March 2022 Newsletter
In Loving Memory of Bob Christensen
Bob Christensen, Co-Founder of A Ray of Hope, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Bob’s physical heart may have given out, but I assure you his heart of love hadn’t. As I look back over the years of my walk, there are a few individuals who have impacted my life in a substantial way, people who were driven by a burden to serve their Lord and love their fellow man, who helped people that many would avoid, pouring out their lives for others so they would have life, indeed. Bob, along with his wife, Peggy, were those people. Many spend their lives pursuing their own pleasures or wealth, but rarely will you find a person who gives that up in order to love others. Bob was that rare person.
In coming to Christ, Bob never gave up being Bob, but he did give up many of his own desires in order to fulfil the desires of the Lord. Even in his later years, as his health was failing, he gave his all to the very end. His final days remind me of Paul’s letter to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
Bob has passed the baton and, thankfully, he has passed a legacy and witness to go along with it!
With thanks and gratitude,
Dave McLean on behalf of all who have served or stayed at A Ray of Hope.
~Once the weather permits, there will be a
Celebration of Life for Bob in Helmville, MT~