1944 – 2019
It is with great sadness, that we announce that Bob Gass – cherished author of The Word For You Today, evangelist, and teacher – has died.
Bob and Debby Gass have spent 25 years delivering God’s Word through the daily devotional both domestically and internationally in countless languages, through every form of media.
Bob’s vision for his life was to put the Word of God into the hands of as many people as possible during his lifetime. And by fulfilling that mission, he brought God’s love, hope, and encouragement to millions of people around the world.
Bob had a unique style and a rare gift of taking the Word of God and applying it to everyday life. The ministry receives calls, letters, and emails from readers each week, expressing how a particular day’s content was exactly the Word from God that they needed. Bob was always asked, “How did you know?” His response was always, “I didn’t. But God did.”
Bob’s heart was always that the readers would get deeper into the Word of God. It has never been about ‘him’ or his ministry, but about seeing lives changed for good. He spent hours talking with other men and women of God, sharing thoughts on new ways to reach people with the truth of God’s Word.
Bob himself, actually planned for this day, several years ago. The readers of the Word For You Today were always at the front of his mind. As he grew older, he and the team wanted to ensure the Word For You Today would continue to encourage and support believers for many years to come and he began a long writing project, which would mean the devotional could continue long after he passed away. As of today, Bob has over 10 years of daily devotions that he has written that are yet to be published. So be encouraged that you will continue to be fed by your daily reading of The Word For You Today.
In addition to his passion for his family and his calling to share God’s Word, Bob and Debby shared a deep passion for the orphans of Romania. They first went to Romania in 1991, and in the last 28 years they built a transition home called The Village of Hope, and have rescued over 5,000 children from the streets, the sex-trade, and orphanages and placed them into foster families.
Their foster family program, led by Mariana Petersel, Director of The Village of Hope, was the first of its kind in Romania. In the last five years they have received awards and recognition from the Romanian government and the European Union who called the home and work with the children “a model for the entire country.”
Bob’s legacy will outlive him for longer than he ever imagined. We encourage you to celebrate his life by continuing to receive The Word For You Today, and we invite you to make a donation to his life’s work for the orphans of Romania [Click here.] To share a message of how Bob and the Word For You Today has blessed your life click here.
Although today is a sad day of loss, we are also thankful for the incredible legacy that Bob has left behind. When a believer goes to be with Jesus, we feel the loss personally, but the Word tells us that “…we do not grieve like those who have no hope.” (I Thessalonians 4:13), as we know that one day, we will be reunited.
We also know that in times of grief and loss, the Word and God’s love sustains us and helps to mend our broken hearts.
Please keep Debby and the entire Gass family in your prayers. Please also pray for the staff at The Word For You Today and The Village of Hope during this difficult time of loss.
The Board of Directors
The Word For You Today
Bob Gass Ministries
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