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, April 6, 2015

Monday night prayers April 06 2015

 
 
We had a wonderful time over Easter, with a meditation service on Friday as well as a service on Sunday. Great time to rejoice that Jesus died on the cross and rose up again. Indeed that is what life is all about, Jesus. We missed our families dearly but have a family here that rejoice with us. 
Please pray as we enter our 3rd New Year. Khmer New Year will be next week and everyone is already preparing for this feast.
Talking about there celebrations in this New Year's Day. The Khmer people celebrate them traditionally as below.





A few days before the Khmer New Year's day, they prepared some food, clean their house, bought some news and so on. When the New Year's Day comes, they prepare something such as 5 candles, 5 incenses, a pair of 5 Baysey, a pair of Baysey Baklam, a pair of Slathor (a ceremonial ornament made with a banana tree trunk bake), a tray of cigarettes, some flowers and some fruits to sacrifice to the new heaven. When every is ready, they sit together near that place and light the candles to pray for happiness from the new heaven and start to pray before breaking each other. On the other hand, we have different celebrations during these 3 days of New Year's Day.

On the first day, they take some food to offer the monks at the monastery in the evening, they gather the sand to build up a sandal mountain around the pagoda or around the bany tree in the early evening, and they some drink to the monks and invite them to bany.
On the second day, children give some new clothes and money to their parents and grandparents. They also give some gift to their maids and poor people. In the evening, they go to build up the sandal mountain and start to bany that they consider it a Cholamony Chedey and ask the monks to bony and offer them the food to dedicate this sin to the spirit of the ancestor.




In the morning of the third day, they also invite the monks to bany for the sandal mountain. And in the evening, they bath the monks and statue of Buddha. During this third day, the people also play some traditional games such as the hand-scarf-throwing game, they kick the nuts game, the tug of war game, trot dancing (Battambang, Siem Reap). They also dance some traditional dancing such as Rorm Vong, Rorm Khbach…. etc.

http://www.tourismcambodia.com/tripplanner/events-in-cambodia/khmer-new-year.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_New_Year
 
On Saturday, FGC will have a New Year celebration in the village. Pray for open hearts as Toinette will share a message. Please pray for a man in the village that have problems with his back. Not so sure what to do, but hope to help him soon. Pray that God will reveal to us what is wrong with him.




Tomorrow, I will drive to Stung Treng again and from there we will go to visit a new tribal church in Mondolkiri. Quite a way to go, but we were invited to come, so we go. Pray for a safe journey and open hearts.


We are doing good and little aches and pains, nothing painkillers cant handle. Pray for Willema as he is in Laos, doing some sight seeing. He will be back in 2 weeks.
Miss you all
Rossouw-clan

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