Today in Pictures: August 15, 2016

A new day dawns in Phnom Penh.
Early morning 5:15 AM workout. Think I can be like the guy behind me in two weeks?
The “A” Team ready to go on an encouraging expedition.
But first, coffee and Bible study before hitting the road.
Traffic is always fun with near death experiences at every intersection (I’m not joking).
This guy found a good place to take his 10 minute break.
Hello? AT&T? I’m having problems with my reception.
Boys of summer.
Chimran, was recently deported. Arrived last Thursday. Homesick, scared and absorbed with culture shock. We prayed with him and gave him hope!
Kuhl (cool name) arrived three weeks ago. Deported from Los Angeles.
Listening to his story.


He sees better days ahead. Is willing to give himself a new start in Cambodia.
Condo for sale.  Riverfront view.  Affordable.
Empty bottles ready to filled with pure…tap water.
A special find in the city! Mama came here about 12 years ago from the Bronx.
Oh my. I have already confessed.
My buddy, Mout. He’s an encourager and finder of jobs for the deportees.
We picked up Sa along the way. Went to my high school in Long Beach. Deported in January.
Sa joined our “A” Team later in the day.
Figuring out our strategy.
Two great encouragers! Chantha and Mout.

Author: pastor roger

Pastor Roger is retired Executive Director of Hope Now For Youth. Hope Now is a Christian rescue organization. The ministry helps young gang members get out of the gang life and into a job. He is a licensed pastor in Hope Now Bible Church where he preaches on various Sundays throughout the year and leads an adult Bible study during the week. He serves on the Board of Directors and assists the new executive director as the organization’s Director of Communications and Director of Cambodia Ministries. He graduated with High Honors from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. He attended Riverside Community College, Biola College (University), and he received his certificate in Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing from Babson College. Roger was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in the early 70s. In 1980 he began a 24-year career with Berean Christian Stores (now Lifeway Christian Stores). In 2000 he became president of the company and served in that position for four years. He became Executive Director and CEO of Hope Now For Youth in 2004 and retired from that position in 2018. He has traveled to Antarctica, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Cambodia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Jordan and Israel. In 1975 he married Carol and has two married daughters and eight grandchildren (Six grandsons and two granddaughters). He believes in the U.S. Constitution and supports all efforts to defend it. Roger enjoys learning how to be a better writer, coffee (not tea) reading, playing golf, watching (soon to be World Champions Dodgers) baseball, and hanging out with his grandkids.

9 thoughts on “Today in Pictures: August 15, 2016”

  1. Roger help me understand this, These guys are deported, I am to assume they were here illegally and in that not by choice but because parents brought them and raised them here and its the only life they know.. When we have a state full of illegals and they are not being deported back to Mexico, I don’t get it, Its so wrong, my heart goes out to these young men.


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