Share Messages

If you have messages of support or memories of Rob you’d like to share with us all and with the family please feel free to leave them as comments below.

42 Responses to Share Messages

  1. Wanda Mann says:

    Katie, our hearts are aching for you & your family. We continue to lift you up in prayer.

    Much love,
    Bruce & Wanda Mann

    (… Bruce & I were part of the Parkside/Cedarview days with your parents. I babysat you & your brothers many, many times :) …many fond & life changing memories.)

  2. Scott Sivyer says:

    I did not know either Rob or Kate my wife (Nicole Demers) went to youth with Kate. She has shared with me what has happened and I have been reading the blog and FB and just can not keep my head in my day. I just keep thinking about this family. I put Rob in that same place as any body that has gone down the hwy of heros. He is a hero he gave of himself to help others with nothing but Gods bessings in return.

  3. Joy Bennett says:

    This is very sad news. My condolences to the family. May God bring peace and comfort to you all at this time. I don’t know you but my heart goes out to you.

  4. Lois & Harold Chamberlain says:

    Katie, your loss is so huge and your grief no words could describe. Our family is one of the many surrounding you with our prayers. I am the mom of one of your babysitters from your Newmarket days. All of us in the Harold Chamberlain family send you our prayers. In the days ahead may you feel the tangible love of God in every step you take.

  5. On behalf of Bishop J. Spencer, host of Miracle Hour T.V. Ministries, we would like to send our condolences to the family of Robert Hall. May God wrap His loving arms around you during this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Stay Blessed,

    Selena Spencer

  6. David says:

    I am not a viewer of 100 Huntley Street but heard about the passing of Rob just a few minutes ago. The website was mentioned and I thought I would come by to pay my respects. The work that he was doing sounds great! He sounded like an incredibly giving person. As a teacher in the Halton District School Board I try to instill in my students how urgently the world needs them to give back as a part of their daily life. It is a guy like Rob who inspires young and old with his spirit to give in the far reaches of the world.

  7. Sharon Burns says:

    Today on 100 Huntley St., I heard Jim Cantelon explaining what had happened to his beloved son-in-law Rob. I also watched the video of Jim speaking about Abraham “going, getting out” which Rob and Kate and family obviously did. I am touched by their sacrifice. Rob’s teaching at the Bible College, teaching how to compost and make things grow, gardens and grass now flourishing for people to enjoy, and remembering how they were used as love vessels for the glory of God. I will pray for your family in the days ahead. As you as a family are placed in God’s loving hands, may He make your paths straight, and strengthen, comfort, and encourage you in the days ahead.

  8. Gloria Yuke says:

    Words cannot express what we feel today. Know that Ted and I will be praying and lifting your family up to the Lord during the days that lie ahead.

  9. Cindy Wozney says:

    We know that God works everything for good to those that love the Lord, and our prayer is that you will be comforted and know in your heart that He is in control. Praying sincerely for your family now and in the days ahead.

  10. Ken (Dad) Hall says:

    “I had a dream last night and when I woke I felt it was about the present sadness. Are you planning some kind of work in Rob’s name to be set up in Zambia or here? I dreamed that Ken and Bob Narraway and some other WOCC people were working on a renovation or construction project. Ken had a job jar and we were all taking slips of paper out. There is a distinct recollection of a counter that needed some work and painting of the walls and ceiling. I remember offering the help of an African fellow, Boris who is a painter and has worked on Matthew House doing painting and plastering. I’m not sure that these details mean anything. Anyway I thought I would pass this along.”

    This was sent to me by my friends George Desjardins and thought we should remember it for the future.

  11. jeff and chantale woodrow says:

    Dear Kate and kids,

    Our prayers are with you. We don’t merely ‘hope’, but rather KNOW that Almighty God is and will continue to watch over you and your precious children. May His presence, comfort and love for you be felt more than ever during this difficult time.
    You are loved!

    Jeff and Chantale Woodrow
    (members of West Ottawa)

  12. Barb Klatt says:

    I will pray for your family. When my children’s father passed away in 1993 I called 100 Huntley street for prayer and faithfully they prayed. Now I can pray for one of yours in like manner. God will stand by you Kate. God be with you at this time.
    I now have a daughter and her husband who are YWAM missionaries. I appreciate Jim Cantelon on 100 Huntley.
    God Bless you

  13. Brenda says:

    My heart goes out to all of the Hall family for the loss of Robbie. I know this is devasting and he will be missed greatly. I am sure you know, God will bring you all through this. Am so grateful that at least we know that Robbie is with our Lord and was a great Christian leader. Love, blesssings, and comfort.

