Phnom Penh to Battambang

Tomorrow morning (your evening) I, along with my two staff members, Chantha and Mout, will travel north from Phnom Penh to Battambang. We have secured a Toyota Highlander and a driver for the 6 hour drive. Please pray for our safety. The roads in Cambodia can be dangerous.

We will spend three days in Battambang with our Hope Now ministry there. (Two days traveling).

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.

8 thoughts on “Phnom Penh to Battambang”

  1. Hi Pastor Roger, glad you made it safe. I will be sure to share your blogs with Adrian, and show his the pictures. Praying for save travels for your family and the church.


    1. Thank you, Lydia. I miss you guys and love you too. Thank you for reading and commenting. We are looking forward to a good day with the Lord and seeing what he will do!


  2. Praying for safe travels and foreign roads. God bless your journey, adventure and the connections that will be reinforced through this time together.


    1. Thank you, Jill for your faithfulness in reading, commenting and praying! We leave soon and I’m looking forward to meeting a bunch of new guys up on Battambang. We have a full schedule planned over the next several days.


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