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

uncle Apalala Bakalal


Please pray for uncle Bakalal Apalal, nice name, hey. The people at the hospital always laugh when they hear this one. He is the uncle with bad eyes. He need to first get and operation to correct one of his eyelids and then they need to do Corneal transplants and also remove his cataracts in both eyes. Well we are using Maharlika Foundation. We save a lot for an operation like that and my contribution is only U$ 80. This time we are lucky we save some money but then you have to pay next time. I guess its win and lose. We are happy to get him through all the doctors and he still is happy, wow. The only thing standing between the final operation and us is a bloodtest. We hope to see him getting the first operation this week coming.

Sad to say, we could not take uncle Apalala Bakalal for his scheduled operation. Why, now that is a good question. We had everything lined up for him. First they will repair the eyelid and then do Corneal transplants and then finally removed his cataracts. No big deal. Well he went home and then one of his children said it is not necessary for him to get the operation and that's it. Only one of the children is the "fly in the pie". O, man, emotions ran high that day, but I could not show it to the Badjaos as the family has the last say. But why shall we ask???? I do not know. They are afraid of such an operation and lots of them do not believe in going to the doctors and if one does not like it, they do not do it. Hard headed people. I feel so sorry for the old uncle and now he will become blind quickly and spent his last days in darkness. O, please God, give us grace to overcome things like this, we ask all the time.

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