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

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Whatever Lord Aug 2010

It is maintenance time here in the Rossouw household. Seems to me all the stuff we own, are already passed its expiry date. Even the poor Land Rover need repairs and not even to talk about things in and around the house. Keeps us busy at this time when we just arrived from our time at home in Namibia. Just to get ourselves organized to continue what we love most, we need to get our house in order as well. Children are off to school and that by itself is already a milestone for us.

Our time in Namibia was a blast. Always good to be back home amongst family and friends. It was good to just gaze over the dunes in the Namib Desert and see nothing! Not so sure if everyone is with me on that one, but that is what a like most. Fishing is my passion in life and Gideon shared the passion with me. We went out in the freezing cold to catch some fish. Not that we caught a lot but we enjoyed it anyhow. Sometimes Anton and Toinette came along but it was too cold for them. We had our picnic times where we went for a braai with Ouma on the beach, the children really like that. We went for some nice walks to the beach and just watched the sunsets that you only can find in Namibia.

At Mordegai’s parents we just visited and eat the whole time. It was nice to caught up on family things from my brothers and sister as well as seeing them and hearing all about them. From there we went to visit a dear friend of us on his game farm. Wow we wanted so much to visit a farm to show the kids some game and also let them experience some real farm life. They got that all and more. Stefan and wife Michele treated us till we cannot anymore with such goodness and passion. We had such a refreshing time with them that I cannot wait till we can do it again. We went on quad bikes to see some game and in the night watch the game drinking water at the waterhole, from the big deck in front of the house, while the fire was on and the meat was sizzling on the fire………

Back in Windhoek we had a good time sharing with some people we know especially the old people. It was so good to see with what passion they are involved to pray and the beauty of it all is to know that they will pray for us. We can learn a lot from these old timers as they are the ones that are the drive force behind most of the things in church. We also shared in church and could share our experiences to the people.

The highlight of this trip for me, Mordegai, was when I met up with my daughter, Suzaan. We did not see each other in 2.5 years and it was a long overdue visit. Such a shame we had so little time. She is studying Law and is busy with her first year in University. She is a real time copy of Gideon and such a blast of a person. There was so much to catch up on that we hardly had time for all of it. We just realized again how much we have to offer up of our lives to be missionaries for God.

Being at home let us reflect on our purpose here in Cambodia. We know that we cannot do all of this without the support of our friends and family back home as well as all the prayers that is going up daily for us. We missed out so much on family life that we barely can catch up. Our children cannot even speak our local dialect and that makes things very hard for them. They were very happy to be back here where they can speak English. We are still 100% Namibian but sorry to say home is here in Cambodia for now.

Love to all
Rossouw clan

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