  14. My heart goes out to all of the Hall family for the loss of Robbie. I know this is devasting and he will be missed greatly. I am sure you know, God will bring you all through this. Am so grateful that at least we know that Robbie is with our Lord and was a great Christian leader. Love, blesssings, and comfort.

  15. Rebecca Rowan says:

    Dear Kate and family,

    There are no words to say in such a time as this, but with all my heart my family and I are thinking of you and praying for you. I still remember the first time that I met you and Rob when you were newlyweds….I was with my brother Joel (willoughby) , and we came to visit you when you pastored/led worship at the vineyard around guelph ontario….and you both made a delicious tofu/vegetarian meal – I was a 17 year old hippie at the time, and so impressed :) So many years later, I am still impressed by the amazing love for God that I sensed in you both, though I met you so briefly. I will continue to pray for you in the coming days, weeks, and months…that God would sustain you and give you peace and comfort.

    love Rebecca Rowan and family

  16. “People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives … and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.” — Nate Saint, Missionary Martyr.

    We join our prayers with everyone who is lifting the Hall & Cantelon families up before the Lord. May His presence bring comfort, consolation and the assurance that Rob lived fully to love and serve the purposes of God in his generation. His love never fails!

  17. Heather Lafontaine says:

    I had Rob as my Youth Group Leader at West Ottawa Christian Fellowship. This was about 15 years ago. As a Youth Leader he was passionate and charismatic. He took the time to talk to and get to know each of us. I’m very sorry to hear this news, and I send my deepest condolences to his loved ones.

  18. Andrew and Shirley Bryce says:

    We pray for Kate and her children though we’ve never met. You are being carried by the supernatural love and prayers of the living saints all around the world. Be assured that PEI is one of those places that includes you in our prayers right now. “Heavenly Father, release your sensitive touch and your grace on Robbie and Kate’s children and answer the cry of their hearts. Thank you Jesus in advance that you will show up in miraculous ways”.

  19. Terry Bone says:

    My wife Melissa and I have not met Rob but we know the extended family and just wish to add our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the long list… there are no good words to say – we merely sign in here to say we took time to read, consider and be blessed by Rob’s shining example

  20. Scott says:

    I have been reading through Rob and Kate’s Blog and I just read this and it hit home with me. They day you say yes God you have signed that paper.

    Sept. 14 2010

    Today we went to Edinburgh Castle. While the kids sat on cannons and climbed the ramparts I pursued the museum. At the top of the castle the Scot’s have turned the chapel into a war memorial. I decided I would hunt for my Uncle who was killed during WW2 a few days after D Day.
    What I came upon startled me. In one of the many great volumes of names was my own. Even my initials.

    D. Robert Hall.

    It hit me….He died (my namesake), in a war because he loved his country, and I trust the cause. It is a somber thing to think he died, voluntarily, willingly. He at some point put his name on a piece of paper knowing full well he may die for having signed it.

    I prayed that when and if I needed to do the same, I would have the same courage. I pray that I would have the conviction to put my name in on things that I believe to be right-even though I too may suffer.
    Posted by Rob Hall at 1:37 PM
    Labels: edinburgh, scotland

  21. I am a Crossroads viewer, but missed much over past couple weeks and very saddened as I have heard parts of stories of this website and of Rob’s funeral coming up. Still trying to put more parts together.

    I had been planning on sending Jim a card when noticed he was missing from the show for awhile, little did I know. (it was going to be a comical card… but not sent yet).

    I want to share the opportunity to have many SendOutCarders send cards or letters of support and love to the family. (The company has a system to share such a important story and an address where strangers and supporters can send a card to). For the last 2 days, that’s much of what I have been thinking of, how God can use one’s legacy to reach out to those lost. Those that need God and Rob’s story can be the teacher that opens’ one’s heart. Our people need to hear of Rob and have a chance to pour out their hearts, as I would like to as well.

    Could I have your permission to post this story on our system to share?

    As a new reborn Christian I have always felt so blessed to listen to Jim and that connection is will bring continued prayer for family, friends during this new journey as God wants to be in the Glory and I believe Jim and everyone is showing great witness to God’s Glory. Thank you for reading this and any response.

  22. Marjorie Trotter says:

    I am a viewer of Crossroad I heard Jim Cantelon explaining what happened to His
    Beloved son -inlaw Rob This is very sad news.My Condolence goes out to The Cantelon Family and to The Hall Family toKate and children.He is A Hero he gave himself to help others with nothing but GODS Blessings in return, May God wrap His
    Loving arms around you all during this time Our prayers and thoughts are with you all

  23. Chuck Balik says:

    Thomas à Kempis the author of The Imitation of Christ wrote: “It is vanity to wish for long life and to care little about a well-spent life.” Thank you Rob for inspiring us all with your well-spent life. You’re sorely missed and hugely loved. Our prayers, our love and our giving will continue…

  24. Patricia Fraser says:

    My heart aches for you Kate and for the children as well as for the Hall and Cantelon families. I am so sorry for your loss. I know the Lord is good and that you will all experience His love, grace and comfort in a deep and powerful way. I am a friend of Ken & Lois, yet you are all in my prayers.

