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 18, 2018

Monday night prayers 18 June 2018

Dear friend and family
We’re packing and cleaning and plan to leave for Phnom Penh early Wednesday morning. Our flight home starts from Phnom Penh Thursday afternoon. We are so thankful that we can go home for the summer and see our family. The boys are exited and wondering if the grandmothers remembered to start making meatballs yet ! May God be glorified during our time at home.

We ask your prayer for Twans’ brother, Quintin, who will go in for surgery on Friday and that there would be no more cancer, Please.

Please pray for the whole process and progress of the church/school building in Torpeang Rosay. It takes time as we want more involvement of the community. Please pray for Heang as he has to arrange most. That the community will do their part and help clean the land. Please also pray for more funds.

Praise Report: One of the ladies who have been coming to the health teaching of Twans and O’usa has now started to come to the River of Life Church. So exited to see her in church. We pray for her sisters and rest of family as well.

This is a short one tonight as I asked Toinette to do it, what you think? I think she must do it more often……
Next we will talk to you from the land of milk and honey, off course its Namibia.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday night prayers 11 June 2018

The big pack-up already started. My goodness once you start to clean you wonders how you can accumulate so many things in such a short time. Going on furlough is a good thing cause then you can clean house a bit and give away all unnecessary stuff that we just let sit and never use. This week will be one of those. Just making my house and yard, rain proof is not a task for sissies. School is closing this week and the boys are looking forward going back “home” to Namibia. I am sure the grandma’s already prepared for the “poor and skinny missionaries” that will be home, hahahaha. Going home is hard on the body as you accumulate pounds that you never get rid of….. As you can see we have a lot to do before we can pack up and go home on the 21st June.

I want to ask some prayers for some of our friends that went back from the mission field and trying to fit into normal life again where others are going in the very near future. We all know how difficult it is to fit into normal life again, once you are used to live in another country and got use to things around you. I think its vital important to keep in touch with them as if they are still here and that the church need to pick up the slack. Please try and reach out to missionaries that went back home, they really need some company. We see way to many lives being hurt in the proses.

A while ago I asked prayer for little Sim Lymey (6 years old) She was diagnosed with Leprosy but we took her to the Leprosy hospital and they confirmed that she do not have Leprosy. We praise God for this and that the family can move forward.

Continue to pray for fellow missionary friend Steve Hyde .
I just want to thank everyone with the outpouring of love and concern for me and my family. Since leaving the ICU I am adjusting to life at home. Sleeping is difficult and uncomfortable; my breathing is still a challenge. Even walking is difficult. Noit is by my side constantly and helps me at every moment. This weekend has been Odom's and Anna's birthdays (11 and 13) and I appreciate the Huttos and others with helping to arrange parties for them. Of course as a Dad it has been difficult to not be able to celebrate them. Many have brought us food which has been very helpful. We even had friends from Owasso, OK (Brian and Debbie) bring cards and prayers all the way from Oklahoma. Tens of thousands of Cambodians have been praying for me and reaching out to me. Dozens of pastors from nation's all over the world have been praying for me and even an Indonesian Senator. I am so blessed and so appreciative of all the prayers and help during this time. The doctors are clear that my recovery will take time. There is still extensive clotting in my lungs and in deep veins in my legs...which can at times be extremely painful. On top of that Gout has flared up in my foot...hence, difficulty walking. When I am a bit stronger I will make a video update but I just wanted to express my gratitude for all that people have done and ask for your continued prayers. Thank you and God bless you all!

Continue to pray for Fe.
June 7, 2018
Faith Journey Update:
At last, RADIATION done!
I have missed three days of Radiation because of some technical problems but God is good, it was fixed before my scheduled trip to my home city. Since i have to complete all 30 , i needed to double my sessions in two succeeding days, which I did! Now i'm home. My boys are happy, coz I"m into "Mommy's duty" again.
So.much reasons to rejoice and celebrate in spite of all adversities.
My son Joshua last June 3, had just turned 12! Noel and I will have our 18th wedding anniv on June 10 and of course i will thank God for an extended life on June 23... This is a year after I had my operation.
Thank you all for being part of my Victories! God knows you and He is happy yo send back His blessings for what you have shared to us. Your prayers were answered and your encouragements received. Special thanks to my Radio Onco , their staff and the Rad Techs who were very caring.
God bless you!
Please pray for my next chemo on June 14...I need 8 more cycles to graduate, halleluya!
Thank you Lord for blessing us with18years. You have been our strength through our ups and downs and in our moments of testings.
Thank you to my dear Noel for being at my side and for holding my hands especially when i felt weak. Going to and fro the hospital everyday for more than a month during my radiation were the closests moments we had.
Thank you friends for holding another end of the rope...We will keep the faith in our togetherness!

