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

Ate Linda


Apart from uncle Olong and uncle Victor there was also ate Linda. We did not even report about her. Her relatives came here when I was still in Manila and ask for help. She was a diabetic and had a real bad wound on her neck. She was in a bad condition. Her sugar levels were really high and we started to control it. I had to cut open part of the wound in order for the puss to drain. For 2 days she was doing good. Some of the swelling went down and I thought we were winning. I asked them that we need to go to hospital, which I know they cannot afford. We did whatever we could for her. They came and call me on a Sunday morning and told me that she is not doing good. After reading her sugar levels, it was so low that she was already in a coma. I gave her some sugar water to drink and after 30 minutes she was with us again. She started to eat and even was talking to me and I thought she was ok. I left to get uncle Victor out of hospital. When I returned, she was dead. They said she died suddenly. They were helping her when she just gave a last breath and she died. I was not really sure what to say. She died alone without family as her son was in Manila. the people in the house help to get everything ready.

What was really strange is that it was in the same house where ate Epifania was staying and where we had to fight for her life. Memories was not so good about that house cause it kept in my mind for very long. This was just the beginning of 3 sudden deaths that would kept us on our toes for a while.

We count ourselves lucky and privilege that we could help her and all the others. What if we were not here?? Well, they would have still died, some maybe earlier than expected but death was knocking at their doors for a long time. Our help prolonged their lives and we could share God's wonderful love to them in a very special way. Am I looking forward to the day when Jesus will return, ,you bet!!! That day I would be able to talk to uncle Durasi, Victor, Pantaljon, Olong, Fernando, ate Linda , Epifania and countless others we helped through a time of death and despair. We would then be able to talk to them in one language ,everyone understands. No more barriers anymore. I would love for uncle Durasi to tell me a couple of fishing stories and a couple of jokes from uncle Victor will make us laugh all the time.

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