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, March 28, 2010

Aprillyn


A newsletter from the small people to the big people

A word from the editor:

One thing is for sure: life turned out to be happy after all. God gave me back my life and with a couple of people helping me to exercise my weak muscles , I'm already dreaming of the days when I can give my first steps. Well as for now I need to take it slow but I know that God will give me new strength.

Thank you very much for all your prayers and all the support I get from people around me. Thank you to my parents who love me and accept me the way I am and for their loving support. My dream is to say thank you to all of you, personally, one day. Pray for me as I struggle trough my exercise every day. Some days it's painful.

May God bless you all

Aprillyn

A word from the Co-parents:

Since you last saw or heard from Aprillyn, a lot happened. When we came back from Africa we decided to take her for some fisio therapy. We visited a Brain specialist and he referred us to a clinic in Agdao. Without any hesitation we took her to the clinic. It took some time and effort to first figure out what exercises would be best at specific times.

They first concentrated on her balance because there was none. It's a long process but we are already witnessing some of the fruit. Slowly but surely she started to improve and started rolling around. We introduced sitting, but it went with lots of complaining at first. First, she sat in the corner, then transferred to the wall, and now, just leaning on her arms for support. Praise the Lord.

By now they concentrate on sitting and standing. She is doing great and sits on her own for periods of time. When we feed her ,yes, with a spoon, she is sitting up straight. Remember, she refused to eat with a spoon but now she is getting use to it. Still need to learn how to chew the food and not sucking it. Last Monday evening during our fellowship at MMC, she showed everyone that she can sit on her own. Many said it is truly a miracle and we all praise the Lord for being part of it. She is just stealing hearts at this moment and you cannot walk by without picking her up and press her close to your body. She is also starting to make different sounds.

The biggest encouragement for us is the way the parents is helping her. When we showed them that she could sit they were amazed . That was a good sign for them that she is doing good. There was a problem to take her to church but now they put her on the bench and she can sit on her own. We showed them a video of her exercises from the beginning up to now and that was the most encouraging event. Domingo, the father, was overwhelmed with his daughter's performance and you could see that they are proud of her. God can change people's attitudes. We can also see that they do exercise on their own with Aprillyn because she is doing much better than before. We thank God for His promise to us that He will look after her.

My health: We went for my yearly checkup. Although I thought that my heart is better the ultrasound proved me wrong. The 1,15cm hole between the right and left ventricle is still there. My heart rate tempo is quite normal now with 112 beats /min and I feel just fine. Well, the doctor advise me to take more medicine so that the heart can grow. Please still pray for my weak heart and ask God to repair the hole.

A sincere thankyou to all the different fisio students giving their best to teach Aprillyn.

To all the big and small people out there who is praying for Aprillyn daily, we hope this new information will encourage and bless you. God is answering prayer. Please continue to pray for her, she is also learning to stand and walk. But God is good and God's timing is perfect.

He breaks down doors of bronze and smashes iron bars-Psalms 107:16

It's time again to give you an update on the welfare ofAprillyn. In our last letter we mentioned her but in this lener we just want to show her to you. We try to zerox the phoros so we hope that it will be ok. Thank you very much for all your prayers and specific for the urgent prayers that we needed.

She was a bit ill about 2 weeks ago but at this moment she is very healthy and her own self again. It's not easy to look afier her because she switched day and night and when we want to sleep she is awake and vice versa. While I'm (morra)busy typing this letter she is lying on my lab, watching the world. What a blessing to have her in the house. She is also laughing a lot and starting to make baby talk.

The story starts at 18 August 1997. She was 1year 2 months and weight only 3.18kg. She was only allowed to have 25m1 of milk every hour. Man was she skinny. Everyone at the clinic took turns to help and was a team-effort to watch over her.

Continue to pray for her ,there is still a long way for her to go. Please pray that her parents will look forward to her return and that they will come to visit more so that they can see how she's growing. Pray that they will take her back in love and that they will be prepared to receive help on how to feed and care fo Aprillyn.We love to keep her here but tbere going to be a time that we must say goodbey.

God want us to be involved. Pray with us as we reach out and
touch many lifes that we will be open to reach out and dirty our hands. It takes no money to care, only time. Let us make the time and get involved.

First week of October 1997. What a difference. She is a total different baby and it's hard to believe that she looked like above. So wonderful to know that God can make a difference. Psalm 139:13-l4, ' For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother's womb. I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth1.." By now she is already on 50ml and she also likes her cereal and starting to eat a little veggies with as well. She takes care of a bottle milk in no time. Her weight increased to over 5.77kg.

I like to quote something from a newsletter of a man that was in prison and sentenced without commiting a crime

"Our job is to run as fast as we can, work as hard as we can and go as far as we can... and first as we think that we will fall to exhaustion, the Holy Spirit kicks in like a nitros tank on a race car. And we're off' We will do things that we never thought possible, as we are empowered by the Spirit of God. The race is never won by spectators. No one has won a battle, who didn't first test his weapons. The tests are back, Your weapons are working just fine. So as you holster "Prayer", as you take out your shield of "Faith", and as you put on the helmet of “Salvation” and the breastplate of “Righteousness", be ready to win the battle."

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