The Time Is Drawing Near

Screen Shot 2018-02-16 at 5.10.37 PMWhen I order my visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Cambodia (which I did today) I know the time is quickly approaching for my next trip to Phnom Penh. I should receive my visa in my e-mail inbox by the middle of next week.

Before long I will board a plane heading west. Only 46 days to go as I type this quick post. It will be here in no time. This will be visit number 11 since 2010.

I am looking forward to this trip to encourage and train our Hope Now staff.  Meantime, there are lots of things to do: Hope Now Banquet, Spring Training in Arizona, Conference at Biola University, various duties at Hope Now, Easter service, filing income taxes, maybe a round of golf or two, and a lot more.  Stay tuned!

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 “The Time Is Drawing Near”

  1. Had to throw Spring Training in there though…LOL
    Looking forward to your 11th visit Pastor but in the meantime, enjoy your cool life’s activities…


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