Though we had mutual friends I never met Bob Reed; like so many others he had a blog that I followed without ever knowing him personally. The Reeds in Liberia was an invaluable perspective of life on the ground in Liberia, and I always read it with great interest. In the past year he and his family relocated to Ghana. He had just returned home from doing conflict resolution between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria when he passed away suddenly.
For every million of us who believe that poverty must be fought everywhere, that we are all God’s children regardless of nation or neighborhood, there are two or three who have the tenacity and courage to take up that work, on the ground, far away. Bob Reed was one of those. Keep his family in your prayers.