Robert Anderson is with the Lord
Friday I learned that a special friend of ours, Dr. Robert (Bob) Anderson, of Master’s tour went to be with the Lord. Maranatha Tours has had the privilege of handling tour arrangements for Master’s Tours for over 25 years and feels blessed for having known Bob and Rosella Anderson and to have had the chance of working with such amazing people.
Before Bob’s passing, he asked us to continue working with his friends and clients and entrusted us with providing the great trips he had provided throughout the years. At this time Bob and Rosella have a cruise going today, Dr. Allen’s group leaving in a few weeks, as well as Dr. Johnson’s group leaving in June. All will be operated as Master’s Tours has done for the past 26 years.
A month ago, Jenny and I were in Portland visiting Bob and Rosella. He told us the story of how we met in 1991. Bob was in Jerusalem with another company and having breakfast with one of the owners of the NET office, Hani Abu Dayyeh. He asked Hani who he should work with in the States. Hani told him the man he should meet was currently in Jerusalem and was having breakfast. That man was my father, Dick Reilly. They were introduced and became close friends, both with the same heart. Together they developed pilgrimages that still today change lives. The thousands of people, who have traveled with Bob, understand the difference.
Through his life Bob was in the Army, a Chaplain, a Professor, in seminary and finally started Master’s Tours, not only a business, but a life changing experience for all. Master Tour’s was his employment, but his teaching and pastoring never stopped while he stayed active with his multiple ministries.
Bob treasured his family and was always bragging about beautiful wife, his children, his grandchildren, and his many children that joined their family through foster care throughout the years. He made a difference in so many lives, he will truly be missed.
Bob, you taught us the Master’s way and your guidance will always lead us. Your heart made that happen. Thank you from all of us at Maranatha Tours, NET Tours, and everyone you encountered throughout you journeys!!!
Michael S. Reilly
18428 N. 42nd Place
Phoenix, AZ 85032