The Rossouw-clan is safely settled into their hide-out place in Siem Riep. After extended cleaning and very hard work we are almost there where we can call it home. The boys have a fishpond as well as a swimming pond…..If you come and visit we know when you arrive by watching the airplane landing over our house. We had a busy time with Suzaan visiting us for a month. First Mordegai met Suzaan in Singapore and did some much needed dad and daughter time. It was great to be on holiday for the first time with my daughter. Learn a lot about myself, looking at a mirror image of me. A month went by way to fast and it was time again to say goodbye, now the house is empty without a 22 year old……..
Anton settled into the local Hope School as it is a smaller version of Phnom Penh’s. They only have about 40 students in school and only 7 in his class. We are working on getting Gideon also to attend and he will be going 2x a week for Social studies and Science. Please pray with us for Gideon that he will enjoy the time with friends and learn from school. Homeschooling is still a challenge but faithful Toinette is there every day. Pray for her to have wisdom as she is back at school, trying to teach Gideon stuff that she forgot about.
Ministry started with a bang again as a team from Youth Call accompanied me to Thor Piang Rosey for a medical outreach. You remember that the small cell-group is growing really strong and they wanted to have a church to pray in. Well, their prayers have been answered. Ester, from Khmer Home stay, arrange with one of her pastor friends to buy some land close by and start to build a church. Now things are falling into place. We started about 3 years ago with Dental and now they get a church/school/clinic in the village. God is good. Pastor Kea told me that he has a new village for me now……. Can see now how God is using the medical to fulfill His commands. Pray for this people of the village that they will see that the Christians are not enemies but rather friends who want to help. Pray that there will be trust and peace amongst the people for the new project in the village. Ester is overseeing all the training of new lay-pastors as well as new teachers for the school.
Our next stop was Kabal Domrey. We did some good 4x4 driving through the bush and visited Relose again. Sad to hear that my friend, with severe TB, is no longer living there. Now he will have no access to any meds to help him recover from his illness. All we can do is pray that he will be help by someone. Not a lot of people anymore in the bush as there are almost any water to wash away the gold. It was good to see familiar faces again and help them in their medical needs. Ps. Frank was amusing the people with his little tricks and talk to them in no words. Shows you that love can be presented without saying anything. God has such a sense for humor, letting us be fools for Him.
A visit to the nearby temples was a must and seeing our monk-friends as well. They were so glad to see us and giving them some meds. They say that they are looking forward to us visiting them as nobody else come there and give them some much needed medicines. I am glad that we can go there on a regular basis and show them God’s love by sharing to them our meds and the love of Christ at the same time. The day ended with us praying for John and his family. It was good to hear Ps. Frank encouraging Ps. Chi and his family to stay focused on God and be faithful. Please pray with us for this church as they plough in hard soil.
I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.