Today in Pictures: August 18, 2016

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Beginning the day with a small latte.
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Construction is booming.  But, the workers only make $100 or less per month.
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Cambodian art abounds throughout the city.
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The result of this new wave of capitalism, is that the rich can buy nice cars.  There is no middle class, they’re stuck with motos and push-carts.
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Shoes are colorful and popular with the street vendors.  I entered one store and the lady took one look at me and said to Chantha, in Khmer, “We don’t have his size.”
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Men play Camboidan Chess in the heat of the day.
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Vendors sell household items.
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On their way to market to fill baskets with vegetables.
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Striking color captured my attention as we made our way through the crowded streets of Phnom Penh.
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Big business in wheelbarrows with all of the construction.
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A grandfather walks a narrow littered road.
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Coconut!
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Children hanging out in their parent’s store.
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School is out, time for a snack.
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Coconut water is good for the soul!
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More colorful, plastic, household goods.
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The lumber mill.
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A vehicle you NEVER want to ride in.
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More color.
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It is amazing these motos are waiting at the stop light.  There must be a cop positioned at the corners.  Usually, people blow through the lights.
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No Obama phones here!
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Fresh chicken delivery.
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Mom and the kids in the station wagon.
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Lebanese Schwarma in the heart of Phnom Penh.
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The gateway to somewhere…
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Religion and royalty (foreground) and capitalism (background).
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The government is putting up new signs to try and educate drivers.
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Naps are crucial in the oppresive heat and humidity of the afternoon.
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Doing what he can to earn a few dollars to feed his family.

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.

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