Ambassador of Reconciliation

IMG_2292Several hours from now I will step through the door of a plane that will transport me on the first leg of my sojourn across the Pacific. Seventeen hours later I board another flight to be delivered to my final destination, Phnom Penh. The day will be long (over 24 hours of travel), but the anticipation of meeting up with my brothers there makes it all worthwhile.

I take this journey seriously–It is long, Cambodia can be dangerous, and it is a place where men are in great need. But I am traveling as an ambassador for Christ, God making his appeal through me for those men to have hope, and to exchange hostility toward God for a friendly relationship with him (2 Corinthians 5:20).

A couple of  the brothers prayed for my mission yesterday in church. Now I ask you to pray for those who are in need. Pray that as an ambassador I will carry the Lord’s message and only His and that it will all bring glory to God.

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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