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 20, 2017

Monday night prayers 20 March 2017

Not so sure what to write today as we are confronted again with someone that is dying. Once again you think back at all the times you had to stand by someone’s bed and see that it’s the end!! I asked prayer for Sothrey, the girl with necrosis on her face. Just got a message today that her body is starting to fail. Was wondering all the time, how she will make it but still believed God for a miracle in her life. Now the outcome seems grim and that makes me think again. Please pray for her family as her mother and sister are with her. Pray for Yulia that is involved and very worried about Sothrey. Pray that she will find peace in this all.

 On the other hand we have wonderful news. Joshau went home and is doing well.

 Heard news from home that one of our friends from Martyrs for Christ, Kobus Hanekom is in the hospital after they came back from Egypt. Still not sure what is the problem as they still waiting for results. Pray that this man of God will be out of hospital soon.

Message from my friend Donnie.
Sok Chea (Leap Long) had a hard day today! We took him to a specialist for consultation for his wound care. I think Sok Chea had trouble sleeping and eating the night before because of anxiety knowing the pain he would have to go through with his dressing change. I was feeling hurt for him also. As he was getting his dressing changes he screamed and cried in pain and I had trouble holding back tears knowing his pain. He was exhausted after the dressing changes so I carried him partway back to the motorbike. This is enough I am proclaiming God's Healing for him. Please pray with me that the next time he has a dressing change his arms will be completely healed.

Waiting for a team from East Asian Hub from South Africa. Niko Kriek is leading this team as they visiting missionaries from Southern Africa, in Asia. They started a car-fund for me and raised enough money to buy me a new truck. Thank you very much for your support and continue prayers. The deciding factor was when I took them on a trip in the Suzuki, last year,hahaha. At least now they can ride a better ride. O, our God is good. He knows when we need a good car to ride with. Got myself a Nissan Nevara, 2000 model, diesel manual 4x4. Sorry Toyota/Landy fanatics, but this need to do the trick, at least I did not get a dog for free on this one……

I will be out to Stung Treng on Friday to help my friends Jared and Emily with final preparations for the grand opening of their Hope Center. I will visit also Ratanakiri to look at the leper-anti again and a new patient from my friend, James. Love helping these tribal guys. Pray for safe travels please.

Continue praying for our friends in Tanzania, Jacob and Carmen as they get into the culture with language and simply just living as a family.

Was reading this beautiful piece this morning and that makes so much sense to me as we wait for more news on Sothrey.
The magnificent pyramids of Egypt were actually constructed as burial vaults for the pharaohs: the bodies of Djoser, Khufu, and Khafra, carefully mummified and wrapped, were interred there. The burial chambers today, however, are empty. Jesus Christ was executed like the worst criminal, but he was buried like a prince in a newly hewn rock mausoleum. His vault is empty also, but for a completely different reason. Grave robbers looted the tombs of the pharaohs. Jesus walked out of his tomb alive again.
You would expect that non-Christians do not believe the Easter story. But it might surprise you to know how many Christian teachers are busy spreading the idea that the resurrection of Christ involves something other than the revivification of his corpse. In fact, our Savior was really, really dead. No pulse. No respiration. No brain waves. In fact, our Savior is now really, really alive.
This is a big deal. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is the Father’s very public seal of approval on his Son’s entire life’s work. “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith” (1 Corinthians 15:14). If Christ’s body is still dead, you are still in your sins. Your guilt has not been lifted. Your own body will never leave its grave.
But Christ has been raised. So are our hopes. “I believe in the resurrection of the body,” we say in the Apostles’ Creed. Do you believe that? Those who do are forgiven and immortal.

May this week be full of surprises from our God and enjoy every minute of it.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday night prayers 13 March 2017

Sitting with an anti with Leprosy, most properly in the most idyllic place ever, under a forest of Cashew nut trees, I could just imagine what hell this anti have to go through. She is pushed out of her home and lives on her own in her small little shack, her foot busy rotting away. Her family is looking after he but not so sure how good, but at least they are there. Now they want her to go far away to Phnom Penh for treatment and she do not want to do that. No-one wants to go with her and they need to stay there for quite some time.

I can understand why she does not want to go, but what I cannot understand is that the local Health office not wants to help her. If she was staying far away, I would be ok, but she stays only 5km out of town. Please pray for this anti and pray for James as he needs to stand in the middle of all of this and try to solve problems on both sides, not an easy job.

Went on an outreach with my favourite missionary, Samai, deep into Cambodian landscape, no more forest trees anymore, about 4 km from the Vietnam border. Roads were as rough as guts and not even a monkey want to walk there. Seeing the loads of tree trunks on bikes, makes me sad to know that soon there will be no more trees left.

