A New Day Dawns

After 31 hours of travel I entered the airspace over Phnom Penh.  It was a day of beauty. The sky was clear, the clouds a combination of wispy and billowy.  I was tired.

When I arrived at my hotel, I took a nap.  Mistake.  What was inteded to be a little 30 minute snooze turned into 3 hours. I woke up groggy and fuzzy, like I had been at a slumber party all night. Now my internal clock is a mess, but it will adjust over the next few days.  The uneventful day of arrival will fade into the past as a new day dawns. Thank you for your prayers.

My plan today is to take it easy (I’m in my 60’s after all) adjust to the timezone, drink coffee, and relax with some of the guys by watching the American pasttime.  Perhaps we will watch the NLCS Baseball playoff game between the Dodgers and the Cubs?  The game is on early here, 8:00 AM. I think I can stream it on my laptop, or there may be a place in the city that will broadcast it. My staff member Mout is working on that.

Everything begins with relationships and a bonding time with friends. Check back tomorrow and, Lord willing, I will have an update of the day.  Until then, thank you for your prayers.


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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