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, February 2, 2013

A rotten business

I think it is time that I start to write more often on this Blog. Lately I spend a lot of time at home due to visiting with my daughter and holidays that the boys are not in school, but finally working time is here. Nothing prepares you like to be with the dear people around us, more than anything in this world.

Hanging out with the IPHC Kona team that is currently visiting Cambodia. With my close friend Friedhelm we are visiting and doing some much needed medical/dental outreaches to the people in the villages around Siem Riep. Good for me to explore also in and around Siem Riep as I now for the first time see how it look outside the city. The local Ywam guys are helping facilitate the outreaches and keep us busy.

Pulling teeth is not really great here in Cambodia as people rather go for the medicines that is available on an outreach. Believes make it difficult for them to come and pull teeth. They believe that your eyes are connected to your teeth and that you will damage your eyes. Superstition is so much part of everyday life around in the villages. To break through that you just need one soul that have bad toothache to be our guinea pig for the day and tell everyone it is not painful and then we are set.

Telling them to open their mouths can be a frightening moment for both me and patient. You never know what you will find.......Rotten teeth or a mouthful of black teeth. Now let me explain. Red mouth and black teeth means that they chew beetle nuts and tobacco. I come to the conclusion that this is good for your teeth... Why??? Well the ones that I saw up till now with black teeth  had good teeth all around. If I am the scientist, I will say the concoction of nut and tobacco is burning the hell out of all bacteria in the mouth and the teeth cannot get time to rot, SIMPLE!!!!!!

Then off course you get the rotten mouth that you do not want to look at nor smell it. Shame. How can someone live with such teeth in their mouths...... Out you go in no time.......

The next is the mouth, filled with tartar all around the teeth. It is like plaster to keep the teeth in place. Once you flick off the tartar , the poor teeth is wickling like crazy and cannot bear the same position as previously. It works like this. Once the tartar is building up the bone and gums go down and expose the roots, simple, the tooth just falls out by itself.....

Ok enought of this. Mouths full of blood afterwards tell the story better than anything. get rid of that filthy teeth and start brushing the rest. Easier said than done, as nobody owns a brush nor toothpaste nor money to buy it.

I will leave you on that note

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