December 1, 2007 • Volume 21, Number 18
The man who prayed for 100 years
By Ed Hird Special to ChristianWeek
Bob Birch: 100 years of faithfulness
VANCOUVER, BC—At age 100 (the legacy of) Bob Birch is still larger than life. For most of his ministry years, he never missed his 2:00 to 6:00 a.m. morning prayer time. Even men one third of his age could not keep up with Bob Birch’s prayerfulness throughout the night watches.
I can still vividly remember Birch in his mid-80s leading a Good Friday Cross Walk procession, carrying a huge cross on his shoulders. Perhaps his longevity comes in part from his passion for prayer-walking throughout the streets of greater Vancouver.
Fittingly, for his retirement Birch was given a pair of walking
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Note from Ed+:
Pastor Bob Birch was promoted to glory on Tuesday Dec 4th. A memorial service for Pastor Bob is being planned for January 2008. Please keep his wife Margaret and sons John, Paul, & Alfred in your prayers.
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