Not sure all of you know Anthony Bourdain but this is the sad reality of the world these days. Pray for these high profile people to see the light. I share this as we can make a difference out there.
New York (CNN) In death, as in life, Anthony Bourdain brought us closer together.
On his award-winning series, "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought the world home to CNN viewers. Through the simple act of sharing meals, he showcased both the extraordinary diversity of cultures and cuisines, yet how much we all have in common Tragically, he proved this again on Friday. Bourdain's death shook television viewers around the world. The most common sentiment: "I feel like I've lost a friend." Bourdain was a larger-than-life figure -- a gifted chef and storyteller who used his books and shows to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition.
Franklin Graham’s post makes sense about this and gives us a solution:
Like everyone else, I was shocked to hear that Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. Even though I didn’t know him personally, it was always fascinating to see where Anthony was and what food he was eating. I think it was so interesting to me because I had been to many of the places featured on his shows. I appreciated his adventurous spirit.
I think most of us have known someone who committed suicide. Nearly 800,000 people intentionally take their own lives around the world every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO) — that’s one person every 40 seconds. And for each person who is successful in committing suicide, 20 or more attempt it. Suicide is an epidemic we can’t deny.
The root cause? An overwhelming hopelessness. A feeling that life’s just not worth it and the problems are insurmountable.
There is only One who can give us the hope we need—Jesus Christ. God created each one of us, and there is a void in every life that can only be filled by a relationship with Him. People try to be good, people try religion, people try success—but peace and hope do not come from those things. Religion can’t save you—only a relationship with Jesus Christ can give you the hope and purpose that you need in life. If you know the love and hope found in Christ, be sure to share it with others.

Thank you very much for praying with us. Soon we will be able to have coffee with some of you. May the Lord guide you in this week to come.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday night prayers 04 June 2018

This weekend was one of those outreaches that we will talk about for a long time to come. To measure how hard it was is easy, just see if Samai is full of mud, and he was!! We followed a pastor from a very remote area, where they still have good forest, to help with some needed medicines. They now take extra bags of rice to their houses as soon they will not be able to get out, due to a big river. It was sad when Samai asked the teenagers if they can read and write in Khmer and they all said: “no”. All of the children are working on the land as school is way too far. This makes us think. In dry season we want to find a way to bring some teaching to them. Samai also want to help them with water. He tried to help them before but the drilling rick cannot get into there. So they just source their water from the river. Pray with us for wisdom how we can help these people.

Needless to say what the road was like. We got stuck countless times, but always find someone to give a help. The place is full of people. On our way out we stopped at the head lady of the village and could give her also some meds. They asked us to go and help a nearby village when we come again.

We both went to Banlung the next day. I went to visit my Leprosy friends. They are doing well and the uncle’s foot is looking much better. What struck me is the way they live, such a rough life. I want to share a small note from Samai.
We must accept many experiences from local people even though they're don't have healthy food, light anything like people in the city style. We should be used our life and learn something from them. And we must humble with them just like Jesus Christ have dinner with humans. I learned many things from local people to getting many experience come to my life, today touch my heart so much we have dinner with local people without light and we used flashlights instead of power. I don't know how many people have experience with local people, spend time local life.

I could spend time over breakfast with my good friends Gordon and Bee that work under the tribal people in Ratanakiri. They shared the following.
Yesterday we did Pentecost (Shavuot) celebration in Ratanakiri. Many churches came from all over the province - about 350 people. There was real breakthrough anointing as they celebrate in the language and music of all the tribal groups.
Now the Jarai churches are coming in also - since Passover. They are the people along the Vietnam border. They are very hungry since join the Passover in March. Yesterday we had about 10 Jarai churches represented from 3 splinter groups. The Lord is smashing the clay pots and uniting his people under his banner
In the morning we celebrate communion and make declaration for the nation of Kampuchea. This was very significant because we have so many language groups and different church networks come together and agree for the nation.

