Karen Hughes, the young Australian journalist conducted this session which was the first formal interview after Bob’s conversion. Her article was printed in the New Zealand newspapers The Star on 10 July 1980 and The Dominion on August 2 1980.
“Being born again is a hard thing. You ever seen a mother give birth to a child? Well it’s painful. We don’t like to lose those old attitudes and hang-ups. Conversion takes time because you have to learn to crawl before you can walk. You have to learn to drink milk before you can eat meat. You’re re-born, but like a baby. A baby doesn’t know anything about this world and that’s what it’s like when you’re reborn. You’re a stranger. You have to learn all over again. God will show you what you need to know.”