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, September 24, 2017

Monday night prayers 25 September 2017

I just love Cambodian holidays. Get time to do the things that I normally cannot do. I did a lot of woodwork and cleaned the yard, but wind and rain is not a friend when you try to keep your yard clean. Its rainy season now, not that it ever stopped this year. Feels like it’s raining just harder and more water on top of more water. Please pray as flooding will definitely a problem in some areas. I am off to Kampong tom tomorrow and make myself ready for a real muddy bike-ride into the bush. It will only be John and I. Please pray for a meeting that I will have with the police in order to get a paper signed to do more outreaches in the area. It’s a bit tricky these days but we can jump high through a couple of loopholes in order to do our work. While I am writing to you, I have a nasty flu but am on so many drugs that it cannot last. Tomorrow, I am just driving the truck, so that will be easy. Please pray for protection on the road.

Toinette and the team of FGC Cambodia Link is very busy preparing for a seminar that they will conduct for 2 weeks on “ No Apologies”. It is all about healthy relationships, the influence of media, premarital sex and the consequences. Pray for the teachers as well as the students. That the students will be open and able to understand the importance of a pure lifestyle. We have a very busy time ahead till Christmas, many teams and lots of work. Please pray for all the staff to somehow find some rest in between all this.

Please continue to pray for Fe. She writes:
 The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Something good to read that you can pray about. It is a real problem here and the people need a lot of help.
Chained up, out of sight: Desperate families often keep mentally ill relatives in squalid conditions.

This is a real short prayer letter. Thank you once again for praying for us.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday night prayers 18 September 2017

The 15-day Pchum Ben festival is underway in Cambodia. Pchum Ben is a public holiday in Cambodia that follows the period called “Vassa,” a kind of “Buddhist Lent,” and has been kept with great devotion by the Khmer people for longer than anyone can remember.
In essence, Pchum Ben is a time to remember, venerate, and present food offerings to one’s deceased relatives. Ancestors are honoured going back as far as seven generations, and offerings are also brought for those without living descendants or in place of those who could not attend the ceremonies. Celebrants rise early in the morning to cook rice balls and other food items, which they bring to the monks at temples and pagodas. The monks chant suttas (Buddhist scriptures) all night without sleeping, then conduct the colourful and complex food offering ceremonies. Some Khmer give the food to the priests, while others leave it at pagodas for their deceased relatives to eat or cast it into a field for them to find. The first fourteen days see many offerings made, but it is the final, fifteenth day, that is the grand culmination of the whole period.

Pchum Ben is also the time when the “gates of hell” are supposed to open and let out those imprisoned there to travel to the land of the living to receive food from their relatives. Some are let out only temporarily, while others are thought to gain permanent relief. Offerers believe they receive merits by helping the dead and blessings from them but curses if they fail in their familial duty.

Cambodians all over the country will travel to their home provinces for Pchum Ben, and there are services in many towns and villages. Most ceremonies involve processions around temples and crowds that wait outside with lit incense in hand as the monks perform rituals inside. There are also symbolic events where five mounds of sand or rice are formed and decorated in an effort to point to Mount Meru, where various Buddhist gods are thought to reside.
Pray with us at this time ... that more and more Cambodians will discover the true light of Jesus Christ, who satisfies fully, giving perfect peace in this life and beyond the grave.

Please continue to pray for Fe:
2nd Chemo (20more to go!
God provided Genoveva Palalay and Lovely to pick me up from the Mission House. We had breakfast together.Then Ruby C. Malonzo , my Carer met us at the hospital.
The chemo went well and fast...fewer patients came due to flooding that happened days before that.
Slochin Gragas prepared dinner for me... Sacrificed her meetings because I'm alone.
I slept after chemo for 4hours and that was a good boost to my energy now.
I will be travelling to Iloilo city on Sept 18. Need to be refreshed with a change of environment, having my family and friends around. Praying for good weather, health and protection as I travel.
Let me share to you my PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING FOR EVERYONE who is part of my journey. (Philippians 1:3-6)
I thank God everytime I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership with the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Blessings to you all!

