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

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday night prayers Nov.18 2013

Heeehhahaaaaa Xmas is on the way,hahahaha. If we were in Philippines it was already on for a couple of months. Well here, nothing really happens and December is a month for longing to be home in Namibia. Well its almost time to enjoy that Festive Season. It is holiday here, again.The annual three-day Water Festival competes with the Khmer New Year for being the most important holiday for Cambodians. It is cancelled this year again, but still a holiday for one week. Read more about it:

Please pray for Dr.Gun , from Malaysia and his team that will arrive tomorrow and conduct some medical outreaches here in Siem Reap. I will just stand by and help, where needed and let the professionals do the job. Good time also to learn form a good doctor. Pray that people's hearts will be touched by the love of God in a special way. Pray for Angela and her team that organised all these outreaches. 

Continue to pray for Apu as his wound is still pretty bad. Did more cutting today to clean another bedsore on his hip. 

Continue to pray for the Philippines. Pray that people will be helped in a way that will impact their lives. Pray for relief efforts to be done in a orderly manner and that relief get to the people that really needs it.
A small update from a friend:

Here is more on the situation in the Philippines from an update of a friend there. Pray for God's provision

As you are probably aware, many regions of the Philippines were recently devastated by a Super Typhoon named Yolanda and locally known as Haiyan.

Yolanda's winds blew away roofs, destroyed its ports and cut off power and communication lines, rendering the island completely isolatedRoof-high waves terrified locals anddestroyed infrastructure and property. Now that the storm has passed, locals are trying to rise from the devastation. But many of the problems persist while new ones have sprung up.

"It's like a jungle there," said Gail Roska, a volunteer from nearby Cebu City, about the Bantayan Island she saw when she accompanied relief goods to victims. "It's totally wiped out.You can't believe it. You can't imagine how they (locals) can possibly recover from this," she told Rappler during a phone interview.

"Evacuees are packed like sardines. Many are crying or screaming for help. When you go there, you can't breathe at all," recalled Roska. Those unable to squeeze into the evacuation centers have put together make-shift homes using wood debris and tarpaulin.

Aside from the 1,250 goods delivered to Bantayan Island locals, the only sources of food are coconut trees (the ones still with fruit) and chicken poultry houses that were destroyed by the storm. One of the island's major industries is poultry. Chickens from the many poultry houses there are now being sold–dead or alive–for P20 to P25.

NDRRMC Situation Report on the effects of typhoon Yolanda, November 18, 2013 (6:00 a.m.)

Published: November 18, 2013. Latest update: November 18, 2013 11:45 am.
From the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
3,976 dead
18,175 injured
1,598 missing
Number of affected areas
10,365 barangays in 44 provinces574 municipalities and 57 cities of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and Caraga.
Evacuation centers
A total of 74,015 families are being served inside 1,550 evacuation centers. While 776,043 families who are not in evacuation centers, are also being served.
Damaged houses
There are currently 571,806 damaged houses (288,922 totally / 282,884 partially) tallied in the affected provinces.
Cost of damages
A total of P10,384,690,061 ($2,328,072,135.06) worth of damages (P1,295,508,600 ($29,699,923.31) to infrastructure and P9,089,181,461.00 ($208,372,211.75) to agriculture) were reported in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, and Caraga.
A total of 155,366 hectares of agricultural land were affected. The estimated loss was P4,607,619,150 ($105,631,051.30).
Cost of damage to livestock P2,079,107,275 ($47,664,158.01)
Cost of damage to fisheries P1,055,477,436 ($24,197,136.86)
Cost of damage to irrigation facilities P212,700,000 ($4,876,211.31)
Cost of damage to agricultural infrastructure P1,134,277,600 ($26,003,654.26)

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Job once said, “I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”

Leave you with this song:
I'll stand with arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of The One who gave it all
I'll stand my soul Lord to You surrendered all I am is Yours

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