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, October 25, 2011

Whatever Lord Oct 25 2011









 Sitting in a boat surrounded by water, I was suddenly thinking of Namibia where we so need water all the time… Cannot but wonder what will happen if we get so much water??? Most properly flood away of the map!! Well here in Asia things do look grim for lots of people and not only in Cambodia but also in neighboring Thailand where flood waters already reaching Bangkok. I am so happy I grew up in the desert where the only water is about 400feet down a drilled hole! Everything is slower this time of the year because of all the flooding. Getting to places is harder and you need boats instead of cars and bikes. But like they say:” The show must go on”. For us this is a very busy time as we know that not many people go out in all of these waters, so we make it a habit to get out and serve people.









These 2 weeks was a hectic time here as I was involved with a team called ARMS from Japan. They are a multi racial team with Americans, Filipinos, Japanese, Swiss, German and even an African on the team (that’s me). Most of them are from the USA military base in Okinawa. This was my 4th year to help them out in Dental and some are already friends from long gone. They did Dental/Medical/Evangelism and just visiting with people in the province. They saw almost 300 people on average every day for a week and a half. I was working with the Pinoys in the Dental department and had such fun helping my fellow Pinoys and had great fellowship and shared lots of laughter around. Such a nice bunch of people to be around with. Thank God for His work that we can be involved in.
Check out some pictures from me and some friends of this event:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2559796518560.144656.1363444678&type=1
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I was also out with my friend Grahame from AOC to check on all the flooding in the areas where they are working, just 2 hours out of the city, across the Mekong river. Never will I complain about flooding. We got lost on the water after 2 hours and had to ask directions where to go. The whole area next to the Mekong is flooded. Lots of rice fields are gone and most of the fruit trees are dead. The cows are on the bridges as you cannot drive on the roads, that is the only dry place for them..... This is the worst flooding since 2000. Seems that the water levels are dropping but still lots of water coming from the rivers as it is higher level than the inland. Check out the GPS and it read that we were -5m altitude. Luckily we are not near a sea...... Pray for the people living with all the water around and how to cope with that. There will be a lot of problems after the flooding as lots of farmers lost all their harvest. Prizes of food are already starting to climb higher because of the flooding.
Check out some pics:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2558727611838.144610.1363444678&type=1
Some news on the topic:


 


The clinic is dealing with a couple of hard cases and it still provides excellent care to the mothers in the slum close to the old dump site. This clinic is a real team effort with the midwifery girls helping out, Meng and Kerri as Social workers and Jenny as the nurse and Toinette as the midwife. They get a lot of volunteers as well and that makes up for not being enough people to handle all the mums and children.

Continue to pray for Leap. You will remember that she is the girl that tries to commit suicide already a couple of times. The last time she took all of her anxiety pills and end up in hospital. Not so sure what they are doing for her right now. Pray that she will be released from this bondage that she is carrying. Toinette just learn that they took her to a private clinic instead and come and ask for money to pay the bill. Marcos, our friend and church worker in the neighborhood is visiting her regularly at her home.

Please also pray for Pawn, a mother with 3 children that is from a local orphanage. All 3 children are malnourish and in bad shape and the one little baby Loat is in hospital with Tb- Meningitis. All of the children have bad diarrhea and vomiting already for days. Pray for Kerri as she is taking care of them all, in her house.

Little Channy who was born 3 months early at less than 3 pounds, is doing just fine. She is blind, at least partially deaf and can't really bear her weight on her legs. She is 10 months old right now. Kerri is trying to set up a small income generating project for her mum so that she do not need to go back to work and rather look after Channy that needs her mum so much.

Every Saturday Jenny is teaching a healthy girls club made up of a few young girls from the neighborhood. It turns out to be a very good time for them to be taught on hygiene so they can go and teach it again to their families. Pray for all the good fellowships and trust between them.


Please pray for the people living in these very poor areas. Just today a pregnant mum came in and was delirious from not eating. Meng went out and bought some food and the mum literally devoured it up. Times are tough on families without food and that is why some children are born with a lack of vitamins and born into a world already on the back feet. No mercy here as everyone struggles. The hardest part of our work is to see people being hungry.

May the Lord be with you all in this week to come and may you experience the Love of Christ in a new light. Remember that the same Lord that saved you many years ago is still there for you today.

Love
Rossouw-clan

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