Feb 26 2014

Unbound in the blogosphere

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It’s our privilege to tell you about a blog post that features a tribute to our late president and co-founder, Bob Hentzen.

The post is titled “Bob Walked; Everyone Grew” by Paula Kiger.

Paula has been an Unbound sponsor for several years and has graciously shared her tribute to Bob Hentzen on her personal blog. Here’s an excerpt from her post:

When I read an article memorializing Bob Hentzen, President and Co-Founder of Unbound, after his death on October 9, I learned that when he decided to relocate from Kansas City to Guatemala in 1996, he walked. That’s right: 4,000 miles!

I can only imagine the human rights issues Bob saw on his walk (and continued to see when he settled in Guatemala).

… I doubt any of us reading this plan any 4000 mile walks in our lifetimes. What we can do, however, is slow down and walk through our town, our country, or another country and observe the human rights challenges, with an eye to doing something about them.

Read the full blog post at Perspicacity: Bob Walked; Everyone Grew

Thank you for your support, Paula.

We invite you to click on Paula’s post and leave a comment for her. This helps show our support for her efforts to tell others about Unbound’s work!

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Oct 25 2013

Celebrating the life of Bob Hentzen

Robert Hentzen's Kansas City Memorial Mass

“A wonderful celebration of a life well lived.” —Tim Deveney, sponsor and former CFCA staff member.

By Jordan Kimbrell, CFCA Writer/Editor

The last two weeks I have looked at many photos from around the world as the CFCA family gathered together in their communities to remember Bob Hentzen. From his funeral in Guatemala to the memorial gatherings in India, the impact Bob created in the world is clear.

Yesterday in Kansas City, we celebrated Bob’s life.

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Oct 17 2013

Bob Hentzen’s life celebrated in Philippines

Bob Hentzen’s life celebrated in Philippines (via Rise and Dream)

By Loretta Shea Kline, CFCA communications editor QUEZON CITY, Philippines — About 1,000 families and staff members from three Philippine projects filled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Quezon City in an outpouring of love for Bob Hentzen, CFCA…


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Oct 11 2013

Honoring Bob Hentzen: share your memories and celebrate his life

Bob Hentzen

CFCA President and Co-founder Bob Hentzen was an inspiration to people all across the world. He made friends wherever his feet took him.

We would like to use this space on the blog to celebrate Bob Hentzen’s life.

We ask that you share your thoughts and memories of Bob in the comments below.

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Oct 10 2013

Bob Hentzen: Honor his life, support a dream

Bob Hentzen with Kenyan children

“You are capable of far more than you think you are.” – Bob Hentzen

As thousands around the world gather to honor the life of our President and Co-founder Bob Hentzen, we are reminded just how powerful a dream can be.

Bob dreamed of a world free from the bonds created by poverty, a world where childhood dreams become reality.

Now it’s our turn to show Bob just how much he impacted not only our lives, but thousands of lives around the world.

In honor of his life, his family is asking you to “get behind these children.” Support our friends living in poverty through sponsorship or donations to our scholarship fund.

He walked with the poor. He believed in the poor.

Support a child today and continue his dream.

Celebrations of his life:

A funeral service will be held at the Hermano Pedro office in Guatemala at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013. His body will be laid to rest at the San Lucas Toliman Cemetery.

At this time, a memorial mass is tentatively scheduled to be held in Kansas City later this month. We will continue to update you as arrangements are made.

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