Continue to pray for Quinton Calitz, Toinette’s younger brother. He will be operated on the 20t  June in Johannesburg. His brother Albert will accompany him there. Pray as they need to do a lot preparation to go.

Please pray for a fellow missionary friend, Steve Hyde, here in Cambodia. In his words.
So since I flew back from the Philippines I've had trouble breathing. Today I got into a doctor for help. I have a blood clot in my leg. Anyway, I'm getting treatment now. I'd appreciate your prayers! (I've flown the equalivant of 3 times around the world in the last six months and this is my first problem.)
Currently I am in the ICU in Memphis. I have a shunt into my lungs pumping blood thinners. In a few hours I have a scan to see what progress has been made on the last 24 hours.
The stent has to stay in one more day. Putting blood thinners (TPA) directly into my lungs. Pray it reduces the clots and the pressure between the heart to the lungs. Recovery will take months, at least. We need God's miracles. Thank you all for your prayers from all over the world. It means a great deal to me and the family during this confusing and trying time.
(Note from Paul: My dad is in a lot of pain from the stent. He can't move his legs at all. Pray for relief and rest. He hasn't been able to sleep even with medicine. Thank you all.)

Continue to pray for Fe.
June 1, 2018
Journey Update: Radiation Aborted??
It was my 27th session yesterday...was already lying down the treatment table when the machine stopped working. The table could not move to any position...machine rested..😀 Reset many times but still it didn't work. i was asked to get down , get dressed up and wait. I was anxious, wanted it done because I was thinking of my ticket that was already bought, rebooked. Patience ...patience, called for! Eventually,we were sent home, uncertain of when we could be called back.
Today, i received a notification that Treatment is cancelled due to machine maintenace...It's easy to get frustrated but i chose to thank God because He has set this time for me to be bonded with my church family who happened to be around. Thanks Bro Marlon Casco and Sis Agot along with your family for a great time together. What a refreshing interlude! God is still good!
Please pray that the machine will be fixed soon and that my treatment will be completed before i go home on Wed, June 6.
Thank you very much for joining me on this journey. God bless you!

Please continue to pray for Manus Olivier. His treatment is officially over and he can go home. I shared a note from his last time in Afrikaans but this time its in English.
Today’s sun cannot shine tomorrow…
My friend
Recently someone wrote the following about his son’s death. He wrote how he craved the light of God during that particularly dark episode in his life.
That, my friend, is why we should live life to its fullest today. We do not know whether tomorrow will be dark or whether the sun will shine. What we do know, however, is that today’s sun belongs to this day. It is impossible for today’s sun to shine tomorrow as well.
Isn’t our biggest wish, especially when we feel surrounded by darkness, that tomorrow must be better? Lighter? With less pain and less heartache?
I also want to know what my future holds. Is there any hope left? How will I cope with pain, insecurity and new challenges? Will the tumour stop growing?
Aren’t most of these issues all of us deal with every day, regardless of being rich and famous or a genius? Even the ones who exude self-confidence surely struggle with these questions from time to time? Even those who refuse to talk about death and tell us not to mention death but to “speak life”. When we dare being totally honest, these questions bug all of us.
What seems like just another tomorrow can change completely within the blink of an eye - ask the Steinhoff clan.
However, there was a morning when everybody’s tomorrow changed for the better. It acquired a totally new meaning, to such an extent that millennia are measured according to that, namely the birth of Christ. How could it not?
You can choose to be for or against Christ, yet there is no way you can be without Him. He changed the world completely. Because of His birth, we started to understand God the way He wishes to be understood. When Jesus touched the woman at the well, spoke kindly to a prostitute as well as a leper, we learned something about God which the people who are still stuck in the Old Testament, cannot comprehend.
Even the Roman officer understood that Jesus was different, “He is the Son of God”.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”, goes the song we sing. Then, at the end of His earthly life He assures His disciples that He will be with them until the end of times. And then, “I am..”
The sun which is shining today, cannot warm you and cast its light over you tomorrow.
Take care, my friend.
Often people in Swakopmund complain about the thick fog hanging low over the town, but then I look outside and say, “But it isn’t dark! That means the sun is shining after all!”
Take a moment and contemplate what doubts, fears and darkness are stuck within you today?

As you can see the list goes on and on. It is this time of the year when missionaries leave for good and get sick, why, we do not know, but what we know is that God is in control. Thank you once again for praying with us. We are so blessed to have so many people that pray with us. May God Bless you in these days to come.