The Cambodia Countdown Is On

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It has been three years, but in just 43 days, I leave for a three-week trip, returning to Cambodia for a visit and encouraging the men who are connected with my ministry, Hope Now Cambodia, which I founded in 2010. 

Hope Now Cambodia is a ministry to Cambodian/American men who came to the U.S. legally as refugees (as babies, or young boys) but were sent back to their country of origin for various reasons.

My flight departs from LAX with a layover in Taiwan [Taiwan airport].
Our last staff and family photo together before the COVID hysteria (Mary, Abby, Mout, Abel, Roger, Van, Ravy, and Leta).

These men have been banished over 9,000 miles from their homes and families with little hope of ever returning. They love and miss their families in the U.S., moms, dads, wives, and children…all are left behind.

Hope Now Cambodia introduces purpose into their lives. We provide a caring relationship through sharing the Gospel of grace, ongoing Bible studies, and other services needed as we are financially able. We let them know they are loved and, most importantly, that those who believe are complete in Christ.

Saturday morning Bible Study.
Sunrise over the Mekong River.
A woman prepares crawdads in the market.

Our ministry focuses on two cities in Cambodia, Phnom Penh and Battambang.  Each city is led by a staff member who becomes the pastor to many of the men we work with.

Many people love this unique ministry as I do, and they want to keep up to date on the work with these men. I have struggled with finding the best way to communicate effectively, especially when I am in Cambodia. I know people want to see pictures and hear what is happening while I am there. When I was there last, I published posts on this same WordPress website you are reading. It worked fairly well, and it is easy for me to post. WordPress does a good job controlling SPAM too. Therefore, with only a few weeks to go before I blast off, I think I’ll stick with this. I’m hoping you will hit the follow button. My Cambodia Report will go directly to your Inbox; to the email address you submit. And again, I stress you won’t get any SPAM.

I’ll do my best to keep the posts interesting and try to include photos. 

From my last trip in 2020. After 24 hours of travel, I had just landed and met up with my colleague and friend, Dr. Tom Johnson.

I prepare posts for publication back in my hotel most evenings.

A hospital call with Dr. Tom.

Lunch with a few men after church. Little did I know that it would be three years before I could return.

Thank you for following my trip.


  1. Roger, keep up the good ambassordorship for Christ. I pray these men and you are encouraged in not only spreadig the gospel, but strengthening their knowledge of the truth. May your needs be met and the strength of Christ shine in you all!!

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    1. Hi Kim. It’s good to hear from you. Thanks for the good words. I’m excited to continue to take the Gospel rightly divided back to Cambodia. You must have heard about this website from Dan! I hope you all are well. We’re continuing to meet on Sunday evenings at 5 PM in our home.


      1. Thank you , yes I follow your website. Good to know you still meet. I pray sometime again I may join you and Carol. Have a safe trip!!


  2. We are praying for your trip and the final preperation that is needed.

    The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

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