Today in Pictures: August 23, 2016

Chantha and I took some photos as we travelled today.  The  good ones are his, using his nice Canon SLR.  Enjoy.


Empty religion is everywhere.     (photo: Roger)
It says “Coffin” not Coffee shop. No Lattes served here!     (photo: Roger)
Found an old driver from years ago. He asked me how my “cancer” was. I said, “Thank you for asking, but it was a kidney problem, not cancer.” I was so amazed he remembered after four years that I had a health issue.     (photo: Chantha)
Guavas are in season.     (photo: Roger)
Pizza!     (photo: Roger)
Donuts!     (photo: Roger)
Chicken! KFC. One of the first fast food joints to arrive in Phnom Penh.     (photo: Roger)
Burgers!     (photo: Roger)
New Carl’s Jr. It is going to be Cambodia’s first drive-thru.     (photo: Roger)
What? Coldstone?     (photo: Roger)
Yes!     (photo: Roger)
Mama! She is from the Bronx. Great food and she cooks it all.     (photo: Chantha)
Gasoline can still be found along the road in old soda bottles.     (photo: Roger)
Bamboo scaffolding. OSHA approved.     (photo: Roger)
Father and son.     (photo: Roger)
I remember my mom looking like this when she had her hair in curlers. I think this is something different.     (photo: Roger)
Hard workers, make very little money.     (photo: Roger)
A pole vaulter on his moto?     (photo: Roger)
Break time.     (photo: Roger)
Ditching school.     (photo: Chantha)
A junk collector, but a happy one.     (photo: Chantha)
Caught in the mirror.     (photo: Chantha)
Stop!     (photo: Roger)
No railcars have been on this line for many years.     (photo: Roger)
Buddhist beggars   (photo: Chantha)
Check out the oil containers in the barbed wire.     (photo: Roger)
Meaner than a junkyard dog.     (photo: Roger)
Cool wagon shot.     (photo: Roger)
Big signs over the roads here.     (photo: Roger)
Building, building, building. It is amazing.     (photo: Roger)
Mom taking her daughter to school.     (photo: Roger)
I gave an old beggar woman a couple dollars and a tract.     (photo: Chantha)
She was grateful.     (photo: Chantha)
Colorful junk.     (photo: Chantha)
Guardian of the corner.     (photo: Roger)
I found my gecko. I have bought one of these each visit. This is number 8 and I think the last one in Phnom Penh. It took us two weeks to find it.     (photo: Chantha)
I was very happy with my gecko find. The store owner must have known this was the last one in town. I paid a fortune for it!     (photo: Chantha)

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.

6 thoughts on “Today in Pictures: August 23, 2016”

  1. The world grows smaller with each one of your posts. I love to travel and explore the world. Your photos are providing a mini trip.
    Continuing to pray for you safety and travel mercies, especially as you go about the Lord’s calling and work in your life.


  2. Western influence is making its way to Cambodia. I wonder if all of the fast food restaurants that we are familiar with, serve the same kind of food that we enjoy here in the states.  Great pictures if life in Cambodia.

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


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