Rob was a hero, mentor and friend to me and so many. He uplifted and changed my life on so many levels. He was relentless in his pursuit of faith, family, friends and all that mattered for the greater good. He inspired! Rob was a man of action, I called on him many times when strength and fearlessness were needed. He brought my daughter out of fear and into the brave heart of Christ. I will miss Dr. Carman dearly but he left nothing on the table here on earth. I will alway lean into my memories of him for inspiration. I truly can say "what would Rob do?!?". He didn't plan on changing the world in the name of Christ- he did change the world, one speech, one action, one person at a time. While I miss him dearly I stand inspired even as I write this- I will keep his Light burning to inspire others. He was a fighter, a wolverine and a man who relentlessly pursued truth, Light and energy. He walked boldly, talked loudly and was a true warrior for Christ. Onward Rob, Godspeed, the Saint's have brought one of the greats back into their realm!
Statement by an African pastor- found among his papers in Zimbabwe after he was martyred for his Christian faith. It is the moving testimony of a martyr.
I'm a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I'm a disciple of His and I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure. I'm done and finished with low-living, sight-walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, or first, or tops, or recognized, or praised, or rewarded. I live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by Holy Spirit power.
My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is heaven. My road may be narrow, my way rough, my companions few, but my guide is reliable and my mission is clear.
I will not be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice or hesitate in the presence of the adversary. I will not negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He does come for His own, He'll have no problems recognizing me. My colors will be clear!