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Where is Robert SummaryThis true and compelling story unfolds during the morning of Christmas Eve, 1977, with the disappearance of 14 year-old Robert Thompson, who was the first of seven siblings from an impoverished African American family destined to experience horrible or mysterious deaths. The weather outside their Los Angeles home was cool and cloudy with an imminent threat of rain.
While horseplaying with his younger brothers before breakfast, Robert became upset over the thought he was not going to get that bicycle he had requested, and stormed out. Nobody ever saw or heard from him again. News that he had vanished was broadcast by the media throughout Southern California on Christmas Day. A massive search, headed by local law enforcement officials, failed to find the boy whose skeletal remains were discovered in a chimney in March of 2005 by an 11-year old girl in search of a ball.
As so many tragic events occurred within this beleaguered family within the 27 years Robert was missing, his mother's resilience teaches about the power of the human spirit. The ghastly situations she endured challenges our own inner strength, courage and philosophy of life.
Beyond experiencing the paranormal after one of her youngest children committed suicide, Mrs. Thompson withstood a chain of devastating personal calamities due to an ironclad faith in God.
As you read through the misfortunes and disasters encountered by this family, try to reflect on what went wrong. If you were responsible for designing a formula to avoid the things that went wrong, what would it be? What interventions would you suggest? How would you deal with the reality of your daughter being sexually and psychologically abused by a boyfriend who impregnated her? What other social services would have been instrumental in turning this ill-fated family around?The Author, Russell W. Moore
The author resides on the west side of Los Angeles, California. You can reach him by calling (310) 645-5486 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.