Visa to the Kingdom

Seasoned travellers know one does not (legally) waltz into a country and expect to be welcomed with open arms. That is not the way it happens in most countries of the world. One must prepare.

The first order of business is to get, along with a passport, a visa.  The visa process for Cambodia is easy and costs $40 (Seven years ago, the cost was $25, so inflation has raised its ugly head).  There are two ways to get a visa.  The best way is to do it online. After a few simple questions and filling out pertinent info, a visa is e-mailed within two days if everything is in order.  The least desirable way is to wait until getting to the country and filling out all the paperwork in country. I like to get off the plane, grab my luggage and get moving.

The point being…I received my visa today.  Here it is (minus all sensitive data).

I am travelling next month to check out our Hope Now ministry and lead the Institute for Pastoral Leadership and Development.  I will be spending a couple of days training young pastors.  There are a few costs that have not been covered; Perhaps you would like to be a part of this training process?

Here are additional costs:

Transportation $200 (to bus in participant from outlying areas)

Meals: $120

Hotel accommodations: $120

Books and materials: $225

Total: $665

The easiest way to give is to go to our secure online site:

Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law, and you will receive an end of the year receipt for your giving.  Thanks for coming along with me.

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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