This week the world suffered a significant loss. Pastor Bob Phillips left us and went home. I can’t even tell of how great this man was to me or how instrumental he was in my life. I met him when my entire world and all that was in it had basically shattered.
He was the first person in my life ever to say he was proud of me, and to this day, I don’t know what made him say that. But as he walked away that day, I felt something shift within me.
Various times, during the early days of this new path God had me on, I would cry out to God in my secret chambers, longing for His hand. God would speak to Pastor Bob concerning those very issues. Pastor Bob would call me [out]; praying with a true father’s heart over me and speaking boldness and blessings into my life.
Some may not agree with this… but I know if it had not been for Pastor Bob being focused and obedient to the heart of God, I would not be here today (alive). If you disagree with that thought, that’s okay. However, this is what I believe.
Pastor Bob will always be who he was to me, a true father figure who made me feel that for the first time in my life someone actually cared about me. I’m glad he is home, not in physical pain anymore. My heart is sad, but my spirit is soaring for him.
Please keep Sherry and the rest of his family in prayer.
PS – I have visions of Pastor Bob and David Wilkerson being back together cruising down the boulevards of Heaven in an open convertible
Notes or cards through the mail:
The Phillips family
C/O Heartland Church
PO Box 1024
Ankeny, Iowa 50021