Posted by Jon Trott on November 18, 2003 at 10:13:35:
I've posted an article remembering Bob on the Cornerstone website (see front page): www.cornerstonemag.com. Needless to say, it barely touches what he has meant to us here in Chicago. Though in recent days we've conversed less -- all quite busy in our own harvest fields! -- my memories of staying at the Passantino house while working on the Lauren Stratford and Warnke articles are filled with colorful specifics. Bob and Gretchen's stereo brain (that's how the two of them functioned); Mary, sticking her oar in there and arguing apologetics with the best of them; Karen, checking us all out but mostly holding her own counsel (I think she thought I was crazy); Paul, who loved to hear me play my fake trumpet....
Yes, I'm sad Bob is gone. But of course not for Bob. If our faith in Christ's resurrection means anything at all, he is now infinitely healthy, joyous, and in the presence of our Divine Lover. How could I be sad for him, who has now what I year for!? I am sad for Gretchen, Mary, Karen, and Paul. I called last night jut hours after Bob's death, and it did me great good to realize that their friends and co-laborers in Answers in Action had rallied 'round them.
Blessings, Gretchen, from all your friends at Jesus People USA, Cornerstone magazine, and Cornerstone Festival. We remember you in our prayers and thoughts today.
Jon & Carol Trott
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