Giving thanks for God's servant Bob Passantino

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Posted by Rev. Thomas V. Aadland on December 21, 2003 at 00:59:59:

Dear Gretchen,
I had attempted to call yesterday, using an old number, just wanting to talk with you and Bob about a matter of Christian apologetics. This evening, I checked the website and was so saddened there first to learn of Bob's passing.
I remember fondly the warm reception you gave me two years ago next month, when Prince of Peace hosted the first retreat for our seminarians and their families. I think he experienced some physical difficulties in getting around then, but Bob was eager to join in the teaching and the give and take of question and answer.
The title chosen by my professor at Wheaton College, Clyde Kilby, for his anthology of writings by C. S. Lewis could well apply to Bob -- A Mind Awake. He had a clear and forthright but kind and winsome manner in commending the Christian faith to others. I know he loved his Savior.
I shall have to wait for the call of the trump and the Day of resurrection to talk with Bob once more. Then all minds gathered round Aslan's great banquet table will be fully awake. What a thrilling conversation that will be! May the peace which the world can neither give nor take away keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
Love in Christ,
Pastor Tom Aadland

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