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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Looking over my shoulder I can see a multitude of women sitting only in their bras (as the heat here is excruciating), smoking pipes, and babies hanging on their breast. This is my clinic up here in the tribal areas of Ratanakiri. Like my friends say: ””Person space, what is that?”” Tuff luck if you do not like that, people here love to hang out with each other and they love to watch what you are doing as they do not have Tv.

As usual we took the truck up to my favorite place in Koklak, but this time is special with Joel, Ken, Long and Lucky with me. We met up with our little friend, James and off we went. Life here is very simple as we set up camp. Love this place of the simple things, no toilets, no showers etc. Who need all of that anyhow?? We came here as nobody else want to do take the time and invest in these beautiful people. SO nice to see the people again as we already are friends. Relationship building here is a big thing. Trust between people is number one in these tribal areas.

Joel and Ken setup a Tooth Disposable Unit while I setup for some needed Medical attention. People came from nowhere as we started to unpack. We were very busy to check on a lot of ear infections and some very serious ones. Then off course, my new found craze, cleaning ears. O my the stuff that can come out of ears…. Will not even go into that. Had such a laugh. Some time we just need to clean ears so people can hear…… A lot of children had burns as they fell in the fires and the occasional boil had to be open, yummy. I was in my element. God have such a humor, letting us in here to serve these beautiful souls. Joel was doing his thing, one guy came to pull teeth, one by one, after one is finish, he stood up, walk away and later comes again, till he did almost 4 teeth. Man that is testing….Seems to me my little clinics done previously, are paying off right now, people start to trust us and know that we are here to help them. what is even better is that they know we are Christian and makes a difference.

Joel and Ken also opened up a Worm Disposable Unit,hahaha. Worms here is a big thing especially Tapeworms. The problem is that if you treat it now and they get rid of the worms today, the new worms get back tomorrow…. So the treatment, treat it every time I come there. Nobody wears shoes and no clothes for children. I brought a couple boxes of old clothes and James gave it out carefully. Old clothes are always welcome as it is new for most of them. Thanks Angela, the clothes from your nephews were a hit. See that people even as far as Malaysia can bless the people out here. Joel and Ken bought a lot of bars of soap and with some lice soap and Tiger balm, the people were happy. Three times blessing.
This is simple things but to see how they treasure a bar of soap. No soap out here and they love it.

Off course the highlight of the day is the movies we show in the nighttime. Everyone came, I mean everyone. Man, never before we saw so many people. We showed the Jesus movie and can just hope that the seeds that we sow will fall on fertile ground. Off course the most favorate movie of all times is :””God’s must be Crazy””.

We met a women who became a widow as her husband died. She is totally destitute with 2-3 children and has to look after her special needs sister as well. She does not have a home and lives in the community building. No food to eat as people here does not have much. God say that we need to look after the widows and poor, so Joel and Ken bought a bag of rice for them and bless them with food to eat. Seems like a small act of kindness but believe me this is big. Food is high priority if you have none. Needles to say the smiles on their faces.

Everytime we get out here, we receive more than we can think. We helped out also a couple of people at the Banlung tribal church. Joel pulled some teeth of a Down syndrome kid. He was so cute. The mom was scared at first but was happy afterwards. Even James got a tooth pulled. Everyone was happy.

Till our next adventure with God

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