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Rob Cady: Celebrating a Life of Faithfulness

Remembering a son, husband, and father who dedicated his life to serving not just the unreached, but also the unwanted.
After a brief illness, missionary Rob Cady went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 30.

Rob and his wife Kristi have been faithfully serving as church planters with ABWE in Cambodia since 1997.

About two weeks ago, Rob began having medical issues after an injury, which eventually lead to a syndrome that caused him to go into cardiac arrest and organ failure. Rob was transferred to a hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, where he had been receiving care until his passing.

The complete details of these past two weeks are detailed by his wife, Kristi, on Caring Bridge.

“Rob was one of ABWE’s most creative and innovative missionaries,” said Paul Davis, ABWE President. “His life and ministry focused on a people group that few would see as significant, and not only did he reach out and love this people group, but he developed and implemented an effective strategy to meet them where they were at in order to win them for Christ. We will dearly miss our colleague who lived the very essence of the gospel.”

We are grateful for the intercession we have seen from around the world on the Cadys' behalf during this time and ask that you continue to pray for Kristi and the Cadys' seven children: Luke, Julia, Caleb, Miriam, Faith, Paul, and Seth, during the coming days.

“Our deep sorrow is only surpassed by strong faith in our sovereign, good, and wise Father. Rob has been mercifully delivered from suffering and gloriously delivered into the presence of Jesus," writes Executive Director for the Asia Pacific, Kent Craig.

Kristi Cady said of her husband's passing, “We want to express how much we appreciate all the support and kindness that has been shown to us. It is astounding to us how God continues to care for us in big and small ways…It is such a devastating experience, which is why we feel it is so important to remember and focus on all the things Christ has done throughout this time in order to encourage ourselves and share that encouragement with everyone who knows and loves Rob.”

The ABWE family is grateful for Rob's ministry and influence, especially to Cambodian "returnees" for whom he developed a special love, after many of them came to the country not speaking the language and struggling with criminal backgrounds and harmful addictions.

"There are some people who believe these guys are beyond redemption," Rob said once. "But they don't know the God I know."

Today, we rejoice that Rob served our Father so faithfully, and set such an example to those around him—leaving a legacy for all of eternity.

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