I was amazed this time to see how many people have high blood pressure. Luckily I was ready for them with lots of medicines. I was good to be amongst the tribal people again, they are so gentle of spirit and are such a lively bunch of people. We met Andrew and Pisey, tourists that was sitting at the ferry and start talking. We invited them to come with us and we were happy to see them relate to people so beautifully. Meeting a lot of people from everywhere and we never know what will happen afterwards. We had good talks about religion and I could share with them about the love of God. Pray that we will be bold in our approach to people so they can know that we are Christians.

Please pray for the following people.
Sothrey is still in critical condition in the hospital. You can follow them on Facebook if you want, just go on my page and search for Yulia Khouri and listen to her live feed.

Please pray for Danelle, Meintjie Ellis’s daughter. She is 31 weeks pregnant and currently in hospital with possible Pre-eclampsia. Please pray that the doctors will be on alert this time as it is critical for the baby.

Continue to lift up little Joshua up to the Lord. He is doing so much better as he is already feeding. We praise the Lord for His provision in taking care of him.

Something for this week:
What do you mean, “Maundy”?
The evening of Jesus’ arrest and condemnation in Jewish and Roman courts began quietly with the annual Passover meal in an upper room in Jerusalem. Jesus used those final golden hours of freedom as a teaching retreat. Much of what he said and did shocked the disciples: he knelt and washed their feet, he predicted his death and resurrection, and then he said this: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34).
Earlier in their training he had told them that the trademark of an authentic believer was adherence to Christ’s Word. Now he added a “new” commandment that wasn’t really new but timeless: “Love one another.” What makes it new is that our sinful natures continually generate selfish thoughts and selfish words and selfish behaviours. As Christ’s forgiving grace is new to us every morning, giving us a spiritually freshening shower of forgiveness, so we can choose anew to treat other people as Christ treats us--with patient, steady, unconditional love.
It is the Latin word for “commandment,” "mandatum," which probably gave its name to the special Thursday before Jesus’ death. As we ponder that awesome evening and its images of the Lamb of God eating Passover lamb with his friends, humbly washing their feet, and unlocking the mysteries of God’s words for their comfort, we are nothing less than inspired. Inspired to love.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday night prayers 6 March 2017

The boys want Toinette to sing to them every night before bedtime. She used to sing “Hush little baby don’t you cry “ but now she is singing “Hide me now, under your wings, Cover me within your mighty hand. When the oceans rise and thunders roar, I will soar with you above the storm, I will be still and know that you are God”.  This week had rough waters and we struggled against discouragement. Our hearts cry for Sothrey who has 40 % left of her face. The unfairness and feelings of hopelessness against a system and people in need of reform. Then God shows us He is still at work, He is God. This Sunday, one more of the high school students from the ACTS program gave his life to Jesus. Mordegai had opportunity to encourage and share with non-christian ngo workers that we are praying for them.

Praise the Lord that little Joshua is doing much better. Visited him last night and he is very alert and feeding at this time. Precious to see him after his brush with death. This is nothing short of a miracle. Continue lifting this little boy up to the Lord that can heal.

Thank you for still praying for Sothrey. She has a long road to recovery but nothing is impossible. We follow her progress daily and thanks to Yulia, the lady that is helping 24/7 on this case, we can be connected to her. Please pray for Yulia, Sothrey’s sister and all the staff at the hospital that are currently involved with Sothrey.
Pray for encouragement in a desperate situation.
Pray for finances to come through as medical bills need to be paid.
Pray for a Fundraising that will be hold on the 10th March in order to raise more funds.
Pray also for her family as they are in a desperate situation and really in need.
I want to copy Yulia’s words:
I hope Sothrey's case will serve as a stark reminder how horrifically these failures affect the poorest population of this country.”

 Want to ask prayer for my dear brother and sister in Stung Treng. Jared and Emily are leading the team of AOC there and need all the help they can get. At the end of the month they are having an opening ceremony of their training centre and much need to be done before that. Stress is an understatement. If you have some downtime and want to make use of it, why not heading up to Stung Treng and go and help on The Hope Centre, or just send some encouragement their way.

I went on a small outreach with them last week to pull some teeth. We did not have a lot of people but we know that we just need to make people use to us and later they will come. Normally people are just afraid and do not trust you to do it correctly, why not??? So we will just be back with another outreach.

Please also pray for our outreach this week to the tribal people in Ratanakiri. We have reports from the one village that 3 children, 5 years old, died after they came back from the hospital with vomiting and diarrhoea. All illnesses that is preventable. We need to go and see how we can help and try and teach the tribal people to alter their ways of drinking water from the rivers. The water is not just contaminated by people but also with chemicals from the rubber plantations.

Luke 15:4-7 New International Version (NIV)
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

May we have God’s peace as we enter this week and seek His will in our lives.