Wycliffe Bible Translators USA recently honored the life and legacy of the late Vonette Bright with the 2016 Scripture Impact Award.
Bright and her husband, Bill, founded Campus Crusade for Christ (now known as Cru in the United States) in 1951, and committed their entire lives to ministry. In 2003, they joined Wycliffe USA to create the Scripture Impact Award to honor their mutual commitment to the role God’s Word plays in reaching the world for Christ. Bright passed away in December 2015 – about 12 years after the death of her husband.
Receiving the Scripture Impact Award on behalf of Bright were her son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Kathy Bright.
Also present during the ceremony on December 5 was Steve Douglass, President of Campus Crusade for Christ International and Cru, who shared several memories.
“Vonette once said, ‘It is the book that tells us how to relate to God; it tells us how to relate to each other; it tells us how to relate to family,’” Douglass shared, according to a press release.
“’This book tells us so much of the truth we should be applying every day and with such excitement,’” he recalled Bright saying.
The Scripture Impact Award commends men and women who have a passion for the Bible and demonstrate a personal commitment of mind, will, resources, and influence to see that God’s Word reaches, engages, and changes people. Previous recipients include U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, Luis Palau, Billy Graham, Chuck and Cynthia Swindoll, Tony and Lois Evans, Bobby Gruenewald, and Rick Warren.
By NRB Staff
Published: December 15, 2016