Jet Lag Day

Taking the first day slow and steady wins the race.  There are sixteen to go. I met up with two staff members for. baseball and renewing our friendships. The playoff game was on at a sport’s bar. They served breakfast and coffee for us! For my sake, the Dodgers won.

My usual driver, Sarom, opened little coffee stand. He does not drive as much now.  However, he told me he would be on standby for me for my time here because we are friends. Sarom has always been a good driver.  For one, he puts safety first, but also he has never gouged me for money. Whatever I want to pay him is okay with him. I reward him for that.

We made a stop by his little coffee stand. Coffee is big here. His daughter was working there. He got behind the stand and made us coffee for free (but we paid his daughter).  The coffee is by pour-over and it was excellent.

One of our Hope Now guys is having trouble on his job.  He has been slipping back into his old habits and his employer asked if we would come by and speak with him.  My staff, Mout and Chantha did an excellent job speaking tough love, but also encouragement and hope.  Pray for this deportee. Pray — he will be strong in the Lord and not fall back into old, destructive habits.

My day ended early, and I got a lot of sleep.  It is morning as I write this and I am raring to see what God has in store for us today.  First up, Bible study in Romans 5.



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.

2 thoughts on “Jet Lag Day”

  1. Glad to hear you were able to get some rest. Thanks for the pics. That coffee looks fantastic. Continuing to pray for the Holy Spirit’s prompting and power.

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