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.
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.
He walked with the poor. He believed in the poor.
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.
Born in Cartagena, Colombia, Dubis now lives in a community south of Cartagena.
She is the mother of two sponsored youth.
Dubis found a new calling when she joined the CFCA mothers group, which meets twice a month.
“Before my sons’ sponsorship, my life was a routine. I would go to work and do the chores at home,” Dubis said.
“I did not go outside a lot and I did not talk with my neighbors.”
Share your memories of Bob in the comments at the end of this post.
Tuesday evening, the world lost a visionary soul, and heaven gained a bright star. CFCA President and Co-Founder Bob Hentzen, passed away Oct. 8 in Guatemala. He was 77.
By Alexah Nabayinda and Sylivia Wendidda, CFCA-Uganda staffers
Everyone in life deserves to feel special.
For many elderly, the CFCA birthday celebration was the first time in their lives they had participated in such a special event.
For the CFCA Kampala office in Uganda, the Birthday Fund made the party possible.