  25. Annie Elliott says:

    Sweet Kate and dearly loved Ken & Lois and family,
    May the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord bestow on you, crowns of beauty for ashes,
    May He comfort you as you mourn,
    May He pour out oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    May He clothe you with garments of praise in your grief,
    And may you know that Rob and all of you are trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.
    Isaiah 61:3
    Underneathe are His everlasting arms!
    Grieving with you.
    Love, prayers and tears, Annie

  26. Nikki Everts-Hammond says:

    “Truly, Truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.” John 8:51

    What does it take? Not to see death coming
    Does it mean that instead of death we see Jesus reaching out His hand for us?
    Does it mean we are suddenly lifted up into eternity without fear, without pain?

    What does it mean to keep God’s word?
    Does it mean the regular daily grind and blessing of loving those God has put in our way?
    Does it mean listening for, and even requesting from God, specific guidance, then actually obeying it when it comes?
    Does it mean risking all for the kingdom?
    Risking all to live the kind of abundant life worth dying for?

    I did not know Rob as well as I have known Kate. The regard and affection I have for Kate, though, spills over onto Rob. Her happiness, her joy, while flowing from the Lord and the way He made her, was clearly nurtured by Rob’s good husbanding. Considering his chosen ministry, it is no mistake that husband is also an agricultural term. To husband means to attend to with care, to plant, to water, to weed, to nourish, to harvest, to know the other, the person or the land, as well as you know yourself. And in Kate’s restful joy, I recognize Rob’s husbanding.

    When I was with Kate and Rob, he was often quiet, whimsical in his comments, almost in the background. But you knew he was engaged because of his sphinx-like smile. I’m not saying I could figure out what he was smiling about, I hoped it was my occassionally witticisms, but I can’t say for sure. Surprising then how devastated I felt to hear of his passing – perhaps some part of me recognized in his quiet spirit the great place he held in God’s kingdom here and the great emptiness his death has left behind. I have been weeping on and off for days – I have been praying for the families for days. My hope is that by sharing in the grief I am somehow helping them to bear the burden of Rob’s loss.

    Rob, you may just now be realizing how well loved you truly are, not only by those who knew you well, but also by those of us who benefited from the overflow from your life. Indeed, surely goodness and mercy have followed you all the days of your life and we are assured that you are dwelling now in the house of the Lord – forever.

  27. James Park says:

    Kate. I met Rob once at Cambridge Vineyard. We were going to meet for dinner and talk about the church and helping out with the youth. I connected with him right away.
    Even though we only met once, when I heard the news I was devastated and so was my wife. She cried tears of sorrow. I was speechless.

    Then we read about how you and your family left EVERYTHING behind to run after the Lord. Not many people do that. And it encourages us to attempt the same. We love you. We wish we could help you and stand with you and be beside you some how. We will let the word spread about how a courageous couple and their kids left EVERYTHING for the cause of Christ.

  28. Dorothy Batke says:

    This terrible news really struck a chord with me since we lost our own son-in-law to cancer just a few years ago. He struggled with the disease for almost 3 years, then died at 30. This seemingly-premature death flew in the face of so many scripture passages on healing and totally rocked my world. There was not only the loss itself but the terrible thought that maybe the Word could not be trusted. I struggled with that for over a year, then finally had to let it go, with the conclusion that there is much that we are not privy to that contributes to these kind of events, and we never will understand this side of heaven.
    I often process through music and this is the song that came out of my struggle with the Lord. It is much like a psalm: first a lament, then an affirmation of truth. I hope it brings some measure of comfort to you all.

    YOU Alone Are My Refuge

    When sorrow casts a shadow on my path
    And disappointment joins me, heavy at my side,
    When the promises of God seem less secure,
    Like ebb and flow of ever-changing tide;
    When the One who knows the end from the beginning,
    The One who has the answers seems so still,
    Where do I go with all of life’s tough questions?
    How could this ever be the Father’s will?

    YOU alone are my refuge, YOU alone are my strength.
    YOU alone are the tonic to my soul, YOU alone make me whole!

    You do not send the evil that befalls us,
    But you promise to be ever by our side;
    In this old broken world that we now live in,
    Seems sometimes there’s no place to run or hide.
    For now we see as through a glass, and darkly,
    But someday we’ll see clearly face to face,
    How every evil thing that came against us
    You wove into the story of your grace!

