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

Nang Luz


We met her just more than a year ago. Her nephew, Samuel, whom we have been disciplining, took Mordegai to her. She had a mosquito bite 16 years ago. Since then it grew into a very big ulcer and a chronic bone infection that developed into gangrene. For the next two weeks we went to clean the wound three times a day, two hours each session, sharing about Jesus and praying with her. She also loved the many bible studies and comic books Mordegai gave her.

God was gracious. It was an awful sight and smell. All of us experienced the patience and love of God when we entered the room. Our admiration grew for Nang Luz. She never complained and never stopped smiling and thanking us for the help and prayers. Mordegai did most of the cleaning and when we had to leave for Namibia two weeks later, Uncle Gene and Andy (from Mercy Maternity Clinic) took over.

The doctors thought it best to amputate her leg under the knee, but because of delay in the hospital, they had to amputate the leg above the knee. After the operation, Martha and Andy, had to carry the amputated leg in a see through plastic bag to the lab. The bag was leaking!! (Sounds like a clip out of a horror movie)

Now, a year later, we managed to raise enough support to help her getting an artificial leg. She agreed to pay half in due time. She is receiving physical therapy to strengthen the leg, and the day before we left, her measurements were taken. She was so exited and keep on thanking us and the Lord.

Update on anti Luz: Please pray for her as she believes the leg is to heavy and she do not want to use the leg. What a bummer as she can use it in such a good way. Although we are just across the street we do not see her anymore. She is in the house all the time.

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