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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday night prayers 15 Jan.2018

Sorry for not writing last night. Me, Mordegai was in the province and the internet was not working well. No excuses, but its better today, back in Phnom Penh. I was working with some friends from Water of Live, a team from the States that come over every year and conduct medical outreaches. I always go with as their dentist. It was nice to see some really good friends from many years back and tie again the friendship, deeper.

We went to 5 different locations in and around Phnom Penh and the outreaches were very well received. Lots of people could get much needed medicines and got rid of most rotten teeth and got prayed for at the same time. We hope and pray that by helping the local pastors in their work, to bring people closer to God. Yesterday was a real highlight to see families that have been ministered to for many years, coming together and blessed us out of our socks. This community know what it is to bless people. Thanks to a lot of work done by the guys from Water of Life over many years. It just shows again that by building solid relationships, people trust us to come and help them. So wish that more people will see this as a way of working on the Field.

Met up with a good friend of mine, John Glason that is staying in the same hotel, yes we get spoiled when we work in the city, aircon and hot-water….. Just great talking to a fellow believer that work hard for the Kingdom. I just realise that we need to be there for each other as we never know what we will encounter tomorrow. Real friends you can rely on. Hopefully we will spend more time hanging out later as he wants to accompany me on some outreach to make videos of our work.

Speaking of work. Heang is saying that he currently is seeing a lot of people in the new place. Called Chak Vay village, near his house. We got a piece of land, 37x100m for free to build a school/church and further our work there.

Samai is always asking for me to accompany him to a new place in Stung Treng as they have really bad Malaria there. He will talk to the Headman of the village about a piece of land where we can do the same by building a shelter for school.

Pray for these 2 ventures as we can really help the children to bring them to school in order for them to fulfil their duties to their families. Lots of children are just working in the jungle as well as farms as they are too far away from school.

Please continue to pry for our friends, Jacob and Carmen in Tanzania.
The Tanzanian Aviation Authority granted me a temporary license for a month and last week I was able to do one of the monthly evangelistic medical outreaches to the region of Dodoma. Though we are still waiting for the permanent verification of my pilot license this is definitely an answer to prayer and a small step in the right direction. In the meantime, I made a short video about some highlights of this last week and some pictures of our trip to the Tanzania coast with Carmen's Parents.
The internet has been exceptionally bad for the past few weeks. We apologize for our lapse in communication.

Continue to pray for Fe and her family.
DISCIPLE KIDS...i am blessed to be overseeing the Children's ministry of the church in preparing the kids to face the challenges of their faith and to be God's instrument in leading others to Christ.
Our Sunday School team joined a training in using a Curriculum that would help us achieve this goal. The challenge is on our hands now, if we won't disciple our kids...the world will.
Praise God for our zealous and passionate teachers.
Please pray for God's strength, grace and anointing for us.

 Another great testimony from my friend Dolfy in the Philippines:
We were on the way from Talacogon to the Doctor’s Hospital in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, where James needed to go for dialyses. During our ride Ivie told us a story from years ago. In 1988-89 Noel Livesy brought some young Manobos to the Southern Baptist Agricultural Training Center in Labnig, Talacogon. James and Ivie were the trainers there. Noel gave James a brown bag with a Study-Bible in it, which became his favorite one.
He was very sad when he lost it one day on the way home, where it must have fallen off on the bumpy logging road. In 1998-99 the Southern Baptists turned the project over to the owners of the land. James and Ivie moved to Davao because they needed to find other work. In one of those days James made a tour by motorbike to Labnig. In Prosperidad he stopped at a shelter because it started to rain. There was a little restaurant and he ordered some food and thanked the Lord for it. The elderly lady, who served the food asked him, if he was a Christian to which he answered with “yes”. Soon her relative came too and asked him if he was James Gorre. James said "yes". The man then told him that about 10 years ago he found a brown bag with a Bible on the logging road where he was doing illegal logging with his water buffalo. In that Bible the Name James Gorre was written. A few days after he had found that Bible he was hit so badly by a horn of the water buffalo so that he could not work for many weeks. So, he started to read in that Bible and eventually became a believer. Later, he went to Bible School and now he is pastoring a church. Amazing how the Lord uses different methods of evangelism to bring people to himself!

My hope for this week is that more people will get in contact with God like this logger. Go out and touch people with God’s love.

