgotten God”. Gaaw’s story is typical of many young people who start the race well, full of devotion for Jesus. Then they get married and disappear from the radar. In his first 3 years as a Christian, Gaaw was discipling young people in his village, leading a house fellowship and frequently visiting other villages to encourage the Christians. Then he fell in love with a beautiful girl who was not a Christian. They got married soon after. Gaaw said he knew in his heart that it was wrong and his walk with the Lord would suffer. He worked hard to be a good bread winner for the family. But his life drifted further and further from the Lord. Over the next 3 years, everything he did fell in a heap: his cassava crop was decimated by drought; his soybean crop washed away in the rain; his piglets all died; cows ate the newly harvested crops. Eventually Gaaw’s wife said “I think your God is missing you. You need to turn back to him”. “She was right” says Gaaw. “God really does love me. He wants my heart. He wants to spend time with me. He wants me to honour Him with my crops. I count it a blessing that everything has failed for me over the last 3 years”. It’s a joy to see Gaaw coming back – hungry for the word – hungry for the Lord. When we turn our backs on the Lord, there are consequences (baggage and wounds). The Lord is pouring out his healing balm. Please pray that there will be many prodigals return (Isaiah 60:4-5). Pray for Gaaw’s wife.

Thank you for praying for us as we just use our time to relax and charge our batteries.



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Whatever Lord Holiday version

We were waiting for Suzaan to arrive as the flight was delayed cause of the thick mist. It was such a great moment to see our daughter again. The boys were very happy to see her. As the tradition goes, we had to go and climb Dune 7. Forgot how high the dune was. Both the boys made it to the top and it was great looking at the creation of God.

We went also for a boat cruise around the harbor. The boys loved it when some seals came aboard for some fish as well as Pelicans sitting on the boat. Great time with my children. We are so fortunate to have so great nature around and that we can enjoy it. Our time at the coast is ending and tomorrow we will go inland to visit Mordegai’s mum.
Pray for a safe journey tomorrow. Suzaan is still with us for almost 2 weeks. Pray that we will have a great time visiting with family.

Please pray for our friend Fe our friend in the hospital in Manila. In her own words:
PRAISES up to this time..june 16
- Doc.Louie , very kind, gentle, a blessing, a beautiful Christian. She did a great job excising my lump today.
- for my "angels" Sloch, Ianne and Ate Bing...who were running up and down facilitating my needs.
- a successful excision.
- God's provision for what i needed today.
God indeed is amazing!
1. For a favorable biopsy result. My surgeon was saying that my lump showed positive of malignancy but we all are waiting for God's miracle.
2. Emotional / physical preparedness and strength for me and my family as we face the impending major and radical operation. Tentative date: june 28.
3. Financial Help... We are still praying and raising finances not just for the operation but also for the reatment. We have received some pledges from our church( Siem Reap and Iloilo) and from friends. 
 God bless you in return.
If you are moved to send help, pm me, sloch or noel to ask for the bank account details.
4. Safe trip for Noel , Paul and Joshua on june 18.
God be glorified!
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Please pray for my friend Archie and Marinda as they struggle through tough decisions in their marriage. Pray that the Lord can restore both of them and that healing will take place.

Thank you for praying for us so often. Please contact us if you are in Windhoek or Swakopmund. We will be going to Windhoek in a weeks time and stay for a week and then we are back here in Swakopmund again. We will speak in church on 25 June, if you want to catch up.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday night prayers 05 June 2017

Went to church yesterday and had a real good laugh when the pastor had to speak English and stumbled over his words and even give out a sigh with relieve when he was finished. O its great to be back in Namibia!! The best thing is not to get sweaty and able to sleep in the nights without getting wet, o my we are not use to that. The boys are swimming in the freezing sea and Gideon came out, blue around the mouth. He said he had Hyperthermia from the cold, shame poor guy. Must say the cold is not good for this old broken body off mine, but the coffee make up for it.  We are awaiting the visit of my daughter, Suzaan and hope to spend a precious 2 weeks with her. I just pray that I can finally catch a fish, sitting the whole day with nothing to catch is good but is better if there is something……..

Pray for Toinette as she needs to go for some needed ultrasounds to look at some medical issues. Great to be at good doctors again. Luckily Mordegai is ok and do not need any medical stuff at this point. Doctor say he will live for another day, sjoe, thank you Lord.

Pray for my little sister Elizma as she struggles with the twins as they are sick. Tell you, this girl is busy with those 2 boys.

Please pray for my cousin, Frieda Rose as she is still struggling after a terrible car accident to get fully healed. She struggles to walk as she broke her hip really badly and getting a work like this, is not an easy task. People here tell her that she is 70% crippled and cannot let her work. Sad that a young girl like this cannot get a job.

Please pray for a fellow missionary, Teacher Fe, principal of Eli School and personal friend. Here is her story in her own words.
I went for a Breast ultrasound last Saturday and the result seemed to be alarming.
I am advised to go home for a biopsy to see if the mass found is benign or malignant.
The doctor I saw yesterday was just so quick in making a conclusion that it's malignant because there was streak of blood that came after pressing the nipple. But my Oncologist friend in the Philippines refused to believe it until proven through biopsy.
I would appreciate your prayers for me... for wisdom how I should take it from here.
...for a benign result 
... for more grace and strength
... for God's name to be exalted through this circumstance in my life.

Thank you for keeping us in prayers even if we are on holiday. May God bless this week to each and everyone of you guys.