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

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Whatever Lord Dec. 2011

Wow whata whirlwind of events that took place in this month. Such a busy time and then also time to play around as well. Things are winding down to Christmas and everything is slowing down , even our bodies. Seems to me the year’s excitements is catching up on us. Right in the end of the month, the Lord pulled a final stunt on me and I had to lay down with Malaria for the first time in 16 years, working in Malaria areas. Must say that laying down in bed is not what I am good in…….

Our work was hampered by a lot of flooding and lots of mud. We tried so hard to get into Phnom Chi but failed a couple of times. Finally we took the Landy and push it on his limits. With me was a Ywam team from Batambang, local guys. They were great. Good to had them with us otherwise I would have been there still. Pushen and shuffen and winching our way through the mud we made it to Relose. People were amazed that we could come by car. Elsie and Debbie, both nurses, helped doing medical while the local Ywamers shared some Gospel to the people.
On our way back the poor old Landy landed on its side, trying to cross a really bad spot of mud. I think the Angels was tired by now and so us as well. We managed to recover the Landy by winch and pushed ahead again. By God’s grace we made it through the jungle to tell the tale.

Then it was time for a bit of fun and exploration to another piece of jungle. We crossed over from Kabal Domrey to Kratie at the Mekong and stayed on this side of the river. We had no idea where we were going but just followed the river. Got lost several times but managed to get out to help again. The poor GPS got lost himself as well. Looking on the map we could see where we were but it was not a good thing. Two nights hanging in a hammock in the jungle with no food to eat made it an interesting time for us 4 guys. We pushed ahead in spite of no roads but had to abandon the road and turn back as we ran out of fuel on the smaller bikes.

We retraced our way back but only manage to get to water and after that we got lost again several times. I took the lead but got us lost so badly or shall I say well. We got to a place where the guys offered to bring us out on a small bike, off course for a fee, which by now was no problem.
The GPS to our shame showed our whirlwind riding but the local guide showed us the right way to get to the ferry again. We were battered and bruised but happy as can be. Had a great ride with great friends, Grahame, Joshau and Manoj. Will definitely do this again but this time from the top of Stung Treng.

Value Life Clinic is also going through some tough and rough times. After helping small Chan Ratsmey which means Moon light, with a needed surgery the hospital released her way to soon to our liking. After a couple of days she was rushed back to hospital but she did not make it. Sorry to say that everyone was fighting for this poor little baby.
The clinic saw some more malnourish children and we can just look on how devastating this is to families. Mothers do not have money to buy food for the children what to say, feed them. Tuesday clinic are off now as Toinette do not have enough staff to help. Now Saturdays will be the only time when mothers can come and visit the clinic. Please pray for the clinic as we really want to make a difference in people’s lives.
May the peace of the Lord be with you all in this little bit of old year.

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