Tag: Memorial

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Oct 7 2015

Meeting Unbound’s co-founder changed boy’s life

Virgilio's big smile provides a glimpse into his joyful personality.

Virgilio’s big smile provides a glimpse into his joyful personality.

Unbound’s late co-founder Bob Hentzen impacted many lives through his tireless service to the world’s marginalized people. One person whose life changed after meeting Bob is a 12-year-old boy named Virgilio who lives with a disability.
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Manuel and his wife Natividad. Manuel was sponsored through Unbound in El Salvador.
May 25 2015

Manuel’s song

Manuel and his wife Natividad. Manuel was sponsored through Unbound in El Salvador.

Manuel and his wife Natividad. Manuel was sponsored through Unbound in El Salvador.

By Naresli Calito, correspondent for Unbound in El Salvador

Joy filled the day when local Unbound staff in El Salvador and awareness trip participants got together for morning prayer with the sponsored elders.

After the elders sang and we shared in a short reflection, we all waited for the testimony from a humble and kind older man named Manuel.

Using his prosthetic arm, Manuel placed a tree leaf on his mouth and started playing a gospel tune. After his song, he introduced himself and said, “Could you take a minute to look at me? Please be honest, don’t I look handsome? This is all thanks to you sponsors.”

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Robert Hentzen
Oct 8 2014

In memory of ‘Sir Bob’

On October 8, 2013, Unbound co-founder Bob Hentzen passed away. He was a true advocate for those struggling against poverty, and he touched the lives of many. Among those impacted was Shaima from Zamboanga, Philippines. She was one of Bob’s sponsored friends and built a relationship with him through letters.

After Bob’s passing, Shaima wrote a letter celebrating his role in her life. We’re sharing excerpts from her letter in honor of Bob on the anniversary of his passing.

Read Shaima’s letter

Bob Hentzen
Feb 24 2014

Remembering a scholar and special friend

By Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa

“My dream is to make it in life. I dream of being a woman representative in my community. I want to fight for the rights of all women. I want to write books and inspire people by telling my story.”

This is what Stephanie said to me.


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Bob Hentzen's memorial
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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Bob Hentzen
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.