Very good friends of us, Kwan and Bruce,  in the USA are asking for prayer for their little daughter.
Prayer request: ChloƩ has fever 101.6. She prob have another UTI, please pray that the urologist will schedule her appointment and fit her in for a test sometime next week, so that they can confirm that she has kidney reflect and can have an outpatient surgery done to fix it before we have to leave for Thailand and mission trip in Cambodia on Oct 26. Thank you so much. I covet all your prayers.

Our friends Jacob and Carmen updated their Blog:
Please be praying for health. The kids picked up pink eye and a nasty cold from school. Also, it would be nice for the power to turn back on.

So many people need prayer as their loved ones died. Pray for Gawie and Dina Joubert in Botswana. Their son went to the Lord in this last week. Also pray for Johnny and Hannelie Lofty- Eaton, her dad just died a few days ago. Mordegai’s mum, ouma Matra, needs also some prayer as her best friend, anti Sannie, died right in front of her while they were having tea. Pray also for my good friend Johann Coetzee as his wife Annemarie past away after a long fight with cancer.
Gideon and I decided to shave our heads in support of all our friends that struggled with Cancer. There are so many of them. Makes me sad to see my friends going through that.

The Rossouws are coping with new computer skills that need to be learned, never know that some of those things exist at all. Growing up in Namibia where computers are not on top of our lists of doing things, it is a new learning curve for us. We take this week’s holiday to catch up on left behind homework and hope the boys will not hold that against us one day.

I know I say it every Monday but I mean it. Thank you for praying for us. While reading to the boys the other night, I told them that they are very privilege kids to have so many people praying for them. Thank you very much.



Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday night prayers 11 September 2017

Once again the road into the jungle of Phnom Chi was a real struggle but so rewarding when you stop in the village and get kidnapped by the people to go to their homes and have some snacks, and that in the middle of the jungle. All the effort makes it worthwhile in helping people that have no medicines in the remote villages.

We first stopped in Thor Piang Rosey and helped a lot of people with some needed meds. I later hear from my friend Heng that they have trouble in their small church. Not sure who the new pastor is but he came and ordered my friend’s family not to come to church anymore. Now people are really unhappy and my friend and his family are worshipping at home. I feel sad as they were the very first believers in the village. Please pray with us to sort this out in order for the church to continue.

We went into the jungle on bikes to Som Peau where only 1 family stay and then from there to Rum Jopon where there are 10 families stay. Malaria is very serious this time of the year and I could give people enough meds to last for a while. Needless to say that we were dead tired when we arrived at the church again.

Please continue to pray for Fe:
EPCALM (Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines). Thanks Slochin Gragas for letting me tag along.
- I met a support group from the Cancer Society who have welcomed me warmly to their circle.
They shared their testimonies and practical advices that have blessed me much.
- I also have the chance to meet Christian actresses and singers who have shared their life journeys through songs and life lessons. Ms Kuh Ledesma who is a famous Pop star preached powerfully and sang songs to honor God. She encouraged me with some verses. It was an up close and personal meeting with her.
Happy to have a pose with Angel Aquino a beautiful actress... A Mom with a dear heart.
- The convention closed with beautiful praise and worship and choirs singing hymns and choruses. I sang my heart out being blessed by God.
It was a beautiful night indeed. Praise the Lord!
-My second chemo is on Thursday,Sept 14. Prayers are appreciated.
Huggs everyone!

Seems that the world is in real turmoil these days. Please pray for people in USA with severe hurricanes as well as wildfires as well as people in India and Bangladesh where lots of people died because of flooding, earthquake in Mexico and not even  to talk about all the wars that is continue to be a real problem in many countries. Lord please brings back peace.

Here is some news from Jacob and Carmen in Tanzania:

Thank you very much for praying for us. In these uncertain times we need a lot of prayer. Anton is doing better in school. Praise God for that.