    YOU alone are my refuge, YOU alone are my strength.
    You alone are the tonic to my soul, YOU alone make me whole!

    Dorothy Batke

  29. vic ratzlaff says:

    On behalf of Westview Christian Fellowship in St. Catharines. Having come to know Chris and Catherine Jones through their friendship we have become aware of Rob Hall’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family and close network of friends and family. We have lost a dear servant, warrior, lover, worker, man of the earth and follower of Jesus. Rob’s life has been an encouragement to us all and we pray that nothing good in this man’s life we be lost but will spur each of us on to a life of service, risk, and love.

    Pastor Vic

  30. Heather and Kieran Wilson says:

    Dear Jim and Kathy …

    I am in tears and in awe as I read this page dedicated to your son-in-law. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I just wanted to let you know that I am keeping you both and all your family in my prayers. The assurance that we all have is where Rob is, and that God is holding each and every one of you close in His loving hands and He is catching every tear that is falling for Rob, for each and every family member.

    What I have read of Rob and Kate’s life, lived fully for Jesus, is a wonderful example of both sets of their parents who raised children who love and serve God. Jim, I listened to the portion of your sermon posted here, and it was amazing (and I am sure by God’s grace alone) that you were able to share that message with so many, when your heart is breaking for your daughter and for Rob. May you both know you are loved and being prayed for. God bless.

    Heather and Kieran Wilson (Broadway Church, Vancouver)

  31. Carolyn Vogel says:

    For me…the funeral for Rob yesterday felt like a elegant yet relaxed banquet…where rich memories were offered to be shared with eloquence & song, simplicity & humour, & even a flash of flamboyance!
    Each flavour layered honour onto the next…leaving me satisfied, inspired, totally enamoured with the beauty & richness of God’s grace in the midst of such sorrow….and needing a long nap!
    Thank you Rob, for sharing your life with us all…one more time yesterday!

  32. nancy bricker says:

    Dear Kate
    Although, I don’t know you I just wanted to reach out to you by an email. Draw your strength from God. You and your family are such a blessing!

  33. Nikki Everts-Hammond says:

    My heart aches for you Kate, and for the children and the rest of the family. The funeral was intense, so good to learn more about Rob, so inspiring to witness a life well lived, so hard to really see the great space he leaves empty. I felt drained and exhausted with grief – my hope is that I was sharing some of the burden of sorrow you and your family are feeling.
    I’ve been reading your blog “With Kids in Tow”. Today I came across this quote from you? from Rob? And it inspired me – perhaps it will you too:
    “I think one thing the camino has taught us is that when people say, ‘it is impossible,’ it usually means ‘i don’t want the struggle, or effort.’ Really anything is possible, sometimes you need help, but most things can be done in small steps. ”
    Especially the last part – “Really anything is possible (even surviving this grief, this awful loss), sometimes you need help (I don’t doubt that you will reach out and ask for the help you need – you are surrounded physically and spiritually with those who love you), but most things can be done in small steps (one day at a time, gently).”
    I’ll keep praying for you and grieving with you.

  34. Evelyn Marriage says:

    When I saw on FB that Rob and Kate and family were leaving for Africa, I sent a message asking Gods blessing on the trip and said “I’m glad you’re Ken and Lois’ son, not mine, so I don’t have to worry so much” His reply “You could adopt me you know”. That is Rob. Rob when I think of your death. I weep. When I think of your life I rejoice! Kate, God give you peace. Evelyn

  35. Beverley Harris says:

    Kate, my heart goes out to you and your kids. I don’t know if you remember me from MGT (married to Jamie Harris), but if I can ever be of help to you please let me know. I live in Kitchener, and can help with the kids. I think about you and your family often and really would like to help if I can. I am home during the day, and we never have too many kids here. Please feel free to e-mail if I can help Beverleyrep[at]gmail[dot]com. You reamain in my nightly prayers.

  36. June Lawton and family says:

    Dear Kathy Jim and family, It was a shock to hear of Robs death. So sudden and final here on earth. I know that God will be there for Kate and the children as we can testify of his loving care over the years since Bruce went to be with his Lord. Our prayers are with you all, God Bless, June

  37. Roseanne and Jon Fenwick and Family says:

    Dear Kathy, Jim and Kate, We have just heard the sad news about Rob and are lifting your family in prayer. Trusting you know your friends will be thinking of you in the days ahead. Love Jon and Roseanne

  38. e.p. lambie says:

    this is about a young mother dealing with grief. I dont know if it will help.

  39. Ellen says:

    I just read of Rob’s passing in the U of Guelph alumni magazine, with shock and great sadness. He was a good friend during our undergraduate years. Kate – we have never met, but know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am wishing you great strength.

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