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 13, 2011

Basta Phnom Chi or not to be!!

It was time again to go and meet the people of Phnom Chi. I knew that I taking a risk by taking the truck, but what the heck!! I want to see how far I can go and possible get there this time of the year. That would be a mission statement by itself.

Needles to say that we got stuck severely the first day, so bad that we could not get out. We took out the winch and got it hooked to discover that there is no power on the winch!! Look through all the electrical points, cannot find anything wrong, well it is time to get muddy. We started to dig and jack the truck high up in the air and put some wood underneath in order to get out. I got a brainwave to check the connecting wires and start to clean them when I discover our problem...... I forgot to put the winch ON!!!!! Can you believe it, such a stupid thing like pressing a on and off button...... Felt like a worm but what can I do? Well we got out of this one alive just to get stuck again on the return. So we turned around and went home to try again the next day.

Today we made it through the mud easier than yesterday. We made it into the jungle but got stuck so badly that we had to turn around once more. After breaking the winch cable 2 times it was not funny anymore. The high lift jack was out again and did some magic. We build a mud road in order to get over the small hill. The winch cable was so short by now that we had to use my tow rope to get us out. By now the truck was coughing as well and wanted to die all the time..... We got out through by hook and crook and a strong prayer to God to help us.

By now we could only drive 5 meters and had to stop as the car do not want to go. We stopped and open the diesel pump and found water in it. When it dripped out we could go again. Nothing hold this Landy down. From then on it was smooth sailing home. We were tired and full of mud but felt happy.

We will be back next week on the bikes to get in.

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