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, April 23, 2011

Whatever Lord April 23'2011

Seems like ages since I wrote something to you all. Things slacked down a bit around here with Khmer New Year and just now is picking up. Ministry is slow due to that but we could enjoy some time at home and be with the boys. Now work has started in new eagerness as this is the driest time of the year and people barely have water in their wells. Everywhere I come people had to dig their wells deeper in order to get more water. We want to help making some more wells, thanks to Ignite the World Ministries and need to move quickly as the rain is here.

We visited Gold Mountain again on 2 occasions. First we went by bike with some friends and did a small medical outreach in Jopon village. The people here are digging for crystals. Due to New Year there were not many people, but some came for much needed meds. It is always a pleasure to go there and help the people so far away from town. Everyone is so happy when they see us and their smile became more open the more we visit. As you know we are just making friends to win their trust first, takes a bit of time but is worth every penny. Off course we visited the 1600year old temple nearby. According to the priest there, we are the only foreigners that ever visited there. To remote for tourists to visit, I like that. The rest of the trip was pure fun on the bikes and stops to eat the local fruit from the jungle call: ”Koi”. Nice and sour but so refreshingly sweet.

I went out again in the direction of the gold Mountain/Phnom Chi with a team from World Race. There were only 2 guys but we could bring everyone of the church with to visit the village Relose near the mountain. So nice to see the people again. We did some needed medical checkups with my faithful crew from Kabal Domrey church. More people came as I could tell them the week before that I will be coming. Slowly but surely the Khmer pastors are making friends and we are winning more and more smiles. I try to hold onto this quote from a friend:

All we have to do is catch them, He will clean them

Just yesterday we visited Rock Mountain about 25km out of town to see what our friend Brett Medlin is doing. This place is really a place of sorrow. The people here are cracking rocks by hand in order to keep the pot boiling. They make around U$10 per month by breaking rocks into small pieces. Being there you can just wonder how they survive this ordeal and how did they end up there. Brett is just helping people by doing very practical stuff. He came in and builds simple shelters with bamboo for the ladies to sit in the shade. It’s been said to him that in 10 years of working, he is the only one that ever came and do something for them there……Wow, if you look around on the little hills around, you see one huge Temple on each other, fancy with glistering paint and beauty and just next to that the people need to die of hunger. It’s like Brett say:” You do not need to be a Rocket Scientist to help these people.”” Toinette will start next week to help with medical checkups, every 2nd week with her midwife students. This will be a time for them also to learn more how to help their own people. Please pray for this. Check out Brett’s web and the amazing work he is doing.

We will report soon on the clinic again in a separate update. Currently they are very busy with lots of babies and lots of mums that come for prenatal checkups. Toinette is still praying for a Christian Midwife to come and help her. We also made up a Blog for the Value Life Clinic. Make sure you check it out.

Thank you all fro your support and prayers. Without them we cannot do the things we want to do. We are really in the middle of the battlefield right now as we can feel the heat already. People are ready to change their lives and we can help them.

“You do the loving and God will do the changing, you find the person's immediate need, and rest will come" Ps Shirley Jones.

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