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Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

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10 Surprising Facts About Tim Tebow’s Father, Bob Tebow

Tim Tebow is a name synonymous with faith, football, and philanthropy. While much of Tim’s public persona and professional achievements are well-documented, less is known about the man who played a pivotal role in his life—his father, Bob Tebow. In this blog, we dive into ten surprising facts about Bob Tebow that shed light on his influence, character, and the legacy he is building in his own right.

10 Little-Known Facts About Bob Tebow: The Man Behind the Mission

1. Early Life and Education

Bob Tebow was born in the United States, but much of his life’s work has been internationally focused. He grew up in a Christian family, which laid the foundations for his faith-based work later in life. After attending the University of Florida, where he met his wife, Pam, Bob’s direction in life became increasingly clear, pointing towards ministry and missionary work.

2. The Call to Missions

The turning point in Bob Tebow’s life came after he attended a conference during his college years. Inspired by a sermon on missionary work, Bob felt a profound calling to dedicate his life to spreading Christianity. This decision would later take him and his young family to the Philippines, setting the stage for a lifelong commitment to evangelical missions.

3. Establishing the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association

In 1985, Bob founded the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association (BTEA). The organization focuses on evangelical outreach, particularly in the Philippines. Under Bob’s leadership, BTEA has been involved in planting churches, broadcasting gospel messages via radio, and conducting public evangelistic meetings which have reached thousands of people throughout the region.

4. Pioneering the Orphanage Work

Bob Tebow’s compassion extends beyond evangelism. He has also been instrumental in establishing orphanages in the Philippines. These institutions not only provide shelter but also ensure education, healthcare, and spiritual guidance for hundreds of children, embodying his commitment to practical and spiritual care.

5. Impact on Tim’s Football Career

Bob Tebow has had a significant influence on Tim’s football career, but not in the typical ‘pushy sports parent’ way. Instead, Bob’s emphasis on character, perseverance, and humility helped shape Tim not just as a player, but as a person. This foundational character-building was crucial during Tim’s highs and lows in his sports career.

6. Author and Speaker

Besides his missionary work, Bob Tebow is a published author and a sought-after speaker. His books and speeches often focus on practical faith, parenting, and missions, drawing on his extensive experiences on the field and at home.

7. Personal Health Battles

Bob has faced significant health challenges, including a battle with Parkinson’s disease. His struggle with this debilitating condition has been public, and he uses his platform to raise awareness and encourage others who are facing similar health issues.

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12-Year-Old Girl Dies by Suicide After Being Relentlessly Bullied and Harassed at School

After facing relentless bullying and harassment over the past school year, 12-year-old Flora Martinez ended her life on May 7. Now, her parents are demanding change from schools and administrators after the bullying persisted, even once she was gone.

One Year After 26-Year-Old Wife Dies of Cancer, Husband Finds Redeeming Love After Loss With Young Widow

After his wife Maddy died of cancer at just 26 years old, Chandler David Smith was left grieving an unimaginable loss and navigating what it looked like to be a single dad. In his grief, he found new and beautiful love with a young widow and mother of three.

Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

Eighteen years ago, when she was just one day old, a baby named Colleen was surrendered at a “Safe Haven” box in Clermont, Florida. Now, as she successfully graduates high school, Colleen is reuniting with the firefighters who were with her on that fateful day 18 years ago.