Currently a very cold wind is blowing here in Usakos, next to the famous Namib Desert. Night times it is very cold but the survival rate is better, for the Asians, in the daytime. Gideon already told me:”Dad my bones are iced.” Must take count of how many cups of coffee and tea we drink in one day, must be a lot.....
We are visiting with our parents and enjoying the time just sitting and talking to each other. Our time in Swakopmund was a very special time as Suzaan came and visit us as well. Our time was divided by playing at the beach and surfing the dunes. That means lot of climbing onto high dunes and sliding down on a board. The 2 brothers and sister had a wonderful time playing with each other. Suzaan is now in her 3rd year studying for a Lawyer in South Africa and turn out to be a very beautiful girl, need to get my gun polished.
Toinette enjoyed her time with mum and caught up on a year that went passed since we saw her. I took the boys fishing but sad to say that we did not catch anything. Anyhow, we enjoyed ourselves every day at the beach.
Currently we are Usakos. A one-horse town where the horse ran away in 1960. So currently Nothing happens and that continue for about an hour every day. The only thing that goes on here is the street lamps in the night. We need to be here to help with Mordegai’s dad. Oupa Kallie is very sick with Prostate Cancer and I have to drive him to Windhoek every 3 weeks for his Chemotherapy. He is not doing so well and we are asking your prayers please. His next appointment is on the 27th July. Also please pray for my mum as she needs to deal with Oupa that is not feeling well. We will be here till next week and then back to Windhoek to meet with our church as well.
We are missing home but Namibia is really refreshing and soooooo clean....wow you do not miss things when you are in Cambodia but when you are here you see what you have missed all this time. The boys are doing good and brush up on their computer-game skills....while mum do some long lost reading, for me, well, I miss my bike.......
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that sparked alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday.Lab tests have confirmed that a virulent strain of hand, foot and mouth disease known as EV-71 is to blame for some of the 59 cases reviewed since April, including 52 deaths, according to a joint statement from the World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry. The numbers were lowered from the initial report of 62 cases.EV-71 is a virus that can result in paralysis, brain swelling and death. Most of the Cambodian cases involved children younger than 3 who experienced fever, respiratory problems that led to rapid shutdown and sometimes neurological symptoms.
May God Bless you all in this week to come