Bob Hentzen
Oct 12 2013

Remembering Bob

Bob Hentzen, CFCA President and founder

Bob Hentzen, CFCA President and founder

Join us in remembering Bob through this YouTube video. Please feel free to share your own memories, pictures and videos in a video response.

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Bob passed away on Oct. 8, 2013, in Guatemala. He was a beacon of hope to hundreds of thousands of people around the world, His spirit and vision will live on through each person he touched and the work that CFCA continues to do.

This tribute features the song, “Spirit of the Pilgrims,” written and recorded by Bob.

5 thoughts on “Remembering Bob”

  1. I had the honor of meeting Bob and Cristina on four missions trips to Guatemala. To see first-hand the love and respect they had for the people of Guatemala and those around the world was humbling and inspiring. The songs Bob wrote and sang about the children touched all of our hearts. I treasure my sponsored young man. Without Bob and CFCA I never would have been blessed with knowing my “ahijado” and his family and seeing them fulfill their dreams. God Bless you, Bob. Rest in the arms of the Lord. You have earned it.

  2. Bob with heavy heart i pay tribute to you. Bob it is really great to honor you.You have never rested on this earth and always worked hard for the poor.That’s why God wants to give you rest in his paradise. Bob i truly salute you. Do remember me in your kingdom. I am in CFCA this far, just because of you. Many times you have boosted me and encouraged me.
    Thank you for your loving nature.

  3. I first met Bob early in the new millenium when I visited San Lucas Toliman with a friend who had a sponsored child through CFCA. Meeting him, listening to him, visiting the communities of compassion that CFCA was developing in a nation that had seen 36 years of civil war changed my life forever. Being with other sponsors and meeting Cristina moved my heart and soul to be an advocate for the poor in whatever way I could. I live more simply and my finances are no longer targeted for extravagance but rather for sharing with God’s blessed poor. I sponsor two children in Kenya, and three aging in Madagascar, Phillipines, and India. Hearing from them regularly keeps my heart focused on gospel values and the mission of Jesus. Bob was and will continue to be a true disciple in every sense of the word and an inspiration for me to continue his loving memory and mission. May there be the peace that passes all understanding to his family and to all Bob served in his life.

  4. We learned of our dear friend’s passing on Thursday during our visit to the Santo Domingo CFCA office. We are shocked and deeply saddened as Bob was one our favorite persons; we will grieve for him for a long time. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and especially Christina, also our dear friend. It was an honor and privilege to have known him, and that he also considered us as friends. We are committed to keeping the CFCA dream alive as a lasting honor to his memory.
    William and Rosa Homolka,
    New York

  5. I am heartbroken to hear of the death of one of the greatest men i have ever had the pleasure to have known. I first got to know Bob when i taught Gina and Jake. Later i made 5 mission trips to San Lucas with Saint Thomas Aquinas H. S. students–life changing experiences. i am and always will be in awe of Bob Hentzen. He was truly a saint on earth. Despite his great accomplishments he was truly God’s humble servant. The world is greater because of his work and lesser now with his death.

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