It is with great sadness that we must report the death of our dear friend and brother in Christ, Bob Ferguson. Bob’s life was characterized by his soft-spoken spirit and his passionate dedication to serving his Lord and Savior, especially in the defense of the pre-born. We loved him very much, and the world is now diminished because of his loss, yet we take comfort in knowing that Bob is now at peace, rejoicing in the presence of Jesus. Below is a letter from his beloved “bride” Deborah.
-Operation Rescue Staff
Dear friends, family, & co-laborers of Christ,
On Saturday, March 24th, 2007 in the early afternoon, Robert Ferguson, a.k.a. Frog, passed from this earth to his eternal reward. While enjoying a leisurely Saturday there came a sudden call to Deborah for help, Bob stated he was having trouble breathing. I placed a called to 911 then went upstairs to be with Bob & assist him in any way that I could while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. When I entered the bedroom, I found Bob on his knees in front of his recliner, his breathing was very shallow & he was rapidly worsening, he stated that he could not get his breath, & that he believed he was going to pass. I placed my hand on Bob’s back & began to pray for the peace of the Lord to fill his spirit, & open his airways. At that moment of prayer Bob’s breathing stopped completely. I tried to move Bob from the kneeling position over the chair to the floor to administer CPR, but was unable to. The paramedics arrived & began using all their resources to revive Bob’s mortal temple, but by then I am sure he had already seen the Glory of God.
His death, like his life, found him ready to meet God, on his knees in prayer & at peace.
Robert Ferguson was born Jan 9th, 1956 & passed on to his home with the Lord, on March 24th, 2007.
He is survived by his “bride”, his 5 daughters & sons-in-laws, his 10 grandchildren, his sister & 3 nephews, and his father & mother in law, his brother & sister-in-law & nephew.
Robert was active in his faith & in his church. He was a champion for the cause of the unborn. He was an activist to reform American ideology regarding abortion. He did volunteer work with Operation Rescue, Survivors, and the church. His family & friends knew Bob for his convictions, his kindness, & his compassion. His life was characterized by his life verse, Philippians 3:14, “ I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
A memorial service will be held March 30th at 6 pm at Living Hope Fellowship, 2835 E Division, Ste I, Springfield MO.
In May 2007 an additional Memorial Service will be held in California, details pending. If you would like the information forwarded to you when finalized please respond with your name, address & phone number so I may be able to contact you.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions/donations may be made to Operation Rescue PO Box 782888 Wichita, KS 67278, & Survivors PO Box 52708 Riverside, CA 92517
May the Lord cause his face to shine upon you! God Bless.
Deborah Ferguson