Love from house to house


Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday night prayers 8 Jan.2018

We went to church on New Year’s Eve and were part of a very nice little fellowship with a few people. Was thinking back at what was happening all around the world while listening to Isaac, leading the worship. Quite an interesting year this was. We definitely saw God’s hand in all the things we are doing and know that new things are in the pipeline. This happens every 10 years and we know that: “a change is as good as a holiday.” Doing ministry in the remote areas also got its challenges. My friends that are helping me are getting busier and it seems that I need to start working more over weekends. Exciting news is that there are some real good outreach opportunities with an old friend from Baray and I will follow up on it soon.

We are entering a very unsettling time in Cambodia as there will be elections in July and it is a very touchy subject at this time. People are afraid what will happen in the future and we can only pray for the country we love. God have us here for a reason and we know it. We believe that the time is right to proclaim His wonderful word to people and that people are very open to listen. Pray with us for Cambodia as we seek to bring people closer to God as well as help them getting rid of all their fear for life and that they can look forward to a prosperous new year.

Pray for my friends who are helping me in my ministry. Samai is working in Stung Treng but mostly in Ratanakiri, doing church planting. John and his family are running a small church in Kabal Domrey. Heang and his family are starting a new outreach near their place in Thor Piang Rosey. Pray also for my good friend James in Banlung. He had an accident and broke a small bone in his foot. I look up to these local guys as they are an inspiration to me working hard to further the Kingdom of God.

Pray for my friends Xerxes and Grace Casas as they are preparing to help rebuild our beloved village in the very remote. If you are in Philippines or nearby and want to donate some items, please contact them and they will be more than willing to receive whatever you have to give or any volunteer that want to go and help.  Email: or connect with them on Facebook: Grace Casas.
“Remembering this beautiful village now turned empty after the Typhoon Vinta washed them off. Please pray and join us as we Reachout, Restore and Rebuild Pegalongan the village tried but strongly will stand because God is with them!” February first we will be the walk down to Pegalongan for the restoration of the church and village. We so much in mind stuff we need to bring. We need looootts! of volunteer this time. Salamay kaayo sa tabang!”

Cannot but have to share this testimony from my friends Gordon and Bee in Ratanakiri.
Light shining in the darkness
This past month the Christians in Ta Aung Village had an unusual opportunity to witness. During December there were 3 funerals one after the other. The way we die can have a great impact on the community. Ta Jruay had been ill for many months. He accepted Jesus as his Saviour only 4 months ago. He knew he was dying. Relatives and village elders pressured him to sacrifice a buffaloe. But he refused them and would not let his wife or family leave his side. He encouraged them all to believe in Jesus and not be led away to “other” Gods. “We will meet again if you believe in Jesus like me”. The Christians gathered around him to pray. Then he described in detail as his spirit was leaving the body. He was conscious and peaceful until the last breath. This was a miracle as he should have been in great pain or unconscious from the liver cancer.
The way he died became known throughout the community. Hundreds of people turned up for the funeral (every night for the next 7 nights). The family requested the Christians to pray and read the bible publicly. At first the believers were very much afraid of backlash, but they remembered a clear word that the Lord had recently given them, that it is time for them to rise up from hiding in the winepress, like Gideon. We thought to pray quietly around the bier with the family, but the master of ceremonies thrust a microphone into our hands and all of a sudden over 300 people were listening. When Minh Sangke gave her testimony they were all captivated and stopped from their rowdy drinking around the rice wine jars. Always ready to seize the opportunity, Bee leaned over and whispered “Tell the story of Creation”. So we proceeded in Kreung and Khmer – most of the community heard the gospel that night. Unprecedented! Funerals are an opportunity for public evangelism!
The next night Kreung Christians came from other villages and the crowd were waiting in anticipation to hear more. By the 4th night the village Chief clamped down – “No more presentation of the gospel in public places” he declared. But as a concession he allowed the Christians to play the gongs and sing songs (about God). The villagers were delighted. They joined in the dancing and the gospel was still going out (in song) over the loudspeaker. God has a sense of humour! His word still gets out. Jruay’s witness in death became a platform for the whole community to hear the gospel.
A few days later there was another funeral. This was a poor family so we thought there would be few people. But at least two hundred turned up. They heard the Christians were coming again to play the gongs and sing God songs. They welcomed us like long lost friends. What a change from only 6 days previously when we first turned up at Jruay’s funeral and the community people were eyeing us suspiciously. It was like a progressive breakthrough that took place over 1 week (and 2 funerals). The Lord is elevating his people into a position of opportunity and greater influence. The community see the Christians coming out of hiding and actively involved in assisting the bereaved families. Pray for continued steps of faith for Ta Aung (and other churches) as they put their faith into action in the local community. PTL for people like Ta Hom and Ta Jruay who were examples of faithfulness to Jesus in their life and in their death.

Love you all